Hey guys! So it's been one hell of a weekend! My head has more or less been buried under sand. Today has been numbing! I had to buy 10 liters of fuel for 5k, went from VGC (Ajah) to the airport to pick up luggage for a family member. He came in on Thursday and had to leave Lagos. On getting to the airport they said that along with the baggage claim form, I needed a letter of authorization, photocopy of his passport, my ID bla bla bla. All I had was the form they gave him for baggage claim, so I had to go back home, empty handed. Back on the island I got information that some calls had been made and things were sorted, so imagine, I had to head back to the airport. Another 10 liters. I am so peeved honestly.
But enough about that. When I got home a friend and mentor of mine who happens to be a vlogger called me and asked if I'd heard about the Ebuka-Paris-Padlock saga. I had not the tiniest idea what she was talking about, I hadnt gone online in over 24 hours (except to post the last submission, which I did from an App and not my browser). She sounded pretty excitable and we toyed with the idea of vlogging about it. Once she hung up I went online to find out what all the fuss was about.
I'm sure you've already heard and read about it, I came late to the party. But you my special people are such an interesting and intelligent lot and the opinions of others pale in comparison to yours. So I need to know how you feel about this.
Just a little info for the few who don't know. A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which couples/lovers lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. There's one in Paris, New York, Canada, Dublin, Las Vegas, Uruguay, Taiwan and several other countries (some have been brought down due to numerous complaints).
TV personality and Lagos socialite Ebuka Obi Uchendu who's been in Paris for the last few days, took some time to visit the famous lovelock bridge in Paris where he added his padlock to those of other lovers. Writing the words ‘Ebuka & Cynthia’ on the padlock, he shared the moment on Instagram. Cynthia is the name of his fiancé, in case you didn't know.
Now I've heard and read so many arguments. In fact, from the minute my friend called me and mentioned it, the first thing that came to my mind was BLOOD OATH!!! LOL. Don't blame me, I've watched too many Nollywood movies. Now, while I know that some couples take blood oaths, and I tend to believe that these oaths might have very far reaching consequences (primarily because of the blood involved), I don't think this Love Padlock thing holds any similarities to blood oaths taken by lovers.
Some people disagree with me. They say the locking of the padlock and throwing away of the keys are very symbolical and could have some adverse effects on the couple in the long run. Others however say, it's just normal 'oyibo' frivolity and silliness, and is nothing more than a symbolism of love.
The arguments are many but I'd like to keep my words few. So I'll just ask; what's your view on this whole love padlock matter; OK? Not OK? *Shrug*?
And I have one last headache (yes o! On top someone else's matter. LOL). He went alone. I mean, isn't it something that should be done by both lovers, together? Why did Ebuka buy a padlock, go to that bridge, lock what he locked, and throw the keys away. Alone. Single. One. Mono. Why?
Which leads me to my other question; did Ebuka do this just for the 'gram? Because if you're an IG fanatic like me you'll know by now that there's no length some people won't go to for the Likes...
Oh, and of course I always have to bring it back to you; how would you react if your lover travelled without you and went to the Love Padlock bridge, wrote your names on the locks and threw the keys away, without you? Would you reaction be "awwww, so cute", or nah?
Talk to me peoples!
Photo source; Instagram, Google Images.
Oh, are you wondering about the 'what you didn't know' part? Yeah well, you didn't know that I had to go to the airport twice today, did you? #okbye. *kisses*