BN Prose: In My Louboutins by Nkechi Eze

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 9:31 AM

By Nkechi Eze

louboutinI love my boyfriend.
Okay, like seriously, who wouldn’t?
I met Rotimi when I just finished secondary school. He was doing his A-Levels in Jand at the time, and I was in that place in SS3… you know, at the end of exams, before graduation and prom, where everything looks peachy! Teachers look ugly and like a joke~ they are stuck in this place I spent 6 years trying to get out of.
My parents are all nice because they are oh-so-proud of me and optimistic bout all As in my IGs, SSCEs, I wish! Or rather, I know better, dubs can only get a girl so far.
I was in that place when I met him.
He was dark, slim and sexy.
I spotted him from the moment I walked into Bacchus.
He was poppin’ some Mo.
“Ego, Egoo!” someone out yelled my name
Our oh-so- fabulous gay Naija-Lebanese friend Michel called from his side “turn around honey!”, giving me a peck on the cheek and a spank on the butt as I giggled away.
“Mscheww, Miss Okoli who are you fronting for? We’ve known each other since Grange School Preparatory Class days, bcos u’ve grown… bla bla…”
I wasnt even listening. To be honest my eyes were fixated on Rotimi and I tuned out everything else.
The speakers blaring out ‘Promiscuous Girl’, Michel’s chatter, the fat guy’s sweat and cologne next to me, the squeeze of my best friend’s hand in mine.
I had to have this guy.
And I have had him… for 3 years now.

I love my boyfriend.
I guess.
Hmmmm, I mean I’m so sure sometimes and then sometimes I just don’t know.
Rotimi is still in Jand, and although he makes the obligatory bi-monthly sojourn to Yankee, I just don’t know anymore.
You see, I’ve invested a lot in this relationship.
I was a virgin and… whatever my friend, you get the gist.
Anyway, I’ve met his family, get phone calls from Mrs. Smith-Davies now and then as their youngest Iyawo.
When I’m around him, I never lack.
Champagne, Mikimoto Pearls, Swarovski bracelets, ‘cash just to hold’, the whole 9 kilometers.
Its just Mr. Rotimi Smith-Davies himself that has me worried.
When he’s not around, I hear gist from my Janded friends. I’ve seen the way Yinka, that Britigerian heifer hugs him too tight when she stops by our table at the club. I’ve seen a couple of ladies slip their numbers in between his fingers at the well-lit Churrasco.
But why do I hold my tongue you ask? Why do I bite my lips so hard that my blood blends with my signature red lipstick?
I just can’t stop! Elevated to iyawo status I cant look back now.
Its not about money, Daddy has that.
He has class… I cant marry an Igbo trader abeg… I’ve come too far…
A lot of b*tches will kill to be in my Louboutins.
Gosh! I mean, I’m so lucky to have him… right?
He may cheat but I never lack. He tires after 2 minutes of love-making but my friends have said champagne-poppin-lavishtheir boyfriends are not much better.
Maybe the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t.
You know?

So I love my boyfriend. And if you meet him, you’ll love him too! Cos we’ll pour a flute of champagne for you out of our Ace of Spades. He may ask you for your number in return, while I throw my head back, and pretend to be raising my hands to the sky to ‘Kini Big Deal’, forcing my tears back into my eyes… asking myself if there is a big deal? or I should just ignore my feelings…

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  • 59 Comments on “BN Prose: In My Louboutins by Nkechi Eze”

    • Ko Easy April 16, 2009 at 9:40 AM

      hmmmmm…interesting read! might i add that i will rather rock my primary school “cutina” (don’t act like you don’t know what i speak of) than wanna be in those louboutins oh!

    • sweetie April 16, 2009 at 9:56 AM

      ok dearie, you need to let go of this dude. Its obvious that there is nothing in d relationship, its just a black empty hole and you still hold on… what if i may ask? i think you know the answer deep down …….you dont love him and most importantly he doesnt love you. If he did he wouldnt have the guts to cheat in ur presence…..give it up,it aint worth it!!

    • phatti April 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM

      thats a high price to pay, for shoes maybe(im not really a shoe person) but definately emotionally expensive!!!!

