Oceans Apart (8) by Milli

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‘Thanks for coming out to see me,” Bimbo said with a smile.

“You are welcome”, Behi with a straight face.

Bimbo had communicated with Behi for the past few weeks by sending her DMs on instagram. She had actually followed him back when he followed her first. Bimbo was elated. He even told Eno about it. She took a while to respond to his DMs but she eventually responded.  When she finally decided to meet up with him he knew he had her. He just had to take things step by step.

“Okay so I have a lot to tell you Behi…..

She looked straight into his eyes not saying a word.

“Please could you not look at me like that…it’s uncomfortable”

“How…you said you have a lot of things to say so I am waiting for you say them.”

“Well…. I…. but he cut short by the ringtone of Behi’s phone.

She picked her phone and looked at who was calling it was Osas. She knew if she picked up all Osas will try to do is to convince her out of her revenge plan. So she didn’t pick up.

“Hmmm….I wonder who she is avoiding”, Bimbo said with a sly smile

“It’s really none of your business” Behi snapped at him.

Bimbo was a bit startled, The Behi he once knew would have never snapped at him like that.

“Ermm….I am sorry I didn’t mean to pry….so back to what I was saying…”

He told her how sorry he was for all the terrible things he had done when they were together. He also told her that he had changed and that she should please find it in her heart to forgive him.  He told her about his job and how his boss had always commended him because of the way he carries out his duties. While all this was going on, Osas kept calling but Behi didn’t pick up at some point she put her phone on silent.

Behi noticed that Bimbo was actually quite sober but she also knew that he could be pretending. She was angry that Osas had been calling her. She had already made up her mind that she was going give Bimbo a taste of his own medicine. She also told him about work but she did not mention that she had a boyfriend. She tried to be quite uptight so that he would not get too comfortable with her. They finally said their good byes and both went their separate ways.

Less than twenty minutes after Behi got back there was a loud knock on the door. She sighed and went to open it. She already knew who it was

“Sister Revenge, you have started with your plan abi?” Osas said rather crossly

“Your plan is now making you to ignore me abi?”

“I was on an outing with someone and you knew that. You should not have bothered calling.” Behi said in a very cold tone.

Osas was surprised. What is happening to her friend?  She decided to calm down and talk to her.

She sat beside her and said “Behi, trust me this is not going to get you anywhere. You are only going to get yourself burnt. Please drop this whole revenge plan”,

“I will not” Behi said “He should know what it feels like to be cheated on.”

“Bimbo can be very sly and manipulative Behi…before you know it you will fall for his charm.”

“Trust me I can never fall for him “.

“You cannot be too sure..my dear friend please…think about your relationship with Dozie, you both have something wonderful please do not let Bimbo destroy it by letting him back into your life.

“Hmmm some people are now preaching, nothing you say is going to make me change my mind,” Behi said angrily.

Osas was shocked, she was not sure if this was her friend talking. She wondered where all this anger was coming from. She decided to try one more time to talk some sense into her best friend’s head but Behi refused to listen. Osas got annoyed and left the house leaving Behi and her thoughts alone.

She herself did not understand why she was hell bent on getting back at Bimbo.

Behi continued hanging out with Bimbo and because of this, she was not on best terms with Osas.  Somehow she had gotten so consumed with getting back at Bimbo that she began to get distracted and this started to affect her relationship with Dozie.  Dozie knew there was something up and began to get worried.  School had become really hectic because exams were fast approaching and one Thursday he decided he needed to get away for some time to clear his head. He called Eno and asked if he could come and stay with him for the weekend. Eno immediately agreed and after class on Friday he headed to Coventry.

While he waited for his train at the station he plugged in his ear and listened to some music by Elton John to calm him down a bit. Different thoughts ran through his head. What if Behi was seeing someone else and was not interested in him anymore. He didn’t even want phantom that. His heart will be torn to pieces. Maybe she was just busy with work probably some extra duties had been given to her or was Osas putting ideas into her head? He had missed her so much. He saw some couples all loved up in the station and that just made him miss her more.  His train finally came and he had to leave. He slept through most of the journey and was lucky he did not miss his stop.

