“I’m still going to ask Ezike for money for my wedding dress; he doesn’t need to know I got it for free.” That’s what my former coworker, Shade, said after she won a free Pnina Tornai wedding dress from a bridal boutique. I responded with a full expression of disbelief all over my face. “You have got to be kidding! What do you plan to do with the money since you already have a dress? Save it for your new home?” “New home ko, new mansion ni. Of course it will be my personal spending money,” she said.
Let me tell you about the day I got the eye roll of my life. It was the day of my cousin and his fiance’s traditional wedding; let’s call his fiance Abena. I was staying in the same hotel where Abena was, and I don’t know who sent me and my two left legs to go into the room where she was getting ready.