So I spent most of august with Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent Hunt on our season02 audition tour.
It was quite an experience on many different fronts, from meeting new people everyday, to laughing like rabid banshees during auditions, to the constant pressure of shooting every day and travelling every third day. Take it from me; Nigeria is an amazing country and her people are the most diverse, life-loving and complex bunch I’ve encountered in all my travels.
You can check out photos, videos and a Tour diary on http://www.destinychild.com.ng.
Moving on! After skipping through 10 cities in 29days, I was numb with exhaustion and so the inevitable “breakdown” with malaria occurred the very first night I spent back in my own bed.
Happens all the time: I seem to hold off until I get to my comfort zone and then all my “macho” crumbles.
Next day, I was on medication and feeling like trampled horse manure. Plus, all the talking and shouting I’d done on tour finally came back to haunt me as I lost my voice.
In the end, I got better after a few days, and got my voice back just in time for my stint as a panelist on the Live Your Dreams Africa seminar put together by Bankole Williams and had fantastic people like Idy Enang, Lanre Olusola, Jimi Tewe, Steve Harris, Funmike Olayera, OC Ukeje, Tomi Odunsi, as panelists and key-speakers while Aderonke Adebanjo and Akin Adesoji kept the event moving along smoothly (omo see strong people sha! Yes, I’m name-dropping, these are my colleagues yo! Hahaha)
I had one of the most enriching days of this year at the event and I can’t wait to apply all I learned.
Anyways! My health was on the up again and I was feeling pretty good even if a little weak most of the time.
I finally finished my medication on saturday night and was looking forward to a productive week ahead.
And then this happened…
Last night I woke up suddenly and felt an itchy bump on my left forearm. Yep, a mosquito bite.
Just as I was about to start grumbling about how mosquitoes don’t seem deterred by ACs anymore, I spotted the nasty little vampire: The mosquito that bit me was right there on my duvet and was sooo fat that it couldn’t fly. I’ve never seen a mosquito that fat and uncomfortable. It was so big, it looked like it could body-slam a cockroach and was literally hopping in its attempt to fly away. Instead of killing it, I spent almost 5mins laughing at how absurd it looked and went back to sleep.
I woke up this morning and it had made it off the bed, across the floor and all the way to my drawing table.
So I moved over and firmly placed my ATM card on it. That put it out of its misery. Permanently.
Moral of the story:
Don’t be greedy. Take what you need and bounce.
And oh yea! money (my atm card) kills
Mon, Sep 16, 2013