Eno met his friend at the door and he knew there was something wrong with him.

Eno had known this time will come. He had been communicating with Bimbo and Bimbo had been telling him what had been happening with Behi.  They had been hung out frequently and they had been getting rather close. Eno did not tell him that he knew Dozie and Dozie on the other hand did not know he knew Bimbo. He decided to listen to what Dozie had to say before he will know what to do next.

“Guy you don’t look good at all, come and eat and relax for a while then we can talk.”

“Thanks…been really stressed of late…..I….”

“Guy……come and eat first then we can talk” Eno cut him off.

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Oceans Apart (7) by Milli

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“Vivian!!!” Amara shouted as she went to hug her friend. “I have missed you”.

“Aww I have missed you too hun…its been so long”.

“Yes it has, its so great to see you.”

Vivian and Amara exchanged pleasantries and started gisting on the way back to Amara’s place.

“How is Nigeria?”

“It’s there jare…I hope you are ready for me because I am so going on a shopping spree here.”

“Don’t worry, I know where to take you to.’

“This your accent sef that somebody cannot even hear what you are saying”.

“No be my fault now”. Amara said as she tried to speak pidgin English.

“Choi….abeg abeg please don’t ever try to speak pidgin English again …you sound terrible.” Vivian mocked Amara.

“You are not serious”.

They continued to talk and gist all the way home. When they got back Amara had prepared some food and Vivian was impressed. The food tasted really nice and she commended her.

“So when do you plan to meet up with Dozie.”

“Hmmm….well one of these days sha.

“Let me know o….at least let it be a day when we do not have plenty classes.

“okay”

“But babe…you dulled o….how could you have such a guy as your friend and still be dating all those your useless boyfriends that were always misbehaving”

“My dear….I did not realise on time. I was just carried away and did not know I had someone good right there beside me. Now he has a girlfriend so I can’t even…

“And so?”

“Huh”

“He has a girlfriend…so what?”

“Babe….don’t go there.”

“Listen to me Vivian this might be the only opportunity you have, good guys are hard to find.”

Vivian could not believe Amara was saying this.

“Are you saying that I should try and steal Dozie away from his girlfriend?”

“Yes my dear that is what I am saying.”

“Amara I will not do such”.

“We really do not have so many classes on Friday is that day okay for you guys to hangout?” Amara asked pretending like she did not hear what Vivian said.

“Amara!!!”

“Will let him know.”

Vivian was not exactly happy with Amara. Dozie was a good guy and yes she admitted to herself that she had missed an opportunity but there was no way she was going to try and steal him away. She knew he really loved his girlfriend and did not want to come in between them.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

“So you will be meeting with Vivian by 6pm today at Nandos in Brent Cross Shopping Centre. Amara said happily.

“Yes Ma”, Dozie smiled. He was actually looking forward to seeing Vivian it had been so long.

At 5.30pm he left the school lounge and made his way to the shopping centre. Vivian had buzzed that she was already on her way. They had talked on the phone for the first time the previous day and it was so nice to hear her voice. Luckily he got there before her. He waited for about fifteen minutes before she arrived.

“Dozie!!!” Vivian literally screamed. She was elated to see him.

“Darling” Dozie said and gave her a big hug. “How are you?”

“I am fine o”, she said as they settled down into their seats.

Vivian looked at Dozie and he looked way more handsome than the last time she had actually seen him.  He had gotten bigger and looked more ‘manly’. He really looked good.

They caught up on each other’s lives. Vivian explained was working in one of the telecommunication companies and was earning a good salary, she was single as well and had stopped dating silly guys. Dozie also told her about school and Behi and how much he missed her. He also told her a couple of girls had been on his case and she teased him about how the ladies had always and still liked him. They talked for a long time until Vivian decided to call it a day.