    • oga o April 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM

      O dear, u sound like me and your boyfriend sounds like my ex boyfriend i knew i had to leave but i just didnt know how, wen its not as if the guy has been soooo bad 2 u (not excusing the cheating sha lol) i also invested a lot and wat not esp d fact he was my first 2 made it a lot harder, i looovvveed d material gains and just d comfort of having him as a boyfriend…….but there is nothing worse than a loveless relationship mehn TIME IS WASTING D LONGER U HANG ON

      plssss find d strength to leave him jare u will find u r rily not misssing that much wen u do, yes u will cry it would pain u and all (took me 2 years to get over it lol) but it would be so worth it :-) my nu boo isnt as rich no more over d top luxries but i am HAPPIER than ever :-)

    • tos April 16, 2009 at 12:59 PM

      I must say these are not good louboutins to be in and I dont envy you at all, but i think you should leave this relationship its just not worth it at the end…

    • Anon April 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM

      hmmmmn….. this is so dara and bode like

    • nne April 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM

      wow! what a difficult position to be in. hmmm you say its not about the money cos daddy has it but it kinda sounds like it IS about the money. well you do whats best for you…

    • Miss Mo April 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM

      U have to decide…
      Is the “elevated iwayo status” enuf for u to turn a blind eye to all the tiny niggling doubts..
      bear in mind doubts dont just go away.. u need to face them and deal with them while u can…

    • egg April 16, 2009 at 2:54 PM

      enjoy. if image is dat more important to you, then you are not alone. i will go for the razz ibo trader anyday, if he loves me and i he ; well not really, but i suppose you know wot i mean… whatever floats ur boat matey…. hehehe

    • chilli April 16, 2009 at 3:23 PM

      they don’t come in oh-so-perfect packages these days. Meaning, u cant have the 100% guy….for chrissake he ain’t Jesus. Dear, love him all the same. someday soon, you’ll be glad u didnt get the 100% guy.

    • Uche April 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM

      why is CLASS often equated with things that are very EUROPEAN…hence, Euro names, designers, accents, education..etc. Can someone define what CLASS is in the nigerian/african scheme of things?

    • yne April 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

      But she has reached “iyawo” status…3yrs after secondary school. surely this must be the way! hisssssss

      as if our father’s generation did not filander enough. if the louboutins no dey pain u, then keep wearin it. Just know that life is 100x more than champagne popping and mikimodo wat nots. Keep on living!

    • eviana April 16, 2009 at 4:33 PM

      na wa…tatafo,,gbeborun…at least get your gist right if you wanna put people on blast….ewu

    • Moi April 16, 2009 at 4:46 PM

      You are willing to sell your soul for a pair of Louboutins, how depressing! and btw, class is more than expensive wine and fancy shoes….a classy person will not blatantly hurt the feelings of someone they love…

    • chi April 16, 2009 at 5:28 PM

      guys will always be guys. they will always cheat so u might as well stay with the one who’s cheating and at least ain’t broke. there’s nothing more painful than a broke guy cheating on u. the only issue is the 2 minute thing. but look at the bright side, at least he is not a one minute man. better still, if u wanted him lasting longer, buy him viagra.

    • Qed April 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM

      the light at the end of the tunnel…good talk

    • Qed April 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM

      love the person not the image

    • Ife April 16, 2009 at 6:34 PM

      I could tell you to follow your heart, but it doesn’t have a brain and therefore isn’t very smart. I could also tell you to follow your brain but it doesn’t have any feelings it is run by logic and common sense. So what i will tell you is to find the balance between your heart and your brain and from there you’ll know whether you want to endure or find another devil to get to know lol

    • S April 16, 2009 at 6:45 PM

      u got issues!!!!

    • S April 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM

      lol @ cuttina!!! havent heard that in ages!

    • Hhhhm April 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM

      Hahahaha beef dog, you want to be in her shoes right? Idiot

    • Zenna April 16, 2009 at 7:02 PM

      Shoe person concerned…I really feel you
      Am a size between 7 and 8; when I find a shoe I like, 7 is usually too tight and I find 8 can be too lose. And you know for ladies shoes, the right fit is good for comfort…so I see a pair of L.K Bennetts that I like and its 7 with no in btw size; if its leather I’ll hope it expands (he changes). Other times, the Louboutins I like and I’ve been saving for is only left with an 8 on sale!! So I try in soles (Viagra for him) when I finally find my size often, there’s something I don’t like about it. It’s so difficult to find my size anywhere; and like most ladies I just manage, pretend the shoes don’t hurt or that the fit is perfect. When I can bear it no longer I discard them but only with a struggle. I therefore, have a couple of 7’s and 8’s even the odd 7.5 from Yankee, but I never just found the perfect shoe that was my perfect size; so like millions of ladies in the world I try find a balance. Guess there’s nothing like the perfect Thomas Wylde for me.

