Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Favourite People

A couple of posts ago I talked about my friends and how much I heart them. Any girl in her mid-twenties can definitely appreciate the benefits of having good friends, people who know how bad it has been and how good it can get, people who accept you no matter what, people who you've had AMAZING experiences with (good or bad), people who have your back no matter what, people you have laughed and cried with, people who celebrate your highs and stand by you in your lows....friends and sisters. I thank God everyday for the ones I have.

*my favourite people in no particular order*

Nwabugo Ndibe-Okoye aka Bugo, we met when Bugo transfered to QC in Jss2 and I always thought she was this strange girl that wore different coloured glasses ( I swear she had a different colour for every day of the week). Anyhoo got to know Bugo a year later and I've loved her ever since, we've laughed together, cried together. She even helped me get out of a really bad relationship, she's basically being so much to me, even though she's not in Nigeria it feels like she never left.

Henrietta Okpaleke aka Henri aka Boogie Brown is not only one of my best friends but we're also related (we're not sure how but we're saying we're cousins till we die). Always knew her family but I met Henri proper when I came to QC, we used to have the most awesome fights before we finally matured and settled into a beautiful friendship. She's a bonafide troublemaker, Henri could practically make people cry just from insulting them (infact I think she made Kemi Olaitan cry once). She was the scourge of all the matrons back in QC boardinghouse and we loved her for it. Henri is not afraid of anyone or anything and even in times of extreme strife she shows amazing strength

Nneka Mbonu aka Neks aka Game-Changer. One of my oldest friends, Neks has been an anchor through the trials and tribulations of adolescence to the confusion of adulthood. From my first day in QC when she let me share her seat in class, to housing me whenever I'm in New York. Neks is a true friend, my Igbo sister, my tidiness captain, lol. Omalicha nwa, love you tres much

Omolara Ore aka Molly aka Molly P. We met at one of those interminable lessons every Nigerian child attends at some point in your high school career and it was practically love at first. We established ourselves as the rebels of PreCampus, refusing to wear uniforms, bunking off lessons to go hang out with other like minded individuals. Went clubbing for the first time in my life with Molly, went to my first "unilag" party (i was still in QC at the time), had my first drink, we basically experienced a lot of coming of age "firsts" together. Mols has remained my sister till today, she knows me inside out and is one of my closest friends.

Jennifer Obayuwana aka Taboo aka Polo Princess aka Legendary Child of the House of her Father (long story). Jen and I went to Grange together but we didn't become friends until years later through another of our mutual friends Lin. The day we met up was seriously random and it was as if we had known each other for years in one day. Jen is one of the kindest, friendliest, most faithful people I know and will literally cut anyone that tries to mess with her friends. We've had some spectacular fights and emotional makeups and I love her dearly

Ediri Okwa aka Dettybride aka Idi Amin aka Doki. The resident Hitler of my Law School Fam is one of the most loyal friends I have, she's a terrible influence getting me into all sorts of trouble including but not limited to illegal entry into a foreign country (story for another day). Diri is the friend that tells it like it is, she never sugarcoats anything, you can trust her to give you the most honest opinion on anything. She is definitely one of the few people I go to with questions like "should I wear this", "what d'you think of him". Sabotage never even crosses her mind. She recently got married a couple of weeks ago and the entire period of her wedding was one big party, my entire LSF were in town, with hen nights from Dubai to Lagos, parties in Asaba, it was the best time I've had this year.
p.s. I caught the bouquet at her wedding!

Erenma Awa-Kalu aka Sexy Erems Babes aka Remz aka Be(with an accent on the "e"). A member of my LSF, Remz is an absolute riot! She says the craziest things with the straightest face, I remember stuff she's said months later and i crack the eff up. Be shares my obsession with Sex and the City and we'll spend HOURS talking about our favourite scenes and sharing quotes and she's our resident Doubting Thomas, the most argumentative person I know and a lawyer through and through.

Hilda Morah aka Ms Hills aka Interactor Hilda(from how she announced herself when we joined Interact club in QC). The first day I met Hills in Jss3 in QC I thought she was the weirdest person ever but over time I came to love that weirdness, Hills is fugging hilarious (she should def have won Miss Funny in SS3) and she has my back no matter what.

Ifeoma Okpala aka Miss O, we grew up together in Ikeja and she has remained close to my heart through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and all the akwardness that came with all those phases.

