Christmas mean different things to different people but for some of us in Lagos, it’s a period when we party at night and sleep during the day.
For some ladies, it’s the period they ditch their native boyfriend for a cool IJGB while some ladies are faced with the reality of “ Erm, that my babe that I told you that was in London is, erm, …. back in erm, town for Christmas” but then whichever way you look at it, the I Just Got Back peeps are a major part of Christmas in Lagos.
I know some people reading this would be wondering, “ What is Noble’s problem with the IJGB peeps” and the answer is “Nothing”.
I have nothing against them or their ways but I won’t lie to you, in 2009 December, they controlled the gates at “Volar” (Without Vuitton) and Penthouse. As in back then all you needed say to get in was “ Yo! Men, I Just got back”.
My 2010 Christmas holiday was a bit of fun, a bit of work and little or no rest in between but all that was spoilt on the 26th of December. I was still sleeping when the call came through…
Sunday, December 26th 2010
Nobs: Ada kedu?
Ada: Buzor, I’m sorry for not taking your calls but then it was the right thing to do.
Nobs: Its okay. I was mad but at some point, I had to forget all about it. How’s your mum?
Ada: She’s fine.
Nobs: Okay. I’m sorry for all the things that I may have done wrong to you and I want you to know that I did not do any of those with the intention of hurting you.
Ada: It’s okay.
Nobs: I can’t say I was really good to you but then I can improve.
Ada: Buzor, chelu kam’ gwa gi?
Nobs: Nne, I’m sorry but I’m willing to improve and all I’m asking for is just another chance.
Nobs: I know that I’ve not been good but please give me another chance.
Ada: Buzor!! Odigo late.
Ada: It won’t be possible any longer. You succeeded in chasing me into the arms of another man.
Nobs: So you are really getting married?
Ada: I’m so sorry, Uzo.
Nobs: Wow! I guess this is how it all ends
Ada: Buzor, I gave you all I had and I was willing to sacrifice more but you pushed me away.
Nobs: Can we start again?
Ada: I’m so sorry but it’s too late
Ada: Today is my introduction to Okey.
Nobs: Well, I guess I have to wish you the very best.
Ada: Buzor, it’s your fault and I gave you the whole of me but then you were blinded by Lagos girls and didn’t see me. I was also willing to make you the first man in my life but you were unwilling to accept it.
Nobs: I won’t put the blame on you cos you really tried but at that time I wasn’t sure of what I wanted.
Ada: E hateri mu ugbu’a?
Ada: But I’ll be seeing you na Umuomaku. You know my new house is closer to yours now.
Nobs: I know but I wouldn’t want any issues from your husband and I would like to keep our friendship in the past.
Ada: Mana ina agbawa’m Obi ugbu’a.
Nobs: Ada, let’s just pretend there was no “us”. It will hurt for a while but it will pay us more at the end of the day.
Ada: I called you this morning hoping that you would make me happy but I guess you don’t even wish me happy.
Nobs: Maka gini zi? I want you to be happy and I wish you the very best today.
Ada: Le zia nu Buzor. I know you are not happy for me, na mu n’ anu Okey.
Nobs: I have nothing against him
Ada: Ezi Okwu
Nobs: All the best, Ada. No one will ever love you like me.
Ada: Anu gom
Nobs: I have to go back to sleep now.
Ada: I’ll call you after the ceremony.
Nobs: You really don’t have to
Ada: You are my friend and I’ll call you
Ada: Mana ina abata Uno
Nobs: Maybe New Year eve. I’m not sure yet
Ada: I’ll come and see you if you come back.
Nobs: Ada, your husband may not like it at all
Ada: Emesie kam kpo gi.
When I got off the phone with her I was totally confused and annoyed. Yes, I did hurt her and maybe I wasn’t really serious with the relationship but the Okey angle was totally bad.
How can Okey come from nowhere and get involved in Ada. I was not disappointed in me plus I was worried that my father would be very angry with me for letting someone like Okey win a woman I have been interested in.
Okey’s family and mine have been in competition over a long period of time. As youngsters we were told, Okey’s dad was interested in my mum but my father beat him to it, so the competition started. He made sure he acquired a land beside my father’s and built a house identical to ours. Even there was a competition from making sure his children attended the same school as ours and wore almost the same clothes. He was out to prove to my mum that he was man enough and can match my father but the Ada angle is a new twist and I was worried that my father would be disappointed.
So, I called Mum…
Mum: Chibuzor, kedu?
Mum: Chiso kwanu?
Mum: Kedi ebe ino?
Nobs: I’m at home.
Nobs: Did Ada them invite you to anything?
Mum: Mba. Are they doing anything?
Nobs: Yes, Ada is getting married to Okey, and today is the introduction.
Mum: Hmmm. I heard that they were getting married but I didn’t know anything about the introduction. Ewo! Ada, Ezigbo nwa.
Nobs: What do I do?
Mum: To gini?
Nobs: Why okey?
Mum: Chibuzor, biko rapu mu, aka. You had your chance but you messed it up.
Nobs: I didn’t mess it up?
Mum: Ichena ibu umuazi?
Nobs: O maka?
Mum: You didn’t take her serious. Ogwara mu but I decided not to get involved before you’ll say we forced you to marry her.
Nobs: So, I’ll just leave her to marry Okey?
Mum: My son is this about Okey or you really want to marry her?
(At that point, I became confused, like I didn’t know if I wanted to marry her or I just wanted to prove something to Okey.)
Nobs: I don’t even know now
Mum: Chibuzor, mgbe iche chara, call me
Nobs: Ok, ma
Mum: Are you still coming for New Year?
Nobs: I’m not yet sure. It depends
Mum: On what?
Nobs: I don’t even know again.
Mum: Just let us know in good time so that we can clean your room.
Nobs: Ok, ma.
Nobs: Bye mum
I sat down on the bed and nothing was making sense to me any longer. I didn’t know if I wanted Ada so bad to break up her introduction or if I should let it fly…
Bubba came through to pull me for LPM and Underground.
LPM was fun and they even had a fashion show downstairs and the sales upstairs at GET Arena.
I was pretending to be having Fun but I couldn’t get the imagined picture of Ada and Okey kissing out of my mind.
Stopped Over at The Underground to represent 360nobs.com. It was a wonderful event.
I was having a total BS evening until I walked into De Marquee and walked to the balcony.
Just by the door was D and Slim. Slim was looking glamorous. I walked up to her and as I was about to peck her I noticed the dude. He was standing and was looking at me.
I said hi to him but he didn’t reply.
I whispered to Slim
Nobs: Hey you
Slim: My baby
Nobs: What’s up?
Slim: Me I dey ooo
Nobs: What’s up for the night?
Slim: We are going home. We are tired.
Nobs: Sorry boo.
Slim: I can see you are going for ABE
Slim: Without me?
Nobs: We can go together
Slim: You didn’t invite me jor
Nobs: Come na
Slim: Nobs, lemmee
I was still trying to convince Slim to go with me when the message came through on the phone
Biola: I see you
And I looked up; there she was by the bar in a short dress. So I replied with a BBM
Nobs: What’s up?
Biola: Nothing much, I’m staying at yours tonight. I hope there’s nobody there.
I looked at Slim and then Biola….I became confused. I didn’t know what to do but you can’t guess what I did…