Lagos … and my Polythene Bag


No, I’m not a plantain boy. But I admire Timaya’s music. And I most definitely love plantain – bole’d, dodo’ed, porridge’d, or chipped.

I came into Lagos 4 years ago, with nothing but a polythene bag, an Engineering degree, and a dream. Ok, it wasn’t a polythene bag, but, you’ll agree it sounds more dramatic.

Anyways, the point is, 4 years ago, when those 3 wise men at Berger welcomed me to Eko, I had nothing. No concrete plan, no white, blue, or red collar job waiting for me. It was just my dream, my certificate, and I. The dream: Run this town in 5 years.

How? Nna, why are you asking a question I can’t answer?

When I disembarked from the Ekene-Dili-Chukwu bus at Oshodi, two men lunged at me and grabbed my bag.

“Na me get am!” the first one squeaked.

“Na me go carry am!” the other one growled in a guttural voice.

It happened so fast, I was stunned for a few seconds. When I came round, I lunged at both of them, eyes closed. Pushing, kicking, punching, screaming, “Gimme my bag!!!”

After a few moments, I realized my bag was in my hand and I was kicking at dry air. I slowly opened my eyes and saw the two men, looking at me in awe. A small crowd had gathered too, stunned…until someone burst into laughter. Everyone joined except the two men, who turned out to be Taxi drivers who only wanted to give me a ride.

“Oga na wa o, e be like you be JJC…” guttural voice growled as he went to look for more reasonable passengers. Squeaky voice just shook his head, looked at his shirt, discovered two missing buttons he must have lost during our skirmish, eyed me again, hissed and walked away.

It was over almost as soon as it started. Even the crowd had dispersed. I whipped out my Motorola Razor and called Femi, my secondary school mate, who I was going to be squatting with until I ‘hammered’. He came and took me to his one room self-contained apartment.

One room…

I actually thought Femi lived in a flat. He said he worked in a bank, and generally gave the impression he was well off. Well, (as I found out after a few days) by Lagos standards, he was comfortable. His house was self-contained, meaning he didn’t have to share a toilet, bathroom and kitchen with anybody. His office was also just a N30 bus distance from his house; so, long hours in traffic was almost never a problem. Yes, he was comfortable.

Jobs are scarce. Very scarce. I realized this after carrying my CV in a brown envelope, round Lagos. I am not exaggerating when I say I went round Lagos. I did. Ask my ash colored leather shoe (it was black when I bought it). It was the same story everywhere I went: “There’s no vacancy”; or “we need someone with at least 3 years experience”. As in, I needed experience to get a job and I needed a job to get experience.

These Employers aint loyal.

Due to my joblessness-induced frustration, I started spending plenty more time on the internet: Facebook, Twitter, Nairaland etc. Naturally blessed with wittiness, creative thinking and an incredible imagination, it wasn’t hard to get some admirable following; and I kept my audience hooked. I also took writing more seriously: Fiction, humorous articles, socio-political commentaries, etc.

That was how it happened.

One night, 4 months after NYSC, some guy with 146 followers asked me for a follow-back on Twitter. On the average I get like 20 ‘kindly follow back’ requests every day, requests I generally ignore. But on that fateful day, I don’t know how it happened, I just followed him back.

I followed greatness without realizing it. That was the follow-back that changed my life. The greatest follow-back of all time.

See, some of you with plenty followers that keep ignoring follow-back requests, pray to God you don’t ignore the link to your future ‘breakthrough’ o. Ehen.

After I followed, the man sent me a direct message saying he liked my tweets and my blog articles. I thanked him and went to bed. Next morning I woke up and saw another DM. He wanted to discuss something and needed my phone number. I gave it to him. I mean, what could happen?

What could happen? A lot my people. A whole lot.

He called that morning and introduced himself – Anthony Okpa. The name didn’t ring a bell. He said he worked with a bank and he could use my writing skills for a project he was working on. He asked if I could meet him for lunch; he’d send someone to come pick me.

Free lunch. Free ride. Possible job. Nna, who was I to say no?