Dozie also took some time to look at Vivian as they talked. She looked really beautiful and seemed to have put on some good weight. She had always been quite slim. She wore a black turtle neck blouse and blue jeans which really showed her nice figure. He had to admit that she really looked good.  He quickly flashed back to when he tried to make a move on her but quickly discarded the thought. He really didn’t want to start getting funny ideas.

Dozie had escorted Vivian to her bus stop and they said their goodbyes.  They decided to see one more time before Vivian left for Nigeria. As she sat in the bus on her way back to Amara’s house, she felt a wave of regret. Dozie was the perfect guy and had actually tried to make a move on her but she buzzed him off. Being the respectful guy he was he never tried again it again. Why had she not noticed how sweet and kind he was. They had been friends for so long. She was so tired of dating silly guys . She remembered what Amara had said earlier that week.  Some part of her actually considered it she tried to brush off the thought but she couldn’t help it. Was this really her opportunity? Could she really get Dozie to fall for her? How could she even do it? She pondered on all this on her way home.

2 WEEKS LATER

“I am going to miss you hun” , Amara said. “Same here dearie, thanks for having me, I had a great time,” said Vivian.  It was time for Vivian to head back to Nigeria. They were both packing her things into the cab at Amaras house.

“ I hope you are still not feeling silly about the other day,” Amara asked with pitiful look.

“Please don’t remind me,” Vivian said with a sigh “It’s all your fault…I shouldn’t have listened to you.”

“Come on, I was only trying to help…just wanted you to see the good in front of you.”

“Okay, please lets not talk about it…I want to go back to Nigeria happy. Vivian smiled

“That’s my girl.” Amara said and gave her a high five.

Deep down Vivian still felt quite humiliated and embarrassed. She had decided to take Amara’s advice and make a move on Dozie and it was a total disaster. She had convinced him the next time they were to see that he should come to Amara’s and they could have dinner over there. Amara had also planned to go out that evening so they will have the house to themselves. Dozie did not see anything wrong with the proposal because he thought Amara was going to be there.

Vivian made some food, dressed really nicely and greeted Dozie with a warm smile when he came in through the door. Dozie noticed how lovely she looked as commended her. She had given him a peck on the cheek when they hugged. Dozie felt a bit startled but quickly brushed the feeling aside. He called for Amara but Vivian told him she had gone out. Dozie immediately felt uncomfortable. The last person he really shouldn’t be alone with was Vivian. After that night they saw he had been thinking different thoughts. What could have been if they had actually got together. She was pretty and smart and had a great personality. At some point he even found himself comparing her with Behi. He spoken to Eno about it and Eno had told him to refocus his thoughts on Behi and Vivian was just a distraction.

Now here he was alone with Vivian. He said a little prayer to God for self control. They sat down to eat and Dozie was thankful that Vivian sat across him and not beside him. The food was delicious and for a split second he found himself comparing her and Behi’s food. He quickly snapped out of it. They gisted and Dozie found himself looking at Vivian in ways he should not be looking. To be honest Vivian was beautiful his mind began to think funny thoughts few seconds later, Vivan stood up to sit beside him. She smelt so nice and womanly. At that point Dozie knew he had to do something fast. He quickly excused himself and went to the bathroom.

Vivian had noticed the way Dozie was looking at her and that was why she went to sit beside him. This was a good idea she smiled to herself. She patiently waited for him to get out of the bathroom.  In the bathroom, Dozie knew he had to make up some sort of excuse to leave if not he would end up crossing the line. When he got out he quickly told Vivian that he had to go.

“I have to go now V, something just came up, will explain you later”,

“What happened”, Vivian said surprised and little disappointed

“Will see you later V….”

“I leave for Nigeria in a few days.”

“I’ll make it up to you..I promise”  Dozie says and he starts looking around for his jacket.

Without thinking Vivian reaches to Dozie and kisses him…. a short kiss. There is an awkward silence for what seems like forever.

