As Nigerians peacefully protest the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate tomorrow with #OccupyLekkiTollGate, it is important we take lessons from the previous wave of protests that led us here. The #ENDSARS movement is one of them, too recent to be forgotten, and has become the face of youth organising in Nigeria. Returning to a site where many were massacred and injured can be a lot to take in, but these items should be in your possession, whether you are going to be at the forefront, or rendering important emergency services.
Because we are still in a pandemic, duh. Go for black face masks because they are particularly sexy. Why? All right, you can take your ankara mask.
To keep the coronavirus away.
Helps with blocking away the sun. But if you can withstand the sun’s glare, go without it.
If you still have to be told to use a sunscreen, then take this as a reason to do so.
It doesn’t matter if it’s put in a bottle, flask, jug, or calabash, just take some water with you.
This doesn’t hold much priority as water but it will be good having some energy chocolate bar in your pocket to replenish your energy.
God forbid something bad happens to you, this will give whoever proper identity.
If you are asthmatic, you should already know you should leave home without it.
If you are visually challenged, contact lens should have been the better choice but goin out with them, and with the possibility of being teargassed, glasses are a better option.
Because the revolution will be documented online and your phone needs to be charged.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.