I still didn’t know if it was some scam so I didn’t give him my address. I just told him I’d wait at Oshodi busstop. He told me his assistant would be there by 12noon. I quickly brought out the suit I’d not worn in months, selected my best shirt, borrowed charcoal iron from a neighbor, pressed them all, polished my shoe, went for a shave and haircut, and was ready by 11am.

When I arrived the Bank’s headquarters at Lagos Island, his assistant took me straight up to Anthony’s office which was at the top of the high-rise building. My eye almost popped out of my head when I saw the inscription on his office door.

‘Anthony Okpa – Deputy Managing Director.’

Of a bank.

Not a branch, but the bank. The whole bank.

Bruh, I can’t forget how my legs almost buckled as I entered his office. He stood up, came round the table and shook my shivering hands. He noticed how nervous I was and asked me to sit and relax.

I sat. I relaxed. I shivered harder.

We did some small talk, got to know ourselves better, then went straight to business. He wanted to run for Governor of his state and was currently recruiting young people into his campaign team. He wanted me to be his campaign social media/strategy manager. The election was in two years and he wanted to establish a strong social media presence ASAP. I’d create engaging content for and manage all his online accounts, and so on and so forth.

I didn’t know when a tear dropped from my left eye. Till today, I still don’t know if he’d noticed it. He didn’t stop talking as I quickly wiped it off. He asked if I was interested. I nodded vigorously; afraid I’d squeak and burst into tears if I tried speaking. He was visibly delighted. He added that when the campaign team was complete we’d all meet, get to know each other, brainstorm, and map out strategies; but meanwhile I could start working. I’d get a laptop, a smartphone, a modem, and other equipment I’d need to commence the job.

He brought out his cheque book, scribbled something, asked my official name, scribbled some more, tore out the leaf and gave it to me. I couldn’t hold back the tears when I saw the figure on it. This time he noticed and offered his handkerchief. I dried the tears and apologized for being such a sisi. He waved it off and asked if the money could cover the next 3 months, salary and all. I nodded till my head almost fell off my neck. The money was more than enough. After buying all the equipments I needed, I was still going to be a millionaire.

Yes. Millionaire.

I’d slept on the floor the previous night because Femi’s girlfriend had slept over. I’d woken up broke that morning, hoping the good Lord would provide for me the same way he provided for the sparrow.

Few hours later I was a millionaire.
And I had a job. One I’d enjoy doing. One that would make me more millions.

After we had lunch at an exclusive restaurant in Victoria Island, his driver dropped me off at home. First thing I did was get on my knees and pray. I called my folks and told them I’d finally gotten a good job. I’m sure their celebratory shouts reverberated through the whole neighborhood. Then I called Femi. My guy didn’t know when he squealed for joy. He closed earlier than usual, came home with plenty suya and wine and we celebrated.

After buying all the necessaries, I offered Femi a quarter of the balance – which was more than his salary for 3 months. He refused to collect it at first but I insisted. He had sheltered and fed me for 4 months without complaints so he had to enjoy my breakthrough with me. It was only right.

The social media strategizing began. I did plenty research on branding – majoring on politics, took a few courses, created content and publishing pattern for all his social accounts, and generally put him in the internet limelight.

The campaign office was opened for business a few months after we met and the team started work. My workaholic nature saw me doing more than the social media strategist job I was hired for. I joined the bigger media team, generated ideas and created so much content, the overall campaign manager who was also the media team lead handed the unit over to me and focused more on grassroots mobilization.

The elections finally arrived. The primaries was a hard fought battle but we clinched the ticket. And when Election Day finally came, we won. Resoundingly!!

Governor Anthony Okpa made me his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy immediately after he was sworn in. It was the first time a non-indigene would hold a political position in that state.

Bruh, I was balling.

It was at one of the state’s social events that I met Eva Alordiah. I’d listened to her songs and I had this slight crush on her. But seeing her perform in person was different. I knew I wanted her immediately. She was ravishingly beautiful. And she could rap.

Holy Lord!

