1) Immediately I came out of my mom’s womb there was a black out. The placenta was still inside her. I guess for this sole reason, my mom always think I need deliverance.
2) I bear a man’s name. It is equivalent to a girl named Abraham. Even Nigerians find it weird. Many a times, when we were younger, my female friends got slapped just because they told their parents they visited their friend A*’s house. They thought their children went to a boy’s house.
3) I sucked my thumb till I was ten years old
4) I hate confrontations. It makes me so uncomfortable
5) I observe before I interact. This gives people the impression that I am very quiet, but my close friends will tell you I can’t shut up.
6) I am a neat freak – I will clean everything under the sun.
7) I can cook almost every Nigerian dish. This is an accomplishment for me because I was not allowed to enter the kitchen when I was younger. I was a very clumsy child. I learnt by going to this woman that had a Nigerian restaurant by my house.
8) My name was changed 3 times before I was 3. Thank God I don’t have multiple personalities.
9) Talking about names – I have a weird, unique (at least I think so) and RAZZ middle name. The name has been the “butt” of many jokes. What was my family thinking?
10) I can’t keep malice with anybody. It bothers me when someone do not talk to me because of something they think I did.
11) I can’t relate to my siblings. I have tried several times but they see me as one of their aunties rather than a sister. We are generations apart
12) I have older friends because I have always been the youngest in my class. I was skipped 3 times in school.
13) I have to eat/munch and drink in the middle of the night. I always have a bottle to water and some snacks on my night stand – and NO I am not a WITCH.
14) I am a very light sleeper. I don’t sleep well if someone sleeps next to me.
15) Lastly, I Love GOD. I have a relationship with him that only he and I understand. I want to submit myself totally to him (I am still working on it). He had mercy on me. His mercy was not only to get me out of the punishment I deserve but also to grant me favors that I am not worthy of.