‘”Im sorry, Vivian says and immediately moves away from him.”

Dozie stares and her for a while Vivian cannot quite read his expression…he says goodnight and leaves.

He had not called or messaged her since then.

“If its meant to be it will be everything will be fine dear”, Amara said.

“Thanks babe”, Vivian said with a small smile.

In a few seconds they were on instagram watching some funny videos and laughing away.

Exhibit A

I watched him pause and angle his hands dramatically in the middle of the road as he attempted to toss an empty Ribena can into a bin. The can fell a few inches short and his friends guffawed loudly. I smiled and kept walking till I drew up beside them.

“You’re no Lebron James. That’s sad.”

He flashed me a grin and replied “Not yet. I’m getting there though.”

I gave him my signature Macleans smile as I stretched out my hand to him.

“Bimpe. Nice to meet you.”

He shook my hand warmly as we moved along.

“Ola. Nice to meet you too.”

“You have really nice hands. Small, but nice.”

I couldn’t help it. His hands were indeed small and his palms were soft which in my experience was unusual for a guy.

“Small hands, large heart.” He said.

I laughed again.

“You’d need to adduce evidence to that. He who asserts must prove.”

“How about lunch for exhibit A?”

One of his friends whistled and I smiled. I hesitated for a few seconds.

“Sure thing. But do not assume that you’ll convince the court on the basis on a single piece of evidence.”

“As long as I have my time in court, I am more than happy to introduce as many as may be required.”

I shrugged. I didn’t even realise we’d been holding hands till we got to the end of the road. Reluctantly, I pulled mine away. I flashed him another Macleans smile and said,

“I’ll see you in court.”

No one told me Law School would be this interesting 

Oceans Apart (6) by Milli 


“I’m so tired of this coursework” Amara said as she burying her face in her hands.

“I feel the same way” said Dozie.

Amara and Dozie were classmates and were working on an assignment in the library for about three hours.  They had grown quite close but Dozie had always known where to draw the line. Amara actually reminded him of Behi with her physique and in some other ways but she didn’t have those beautiful eyes that Behi had. Amara had lived in London since she was five so she had a British accent. Dozie had to really listen to her carefully to hear what she was saying. She was very pretty he admitted to himself most times but Behi was his world. They had facetimed earlier that day because he had to a busy day ahead of him.

“Dozie please can we stop and continue tomorrow…I can’t just continue anymore”

“Hmmm…..well I’m tired too…guess we can continue tomorrow but we have to finish it. I don’t want to do this over the weekend.”

‘Okay” Amara said.

With that they packed up their things and left the library.

Heading to the bustop, Amara threw in a random question out of the blues.

“When last did you hear from Vivian?”

“Erm…who?” Dozie asked a little surprised

“Your friend Vivian or you cannot remember her again?”

“The two of you know each other?”

“Yes she’s my family friend”

“No way!!!!” Dozie exclaimed, he couldn’t believe it

“Yea…well she said you guys haven’t really been talking of late….infact she said since you started dating your girlfriend you haven’t really had time for her”

Dozie admitted to himself that it was true but he thought Vivian would understand they couldn’t spend as much time as they usually did. They were at the bustop waiting for the bus now.

“She said you totally abandoned her” Amara continued “That’s not very nice…the fact that you have a girlfriend does not mean you would abandon your friend. A close one at that”

“I didn’t….I mean…I….”

“Yea yea….anyway…you can mend your friendship. She is coming in tomorrow.”

“What?? coming in where?”

Amara gave a him a puzzled look

“London of course….she’s just coming to visit…she’s on leave.”

“Okay…what can I say….it’s a small world”

“She’s told me a lot about you…which I have seen for myself.”

“Things like what?”

“Not telling you” and she stuck her tongue out at him.

“Hmmm…okay o”

The bus came and they boarded the bus.