After her performance I asked that she take a picture with Gov Anthony and I. Then I practically begged her to have dinner with me sometime. She agreed, and, a few weeks and many conversations later, we did.

We connected, we bonded on a covalent level. I don’t know if she felt it too, but I was already in love with her. It was a beautiful evening and we agreed to do it again.

On the drive back home, we sat in the back. She said she was cold so I put my arm around her and drew her closer. She put her head on my shoulder and I stroked her hair. After a while she looked up, into my eyes. I could see the desire in her eyes as light from oncoming traffic illuminated them. I leaned in and kis….

“Oga we don reach…” he said.

How dare my driver interrupt me now of all times? How dare he?

“Oga you no wan come down again?” he said again, tapping me. I opened my eyes, furious.

“What is wro…” I was growling, when I noticed my environs. I wasn’t in the Porsche Cayenne. I was in a bus. Eva wasn’t there; in her place was the bus driver. The disorientation was total. Then I came round. I looked at the driver again. “Where are we?” I asked.

“Maza Maza,” he replied. “Which kain sleep you dey sleep sef? Tse-tse fly bite you? Everybody don go down, na only you dey motor….”

I remembered the last time I was awake… we had just entered the Benin – Ore road. It was all a dream. And I had passed my busstop.

I wanted to cry. But instead, I carried my ‘polythene bag’, came down and started looking for a bus that would take me back to Oshodi.

It was all a dream. I still had my ‘polythene bag’, but this time I also had a laptop, an internet connection, and a big, beautiful dream:

“I will run this town in 5 years, so help me God!”

Written by — @Chydee





197 responses to “Lagos … and my Polythene Bag”

  1. polygamous_bachelour Avatar

    Ace my man. U r blessed bt dat bag I neva see am b4 o!! Lol

  2. jude Avatar

    Mehn, u are really good*thumbs up bro*

  3. Michael O'zee Avatar

    Impressive…..ya dreams gigantic tho…

  4. Adeyinka Oguntubo Avatar
    Adeyinka Oguntubo

    I totally believe U sure will run things in five years time.
    U sure have the knack for it.
    Best of luck!!!
    PS, Can’t help but roll on the floor in laughter. U just made my day.

  5. ifeanyi Avatar

    What a lovely piece, I truly enjoyed it

  6. Opeyemi Avatar

    Laughter wan tear my belle oooo

  7. young edahs Avatar
    young edahs

    Very impressive write up..

  8. madojemu catherine Avatar
    madojemu catherine

    Nice piece! Keep writing!

  9.  Avatar

    this is great,it was all a dream for you,but it has inspired me in a way,thanks you

  10.  Avatar

    Nice one bro

  11. @toolpusher01 Avatar

    Bro!!! You nailed it! Absolutely fantastic. Fiction at it’s best. You are really gifted. Keep it coming. Well done

  12. Lanre Avatar

    Rotflmao! :’) Oh my days! This is so hilarious! Creative, YES!!! Thumps up on this write up. Keep on writing 😉

    1. blog websites Avatar

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  13. frank nigel Avatar
    frank nigel

    Ace kip hitting it hard..congrat bro on finally passing out on your nysc..ur struggle has long over due…go make it big..thumbs up

  14. ChocolateDelight Avatar

    This is a mighty good read! I’ll be watching this space…awesome writing *pats back*

  15. Olalekan Adewole Adesanu Avatar
    Olalekan Adewole Adesanu

    So inspiring…wld love u to be my mentor and tutor on social media bro

  16. aletanjeff Avatar

    After I read this. I literally broadcast the link on my bbm to my art loving friends. This is a very captivating piece. Keep up the good work!

  17. mercy Avatar

    Wow! This is beautiful… weldone

  18. kaychee Avatar

    “‘Anthony Okpa – Deputy Managing
    Of a bank.
    Not a branch, but the bank. The whole
    bank.” nice one bruv!

  19. daropale Avatar

    Guy, you are good. You had me till the last paragraph.
    But there is this other story you ‘abandoned’, Bro, when are you getting back to it?

  20. otagbo stephen. Avatar
    otagbo stephen.

