Young, handsome and intelligent Chike Afare returns for his second year of university with the support of his seemingly stable middle-class family, the inspiring company of exciting friends and a growing curiosity about his place and role in the 90s Nigerian society.
When he falls in love with one of the prettiest girls on campus, all seems set for a blissful future. Then things start to unravel: a cheeky paragraph in a student publication, a violent demonstration and the revelation of shocking family secrets. Chike soon learns a few truths about himself, his friends and his family.
Citadel Blues chronicles the eventful transition of an impressionable young idealist to harsh adulthood in less than two university semesters, and showcases the difficult choices faced by young people in contemporary Nigerian society.