“Well I admit I am guilty of not keeping in touch”

“Well I am curious though” Amara said with a small smile

“Curious about what?” Dozie asked

“Curious about the both of you….I mean you are a handsome guy…Vivian is a cute girl. You want to tell me nothing ever happened between you two…I mean did you guys ever get together or ..”

“Nah nothing ever happened between us…we were just good friends.”

“Okay so you were never attracted to her or..”

“No I wasn’t…besides she had too many guy issues” He laughed as he said it.

“Why are you asking though?”

“Nothing…just curious. Well I knew all about them. We had always kept in touch, When I told her the school I was going to for masters she told me about you.”

“Yes I did let her know I was leaving the country”

“Yea and it’s my stop…I need to get down here. I would link the both of you up when she gets in…take care.”

“Okay…bye”.

Dozie had mixed feelings about seeing Vivian again. He had lied to Amara of course at some point he was attracted to Vivian but she had a boyfriend at that time. He had tried to kiss her once but she had stopped him. Since that day he told himself he would never look at her “that way” and over time he became like a brother to her. However it wasn’t that easy there were times when he wished he could just cuddle up with her for a bit. She was just always so busy…having one boyfriend or the other and she was not attracted to him in anyway…or so he thought. He wondered what she had told Amara. She must have told her about the time when he tried to kiss her if not she wouldn’t have been asking him those questions. He finally got to his bustop and went indoors.

***

“Finally some people are here”  Osas said frowning

“I am so sorry dear…the meeting was a lengthy one”.

“It’s alright…let’s order.

They did that and talked about work for a while.

“So why did you want to see me, what was so important?”

“Hmmm….I met up with Bimbo earlier today”.

“Oh….

“Behi he wants to get you back by all means….I know I was telling you to the last time to just play and along just for fun but….. I think you should just free the matter abeg.”

Behi looked at her friend not saying anything.

“Babe….say something why are you quiet”.

Behi had silently processed what her best friend had said there was a part of her wanted to just let it go but there was another part of her that wanted him to pay for all the hurt he had caused her. She remembered how heartbroken because she was because of all his cheating. She remembered how long it took her to get over him.

Behi!!!!

“Yes,” she said snapping out of her thoughts.

“Did you listen to everything I said?”

“Yes I did”.

“So…..”

“I am going to give him a taste of his own medicine”, Behi said with a straight face.

“What?”

“Yes let him know how it feels to be really heartbroken.”

Osas was surprised….she could not believe this was her best friend talking.

“Behi…please”

“Stay out of this Osas”

Osas knew her friend could be quite stubborn but this whole revenge thing was a different side to her.

“Babe it is not necessary, you will get your hands burnt”

“My mind is made up already”.

Osas decided not to push further and decided to talk about something else. She decided to try her best to keep tabs on Behi and her plans to break Bimbo’s heart.

For Seun Odukoya; Not all Superheroes Wear Capes

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I have written about you so many times. I have spoken about you till I’m blue in the face. Anyone who knows me has had their ears filled with my tales of your awesomeness. But somehow, all these don’t even feel enough. How do I thank you enough for all that you do? How do I let you know just how much I appreciate you? How do I express gratitude for your unwavering loyalty and your consistent love?

Dearest Seun Odukoya, I have been privileged to have so many rainbows colour my life and you are one of the distinct ones. In the last 4 years, we have gone from Twitter followers to _______ friends, to boss and PA and now to an extension of each other. You are a part of me. It doesn’t feel like you’re another person. It just feels like you are an extended part of me.

There was a season in my life in that was fraught with lows and blues and most days were a struggle. But like the cape-less hero that you are, you showed up every single time, sharing love, light and bringing pure delight to my heart. I remember a particular day I went offline for a great many hours without any notice. After calling my phone unsuccessfully through the night, you left your home at 5am to try and find my house in Surulere, even though you’d only been there once with me at night. I’ll never forget that act of kindness. Ever. You earned the title of my real MVP then J

You’ve never let me feel like I a bother. Even in times where 9 out of 10 of my phone calls to you were to whine or rant or just be a baby, you remained rock solid and never let me feel small for being vulnerable. I am super, super thankful for you and I can never say this enough. You are one reason why I feel like I can do anything. Because I have seen you defy life and its attendant madness to chase your dreams. You have set your own manual and you live on your own terms and it is so lovely to see you set goals for yourself and pursue them relentlessly, even when it gets hard. I am so darn proud of you. Have I never told you before? Well, I am SO DARN PROUD OF YOU!!

