Date: October 6th 2014

As it is with me anytime I have something close to big coming up, sleeping soundly the night before is often an illusion as I keep waking several times at night to check the time. So finally its 6am in Sapele Delta state and I’ve been up even before the alarm sounds. I carry out my morning rituals, first thing brush my teeth, then gulp down two glasses of water, lay my bed while the water settles in my system and then I visit the “white house”, shower and get dressed.


So I said my good byes and was on my way to Lagos. Thankfully I got to Lagos in good time, located Lekki and my friend Shola who is also my best man to be. Shola is a great guy and fun to be with, he can be selfless when he wants to also, his weakness however is that he can be anything but organised in some aspects. I got to his room and as expected he’s got stuffs lying around, an unlaid bed, a brand new PS4 and control pad dangerously on the floor to mention a few. He has his own allocated room in a flat he shares with other bachelors as is the case with people in an expensive city with over priced and very few accommodation. Oh I didn’t even mention that Shola is a ladies man, and like many ladies men he had very little time for me as he had already planned a date that evening (since it was a muslim holiday) with a chic who had not “agreed” for him yet. As it turned out the date was at a cinema, they were going to see “Dracula Untold” at Palm Mall Lekki. So guessing that the night without electricity would be super boring if I stayed alone in that room, I tagged along. We took what I would call an expensive “car drop” to the cinema (a distance that would have costed not up to N300 for all three of us on Okada if we were in Ife costed almost N2000). We got to the mall, lovely, airconditioned fancy booths all around, restaurants, boutiques, arcades and the likes with good looking, sexily clad babes to tantalize the eyes, plus white people relaxing and exotic cars parked outside.


Oya, time for the movie. The screen behind the ticket lady kept flashing “N1800 holiday price” along with clips of the movie to be shown. And am like “WTF!!!, N1800 holiday price?” Meaning this is a discounted price compared to the regular price here. Make I no fall my hand na, I paid and got a ticket, guess what, that money didn’t cover pop corn and drinks, she said i’ll have to pay additional N500 for pop corn. THEIR FATHER!!! pop corn wey no suppose pass N50. Guy I just “compose” enter the viewing room “without”. Watched the movie, it was interesting sha but for N1800? Mehn diaris God o, I look around and the place is jam packed, looks like this is what this kind of people are used to o.


Well that was that for the night, we got another expensive “car drop” back home. But seriously ehn, this world is not divided by tribes or color, its divided into those who are rich, those who are poor and those in between working to be rich.


Next day we headed to the market at Marina for my wedding shopping.




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4 comments for “PRE-WEDDING SHOPPING

  1. October 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    “As it is with me anytime I have something close to big coming up, sleeping soundly the night before is often an illusion as I keep waking several times at night to check the time.”

    — That’s more like me talking. I always thought am the only one like that.

    N2000 taxi fare + N1800 holiday rebate ticket + popcorn worth extra N500? Lekki area of Lagos must be teaming with the Nigerian super-rich

  2. Biodun Olu
    October 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    deoladoctor, na today you know say Lekki area name for rich folks? A begi leave mata for mathias

  3. October 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Dracula Untold is a new movie. I’d watch it today. Appears this is a recent wedding tale.

    Those prices for taxi, popcorn and movie tickets are to be expected . Nothing unusual.

    That’s how it goes . It is even sightly more expensive in PortHarcourt or Canada. Depends on your outreach.

    Looking forward to the rest of the story, boss. Cherio..!

  4. noni
    October 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I passed through Lekki once. Too pretentious for my liking. I will stick to my lane on the mainland

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