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).
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