Saturday, 11 March 2017

Calabar By Bash Aleee

So yeah, I'm moving to Calabar for a year and I'm happy about it.

This should have happened sooner, but you know how God works and he is our oga at the top, so for the fact that its happening now or even happening at all, I really can't complain, I'm just a grateful pencil in the hands of my creator.

I believe that every Lagosian deserves constant breaks from the crazy city before they run mad without even knowing. Its very essential for our mental health before somebody will just be behaving like an animal they just released from the jungle. Basically products of their environment: a concrete jungle. In my young time on earth, I've actually figured out that life really isn't so difficult, Lagos just makes it look like it is. This is the second time I will be moving away from Lagos and this time, I'm actually looking forward to it.

So, I'm moving to a place where they sell plantains all over the place and there is something besides groundnut to eat it with. As the original plantain gangster that I am, best believe that the proper words to express how I feel about that development haven't been invented yet . I've actually been discouraged against moving by a few people telling me how Calabar is empty and  that there is nothing there. But yeah, I feel the need to spread the plantain lifestyle gospel to the South of Nigeria and live my life without Lagos traffic for at least a year.

Then again, I know how adventurous I am and how much I love to catch cruise, so I'm just going very open minded and very positive about the future. I know that whatever is mine is mine and if it's out there looking for me, we will definitely jam somehow.

Personally, as a creative, I know I'm very receptive so I'm really looking forward to the type of content I'll be creating. That's like the only thing I'm excited about because I actually don't know what medium, form or dimensions they will be in, I'm just predicting that they will be very LIT. Let me just use this to say I'm very open to collaborations with other people and if you ever figure out something you think we can work on together, please holla let's make magic. PS: I love money and making more money, so you have to factor that into it. Business ideas and jobs that don't require my presence in the office all or none of the time are very welcome too.

My moving will not affect Dodo Gang activities. The gang shirts and face caps would be available for purchase online very soon and we will #LinkInBio it. The captions won't stop coming too, except network wants to affect it.

I used to think I wasn't going to miss Lagos for anything, but then I remember the awesomeness that is Red Oak Plantain Chips and then I shed a tear in pain. I'm really going to miss that brand of plantain. Plantain Chips of life! Plantain Chips that is sweeter than some people's lives, yes.

I bought a stash to "hold body" for a while, but I know I'll probably finish it on this trip. Abeg, if you know anyone coming to Calabar from Lagos, please help me tell them to bring me plantain chips. Thank you!