The Marathon, a fun event which took place on May 21 and May 22, comprised a sequence of three events.
It was another prized gem organized for this year’s Senior Week. Its aim was to constantly engage senior students with non-stop fun until they walked through the Commencement Hall on Saturday, May 18.
The first event on the list was a movie night held in the Aisha Kande Hall from 9 pm to 11 pm. There were two movies that played: The Equalizer 2 and What Men Want. The former was an action-packed thriller that kept viewers on their toes with explosions and impressively choreographed fight scenes. The latter film was more of a romantic comedy, which gave some of the ladies in the room some much-needed insight into what men actually want from them. Refreshments such as small chops, popcorn, and Capri Sone were served to the audience.
Once it was past 11 pm, the DJ set up his gear and started playing recent jams to get people settled into the party mood. Tracks by known artists like Wizkid, Olamide, Burna Boy, and others were played to the delight of the crowd. Little by little people began to loosen up and hit the dance floor. The party was like a bit of a revitalizer after sitting down for more than two hours watching movies. The party lasted three hours, from 11 pm to 2 am.
The last but not the least, the Buffet at Jabbama Restaurant took place at 2:30 am on May 22 and was to last until 4 am. A very peculiar time to choose to stuff yourself with food, it is even more surprising that this last event had the highest turnout of students from the two prior events. Hey, I mean who would pass up free food. The Buffet was truly appetizing with dishes ranging from jollof rice to French fries. I found the aroma which filled the room to be quite fulfilling before even taking a bite.
The Marathon was organized by OSAI headed by Elijah Minso in collaboration with the Seniors Council. This event provided non-stop fun which many seniors needed to unwind and settle into the next few days before their graduation.
Reported by Henry Okoro