When all a guy needed to impress a girl was a 3T song ‘I will do anything for you’ and it felt like heaven.
When holding hands was all a guy wanted from you, but it felt so good didn’t it?
When I still had the milk & cookies notion of life
Then adulthood did to it, what a pin would, to a balloon…splaaaaaat!!!
All of a sudden life wasn’t so sugary and spicy anymore
When I didn’t need the right clohes to make friends
Playing with sand brought more happiness that anything else
Oh except cartoons!
Cartoons were the shit weren’t they?
Smurfs, Centurions, Jen & the Holograms, Scooby doo, hammer man,super ted,secret squirrel
Singing the theme song to Sharky & George on a Saturday morning
Breakfast was always a sumptuous meal of Ewa Agoyin
Weekends were never complete without visiting some place
Mr Biggs, Amusement park, Water parks, Apapa club, Mega games were usually the favs
Lawn tennis, table tennis, basketball, football, ten ten, my mother told me, tinko tinko, Cinderella dressed in yella.i could go on and on
When songs were sang to chase the rain away
And shouts of Joy were heard when nepa‘brought’the light
The only thing I feared was my mother’s pankele
Which paid me more visits than i could handle
And I’d swear that I hated her with all my heart
But she always knew how to melt it afterwards
Usually with her teasing ‘ide wa wa wa, olaide mi mi mi’
Sex! What was that? male or female
Such innocence lost, I long for now
When a lollipop was a stick with a sweet on it, nothing more nothing less
When I never bothered to ask whether my ass looked fat in this
And putting on weight wasn’t a death sentence
Impressing people occupied very little space in my mind
And you believed you could be anything you wanted to be
Till jamb came and put sand sand in ur garri
Music was hip-hop hurray, heres comes the hot stepper
The fugees rocked,TLC told you not to chase waterfalls
Warren G and Dr dre, Non-chalant’s 5 o’ clock
Tupac was the truth.
i had that crush on the group immature
They had this song that stirred up things that shouldnt have been stirred up
Listening to Dolly parton and tracy chapman tapes in mum's car
and ebenezer obey in dad's
oblivious of all that was vile and sad about the world.
hapiness was found in little pleasures
-being pushed on a swing
-plucking 'fruit' with friends
-hide 'n' seek and catcher
-riding your bicycle
-listening to folktales
Boy do i long for those days.