    Awesome! The transition from your political engagement to your love affair is most captivating. #thumpsup

  21. dammy Avatar

    Hilarious indeed, too good to be a stroy. Nice

  22. Oladiran Oladeji Avatar
    Oladiran Oladeji

    Wow… U’ve got an appealing creative mind here. Thanx 4 this piece. Its reminded me of the embedded potentials our dreams carry. Won’t 4get that in a whilst. I am glad I read dis.

  23. Foster Avatar

    Impressive. Nice twist. Hilarious too. Lovely piece.

  24. vee Avatar

    Hey Chydee do you know about LABAF: Lagos Book and Art Festival?

  25.  Avatar

    This is a lovely article…..full of suspense…got deep meanings too…thumbs up fam!!

  26. PsycholoGEEKal Avatar

    lovely piece…full of suspense…got deep meanings too…thumbs up bro!!

  27.  Avatar

    This is Epic… Pure creativity…blessing is contagious. @chydee

  28. robertteddy89 Avatar

    Man you got it all… Super brain… Bless bro. Nice piece

  29. omotayo8 Avatar

    The moral of the story suggest that whatever is what doing at all is what doing well. Lovely fiction that was. I of a fact believed the lines till I got half way after I suspected a destination peculiar to most fiction.

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      My dear its worth not what, *no hard feelins I hope*

  30.  Avatar

    Hahahaha. I aven’t read anything this brilliant in a long time. Tnx

  31. Janet Avatar

    I love you Chydee.

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  33.  Avatar

    I’m a huge fan of yours bro, i’m not surprised at the standard of this write-up, i’ve alws known U̶̲̥̅̊ to be so funny,inspirational,humorous,intellectual and passionate abt ur dreams just by following U̶̲̥̅̊ on twitter!!! To me U̶̲̥̅̊ are such an ambitious man and i’m sure on day U̶̲̥̅̊’ll get there . @falananiyigiggs say so

  34. Nakanda Archibong Avatar
    Nakanda Archibong

    Hmmm,u really got me leaving all want I was doing in the office just to read ur Article,I must confess,I rarely read enormous passage or article,I’ll say ur a replica of “James Hardly Chase”.u will start a chapter & u will discomfort urself just to finish it….I really appreciate

  35. Nakanda Archibong Avatar
    Nakanda Archibong

    Thumps Up bro….Bravo

  36. Okoli Chris Avatar
    Okoli Chris

    I’m not surprise becos what i read frm ur previous piece i knw u r a BOMB waiting to explode. No bi boko haram bomb. Nice piece

  37. tonie_kody Avatar

    Omg! Dude, yu r rily gud….continue dis way n u won’t nid 5 yrs 2 run Lagos.

  38. omotolani Avatar

    9ce 1… thumbs up

  39. squarebaba Avatar

    This is fabulous. What a piece. It’s hilarious and nice twisting. Kudos bro.

  40. Prince Toyin Ojora Avatar
    Prince Toyin Ojora

    One word; Bravo!

  41. zaynab Avatar

    Rivetting!!Excellent write up.

  42. Tobiboss Avatar

    Blood of God, hahahaha

  43. kasinop Avatar

    Oga boss, na u b cool cat

  44. Maduako King Nwabueze Avatar
    Maduako King Nwabueze


  45. dupeoso Avatar

    Chidi, why you dey always dream? Nice write up.

  46. simon Avatar

    This is it dude. U rock. Bigger u I pray.

  47. bimbo Avatar

     pray for you dat yur dreams will manifest exceedingly, abundantly more dan u can ask or imagine IJN. U nailed it

  48.  Avatar

    Nice piece

  49. Femmysin Avatar

    Wow! Awesome article… dis is wat I call blast frm d past

  50. Monica Avatar

    This is the second of your work I’m reading, the first was on the ‘Gulder Ultimate search’ excercise… You are indeed blessed with a talent of awakening your imagination by bringing it to live in writing. I’m certain that with a little paitence, you will ‘run this town’. Good writing, keep it coming!

