The Painful Pleasure samlak
So many other first timers stood up, we were
and we were asked to follow a guy who gave us
a form to fill.
The form has a part asking whether or not we
would like to
Join the church, if we would like to Join the
work force, and
what unit we would like to Join. Mayowa filled
through, he never liked church anyways. I filled
through, and I answered that I wanted to join
the choir. The
girl did the same, so I was forced to talk to
her. “You sing
pretty well.” I said to her. She looked at me,
trying to be sure
that I was talking to her. “You mean me?” She
you.” I answered.
Mayowa was already getting angry with the
because he doesn’t like ‘church-girls’,so he
didn’t really like
the fact that I was talking to her. Since he
filled ‘No’, that he
didn’t want to join the church, he didn’t have
to wait for any
extra meeting. He told me he was going
already, then I said
bye to him. So the girl answered me. “that I
chose to join the
choir, doesn’t mean I can sing. Wait! Were you
my form? I denied briskly. ” No, it was when
singing beside me that I heard your voice, and
that you sing so well.” She looked at me
suprisingly and said
“during that awesome worship, you were
voice?” I answered immediately. “No, it’s not
like that, I’m
just so sensitive to sound”. . .
We continued the conversation. . .
Me: So what part do you take exactly?
The girl: I take all parts, but I mainly take alto
Me: Wow that’s just like me, but the difference
is that I’m
more comfortable taking tenor.
The girl: That’s really great. I’m Aramide,
what’s your name?
Me: Please pardon my manners, I’m Dapo. It’s
Aramide: The pleasure is all mine. You are in
Me: MCB, what about you?
Aramide: English Language. . .
We were going to continue the conversation, but
came to address us, to tell us about becoming a
‘worker’ and other things like that.
Immediately after the meeting, we prayed, and
opened my eyes, I didn’t see Aramide. Where
she went, I
didn’t know. I just took my bible, and started
going to my
hostel. Right there and then, I knew I had
fallen in love.
Aramide is so beautiful, she speaks softly. She
Sandra who talks like a parrot. She’s God
fearing, and she is
nice too. I knew it was too early to conclude,
but that was my
I took a bus and headed straight to my hostel,
since I was
going to start lectures the following day.
Now I have Sandra, my lousy, saucy friend,
Moji my FDF,
then Aramide whom I really love