It’s the 1990s. And Nigeria is a country in turmoil.
Decades of military dictatorship clashing with a rising demand for a return to democracy. In these uncertain times, Urichindere is a student in an elite secondary school in Lagos. This is his story; of how that dangerous, treacherous world was also a funny one, full of adventure. He learns to survive in boarding school, befriends the charismatic Mac Jimmy, makes an enemy of Temlong, and discovers love and heartbreak along the way. But all the time his world is threatened by wider socio-political events. Soon, his activist Uncle drags him and his entire family into the very heart of the swirling storm. And, there, Urichindere finds his deepest relationships severely tested.