Celebration is at the heart of everything the African British does. I took this for granted. Work colleagues always seemed surprised when I say I am off to another party at the weekend.
Queen Elizabeth was just one queen that ruled a powerful nation – a continuous source of fascination. Indirectly, in blistering, sweltering, sunny, crazy beautiful Nigeria, I became a kind of royalist. Something that is somewhat considered old fashioned and uncool. But there you are!