  51. Yuriel Avatar

    Lovely piece. O just BCed d link. Keep up d good works and y’d have a productive life with ur Eva.

  52. Bisola Avatar

    Nice write up.Its time u start making ur dream a reality.U are d next Chinua Achebe n Wole Soyinka in making.

  53.  Avatar

    If u can dream it, U can do it!!! Nice One Bro!

  54. abimbola Avatar

    Nice, the story really had me going, so full of suspense!

  55. stev Avatar

    Waooo! Is All i can ʎɐs.
    Full of suspens.

  56. Temitayo Avatar

    Beautiful write-up!! If your dreams don’t scare you den its not big enough.. When it all comes through, it won’t be in polythene nylon anymore, but suitcase.. Dream on!!

  57. moi Avatar

    Hmmn, dnt knw whr to strt, jst to cut it short, weneva I ever get to be d wyf of a politician I wil kal u to be my campaign manager buh if u first me den bruv I hope u kal me instead. *Smiley*

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    OMG!!! U got me dere!

  59. batez Avatar

    What a nice stupid story to follow up but mehn @chydeecow ɣ☺u did great

  60. Yinka Avatar

    Wonderful story you’ve got here. Really captivating. You got me going all thru! *Thumbs up the Dreamer with a polythene bag*

  61. jupius2000 Avatar

    Reblogged this on D JUBLOG.

  62. Ugo Avatar

    Nice one bro. Good write up

  63. Lawson Johnson Avatar
    Lawson Johnson

    Marvellous suspense emotionally touching and above all good language combinations….good write up.

  64. afolarin kehinde Avatar
    afolarin kehinde

    You are really a genius,i wish someone really important in the community will read this wish I had the power to help but all I have is a dream too and my boots…pls ff me back so we can be closer when we make it to the top together….I HAVE A DREAM

  65. Eugene Obasohan Avatar
    Eugene Obasohan

    Woow, you made my day, absolutely mind blowing write up. More grace bro

  66. Margaret Avatar

    Really funny

  67. Sophy Avatar

    Hahahahahahahaahahahahahha…. So I was hving a bad day & a frnd suggested read this oh boy it was worth it *ROTFL* nice nice antidot “I also hv a drm I ll run dis nation not jus town” lol dreaming is evn expensive cos u had 2 pay extra cash back 2 ur busstop *LMAO

  68. sofy Avatar

    Dis is funny

  69. love Avatar

    Wooooooww!!!very interesting piece*smiles

  70. cyril johncross Avatar
    cyril johncross

    Wow u r realy good love the suspense and the commedy part. It is well too organised. Over all this is a bomb. Thumbs up

  71. Chidi Mercy Avatar
    Chidi Mercy

    Very very GOOD Sir, nice one. You should be a great writer and remembered forever. Keep it up sir.

  72. iamjoez Avatar

    Liked it. Nice 1 bro

  73. Ella Avatar

    Wonderful suspense,cool comedy,beautiful work,what a great talent you’ve got…keep it up.

  74. @i_am_poshy Avatar

    Omg! Dis is a rili gud article. Ure such a genius nd I look 4ward 2 reading sometin new 4rm u again. U rili inspire me,cos am also a young writer

  75. dee Avatar

    Hahahaha, can’t stop laughing! What an article. Brilliantly written. Kudos.

  76. angelsandvalkyries Avatar

    In the manner of all things great…youve taken the city i love and made me love it ten times more…I wanna write like you when I grow up B…kudos

  77.  Avatar

    You are wonderful bruva

  78. Seyi Avatar

    Wat??u must be kidding me right now!!!nyc piece u ve got thr…

  79. JTY Avatar

    Hahahahahaha…! Really needed a good laf. Thanks brah.

  80. Frank Avatar

    still don’t know but if you are the one that wrote the gulder ultimate search, that means you already running the country and not just the town. That and this is a very good piece of literary work you have done. Keep it and keep inspiring to grate height thank you.

  81. doft Avatar

    Masterpiece. I can’t describe it with anything lesser. More grease to your elbow.

