I didn't intend to start my year on the country-trotting p but it's just day 5 of 2016 and I've already done been in Lagos, Abuja, PH and Owerri.
The first three cities are places I'm very familiar with. They're also the most popular cities in Nigeria, in that order. As such you would think that's where everything happens, if you're on the look out for fine babes you'd think those are the places you're most likely to find a concentration of them. You may be right but don't be too sure.
You know, for years I've been hearing Owerri girls this, Owerri girls that and I thought it was a load of crap. I'd be like have they seen Enugu girls, they should let me hear word jor!
Oh how wrong I was.
I got into Owerri and checked into Immaculate. When I checked them out online I wasn't very impressed, especially as the name sounded very igboish or like an all girls' catholic school. When I got there however I was pleasantly surprised. By South-East standards we could give it 5stars, even though it's actually a 3.5star hotel, 4stars at best. It's still really new so it had that new feel to it. I could see that they tried to fashion the interior by international standards, they tried but unfortunately they missed the mark. The room was quite nice but I hated that when I looked out of my window my eyes clashed with the view of a mechanic workshop (or something that looked like one), that really stole from the ambience and essence.
There was also a lunch buffet of igbo food and I wasn't going to do the buffet but when I saw that it included ugba, nkwobi, Isi ewu, ofe Owerri, native jollof rice and more, I was sold!
Over the years, I've heard about the night life in Owerri and I'd thought it was greatly exaggerated. Boy, was I wrong!
I started out at 40-40 night club and I must say I was almost impressed. Almost, remember I'm a Lagosian *tongue out*. When I stepped in I felt like I just walked into Spring Fellows, Enugu in the year 2003. Let's just say the dress sense of some people could be described as backwards, at best. Seriously, I felt like I was in a time capsule, transported back to 2003...
Still, it was turnt! The DJ was fantastic and the people knew how to party. The only downside was that the clubs were all thinned out before 3am. In Lagos it's easy to find people turning up till 6am and in my days of youthful exuberance I'd step out of the club a few times, surprised to see the sun! lol & smh.
I sampled a few other places and the next night I went to Mbari ogwa. That's topic for another day but if you're ever in Owerri you must go there! I can still taste the spicey guinea fowl in my mouth.
Owerri was lit! (Funny you only hear things like "Dubai was lit", but Owerri was too). There's one thing I'm still not able to get over though, nna Owerri has got fine girls! Actually it's got tooooooo many girls. Everywhere I went I was bombarded by beautiful faces with natural yellow skin that would make Lagos girls jealous, and very nice bodies too. I must confess I was beginning to get self conscious and a few times I even caught myself feeling inadequate, and I never ever feel that way!
Owerri I hail oh! Ladies, if your man tells you his going to Owerri for the weekend, either drug his food so he instantly falls into a drug induced sleep and wakes up on Monday morning, or insist on going with him! I finally understand what all the hype is about, the girls in that town though! I'm a heterosexual female yet my head was spinning. Hot damn!
What's been the most interesting place you've been to in Nigeria? I think for now Owerri takes the cake.