I’ve spent the last three days recovering from the socially active portion of my semester: the weeks leading up to the International Formal. It all began with Halloween Weekend…
Olubusola "Busola" Olukoya
Class of 2015
Major — Neuroscience
Hometown — Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. (But I've lived in Lagos, Nigeria all my life.)
The correct pronunciation of my name sounds like an exclamation; "Busola!" -But don't sound like you're surprised. "Oluwabusiolawa" God has given us wealth; say it with meaning. Re-mi-mi-do-mi-do-mi-mi, like a song. The correct pronunciation of my name requires confidence and familiarity. You have to sound like you know what you're saying. And it helps to practice by throwing the sounds up a flight of stairs that lead up to someplace you don't know. That's where I am right now, going somewhere new, with a song perpetually on my lips, finding meanings in the most disconnected occurrences and looking like I know what the hell I'm doing.