Yay! Chidinma aka Ms Capable was chosen by the King of
the Lagos All Parties, Mr Capable … BANKY W for the very 1st 360 Date based on her very capable comment below:
MS CAPABLE TOO SAYS:
Dear Banky W,
I feel a little awkward, pleading my case before you. I’ve heard people describe you as, suave, intelligent and even as a prince charmante. Pour moi, considering I only know the e-version of you, its safe to describe you as one who breathes life into lyrics. As a female who loves good music, I’ve followed you from: my regrets, to Mr capable, to don’t break my heart, and Lagos party. I’ve bumped to every beat, screamed with delight for every nominations/awards you’ve received, laughed heartily at your writeups(the very articulate and direct response to Mr Reuben Abati, and the humourous albeit true bb rules of engagement and other posts on your blog) and prayed silently for all the goodworks you do, that we are not aware of. I know how cliched it is, to write all of these here, but I need you to understand that even if I don’t get to be your choosen date, I’d still buy your cds off notjustok.com (I stopped buying them off the streets, after I realised its implication on your finances), tweet at you even though you pay me no heed, bump to your tracks and keep you in my prayers.
A certain talented songwriter said, “…the greatest always want more…” I wish this for you – greater heights and enormous success.
Chidinma & Banky W went for the 360Date at the small quaint Orchid Bistro restaurant (located at Green Village, No. 58A, Isaac John Street, G.R.A, Ikeja; visit their website to find out more on them)
Chidinma’s 360Date experience:
There I was racing to Orchid Bistro, images of Ben10’s omnitrix flooded my mind – only that watch could save me now, I kept telling myself. I kept urging the baba whose cab I took, to drive faster… I swear he was snail-driving on purpose.
Occasionally I would go on twitter to check new posts – @BankyW was getting tired of waiting. @Nobsdaslushhkid was getting ready to throttle me.
I was 1hour and some minutes late – who keeps a celebrity waiting? Oh right! Me. All thoughts I had of appearing picture perfect, with the disposition of a couth female flew out of my head as the cab screeched to a halt in front of the venue. My shoe buckle had come undone. This wasn’t right. My 5 minutes of fame and all this was happening? After much feet dragging outside the gates, I bounced with determination to the entrance.
Banky W was all I expected him not to be – funny, down to earth and just okay looking (so he says #feignedhumility). After the initial greetings and marathon photography session by the resident photographer (Noble), the gist started flowing. First impressions they say, speaks the loudest. I had fallen short already, so I figured I should be myself and enjoy the rest of the date.
I had a glimpse at another side of a man I respected and knew – in the virtual world – the feeling was unbeatable. I totally was my silly self; acting the part of the razz lady effortlessly, the agbero coalition would have envied me.
I even got the chance to watch ‘Nobs Almighty‘ turn on the memoirs charm on an unsuspecting female.
All in all, I had a good time.
Priceless goofy act: my bbm had my name spelt with stars for I’s. OMG! The look on Banky’s face = priceless.
Please read his bb rules of engagement for more insight to this reference
Thank you 360NoBS.com for making this happen and seriously Noble, I didn’t mean to ‘chance’ you neither was my request for takeaway serious. Let’s just say, I was having fun – I have a weird sense of humour.
Orchid Bistro is one place you should visit – the food, the environment and the people were wonderful. I will return there, someday soon.