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AKWAABA! I'm Only Here For The Ghanian Jollof Rice.

You know I said I would only be absent if I can't help it, and yesterday I couldn't help it. Yesterday it occured to me that two people can both live in lagos and be in a long distance relationship. Swear down! I had one of those tumultuous days, where you're so busy and inundated that you even forget your name. So I needed to see some people and they chose Akonwonjo as the location. I reckoned its in the Ikeja axis so I just grabbed my bag and decided I would go to the airport from there in the morning. Guys! That's how I thought I was being smart by leaving lekki at 4pm, thinking I would beat the traffic. I  got to Akonwonjo after 8pm. Think, that's an Enugu-PH, Abuja-Nsukka, Lagos-Benin ride! By the time I got there I was so frazzled, I was almost pulling my hair and shoving it in my mouth. I then remembered some guy who was asking me out last year, he lives in Akonwonjo. He kept on asking me to come and visit but I never got round to it. Yesterday I thought to myself that really, if I date someone who lives here, and had to do this commute often, I might just give up and pull out. That's a long (distance) thing!

To make matters worse, at about 9pm I realized that I'd forgotten my passport at home, and I needed to be at the airport before 6.30am this morning. Hot damn! I was nearly in tears but thankfully my cab driver said he would bring it for me around midnight, although he charged an arm and a leg. 

Well I'm here now. The weather is pretty much the same as it is in Lagos, which is quite nice at the moment. (My lagos people, is this weather harmattan or its cousin? I don't know but I'm loving it). The minute I checked in I informed room service that I needed jollof rice. I'm not a rice or jollof rice fan but this is what social media does to you, it makes common jollof rice incentive to hop on a plane and move!

LOL. (No verdict yet. It was lovely but I think nigerian jollof is still in the lead)

Meanwhile a huge CONGRATULATIONS to GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE! Nothing tastes as sweet as victory does. I just love the calmness as he lost at the High Court and Court of Appeal, and although he was already being jeered at, and detractors were already prophesying how he would be picked up immediately he lost at the Supreme Court and be carted away by EFCC in cuffs à la Olisa Metuh, he stayed the course and alas VICTORY! Who else is excited as I am?


  1. Awwwwww didn't know u came to my area,would have sent u a private jet hun. Lol. The food above ehhhh,so tempting, but I wonder how.people enjoy macaroni inside salad?? I can't deal.ohh biko,yuccccckkkk. Thank God u had a safe trip,have fun NNE.

  2. Are you in Ghana? Where are you lodging?

  3. One thing I enjoy about you is that you get to travel.....that could be me but I say na bank job I want.

  4. Of course you can't compare the jollof, naija will always beat gh in that aspect.

    Where's Akonwonjo again abeg?

    1. Lol,Steele, Akowonjo is after Ikeja n close to egbeda, hope u know where egbeda is too. Lol.

  5. Awww Thelma is here...Lol
    Ghanaian jollof rice is okay. I love it same way I love ours.
    Enjoy! Akwaaba waii

  6. Thelma be balling...Lagos I hail thee,i can't stay in that city..As per Wike,I wait for February 12...TNHW

  7. Lmao! Thelma and her descriptions. Okwanoo pulling ur hair and shoving it in ur mouth. Lol. #imaginations

  8. Lmao! Thelma and her descriptions. Okwanoo pulling ur hair and shoving it in ur mouth. Lol. #imaginations

  9. Ghanian jollof rice...hmmm i tasted it in 2014 and it was so oily i think they used palm oil,my verdict was Nothing like Nigerian Jollof rice!!!
    But Ghana is nice though so enjoy your stay.


  10. LOL! You left Lekki for Akowonjo at 4pm? The traffic arround that side starts at 3:30pm and extends till God knows when... pele. As close as Ikorodu is to Ketu, until January 1st this year, I hadn't been there in almost 5 years cos of the terrible traffic.

    I just love, love, love your work Thelma. The fact that you get to travel a lot is why. Hope you're having fun in Ghana?

    PS: Nothing beats Nigerian jollof rice. Its numero uno every time!

  11. Naija jollof rice all the way, party rice style for emphasis. I alway roll my eyes when I hear the Ghana rice story! The hype gidi gan.

    Have fun Tee, try the local black Peper stew, I hop u will like.

  12. Thelma boogie,just pour some inside "lailon" bag and send to

    1. Hahaha @ lailon. My fellow razz pikin, I hail thee

    2. dar lailon got me ROTF

  13. Nigerian Jollof for the money anytime men.

  14. Thelma Biko have fun ooo... pls write about all the exotic and interesting places you go to(in Ghana)
    With the exchange rate(dollars) these days, an African country won't be a bad idea. I can't go on vacation and come and be feeling guilty about how much money I spent thanks to the present state of the economy.

    Meanwhile can somebody write about what to invest in these days before all the savings become worthless in the bank thanks to inflation.

  15. dont forget to eat some waakye before u leave!!!lol..wish i could meet u have a wonderful time!! :-)


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