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Happy Belated Birthday To The World's Richest Chocolate!

In October 2003, just a few weeks into campus life, something strange began to happen. People would walk up to me and begin conversations that were very strange to me. I'd have strangers wave and some come over to hug me. Once someone came and started her sentence with"that thing we talked about yesterday"... I was lost. 

Then one afternoon I walked into the cafeteria and saw her standing there, she was tall, we were almost of the same complexion, we had the exact same braids and just by looking at her all those strange occurrences finally made sense, I could see how they'd confuse her for me. What I didn't know was that she had also been experiencing the same thing.

Yet, she wasn't a stranger. Years before that, I'd seen her in the hostels for years in Queen's College but we never spoke. In fact back then in QC, people would walk up to me and ask if I was Phury's sister. I had no clue who Phury was, yes I'd heard alot about her (she was quite legendary in QC) but I'd never met her. Still some would insist that I was! It was years later in Uni that I learnt that the person whom people had confused me for was actually the one who was Phury's sister, the same person they'd confused me for in secondary school!

Another thing I didn't know was that that day in the cafeteria was the start of a life long friendship. We have so much history, thanks to Elle and other things.

Yet, its been a "weird" friendship. We have had several quarels, some lasting a day, some lasting for months. I liked her yet I disliked her because I couldn't understand certain things about her. I couldn't understand the enigmatic quality she possessed. I couldn't understand why so many people deferred to her, wanted to be associated with her by all means and would give anything to remain in her good books. I couldn't understand why she had people kissing the ground she walked on, some exposing themselves to ridicule in the process, yet still not caring. Hmmmm. I couldn't understand it.

I've seen Chocolate grow from a girl to a woman, no I don't mean I've seen her develop bigger breasts. LOL. I mean I've seen that girl who was extremely stubborn and somewhat proud turn into a selfless, beautiful individual (this change began when she started dating her husband in 2nd year. Thank you Funky!!! LOL). Chocolate takes no prisoners, she's a no-bullshitter, she takes no nonsense from anyone and would tell you how it is straight up. She also has a spirit and person that can never be intimidated. Yet, she is the most generous, most caring and MOST LOYAL friend a person can have. If she calls you "friend" then best believe that she'll do almost anything for you! 

No she's not perfect, she's very headstrong (which can be both good and bad) and she's got her other flaws. Still, this is one of the wittiest persons I know. She always has a comeback and some things she says will have you reeling; like how on earth did she think about that?. Yes, she's very funny too, without even trying, and its never a dull moment around her.

And that's why she's got the most friends among anyone else I know. I don't mean friends that are just friends, but people willing to move mountains for her, no matter how big. And after all these years I finally understand it; Chocolate is special.

So my darling friend; Summer's mummy with baby number 2 on the way, some times I think of some things in our past and I want to punch you in the face (you could be annoying shaaaa, and we had some unpleasant quarrels), yet I love you so so much, and I'm happy that after all these years I still get to call you Friend. Happy belated birthday sugar. You're one in a trillion. May you remain supremely blessed and divinely favoured. Amen.

Chocolate hosted a few close friends at BLD last night. I was able to take only a few pictures. 

Meanwhile I'm suing BLD, someone either wiped my name off the board, or wrote over it. Either way I would not condone such injustice!

Chocolate's birthday was on Friday the 19th of June. 


  1. Happy birthday Chocolate. God bless you more and more. Friendship is Beautiful thing when it isn't selfish, parasitic and envious.

    Beautiful write up T.

  2. You are gon make me cry this early morning.. You are very good friend ..u are family and I think we are kinda alike too..thank you for this beautiful piece and thank you for all the years of putting up with my craziness ! Love u like Summer loves semo and okro soup.. Thanks for censoring my pic .. I love the mystery ya

    1. Happy birthday chocolate!!!
      You are blessed and highly favoured!!

    2. Happy birthday in arrears Chocolate... You are blessed.

      By the way, Wats the need of censoring? most peeps here have seen the post last year when she had you and Sasha bone(I think) and her in a pix on an outing. Anyways we have newbies

    3. Thanks Uyi.That wasn't me.. Never had my pic up here .

    4. Happy birthday Chocolate!!!!! God bless you!

  3. Awww such beautiful write up. Hapy belated brthday mummy Summer!

  4. Hahahaha chocolate! Love you like Summer loves Semo and okro soup too... thanks Thelma for this wonderful piece.. u cudnt have said it any better!! Happy sunday y'all

  5. Hahahaha chocolate! Love you like Summer loves Semo and okro soup too... thanks Thelma for this wonderful piece.. u cudnt have said it any better!! Happy sunday y'all

  6. Beautiful write up.Happy belated birthday Chocolate. God's blessings now and always.

  7. happy belated birthday chocolate, I wish you many happy returns

  8. Happy birthday Chocolate..such a beautiful write -up

  9. Don't we all just love Summer's yummy mummy! T your pieces are always so well put together, though I don't comment often, I'm über proud of you boo!

  10. Happy belated birthday Chocolate! May God bless you

  11. Happy belated birthday, Chocolate! You've been described as sweet as the name. Have a delicious year!

  12. Happy belated birthday chocolate. Many more years of prosperity!

  13. Happy birthday Chocomilo lol LLNP. I wish somebody can talk about me like this. It is well.

  14. Happy Birthday Chocolate. God's blessings today and always.

  15. By the way, Thelma from Ur pix, it seems like you are really losing a lot of weight in the right places. He he he. Nice one

  16. Happy birthday Chocolate. More blessings.

  17. Happy belated birthday Summer's mum. All the very very best of God's blessings now and always.

  18. Awwww beautiful piece. Cheers to Chocolate and even more cheers to amazing friendship. May your bond ever remain strong and your lives as individuals ever be beautiful. I wish you unending joy Chocolate, Happy belated birthday!

  19. Happy birthday day mama Summer. Tee hope wen mine comes ull write like this o. Let me take my famzing self away. Hehhheeeee

  20. And Tee my birthday is exactly a month after chocolates

  21. Happy belated birthday Chocolate. Wish you many more years ahead. J

  22. Happy birthday chocolate...many good wishes and stay blessed.


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