In Lagos, Selling the African Dream

Source: Roads & Kingdoms

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LAGOS, Nigeria—

Cloistered off from the Lagos sunshine in a thickly carpeted hotel conference room, volunteers from the Redeemed Christian Church of God Eagles Nest Youth Church are listening to a tale of redemption. 
 
“Several years ago I was a two-time college dropout,” says Steve Harris, one of Lagos’s most high profile motivational speakers. “When life places a sticker and brands you as an incompetent or a ne’er-do-well, you need to get off your butt—excuse me—and remind them that this is not you.”
 
Harris, a handsome man sporting epaulettes on his grey jacket, spins a good story out of his journey ...

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