Recently I ran into a friend of mine and we decided to sit down for drinks. Somewhere in the middle of the chat she said to me "Jeez I really hated you, but when I got to know you that changed". In a split second I was transported back to JSS3 when Uche wrote at the back of her notebook, "before I used to hate you, but now I _ _ _ _ you". Back then I felt all warm and fuzzy all over and immediate wanted grab Uche and hug her, but now, wiser and a little jaded with age, I rolled my eyes, like here we go again. Darling, you want a medal? Not my fault you couldn't wait to know me before deciding that you hate me.
Hypocritical much Thelma?
Yes. Yesterday was an intense day. It was a day I met and/or chatted to people that I can write books on, individually. I'd have to tell you about all these amazing characters some other time, but the one who made me look within and call me a hypocrite was Laura Ikeji. I don't think I follow Laura on Instagram but somehow I see her pictures and watch her overly hyper videos and I scrunch up my nose and feel dislike for this person I simply do not know. Well Laura was on set yesterday and she was absolutely nothing like I'd expected her to be. From her pictures and videos it's easy to tell that she's always the life of the party but I thought that would be accompanied by a nasty attitude and a stuck up air of self-importance that may come with being the sister of the biggest and wealthiest blogger in the country. Oh well, I couldn't be more wrong!
She was nothing like I'd expected, bubbly and vivacious, yes. Nasty and stuck up, hell no! She was actually quite sweet.
So, about yesterday? Yesterday was live! If you don't already watch Spice TV's On The Couch then you really should. It's on DSTV 192. We discussed child bullying and societal bullying in general. My episode had the extremely amazing Tewa Onasanya, Editor in Chief of Exquisite Magazine, and the vivacious psychologist Dr Tuke, and of course Ariyike. Speaking of snap judgements, the first time I saw Tewa Onasanya on The Spot she wasn't what I would have imagined either. Guys, this is one of the sweetest and most brilliant ladies I've met in a while.
I would let you guys know when it's airing but I must warn you, those cameras add at least 30 pounds to a person's body, so please if you watch, I'm not that massive, I promise! LOL.
I took a few pictures yesterday, I guess it's ok to share them...
Yes I blurred my feet out. Why didn't someone tell me that slippers on TV aren't a good idea. I'm glad I took these pictures during the diary session. I ditched the slippers and the neckpiece before getting on set.
Ok people, work calls.
Guys, while we're it, where you ever bullied as a child? Does it still affect you today? I'm appealing to you to share.
I wasn't bullied much, just once really, at age 13. She was rather mean, it was just one word but it really engraved itself on my 13year old mind. Engraved so deeply that when a few years ago I heard she lost a sister, I tried so hard to feel bad for her, or sympathize, but I just couldn't. Her sister died yet all I could see was an image of her mocking me and then cackling evilly in my face...
Do you know the beautiful child star, singer and dancer, Amarachi, is being terribly bullied at school by her peers, for being famous? She's the inspiration behind yesterday's episode.
How do you think child bullying can be stopped, curbed or eliminated totally. Any ideas?