Posted by trae_z on 9th December 2005
Warning! You can’t get all you want for Christmas. Fact! I intended this post to be an interview but after weeks of coaxing Emeka (my interviewee) to play his part unsuccessfully, I gave up. But It’s such a great piece of writing (to me anyway) that I couldn’t allow it to die like that, so I’m publishing it as an unfinished piece.
Emeka at a funfair. He can be reached online at email@example.com.
Who’s Emeka Anyaene you might ask. Well back in the day 1993-1995, when the dictatorial Nigerian head of state General Sani Abacha with his deep tribal marks and dark spectacles was running things, when guys of my age were passionate only about playing street soccer and riding bicycles and when entertainment on Christmas day was all about parents loading their kids up in cars and driving them around the major hotels in Abuja (Nicon, Sheraton and Agura) for sight seeing; Emeka and I found ourselves in the then recently established Christ the King’s College (CKC) Gwagwalada Abuja as classmates for the duration of our JSS 1 and 2 years. Back then he was a funny and lively kid who was very active when it came to matters of food. (When you’re in boarding school and not eating to your satisfaction you get a little food crazy. It’s a common phenomenon, I can relate with that). Despite being both based in Abuja we didn’t really keep in touch after that but for a few meetings in town and a few chats online. But recently I got a brainwave. If interviews are going on all over the place from Richard Quest to Jay Leno to Marian Arthur Anazodo and even to Uche Nworah why not me? And so I tied his ass down and got this piece. Ha-ha, the TRAE days show must go on! Enjoy.
Please introduce yourself. More directly, what the heck are you doing in the England?
Nna guy wetin you dey chop sef? The “Okolobi” of yesterday has become the Big Poppa of today.
What’s your social life like over there; clubs, cinemas, chicks and all? And how would you compare that to what it is when you’re back home in Naija?
Being from English Premier League crazy Nigeria how well do you follow the League now that you’re in England?
What are your CKC memories like? For me looking back at it with a mature mind CKC was great, Brother Chima was one heck of a dedicated principal.
Let’s get our grown man on for a few minutes. What do you think of the Alamieyeseigha saga and of women Head of States? Cases in point are Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Germany’s Angela Merkel.
How do you spend your time online?
So what are your final words, is there anything else you’d like to say to anybody reading this?