Serah Oyindamola Joshua stood out, somewhat. She was not putting on a shimmering gown or dropping earring, just corporately dressed. She was simple in her gown and wig. Serah was one of the 3,277, who were called the Bar on Tuesday and Wednesday (December 15 and 16), having successfully completed the September 2015 Bar Final Examinations.
As she exchanged banters with everybody, the rhythms of December harmattan played out in her head. Even as she smiled, laughed, joked and danced, she crooned like a baby who wanted attention. Yes, indeed, she wanted attention, but not for herself. She was just happy being called to the Bar.
Almost with a throaty laugh, snugging up close, she breathes: “I’m grateful to God, my family and friends, who have been of help to me. I am humbled and privileged to have succeeded. I am very happy,” she says.