Some weeks ago, our correspondent (Wunmi Olajide Priscilla) had a chat with an alumnus from last year’s TRACE 20 set, Alleluya Coker, we enjoyed every bit of it and we hope you do too.
Interviewer: Welcome Alleluya, thank you for honouring our invitation.
Alleluya: No problem at all, its my pleasure
Interviewer: It’s been rougly seven months since you graduated how has life after secondary school been like?
Alleluya: Hmmm, adventurous, it has been quite interesting but strange. Being in a new environment, meeting new people and all.
Interviewer: (Laughs) I’m sure you had an imagination of how University was going to be like, did it turn out that way?
Alleluya: (laughs) Well, not really, in fact no. It was much more than I expected, not in a good way though. Reality slaps hard. We all thought “oh it’ll be a fun ride” with the freedom and all, but it’s quite different. It is definitely fun, but it is not what I expected.
Interviewer: (laughs) guess I have to prepare myself for the reality then
Interviewer: What’s one thing you learnt from Emplace College that helped you in the higher institution?
Alleluyah: (sighs) oh, that’s a hard one Emplace has really taught me a lot! I feel like Emplace College has moulded me into who I am in the university and that has helped me a lot.
Interviewer: Excellent! Do you sometimes wish you could come back to Emplace?
Alleluya: Oh yes! I miss Emplace really bad. We were all excited to graduate and go, but now I sometimes wish I could come back.
Interviewer: Awww. What do you miss most about secondary School?
Alleluya: My friends, I miss them a lot. My school life from primary school down to secondary school revolved around Mummy’s Place and Emplace college with all of my friends. Now, moving up without them is a bit different, I really miss them.
Interviewer: I’m sure they feel the same way. Coming back to school, have you noticed anything different?
Alleluya: Not really, to be fair, I’ve only been gone Seven months (laughs).
Interviewer: (laughs) I guess so too. Is there anything, incident or anybody from Emplace College that you will never forget?
Alleluya: Uncle Seyi, the Director. I will forever cherish the advices he gave to us and the impact he had on us all.
Interviewer: What have you been up to?
Alleluya: Mostly school work and a little business on the side, “a side hustle”…lol
Interviewer: What advice do you have for us still in Emplace?
Alleluya: Enjoy every moment, in a blink, it will all be gone. Enjoy it, cherish it.
Interviewer: Thank you! Thank you very much for giving us your time. Do enjoy your visit back to Emplace and we hope we see you again soon.
Alleluyah: Thank you I will.