I, Atoke, (also known as “Atoke”), a writer formerly signed to BellaNaija.com hereby wish to notify my fans and the general public of my volunatary exit from the magazine. I do not wish to renew my contract with the establishment and as such have proceeded to continue my writing career with my new team at Atoke’s Movement. I still maintain a cordial relationship with my former team members and I wish them the best in their future endeavors. Any further information will be passed on through my publicist, but until then, have a good Monday. Look out for my new material AtokeMurdaDem coming out in July 2013.
All for the best, Atoke.
That was my attempt at pulling an April Fools prank on you guys. I totally suck at these things. I’ve never pranked anybody before because I lack the creativity it takes to spin up a story and put the elements in motion to carry it through. It’s so bad that even for this I had to dub from Brother Jesse. *covers face in shame*
On the first of April, every year, someone somewhere is trying to play a nasty prank on an innocent person. I mean, pranks can be a bit of fun when you’re not on the receiving end of it but sometimes they can be mean and scary. When we were in Unilag, my friend and her cousin decided to play a prank on his girlfriend. My friend, the agent of doom, called the girlfriend to notify her that her boyfriend had been in an accident. She was so shaken up. She parked her car and took a motor bike from Ogba to the their house. When she got there, she was in tears. She found out she had been “April fool’d” and went crazy. She took a cab home.
That particular prank is deep red on my meanometer if you ask me. I asked around a few people for the worst April Fool’s day prank they’d played or they’ve had played on them and it ranged from mild to absurd.
Another friend said she and her siblings once pranked their dad by telling him that his prized German Shepard had died. I don’t think they were expecting their dad to look like he was heading in the path of the supposedly departed canine. When it looked like he was about to keel over himself, they quickly said “April Fool”
I’ve heard stories of guys who have “pranked” their girlfriends with “I can’t do this again, let’s break up” and then girls who say “Baby, I missed my period”. It’s all fun and games when you’re playing until you realized the person is speaking their “church mind”
Then there are situations when the pranks are played with so many inconsistencies that you just feel sorry for the burgeoning prankster because they’ve clearly not thought it through. Such people people need big hugs because, in the words of my good friend, B, “Nothing looks more foolish than a failed April fool’s prank”
So guys, what do you think about pranks? How far should one go with them and how soon should one let the ‘victim’ of the prank know that it’s just a prank? Please share the best and worst pranks you’ve played or experienced.
Enjoy your holiday and have a blast.
Love, peace & cupcakes!
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