Lengthy holidays have been at all times one of the best time of my life. I used to be both at my Aunt Chinelo’s home in Port Harcourt, or creating wealth by promoting water in my compound within the village, or simply strolling the streets of UNN with my associates – forming one factor or the opposite.
I regarded ahead to this explicit holidays as a result of my uncle instructed my dad that he wished my sister and I to go to them in Lagos. I used to be so excited, I didn’t care whether or not I acquired promoted or not; my solely concern was the Lagos journey.
Lower than per week later, I used to be in Ikoyi chilling with my cousins, in a stupendous home – with an much more lovely view of the ocean.
I assumed I used to be residing the life until my uncle introduced that my cousin Chidinma and I have been going for a vacation camp at British Worldwide College. Fiam! My baggage have been packed and able to go, as ‘onye actii’ a.ok.a madam exercise. I truly really feel Flavour sang that “asi oringo gbu o gi kenechukwu ka ma I ga ato na China” for me. Sorry for digressing and apologies to my non-Igbo readers.
We acquired to the camp, acquired registered and I used to be already on my merry approach, attempting to make new associates. The primary exercise concerned getting paired with somebody of the other intercourse, so we picked numbers. I used to be paired with Mohammed. He and I grew shut however he later left me for one more woman. I used to be pained shaa, however now after I look again utilizing my worldly eyes, I can’t blame him. The woman set die, I gained’t lie.
That marked the start of heartbreaks from Hausa guys. Ban gane ba.
I bounced again rapidly (Thank You, Subsequent) due to Ifeanyi Okeke. I don’t keep in mind his center title which he most popular to be known as. I had no enterprise falling in love at that age however boy… I used to be smitten. We jogged collectively, went for lessons collectively and took walks within the evenings to the grocery store on the gasoline station to purchase Mcvities digestives and shortbread. It was bliss. I didn’t need camp to finish, and I undoubtedly wished my college would burn down, so I might keep in Lagos perpetually.
Each good factor involves an finish they are saying, so camp ended and it was time to return house. I had his quantity and he had mine so we spent hours chatting and speaking to one another on the cellphone. He couldn’t come visiting as a result of my of us would pores and skin me alive for bringing a boy to the home, so we agreed I’ll come to go to him at Lekki Peninsula. So I went to Chidinma and instructed her all the things about Ifeanyi and I assuming she didn’t see the chemistry in camp and the way I wanted to see him once more earlier than I left, and she or he agreed to assist me. I don’t keep in mind the precise lie we cooked up, however my uncle’s driver uncle T (God bless his soul) accepted to assist us. I assume cupid whispered one thing in his ears.
The subsequent day we got down to go to Ifeanyi. I used to be so excited I didn’t sleep the night time earlier than. Now, that is the place the almighty site visitors is available in. The highway to Lekki was blocked. The site visitors was so dangerous we exhausted the hours we have been alleged to spend at his place on the highway. To make issues worse, the automobile began overheating. I used to be nonetheless on the cellphone with him telling him that he would see me quickly when uncle T broke my coronary heart in tiny items with a cellphone name to a different of my uncle’s driver, asking him to discover a option to come choose us up. This was proper in entrance of 1004 property. I known as Ifeanyi with tears in my ears to inform him what occurred and we promised to remain in contact, since I used to be leaving in two days as my depraved college refused to burn down.
College resumed and all I might discuss and take into consideration was Ifeanyi Okeke. I’d rush house to name him on the cellphone or return his calls relying on who acquired house first. After a couple of yr, we misplaced contact. I didn’t have his quantity anymore and I misplaced that line. I wanted he and Chidinma have been associates; at the least they might have stayed in contact.
As quickly I joined Fb, guess the primary individual I looked for. Apparent proper? Sadly all of the Ifeanyi Okekes I noticed have been undoubtedly not the one I risked my uncle’s wrath for. I had forgotten his center title and he instructed me he didn’t wish to be known as Ifeanyi. It was additionally doable he succeeded in calling himself one thing international like ‘Santa Pablo de Lord’. In spite of everything, I attempted calling myself ‘Danna Glam Sucre’ however my Fb was extra clever than I used to be and caught with Adanna Elechi.
I do know some good folks right here wish to assist me discover him and heal my damaged coronary heart, however the fact is that I don’t keep in mind the title of that camp, however it was in 2005 due to Bobby Valentino’s decelerate and we have been at BIS. Simply have a look at any person’s first daughter.
Do you guys know essentially the most painful factor in all of this? That depraved automobile remains to be round, travelling from Lagos to Enugu to the village like no man’s enterprise, however frequent to go from Ikoyi to Lekki the nonsense couldn’t make the journey. Additionally the small cash my uncle gave me I used it to purchase diamond financial institution shares that by no means appreciates. Villagers, I greet you folks, take this bottle of Remy Martins and wash down the wickedness within you.
In different information, my mom should not learn this text o! I’m not too outdated to be slapped for falling in love at that age. If I discover him, I will likely be completely satisfied sha. Possibly he’s the rationale I’m nonetheless strolling round extra single than a singlet.
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