Today will mark the begining of a new life as my new baby girl gets a name.
She was named Adeolu Oluwadarasimi Oluwabusolami Oreoluwa Oluwapelumi Oluwanifesimi Oluwato'oni Naomi Deji-Olowe. Pretty long name but you can be sure some will drop along the line. Expect the short name to be Deolu Dara Deji-Olowe.The day started as usually with me running all over the place buying this and that. The mum was not left out too. So many came around to help. Thanks to Nike 'Terror' Adeyemo who was the commander in chief of the home forces. Special thanks to Mama Otta (Mrs Adeyemo), Sanjo 'Hammed' Olowe, Mrs Oyindamola Esan (My mother's first girl), Sade Adeyemo, Mrs Mo, Yetunde Adebanjo, Moyo, Ireti Popoola, Mrs Sade Oluyemi, Abdulahi the naughty gateman, Debola Lewis (Yinkus Rentals).
The naming proper was cool. My boss, Sina Joseph and a colleague, Lekan Omodara, were pastors for the day. Seems God's got many guys in my department. We had a live band to sing for us. Some days, KSA will lulu si wa n'ibadi'. Nike 'Terror' Adeyemo had her friends who brought drinks and helped out.
I was so tripped and misty-eyed about how people came around to help and all the gifts and money they gave to the baby girl. I have never been that nice to anyone like that. It made me take another look at my life with a determination to be a nicer person. My mother's sisters actually came all the way from Ibadan. Man, I flipped!!!!
Some of my friends made the cut. Guys like John 'Johnene' Ntekume, James 'The Mad' Crown, Sanmi 'Shorty' Oguntominiyi, Lekan Sule, Moses 'The Menace' Ayoola, Morka 'MorkaE' Emmanuel and wife, Tope 'Oga Tope' Ojo, Adeola Oladeji and wife, Bose Ayelotan, Bukola, Bimbo Adeyemo, Alison Egwu, Kenneth '10K in 1989', Dayo Akadiri, Mariam Beyiku, Dire and Ayo Haastrup, Nnamdi 'Rubber Punk' Okafor, Tayo 'Omoba' Aileru, Ekene, Yetunde 'Mama Ademi' Adebanjo, Kunle and Nina Adaba, Mrs and Mrs Babajide, and so many people that I can't get to mention all.
And to all my friends that didn't come, Ojomo, Niran, Obiz, Yemi Ojo, etc. They can be sure am gonna fry their arse for that somedays. Just kidding. I understand.
The day didn't finish without its quirks too. NEPA was mad, and my gen decided to act up. The pastors didn't come on time. My wife wouldn't want to dance. The servers were serving only water! Man, I almost went gaga but it was fun all the way.
Now that my baby's got a name, I guess am back in business…