    • baby April 16, 2009 at 7:12 PM

      For those of you that r saying she should just manage bcos guys will always cheat, i feel sorry for you!
      Women nowadays tend to settle for less bcos they have this ridiculous belief that all men r d same!!! Not all men cheat and u r killing urself if u stay with dis man bcos if u end up marrying him, yes, u will have enuff money and more louboutins to come but he will continue to cheat on you and at dat point u will not be able to do anything bcos it will b 2 late.

    • randommer April 16, 2009 at 8:04 PM

      i guess my comment was too risque for good old bella. hiss.
      my dear, enjoy your material riches o because even though you may be crying in the club, your bf’s actions are not paining you too much

    • randommer April 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

      the story is even by a juvvie – no wonder it was sounding like something from gossip girl naija.

    • Tol April 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM

      Its just fiction. Lighten up people.

    • Ko Easy April 16, 2009 at 9:41 PM

      its not the money per say, its the status- rich handsome boy + rich pretty girl.. ‘barbie and ken’ syndrome

    • oops April 17, 2009 at 3:59 AM

      hahaha, you didn’t even get the pair right, wannabe!

    • Olivia April 17, 2009 at 4:33 AM

      I say, give yourself a few years…you obviously have a lot of growing up to do. And BTW ‘class’ is not about fancy education, wealth or status rather it is fundamentally good breeding/refinement of spirit that imbibes respect for self and others, sensitivity, graciousness, authenticity, empathy and seeing every one else as equal to you. People confuse class and education but they can be mutually exclusive because you can be a citizen of the world without a formal education. Your boyfriend does not seem like a classy person…BTW, do not be quick to check off an ‘igbo trader’, you may get a pure gem in the rough.

    • BeanDare April 17, 2009 at 6:53 AM

      It never fails when the writings are on the wall.

    • the realist April 17, 2009 at 12:04 PM

      people its ony fiction, but i understand the fact that this happens everyday to people in reality, so i say whatever works for you. its best not to impose your standards on others….. who knows maybe being a conformist to societys’ ways is the only way or the converse scenerio.
      just keep it real!!!

    • luda April 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM

      sorry but…er..what is this story doing here?

    • Nneka April 17, 2009 at 1:55 PM

      Baby,word.That “all men cheat” theory na real UGLY GIRLS SYNDROME….

      Not ALL men cheat ladies. I know that for a fact. Stop making excuses for those undeserving promisciuous brothers. Give the ’1%’ that don’t some well deserved credit when stereotyping.

      As for this article….quite an interesting read

    • allen April 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM

      preach it!

    • Mina April 17, 2009 at 4:45 PM

      Hey Girl, i think you need to take some time to grow up. You say you aren’t there for his money cos “Daddy has that” but throught out your article you talk about his money, popping champange and living big. Girl, where is the real love. I don’t even think you love him enough because if you did you would be hurt by his actions and leave, and not just stay and ask if there’s a big deal. If you haven’t noticed yet, it is a big deal!!!

    • Dorah April 18, 2009 at 4:28 AM

      Is this story suppose to be a social commentary on the lives of wealthy, young Nigerians or just a fun, little read? I’m confused…

    • Bree van der Kamp April 18, 2009 at 11:11 AM

      Although Naija’s are meant to be the ‘happiest people’ in the world…..from some of the comments posted on every single topic on Bella Naija, some of us readers are mean, rude and unable to comment without being nasty or insultive. This blog is fun now? Let’s keep these things light. I do not have to agree with your opinion and vice-versa….move on. Let’s be NICE to one another, please.

    • Sugabelly April 18, 2009 at 7:25 PM

      Nice shout out to Igbo traders. Thanks for dehumanizing a whole subsection of the country. Great… vapid…. read though. I’ll have you know, that there are a lot of highly educated, classy Igbo people who just happen to be traders.

      But of course we all know that just happening to be an Igbo trader is very different from being an Igbo trader abi??

      Because everyone wants to marry a Yoruba or Hausa trader.

    • Afribabe April 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM

      I think u shuld stand up 4 yaself..common dis guy has no respect 4 ya…if u don’t say ya mind now he will never stop….if he doesn’t do as ya ask than he can bounce

    • Nkechi Eze April 19, 2009 at 1:44 AM

      yes it is. it’s purely a work of fiction for contemplation or just for fun.

