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Ground zero

Lagos October 1999...


Pele was renting a room from his friend who was renting the two bedroom boy's quarters to a house.  He had a single mattress on the floor, and the toilet was located outside the room, in the compound😳. As in, outside outside toilet🙆🏿‍♀️.


As an ajekpako, I would wake him up in the middle of the night to escort me to the toilet outside in the wilderness 🙈. 


You know, as a young lady, I was surrounded by aunties who were married to wealthy men🤐. I listened to their discussions at the kitchen table. Their situationship did not leave a good impression on me. So my one wish to God, was to start from scratch with the man I would choose to marry.


Thats how I found myself sleeping on the mattress on the floor. We have always been compatible in a strange way. Extremely tolerant of each other.


Anyway Pele proposed that same weekend, down on one knee, with the ring pull from a can of coke 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Ofcourse I said yes. We got married the following year, 29 April 2000.


Starting from ground zero.


The rest is history💞.


Yes I would do it again.


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Tochi Balogun
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Now, look at you, 23 years after!👏🏽👏🏽😎 Happy Anniversary! ❤️❤️

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