Friday, January 05, 2007

Meeting with the dudumaster of duduland

I landed powerfully in Amityville and called him up, since i'm a newbie in the area. He's fun to talk to on the phone and it was just as if i was having a conversation with one of my egbons. He stopped by on his way home from work yesterday. I was having mixed feelings, meeting with a blogger for the first time 'cos in all honesty, i've never met with any of my online friends. Plus the fact that he's a male Nigerian again added some reservations. Anyways, i'm glad i shoved my doubts aside.

He came in around 6:30-ish with a bucket of Hershey's chocolate- Brownie point # 1. That's why u've gotta love our Naija guys, their mamas taught 'em well. I was kinda surprised when i saw him 'cos he didn't fit the picture i had already painted in my head. I thot i was going to meet a real "dudu" (black) and tall guy. I'm not saying u're short o. Anyways, like the good Naija gal that i am, *psyches* i offered him a seat and som'n to eat. Of course, this was after the introductions.

Being the well-trained Naija boy, he declined at first ( i knew he was fronting). As per, i can't run the risk of being called a "grubbido" u know. Anyways, we gisted for sometime about orisirisi. Ok, lemme do justice to this article. This egbon is handsome (sorry ladies, he's taken and i'm gonna be the flower gal at the upcoming wedding) and his Yoruba speaking skills are on point, considering the fact that he's nowhere near being a Yoruba boy. He definitely put my yoruba to shame. He's one God-fearing gentleman. Good GWAD! Not as if he was rubbing his spirituality in, but from the conversations and all, you just can tell that the joy of the Lord radiates thru all the brotha does. I tell u, when u see a successful person or someone who has the potential of being successful, u just know it.

He's being thru some ups and downs in life, but the good thing is that he came out of them smiling and even better is that his experiences made him want to know God more for himself. His testimony made me go, "WOW! What an awesome God we serve." Everything he does, is always for a purpose, even though we may think it's pointless initially, but when the bigger pix unfolds, we're grateful. Of course, i got some words of wisdom that i'll definitely apply. That's why it's good to interact with ur "elders" hehehe.

Like the typical Naija that he is, i asked what he would like to eat (for the 3rd time), can u believe what he said, Edikaikong (sp?) 'cos he knew that i probably wouldn't know how to make it. To cut the long story short, i made amala for the dudumaster of duduland. He was even trying to diss me that he doesn't think my hands can even turn the "omorogun" (stick). Insult o! Considering the fact that i hadn't made amala in 3 years, i think i tried. Of course, i took the before and after pix of the plate with my phone, but i have no clue, how to upload those (help pls).

All in all, it was wonderful meeting you and now that i know u live 4 minutes away, whenever i'm around, i'll bother u (that's what aburos do anyways).

27 comments:

ChiefO said...

where is omodudu sef? how dare u decline food at the first ask. good thing i didnt come hang out with the twice of u cos i'll have put u to shame by asking for food even b4 i was asked. bijouxoxo watch wat u say about my fooding skillz o.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

ok I was thinking this dude was chiefo - but I was wrong - wow so is it a secret - who is this person now.. Im sure all is well. Stay blessed.

Mari said...

Who is Omodudu? I was thinking it was chiefo as well before I read the post.

"...you just can tell that the joy of the Lord radiates thru all the brotha does." Some people are truly blessed.

Anonymous said...

http://omodudu.blogspot.com/index.html

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

@ChiefO: U i kuku trust u. You don't play with aunty D's vegetable soup.

@LOASCM: I've known ChiefO sonce waaay back, so it ain't him

@Mari: Tell me about it? Some people are truly blessed o.

@Anon: Thank you for doing aproko o. I didn't know we had some gbeboruns in blogsville (lol)

Vera Ezimora said...

So that's who you dumped me for ehn? Oya, who is this boy? Speaketh his name right this minute! I wanna know who he is immediately.

So he is ur "special someone" ehn? And lemme just warn u now, if u delete this message, I will type it on my blog. And this time, I'll give details.

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

@Vera: Gal are u smoking some weed? Is that what's making ur vision blurry? U commented on the wrong post. My special someone that i dumped u for that nite was OF. Anyway, i'll call u this weekend.

azuka said...

Why don't you live near me? I'll get to do a lot less cooking.

