Hey! I am still here
In case you are wondering where I am- I am still here. Writing will never stop for me even when -life happens, schedules become tighter and 24 hours seem too short. Wow! I can’t believe that January is gone
already. Things are happening so fast. Blogging, showbiz, news hunting has taken all of my time. I am so sorry for my brief hiatus. My mind has always been on this blog, but to really have time to construct my words, align my thoughts and put it into writing has been a big deal.
So, it started with the fantastic mum project. Friends have been asking me if am a contestant on the fantastic mum reality TV show or how am I involved gan an? Well, I am the official blogger for the programme, not a contestant.Truth is, I have reservations about appearing on live teevee. No, I could appear on a live breakfast question and answer television show but not on a reality TV programme. If this had happened five or ten years ago, maybe I would have been super excited. But, I don’t know…I am not just keen. I love working in the background, putting things together. I don’t have dem Toolz Oniru, Bolanle Olukanni and Vimbai’s type of mind. I love what they do, but I don’t want my life out there.
This is the third time I am avoiding the media. Sometimes ago, after I finished WAEC, an uncle had linked me up with a popular TV and radio presenter in Ibadan, Gboyega Lawal. I did some rehearsals with him and he was very pleased from the very first time we met. I was quite young though, barely fifteen years old. I was also shocked at myself, with the way I acted and talked as if I was on air. So, I got home and informed Dear Dad and he said NO. That was the end of it. I didn’t even feel bad for too long.
The second time was at NTA Ogbomoso. I had just walked in there with a friend, to see the News manager who I hadn’t met prior to that time. It was a period when I was free from school and seeking direct entry into part two.
So, I was taken on a no-pay basis, as a staff even though, a student.( I was allowed into the news room.) I was always present during the 6’0 clock news. I didn’t read the news though (I never waited to do that anyways). But I was always present in the news room, behind the camera while the newscaster faced the whole world on camera. I walked away from it after a while.
So, I stumbled on the fantastic mum project. Hmmm, truth be told, I love the whole idea behind it. We have been pretty much busy shooting the post audition and now, getting ready for the pilot. The show is going to focus attention on 10 mothers who will live together in a house and their activities will be shown on TV live. So, am going to be in the house with them for the 21days, blogging, tweeting and monitoring the social media.
On one of the days after the post audition shoot, the production crew swooped in on me at the office, turned the lights on, then the anchor interviewed me. Oh! I wasn’t prepared( they say it’s part of the reality, but what’s my own na? I am not one of the contestants). So, I MAY post the video here as soon as I get it.
So, am I going to stay in this new showbiz? Only time will tell. Like I said, life is happening so fast. Over the past weeks, my major friends have been cab drivers as we move through traffic from one part of the city to the other, debating politics and dollar price. From NCC to ITF to Ademola Adetokunbo to Banex and then to Garki, it’s been a helluva journey. Weekends find me on personal runs too and that’s how the whole week ends and another begins. I am trying to keep my head above water and to try as much as possible to overcome “the grief.” You know, this is Nigeria where you can’t even mourn in peace without people saying ‘oh you are taking it too far’, it shouldn’t be this bad. Is there a template or measure by which you determine how/when or for how long to mourn? #Itireo#