I know woman and Alcohol have destroyed my brain cells a bit, but If I remember clearly, it was on a Friday in June when while I was but surfing the net, clicking on names of commenter’s and getting linked to their Blogs, when bam! Just like an Eureka moment, I saw and clicked on Ernie’s name, and it threw me to a whole new world, like a different portal of blogsville entirely; A world of fun, laughter and smiles… right there and then I had that Oga Boss Colombus moment, you know like when he just discovered America, only that the virtual world I had discovered was far better than just an America where Indians were displaced, it was a Family where everyone was accepted, no matter your past mistakes or errors, no matter your wealth or brokenness ( like me).. It was a Family, the TTT Family.
I immediately started to read through the blog posts with my heart beating as fast as a virgin trying to have sex for the first time, I scribbled through them like a flash in the pan thinking to myself that I must have met another Linda Ikeji that had been blogging for eons, and then just like a surge of electricity through my bones, I was shocked when I hit the bed rock post, I was amazed to find out that she! this awesome writer had been writing for just 14days.. I mean I was awed, amazed! **In Mobys voice shockefiedrified, And Shocked! I mean there was so much content, so much happiness, so much vibe, so much ghenghenness about how she wrote…. But how come, under 2 weeks? How? And then she put up a picture of her, and she said it was at this moment that she got the Eureka feeling to start a Blog… and I was like Hallelujah somebory :)
I read on, and kept smiling.. hehheheh there was a post about a friend who took her Palm reading, and my it was hilarious, and as a guy man I wanted to know more about this Mysterious writer, this geh that had so much Enthusiasm. I wanted to know who Ms Ernie (as I thought) was, so I went straight to her google + page, cause as a player player that I was, I had intentions… **Whispers You see I am a woman wrapper by default so I always do.. And just as I went with my heart still racing, my Bubble was burst, cause just as the picture below yeah, she was married.. goddamnbullshit I thought :( I almost cried in Swahili.. choi!!! I had missed a jackpot opportunity…. I couldnt woo her no more **Shines teeth
Was I deterred? Hell to the No!!! So I kept reading her posts, kept enjoying the humor and warmness that came with her Blog, and then, Just then! she hinted us about Oga Boss.. About how there was someone who had her back, someone who stood by her through the craziest of times, and someone who sincerely loved her… and someone she was ever proud to show to the public. There was Oga Boss Mofaya; someone who I have come to respect a lot cause in his usually silent demeanor, he teaches what a man should be I.e Firm but loving, strong but compassionate, calm but in control… and then it hit me that he was a huge part of not just her life yeah, but her success story as a whole.
Something I admire about Erniesha’s Blog is how Gangster she is, yet so godly, how humble she is yeah, but yet so classy, how beautiful she is but yet so free and in her words shameless… Its amazing, cause I learn from her richly. I mean her ability to swing from being bad like that, to being good like that always leaves me stupefied, but if I have learnt anything from Ernie it is the fact that no one should ever judge another, because it is in our judging others that we make our biggest mistakes of thinking that we are perfect, I learnt from Ernie that just as at first look a man would seem not so good, but only if we have the patience to listen, we would realize that we had not just met a human, but an Angel wearing flesh… That’s what you are Ernie.
So today the 2nd of November 2014, this is me saying a Happy Birthday to one of the most awesome writers I know. I mean Erniesha Tibs Tobi is not just a blogger, but a writer. Not just a writer, but a game changer. Not just a game changer but a mover and shaker of things. Happy Birthday bubba, may the new year bring you various reasons to smile, may your worst days be forever behind you, and may God’s blessings upon your life never ever grow dim. Happy Birthday Bubba, we love you plenty, and even though I haven’t been all there for you, I hope this post certifies that the word family is not based on 1 loud action, but several silent ones. xx
P.S: My Baby sends her love.
Photo Credit: Instagram ( @ernieshatibs and @skinymofaya ) and the Ghen Ghen Application i used to steall all these pictures was 6Tag for windows phones.. That App is bad like that :)
TTT Fam Blog: everydaytibs.blogspot.com