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#TwitterMadeReal with Bankole, Jesse and Clive

“…nodding my head like yeaaaaahhhh, moving my hips like yeaaahhhhh…”

View of Lagos from the CcHUB rooftop
View of Lagos from the CcHUB rooftop

On Saturday, I found myself in Yaba… not Yaba left. I went to meet with Jesse Oguntimehin (@JesseOguns) and Bankole Oluwafemi (@MrBankole). Jesse was being very kind and was giving me his Samsung Galaxy Nexus to use for two weeks so that I could taste and enjoy the wonders of the Android operating system.

Bankole, Pearl and Jesse
Bankole, Pearl and Jesse

Since Saturday, I have been in awe of the phone but I digress.

I had met Jesse once before at the LTV grounds and it was an exhilarating experience. He was not what I expected at all and I was amazed. Prior to our meeting, I had never eaten amala but he convinced me to try it that day. I won’t say the amala-eating was a mind-blowing experience, after all it’s just amala, but at least I could now say I had tasted amala. If you ask me to choose, it’ll be eba. *now chanting* Eba forever! 🙂

You know how you follow someone on twitter or friend someone on facebook and you get a mental picture of who they are from their posts/tweets or paint a picture of what they look like like from their photos/avatars?

You don’t?

Are you serious?

*shrug* Oh well… I do that oh. I think I am even guilty of putting people in a box. Fashion them according to my own design and expectation and group them into categories. I need to stop doing that, really. I’m the one who doesn’t like being put in a box. So, anyway I had a picture of what Clive (@CliveUA) and Bankole would look like. I didn’t expect them to be so tall neither did I expect to receive such a warm hug from fine boy Clive. 🙂

Bankole and I
Bankole and I

Clive said I was just as he expected, including the ‘chubby-ness’. Hehehehehehe… I didn’t get to take a photo with him and I missed saying hello to Seyi Taylor (@seyitaylor) by a whisker 😦

But I had fun and it was a jolly good meeting.

I was very impressed with Bankole. Very. He is such a gentleman and quite charming. The glasses just adds to the charm, wait till he starts wearing contacts. His voice is silky and smooth and he almost has a British accent. I am very glad I met him because he has been that online friend who has pushed, prodded and encouraged me on. Thank you, Banky. I cherish your friendship.

Peace to y'all!
Peace to y’all!




21 thoughts on “#TwitterMadeReal with Bankole, Jesse and Clive

  1. Bonki is gonna over blush…I can guarantee that…he he…hey…you’re almost as tall as he is…or is it gbemiga in action ni?


    1. LOOOL! If it were not for the “damning” photographic evidence (which I’m really shy about btw), I could have sworn that it wasn’t me Pearl was talking about 😀

      You have no idea how great it was to finally see you. You were/are everything they said and more.


  2. LOL. I was in Lagos for a year for my NYSC, and I was never able to bring myself to eat Amala. I just couldn’t., and it’s because of the brown color. I also hate eating fufu.akpu because of the smell. But I enjoy it when I have a severe cold and can’t smell it. 😀 #TeamEba4Life!! hehehe

    Jesse is one of my favorite tweeps that I really wanna meet. Too bad I couldn’t visit Lagos before flying out.

    Mr Bankole kinda looks like me, if you remove the huge glasses (lol) and the afro. I’ve started growing an afro too (coincidence o!), and now I prefer wearing contacts to actual spectacles.

    As for you, Pearl Ijeoma, our own deal involves videos. I’ve been downloading like 2-4GB of videos every week since I came here. When I return, you’re gonna invite me and fatten me up in exchange for my 670GB (and growing) folder of videos. +1


    1. Yes oh! #TeamEba4Life!!!! 😀

      And yes, you and Bankole almost look alike. Maybe it’s something in the water…

      Don’t worry, I have also been ‘collecting’. I think I have more than a terabyte of videos now. We are going to be rubbing each other’s back indeed and in truth 🙂


  3. I didn’t even in my wildest imagination think that Bankole would be this young

    @pearl with her always flashing teethy smile
    And oga @jesseoguns I’m still waiting for my own #twittermadereal unlike when you scoped me when you came to Ilorin


  4. Shock #1 – You just ate amala on Saturday??? How come I, based up here in the North and from the North have eaten amala so many times.
    Shock #2 – Banky isn’t as big as I imagined. Always thought he’d muscular, but he looks like the geek he is.
    Shock #3 – You met Jesse before me? Oh well..Lagos advantage


    1. No oh, not this Saturday. I ate amala the first time I met Jesse sometime last year. Amala wasn’t really my thing so I never explored it.

      I’d never imagined Banky as big or muscular sef. I knew he would be kinda geeky 🙂

      You don answer am, it is the Lagos advantage. Hehehehehe…


  5. Wow wow wow! Did I just see a movie? This is thrilling. @mrbankole, with all these admiration from @pearleze, you’re in for some……. from them ladies *wink* and just to add, yeah, Bankole is that charming….


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