April 6, 2016 – Ibinabo Fiberesima’s BBM Friend Akanni Ola Balogun: The Day She Gave Me A Deep Romantic Hug In front Of Late Arakangudu
Open Letter by the legendary Akanni Ola Balogun on Ibinabo Fiberesima’s ordeal
We met in a BBM group and since then, we have become more like brother and sister.
This time last year, she invited me to one event she organised, that was the first time we physically met, though I have been seeing her in movies since I was a boy.
“Akanni, I want to invite you to an event at Eko Hotel, I don’t know if you’ll be able to come pick your IV at my office or I should just keep it for you till the day”, she said.
“Oh, what an honour. Thanks very much my sister. Abeg, help me keep it, i’ll collect it that day”
On that day, I made sure I left my house very early so as to beat the hold ups. I got there earlier so I was waiting for her to come. Immediately she came, I tried to bypass her bodyguards so that I can talk to her. I finally got through so I introduced myself. (Remember we are meeting for the first time.)
“My name is Akanni Ola Balogun”. Despite the fact that she was attending to lot of people, she paused, turned towards me and shouted “AKANNI!!! Chai! I am finally meeting my ijogbon brother”.
She left everything she was doing, hugged me so tight that I could feel her heart beat. (you know dat kain hug na). We chatted for couple of minutes, she then gave me my VIP invitation.
Everybody there were surprised, even her bodyguards that has been blocking me from seeing her. As omo igboro, I changed scope! Me sef raised shoulder, readjusted my blazer suit an walk ‘bossly’ to my corner.
Before I met her, I was standing with Egbon Sikiru Adeshina(Late Arakangudu), Egbon Layewu, Alhaji Rasak(Coperate pictures) and some guys.
“Ola, come o, where do you know Madam President that she gave you such respect?”, Arakangudu asked. “Ha! She is my sure sisters o”, I responded in my igberaga voice.
In summary, to those who do not know Aunty Ibinabo Fiberesima , she is a down to heart person, kind hearted and loving. She has never at anytime looked down on me, and she has always been listening to advises.
Admitably, she erred. But who on earth will leave his/her house looking for who to kill with his/her car?
I plead with every well meaning Nigerians, and the family involved, the families of Dr. Giwa, to please find a place in their heart to forgive Aunty Ibinabo.