  82. Temmie Avatar

    I was waiting to finish the story and begin to Google this great man…. you really got me and I love every part of your writeup!

    1. McBlaise Avatar

      Same here. Anthony Okpa. Lol!

  83. Ril Aransi Avatar
    Ril Aransi

    Lol….luvly piece!!!

  84. Lord Lussac Avatar
    Lord Lussac

    Quintessential piece.

  85. […] Lagos … and my Polythene Bag. […]

  86. bright Avatar

    Eva Alordiah OK …..smh!

  87.  Avatar

    Hehe! I knew t’was 2 good 2 b true!. U’re gud mehn! Kudos…

  88. abrahamdiceyjones Avatar

    And I nearly believed it to be true… No I actually believed it to be true. Damn…U’re good! 🙂

  89. syntos Avatar

    Dude, u re smthng… U rili captured ma attention nd u ve no idea hw difficult it is 2 do dat… Nyc piece

  90. IK Ezekwelu Avatar
    IK Ezekwelu

    You got me till the Eva part. Then I said to myself – “u sure say no be dream dis monkey dey dream so”?

    Interesting read though and nice delivery.
    I actually read it to the end. That’s rare. Laughs.

  91. Lixie Avatar

    Masterpiece…. Nicework Chydee

  92. nyanchwani Avatar

    Loved it all the way from Kenya.

  93. john_bazic Avatar

    U r superb bro.. Keep it up, it’s fun reading this, u just made my day.

  94. Idowu Adebayo A. Avatar
    Idowu Adebayo A.

    U r d best, am waiting for another one soon

  95. Collins Avatar

    You are such a wide-spread dreamer, awesome bro you really made me proud @also made my day

  96. Buchi Avatar

    Hahahahahaha…. This is lovely

  97. […] Lagos … and my Polythene Bag. […]

  98. anthony okpa Avatar
    anthony okpa

    Hey my name is Anthony okpa pls follow me back ok,,,I’m about 2 turn ths ur dream bout me in2 rea,,,

  99. blessing Avatar

    MG!!! So dis was just a fictional write up? My dear, u’ve already started running watsoeva u want to run!!! You are already there!! Pls keep d stories comming,I see me buying ur novels in the nearest future!!

  100. talatu Avatar

    I swear u are good .

  101. quvixx Avatar

    Mehn! Dis is so interesting..

  102. Adaobi Avatar

    Lol dx is nice

  103. Shedrack James Avatar
    Shedrack James

    Awesome is what you are Chydee!

  104. Morawo Ayoyinka Avatar
    Morawo Ayoyinka

    Oh wow…you had me going there,I really bought it…nice one.

  105. stephanie Avatar

    Wow!..Got me dx kin drim shaa

  106. ify Avatar

    Chydee I just read it and I must say what a piece…well done my dearest,so proud of you.!

  107. odcreator Avatar

    Great piece…no lie. Nice one broda! *picks up similar polythene bag*

  108. yomi Avatar

    Lol. What a dream! I enjoyed reading your story.

  109. ayo moses Avatar
    ayo moses

    What more can I say but what a story!!!!!!
    I mean “this is something.. I really got hooked and was expecting something crazy to happen @ the end but this sure beat my imagination.. Wow..
    Kudos bro

  110. Chigrin Avatar

    Hart touching dream..cwazy u bro…quite interesting tho

  111. Peters Edewor Jr Avatar
    Peters Edewor Jr

    nice article…I actually enjoyed it…

  112. Dam! Avatar

    Loool awwww
    Nice, good read

  113. tunde aregbesola frm Nigeria Avatar
    tunde aregbesola frm Nigeria

    Nice piece. i am impressed. The suspense is perfect. Will make a very nice movie. Keep it up.

  114. tunde aregbesola frm Nigeria Avatar
    tunde aregbesola frm Nigeria

    Nice piece. i am impressed. The suspense is perfect. Will make a very nice movie. Keep it up.u almost had me if not for Anthony okpa.never heard of him.

  115. Bibi Avatar

    Oh, this is a nice piece. You’re an aweaome writer. Let’s be friends, please.