That Omodudu sef. He actually wasted time before accepting? If I'm interested I say so sharp sharp!

Biodun said...

Glad u had fun, n the dudu master is a cutie too, niceeeeee. U made amala for him, lol, its only u that will do that, lol
So whenever I visit wot r u making for me, I want pounded yam o, n not the fake type too!

ChiefO said...

biodun u will be lucky to get comon garri and groundnut from this bijou of a person. i havent been able to speak with her for a long minute now. its either she thinks i want her to download who OF is into my system or she thinks i want to ask for my own amala. lil does she know that its the twice of the two i want. bijou i'm calling u out on this one. come and download me some classified information abeg.

ChiefO said...

wait o! wait o! how come LOASCM and MARI think omodudu is chiefO. i'm convincingly confused o. anyway its a good sign so think on my sisters.

Teva said...

Happy birthday o!
Many happy returns of the day
Omo i gbadun the pix no be small

Omodudu said...

The story above is quite different from what really happens, isn't it funny how reality and perception can be so unrelated.
Amala true
Efo soup true
Fronting before accepting the offer true
Handsome is so oldschool I am normally described as hot!
How come you did not talk about putting a compress on your wrist after the Amala was prepared.
Hehehehe.

Omodudu said...

I forgot to mention you have the sweetest Aunty this side of the Atlantic.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Omodudu... I never even been on his blog b4 but I definitely will now... aww..that's great he's a nice dude cos we'd have to deal with him otherwise oh!.... dang with you not making amala for 3 years but me I should'nt even complain self cos me i haven't cooked any soup since I came to Canada (5years ago)... so only heaven knows if i even remember how to anymore!

NaijaBloke said...

Hmmm... Made Amala for omodudu ...hmm..make i jeje hol my peace sha ..cos this piece of info did not come into light before before o ...Aiight o

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

@Azuka: Abi o Azuka. I was going to withold the offer after some time.

@Biodun: What do u mean Ms. Lady? I only cook when i really feel like. As per he was visiting for the 1st time so i had to do "alejo" bfor him. Don't worry, u'll pound the yam when u visit.

@ChiefO: How dare u mess up my good reputation like that? Lemme not yab u o. I've been down with a serious cold for the past 3 days now. Had to go to the doctor today. I'll holla @ u.

@Teva: Wait o. tomorrow is my b'day not today now. Thanks sha, i'll carry it over till tomorrow.

@Omodudu: Lemme not start with u. Remember i know where u live now (LOL). Reality and perception ko, oya blog about ur own version. Handsome is so oldschool see me see trouble. Sorry o, hot ko, melting ni u berra lemme not burn ur cable on here. Thanks for the compliment, my aunt's a sweerie.

@Overwhelmed: I'm sure he was on his best behavior, 'cos he knew if he acted otherwise, i'd put him on blast. Better start practising ur cooking skills.

@Naijabloke: U had better hold ur peace there. Infact, i even took the b4 and after pix of the plate, if only i can post 'em from my phone to blogger.

Ms zee said...

kai u maan d dudu man is taken?? he was crush #3... eya to me.....there goes my fantasy...

Ms zee said...

oops!!! *kai u mean*

Biodun said...

Happy bday dear, I pray all ur wishes n dreams come true n where is my shrimp jollof rice!

Biodun said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Niyi said...

Happy Birthday!

God will bless you as promised. He will prosper and increase you in every area of your life. He will perfect all that concerns you.

Keep trusting Him as He executes the steps He has ordained for you.
He will do immeasurably abundantly above all you can ever ask, think or imagine.

Have fun today.

Belle said...

happy birthday sweetie.

hmmm i 'know' what.. i mean WHO you want for your birthday ;) May all your dreams come true this year, and may God continue to prosper you and keep you and your family in great health. Amin.

BabaAlaye said...

Omo dudu was being a Gentleman. If that Amala was anything like that "Cross-pollinated" soggy, mushy, two-different-company-merged Jollof rice you cooked the other day ehn? i'm sure it would have koko the size of basketballs.Swerrie, we know the only thing you can boil is an an egg so stop frontin'.Hehehe. Sorry i had to go there.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

happy birthday!!! :-)

Nilla said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERUB!!!

Wishing you many more happy years.

Omodudu said...

Babaalaye sorry to dissapoint you. The Amala was on the top ten chart. It was the ish.