You’re one of 2 men in my life, not related to me by blood that I would take a bullet for in the blink of an eye, without as much as a second thought. You have earned that spot with your kindness and your love. You go hard for me. From encouraging me to face my fears to holding my hands when I’m down to cheering me on in my victories… You my precious are one of the most amazing gifts I have received in my lifetime.

Thank you for doing life with me, thank you for the access you have given me, thank you for being a part of me and thank you for redefining friendship on a pure, wholesome level. I tell you all the time, they don’t make them like you no more. And that’s okay. One Seun Odukoya is enough to last me an entire lifetime. Because of you, I have learned to value every single one of my relationships on their own merit. I have learned that dreams are valid and that last last, even if things don’t work out as I want, I can always count on you to share a cocktail with me and laugh at pain or failure in the face.

I love you Seun. I am thankful for you. You’re a total rockstar. You’re my Superhero. And it’s a privilege to build greatness with you.

Cheers to the New Year. Kick ass!

Oge.

Oceans Apart (5) by Milli


‘Osas my baby gir!!!!!….how are you now?”

“Baby girl ko….baby girl ni abegi..please no dey talk that kin thing”

“Ah ah why you just harsh like this na”

“Bimbo I don’t have time….I have somewhere to be at four.”

“Okay….Okay lets go inside”

Bimbo had not let Osas rest for the last few weeks because of Behi. He couldn’t even explain why he wanted Behi back so much but he was determined to have her back at his side and…in his bed of course. Osas had been blowing him off whenever he told her he wanted to meet and talk with her about the whole thing. She finally gave up after a lot of persuasion. Bimbo was Osas’s good friend but she knew she could never let him get close to Behi again and was determined to make that not happen.

“I want her back….” Bimbo said after they had settled into their seats and ordered for their meal.

Osas laughed….a high pitched mocking laughter

Bimbo frowned “Osas I’m serious”

“My dear…” Osas said, putting a hand on his shoulder and looking straight into to his eyes “Forget about it…she would never come back to you”

“How do you know?”

“You cheated on her three times….if someone does that to you shey you would go back to the person…?”

They talked for quite a while with Bimbo admitting that he really messed up and how he had not met anyone else better than her. Osas still stood on her words saying Behi would never take him back chipping how she had begged so much on his behalf whenever he messed up.

“I was really silly then Osas….I don’t know why I was doing that….but I’ve changed…honestly.. I really want a serious relationship now.

“Eheen so then you didn’t want a serious relationship right…you knew she was fragile and you hurt her over and over again…see eh Bimbo find yourself another girl…not Behi…she has a new boyfriend now and they are both very serious about their relationship…..infact…”

“Tell me about him”……Bimbo cut Osas off

“About who?”

“Her boyfriend”

“You don’t need to know anything about him Bimbo’

‘Osas come on….just a little bit…I mean it’s not like I would send guys to beat him or something”

“That’s not even possible…he’s not in the country.”

On hearing that, a little smile formed across Bimbo’s lips.

“Oh really….so when does he get back”

Osas had seen the smile and thought it was rather suspicious and snapped back

“That’s none of your business”

“Hmmm you want to protect your friend abi”

“Bimbo see, I have told you forget about her”

“Osas you know it’s better you just tell me….you know if I wanted to know who she was with I would have found out a long time ago.”

“Eh….then go and find out yourself.”