    1. chydee Avatar

      I’d gladly be your friend.

  116. sheynka Avatar

    Lol!!….. wow! very very captivating and interesting. Suspence filled, really thrilling and entertaining Pls follow me back on twitter @amsheynka

  117. jam Avatar

    Really really really captivating. I was even thanking Hod along with your parents!!! You got something there but please don’t forget engineering #myprofession

  118. Obinna Avatar

    This is what I call a beautiful piece… Bravo!!

  119. Oladayo Olayiwola Avatar
    Oladayo Olayiwola

    Great piece! Keep it up!

  120. peterbrakli Avatar

    Lol NYC piece bruv

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  122. crazypinkheart Avatar

    Love!! Love!!! Love!!!!

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    Omo Naija for real ! I combed ma mind searching for d Gov Anthony Okpa in dis social media age ! Ur piece is not only good but mind-stetching ! U be beta pikin.

  124. chidimma25 Avatar

    I’m smitten!!!! Please come and see my papa nah…lol.
    keep up the beautiful job.

    1. chydee Avatar

      LOL. Gimme address

  125. favour Edmond Avatar
    favour Edmond

    I was really hoping from the beginning that it was not a dream…..and It was! This piece…WOW!!!

  126. sid Avatar

    Love! Love! Love! A beautiful piece, well written.

  127. MizzY Avatar

    Me likey. Woooooow

  128. iam_nas Avatar

    Guy you good die!! I wish I could get to read every single write up u do,super captivating,ya gon make it bro,I swear it!!

  129. iam_nas Avatar

    Seriously,it made my night! 🙂

  130. aadebimpe Avatar

    Hehe. Super cool.

  131. Jaykes Avatar

    Oh my Goyce ! I was taking it all in ‘n’ enjoying every bit of it and then…Governor Anthony Akpa and Eva Alordiah…GOD bless your hustle bro
    ps:love the way you write,got me thinking there might be or might have a Governor Akpa I don’t know of

  132. chydee Avatar

    Thank you all so much for reading, sharing and commenting. You can’t begin to understand how inspiring your kind words are. God bless

    1. Tonia Avatar

      This is a piece worth my whole 10mins of reading… yes 10mins, took that long cause i had to slow down and take in the whole write up. You have a future here bro.

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    you got me guy

  134. @geoblazer01 Avatar

    This is really captivating….I love it

    Well done bro

    God bless you

  135.  Avatar

    9c one keep doing wah u fink u can do best coz d lord ez ur strenght?

  136. Promise Wilcox Avatar
    Promise Wilcox

    Lovely piece…Beautifully written.

  137.  Avatar

    dis is inspiring, funny though, but d creativity is motivating

  138. merenma Umeh Avatar
    merenma Umeh

    Chydeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. You are my mentor. You are an inspiration to me. Love you Loadsssssss. God bless you plenriiiii, hun. Keep doing this. Me got your back.

  139. samantha adeodu Avatar
    samantha adeodu

    This is awesome! May God see you through and keep you…amen

  140. […] Lagos … and my Polythene Bag. […]

  141. Bee Avatar

    Very lovely piece…

  142. Adekola Victor Avatar
    Adekola Victor

    Now……@Chydee just wrote better than a professor……..right things in the right places..#bow……..#impressive

  143. opeoluwa Avatar

    This is a very good read…lol
    And Amen you shall

  144. Sekelani Avatar

    hahahaha…hilarious,u got me there…hope it ain’t the driver he kissed.

  145. chidi Avatar

    Awwwww… Me likey! Nice big dream there dear

  146. mopol Avatar

    Wow. Nice write up. Creative mind

  147. $oulBenny Avatar

    This is da bomb!! ​I couldn’t even stop reading! Wish the story could continue. Really captivating. Weldone dear. May ur oil of inspiration never run dry.