Adanna Asinugo aka Dannie baby aka Dan the Man is another of my LSF, my Imo State sister, my relationship partner, my sleepover buddy and the TARDIEST person I know, lol. Dan would be late for her wedding, trust! Despite her having kept me waiting for her for 95% of her friendship, she's still a solid favourite.

Anwuli Walters-Okeke aka Walo aka Biz is just a special somborri. One of my LSF or as we call ourselves miu miu hens/miu miu bizzles (this would make absolutely no sense to anybody except us). Walo comes up with 60% of our bizzle lingo and is one of the funniest people I know. Lurr you mucho Baby Walo

Bisola Oshinusi aka Miss Winterbottom who has STALKED me since we were 6 years old. We both went from Corona to Vivian Fowler to Queens College, finally ending up in Law School together, we may not always agree but Bis has the best listening ear ever xxx

Yoko Ngwube aka Sisibo aka Yoks, our mums were friends before we met and when I was transferring to QC from Vivian Fowler, my mum got her notes for me to copy. I couldnt wait to get to school to see this Igbo child with the Japanese name, 15 years later I heart her still.

*sidebar: my Law School Fam (LSF) are the girls I met in Law School but weirdly have become so close to me they are almost like sisters. Anyone that knows me knows I'm not the friendliest person, my best friends were the girls I grew up with, went to high school with or were family friends. So the emergence of my LSF as blood was very strange to a lot of people. Despite the fact that I met them a little over 2 years ago we've become travel buddies, gotten into all kinds of wahala together and also celebrated successes together*

p.s. I was recently inspired by a Competition Giveaway my friend Stella had on her totally faboosh makeup blog to have a giveaway of my own. Stay tuned for details in my next post.

p.p.s. twitter handle: @VivrantThing


  1. Your friends look great and from what you say, they are great friends too. You're good for recognizing them cos friends are hard to find and keep.

  2. awwwww...see Bugo my friend:)...she's here with me in b'ham n i saw her yesterday :)))) she's as lovely as u say

  3. heart is smiling!i don't even know wht to say...except that i am here for you whenevr and wherever..we'll be together soon..*wink..
    ps..i didn't have coloured glasses! i was hot like
    bless u baby...xx

  4. Awh boo, so I cried.....I heart you 2 much.......xxxxxxxxx and yea baby I should have won MISS FUNNY SS3 CORRIDOR.

  5. Adaku!!! i love you to death mehn...and i know that if i didnt move to yankee..i would be on the top of the list of this your 'in no particular order' list. Long life friends are hard to find, and im soo glad u r my friend. Love you xxx

  6. aww this was sweet. I echo myne, they are really pretty and with the personalities you described, thats a fantastic combo! Im sure they'd say the same as u. True friends are really hard to come by, so this is lovely.

  7. @Myne, wow, everyday I see a comment from you on my blog I still can't believe you'd take out the time to read it. Thanks so much

    @yemmie, i hear you were that informed her, thanks xxx

    @bugo, hills & neks I've already said everything

    @miss natural, I'm lucky I know. thanks for reading.

  8. Awwwww you have a lot of 'friends' !

    You are one lucky person as everyone said it's hard to meet and keep good friends.

    I'm jealousing you oh!

    Erenma went to my college. She was cool girl. she had her heads in the books hahaha!

    I met Edris one time through a friend @ Victory House.

    Such a small world sha.

    I hope the charity work is picking up :)

  9. btw I'm following you on twitter just realised you put your handle up! follow back @miss_lnq

  10. Oh wow that is a lot of good friends. I cant count mine on one hand!!!..:( Glad to know you are surrounded by good people that make you happy! Loves it! following you on twitter now...Lohi_o

  11. awwwwww! Dakisss my one and only imo sister with a yoruba middle name...this is really so sweet of u... thanks bebe! xx

  12. I'm friends with Erema's brother. I think they are just a funny

    I know what you mean.It's not easy to find and keep the ladies that put you first. I don't have as many. :-S


  13. *Cool*Cool*Cool*Chic Pics!!!!!
    I swear that costume party looks frigging familiar!

  14. and i see you and ur friends bar one, have a penchant for fake long weaves. Why? hmmm... perhaps...

    anyway good on you!

  15. Lmao @ Anonymous. Double-edged compliment toh bad

  16. awww Dakis i totally heart you for regarding me as one of your true friends.big hugs all round.x

  17. I know its late, but Daks! Lurv u, lurv u, lurv u!!!

  18. AWWW.... Love you too hun! Big hugs and smooches!

  19. BE' is my cousin and I love her soo much.


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