Monday, 8 December 2014

Diary of an Honest Naturalista: Week 79



Ehm, so I don’t know how to take this news. Tonya has decided to stay back in Nigeria. According to her, she has examined the situation, and has come to a conclusion that “home is where her heart is.”

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when she made the statement. What is the meaning of “home?” she had never really lived in Nigeria, until last year when she decided to come Nigeria to serve. I have so many concerns about her decision.


  • She still doesn’t know what Nigeria is really like, even though she has been here for a year. She was basically ferried from her house at Parkview every day, to work. She hasn’t been exposed to real Lagos life.
  • She is obviously doing this because of Sola Matthews? What about when the honeymoon phase wears off, and she realises it is not all rose and Barbie dolls? Or what if the relationship doesn’t even work out, and she starts resenting him because of the decision she made?
  • None of her nuclear family members stay in Nigeria. Just like her, most of them look more white than black. The only thing Nigerian about that girl is her surname. She sticks out like a sore thumb wherever she goes, and I don’t know how she will cope in the long term here.
  • After she decided to stay back, with some hesitation, her father agreed, and got her a job in a bank. We all know the dog-eat-dog crap that goes on in the banking sector. Tonya’s butter attitude will melt once it is exposed to the real heat of the fire.

If anyone asks me, I honestly don’t think Tonya will last in this environment. Good for her that she’s an American citizen, and can pack her bags whenever she feels like. On second thought, I hope Sola Matthew is not pulling these stunts because she’s an American. She has always being the naïve one, and only runs to me when things blow up.

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To be fair to Sola, even though he’s this very handsome TV personality, he doesn’t seem to me like the flirting type, has a great personality, and loves and knows about Natural Hair.

Anyway, I will keep my fingers crossed, and see how this love story of sacrifice will swing.

In the meantime, I am still looking for a job. Now that Tonya is staying back, maybe I should get her Dad to hook me up.

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