    • Hazel April 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM

      Lol… U never ready! if u know what u wan, wouldn’t take shit from him calling urself iyawo. Soon ur name wil b IYAPOO.

    • Trendy April 19, 2009 at 8:16 PM

      Needs more work, or editing. I got the gist, but it was painful to read.

    • tis-all-about-me April 19, 2009 at 8:48 PM

      beautifully written!!!

    • StubbornDiva April 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM

      wonderful story. I know a lot of people in this situation.

    • Janita April 20, 2009 at 7:11 PM

      He is no good after 2 minutes in bed so why suffer in silence… Dump him.

    • anon April 20, 2009 at 8:49 PM

      I’m yet to see the point…

      Since when did SS3′s go to Bacchus and A Level students pop champagne in the clubs – no matter how rich your parents are.

      So, its fiction right? an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation…

      Would have preferred the imagination were put to better use… sorry, not impressed.

    • kelendra April 21, 2009 at 9:20 AM

      lol. Either you chase love or u chase money.
      U can love for money, if money is that important to you. Cant knock anyone, but if you are this miserable prior to getting hitched, i daresay it wont miraculously get better.
      I BELIEVE IN LOVE. Yes i am
      Louboutin VS payless- both brands can both be uncomfortable, my point is pain is pain irrespective of the amount of money associated with it.

    • Jayla April 22, 2009 at 12:31 PM

      are u serious??? i started clubbing when i was in JS3 by the time i got to SS3 it was on a totally different level.

      This days sef the kids don’t pop normal sizes any more, they go for magnum & methuselahs

    • yiki April 22, 2009 at 2:02 PM

      Very painful to read.As in…. seriously????

    • Dorah April 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM

      Thanks Nkechi!

    • Advisor April 23, 2009 at 11:08 PM

      first of alll
      this is a veryyyy stupid situation.he is never goin to change even when u get married, that is IF u do.
      so my advice to u is first get some sense and leave him alone let him live his life.
      mehn he is in college and college students especially boys love u have FUN. all the best in ur futuer endeavors as the IYAWO. MSHEWWWW

    • Athena April 24, 2009 at 2:22 AM

      First of All after just two minutes of sex, thats a problem…lol
      Secondly, ur way toooo young to be thinking like this, u have ur whole life ahead of u. look forward to buying urself this material things in the future, cos he seems like a spoilt boy spending daddy’s money. Babe ur way tooo young

    • i like to know May 4, 2009 at 9:26 PM

      it states in the title BN:PROSE! Ofcourse it’s fiction! It is a beautifully written piece of work in my humble opinion.

    • Angela May 5, 2009 at 12:13 AM

      This is a horror story. As in, it makes me want to retch.

    • Ladi May 5, 2009 at 5:49 AM

      Isn’t this prose? I don’t get why people get soooo into it. Nigerians eh?

    • tomi May 5, 2009 at 11:41 AM

      Obviously BN Prose written in bold at the top of the page isnt enough of a clue.

    • Angela May 5, 2009 at 3:41 PM

      Prose or not, it’s rubbish! I can’t believe Bella would put this up in the same category as Tolu Ogunlesi’s writing.

    • ronky sho June 5, 2009 at 8:21 PM

      Lol… u r such a clown. n u write so

    • gbekun July 30, 2009 at 5:59 PM

      i rembr shown my then boyfriend dis to read n he said “hw sad, i cld neva live lyk dis”. he even had d nerve 2 compare our relationship 2 dis sayn dat we both have our flaws but we still stay 2geda. he isnt much of d “gettn girls’ numbas” kinda guy but he had his fair share of sneaky ways which i didnt take as anything crious. 2day we r no more, dnt really knw d expalnation 4 dat but i jst cldnt take it anymore. i mean it was a long distance relationship too n u knw hw much wrk dat takes keepn 2geda. we had lots of issues: him being uncrious n very self-centered. i jst had 2 let him go even tho i loved him dearly n he claimd 2 love me as much (if nt more). guess he wasnt gd @ shwin “his” love cos i wasnt cin it.
      as ladies, i am of d opinion dat we shldnt let ourselves settle 4 things. if ur guy cant give u his best then y bother? pls let him go, ur ride or die prince charming is out there n he wldnt find u wen ur still hangn on 2 n managin d oda one. am still waitn 4 mine n i knw, we’ll soon find eachoda. am still young so i cant b desperate. oge chukwu ka mma, they say…