  148. bose Avatar

    Awww what a heart touching story. u got
    me wanting more. pls go back to sleep cos i want to read about u and Eva Alordia’s romance

  149.  Avatar

    Jeez cnt blv i wastd ma tym readn d story of ur drm

  150. Fellyx Avatar

    Very perfect write up. It really caught my attention from start to finish. See you @ the Top Bro 🙂

  151.  Avatar

    Bruh, with such a write up, 5yrs is too long, u ar gonna rock d town sooner than that. We meet @ d top.

  152. franc Avatar

    It was magnificent … This one caught me @chydee …abeg write more

  153. tobi Avatar


  154.  Avatar

    Beatiful…A great story

  155.  Avatar

    Can’t beliv I wastd my tym readin ur drim, dat bus must hav bin hot, na why u no drim beta drim

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  156. B L N Avatar
    B L N

    I really like this,i would just urge U̶̲̥̅̊ to remain focused,cuz. We share almost d same dream.its just a matter of time,b4uknow it.

  157.  Avatar

    Making sens write up

  158. Pastor Whyte Avatar
    Pastor Whyte

    Chydee you’re simply awesome! God will lift you beyond your dreams in Jesus name

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  160. Prince follyk Avatar
    Prince follyk

    Hmm, great article.

  161. @cyebog Avatar

    There is nothing special about this writeup. the dream was too good to be true. Doesnt happen like that for a real hustler

    1.  Avatar

      Nah…….the write up is simply amazing. ….commend atleast and don’t always criticize….

  162. Avatar

    Admiring the time and effort you put into your site and detailed information you provide.

    It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while
    that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material.
    Excellent read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds
    to my Google account.

  163. nelly Avatar

    Very intersted I really enjoy it .

  164. kata Avatar

    Loool…9c 1! U killed it like ma friend dipo ogun, he’s also a writer! Keep it up

  165. amaka Avatar

    I’m so loving this… I have always looked up to @Chydee for inspirations and I got exactly what I wanted. Tanks @Chydee for making my morning. From ur no 1 twitter follower; @i_am_ellah

  166. Prosper Avatar

    WAO! …Chydee, it wasn’t a dream. It’s a vision. Hold on to it boy n pray. It will surely come to pass.

  167. SIR ETO'O Avatar

    I don almost believe say na true stoty ooo I no know say na dream he dey dream. Anyway nice1

  168. Akim brown Avatar
    Akim brown

    If only nollwood would use your story, I don’t think people will av to say bad about nollywood anymore. Movie producers watch out for this guy if you want your movie to blow.

  169. Chidi Avatar

    Hilariously inspirational! Nice one!

  170. itama Avatar

    Dat guy is sooo sooo gooooood, lovely article, u gah talent bro

  171. addy Avatar


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    God bless ur talent.

  173. Boy Chyk Avatar
    Boy Chyk

    Brotherly!never taken time to read any of such write ups…but dis particular piece na Confirm..nicest one

  174. Mosopefoluwa Avatar

    Hilarious. Great write up.

  175. Chizzy Avatar

    Chidi I don’t know why am just seeing this now. yea funny and nicely written but its so inspiring. Am so happy for you

  176. Kiitan Avatar

    Really enjoyed this! Keep it up!

  177. Victor Jimmy Avatar
    Victor Jimmy

    I think I like this guy!!! I always look @ ur tweets to spice up my day!!! Nice one

    1. Chidi Avatar

      Oshey 🙂

  178. […] left and I was planning my trip back to PH when I decided to write Lagos And My Polythene bag. It incorporated elements of the conversation I had with Editi and when I published, it was very […]

  179. chioma Avatar

    My good friend! This is a very nice piece. I’ve always seen ur write ups but never took interest in reading them. U just waoohd me. Meeehn, my brother u r good.

    1. Chidi Okereke Avatar
      Chidi Okereke

      Thanks for the kind words. Don’t stop reading 🙂

  180. Chuks Avatar

    Governor of which state

  181. Lhorla Avatar

    Let’s just thank God the bus didn’t take you to ceme border, you would have ended up as fayawo…lol.
    Nice one.

  182. oyinB Avatar

    wow!!!! you got me on my feet oo!!! this is a great piece. so hilarious, interesting and inspiring!!!! thumps up bro!!

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