One Lagos morning in 2017, I awoke to the realization that I was Nigerian.

I‘ve had dual American and Nigerian citizenship all my life but it’s only recently that I’ve been able to feel a purely “Nigerian” sense of national identity.

All types of identities — not just national — are cast upon us the moment we enter the world. Taking ownership of them helps us learn who we are, how to navigate the world in our skin, and serve as a reflective lens to perceive how others see us.

Like many third culture kids, I grew up struggling to…

Ebun Omoni

Prone to ask questions and easily distracted by 90’s music.

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