“Clearly this is not how I expected this meeting to go”

“Bimbo stay away from her….I know we are friends but I’m sorry….I can’t help you with this one”

“I’ve heard you dearest”…..Bimbo said with a sly smile on his face

Osas said “hmmmm well thanks for the meal….I’m leaving”

“Bye bye dear”

“Bye”

Osas left while Bimbo sat there pondering about the mystery guy who was dating his Behi. He was quite cross that Osas didn’t say anything that could help him. He should have known Osas was too smart to reveal anything that would help him get Behi back but he was determined to get her back…the urge was growing…he wanted to hold her…he wanted to kiss her….he wanted her at his side and he wasn’t going to let anything stop him.

Osas knew immediately that she had to warn Behi about Bimbo. As calm and sweet as she was Behi had a little atom of stubbornness and mischief which usually went overboard when she didn’t handle the situation properly. However she had to deliver some files for her boss to someone at four. She quickly made a call to Behi

“Behi wassup?”

“I am fine dear…u?”

“I am okay…are you closing early today?”

“I am not sure o…heard there is going to be a meeting at 4.30….but at most I should be done by 6. You want to hang out somewhere after?”

“Yes….I need to discuss something with you in person”

“Hmmm okay….where and when do we meet?”

“Bukka Hut”

“Alright would let you know when I am on my way”

“Okay….bye”

My Bucket List of 25


Hi guyssssssss!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Well, mine was great. I woke up this morning and my blog was 5. It’s amazing. Can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 5 years already. Anyways, to ‘celebrate’ it, I decided to share this bucket list with you guys, written earlier in the year. I know I haven’t been consistent here *face palm* but I’m working on it, I promise.

In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying Milli’s Oceans Apart. Many thanks to the people who have been supporting her with their shares and comments. You guys are rockstars! Writing really isn’t easy so every form of feedback is a major encouragement.

So here’s my list of 25. Good luck to me achieving them. I have already crossed a few off anyways so I’m quite positive. I’ll keep updating it as I go along.

  1. Visit 30 countries before I turn 30 (7 done so far. Good start, no?)
  2. Have a weekend getaway to some island where I will wear a straw hat and sip on mojitos and play in the sand by day then write soppy love stories by night. (Okay, maybe not soppy love stories. But sha write)
  3. Publish a novel. (One to start with at least. Lol!)
  4. Ride behind someone on a power bike (My heart won’t let me be the rider biko.)
  5. Work with some of the leading filmmakers in Nigeria.
  6. Own a filmmaking company.
  7. Visit Rome! DONE!! And it was sooooo beautiful!
  8. Visit the Egyptian pyramids
  9. Visit Brazil
  10. Learn to speak fluent French (something more than oui oui, vous vous)
  11. See Tye Tribbett live in concert
  12. See Yanni live in concert
  13. Read the Bible completely from Genesis to Revelation. (Can’t believe I haven’t done this yet. *Facepalm*)
  14. Learn to play the acoustic guitar.
  15. Climb a mountain
  16. Fly in a private jet.
  17. Go on a boat cruise. (Sorta kinda done. I had dinner on a boat cruise for my birthday. I think that counts, no?)
  18. Work with an international organization preferably in the field of dispute resolution.
  19. Go sky diving
  20. Learn a martial art.
  21. Learn to make afang soup (those who know, know).
  22. Learn to swim. (Right now, I can only move in water small. Lol. I’d love to learn to actually swim.)
  23. Feature in a movie. Not any serious acting. Just show face and give my Macleans advert smile.
  24. Give a Ted Talk.
  25. Visit all the African countries.

So that’s me done.

Many thanks to everyone who has been here through the journey. It has been super exciting for me but only possible because of you guys who read, share, comment or even do waka pass. Y’all are the real MVPs! Thank youuuuuuuu

And because I’ve got itchy fingers this morning that might probably last a few days, I’d ask this. If you guys have any themes or ideas for a story you’d like me to write. Whether short story or series, please share in the comment section and your wish will be my command. Have a super Monday!

Loads of love and light!

@Oge_writes