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Why the Past 6 Months has taught me to Appreciate Every Second of my Marriage – Episode 5

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Fast forward to a day before the wedding, just as we had wrapped up the engagement and were retiring to the hotel, I noticed my brother who doubled as my best man, pacing about and sweating profusely. He was in talks with the manager of the events hall but I couldn’t tell what it was about but from the car. I could see it was fast turning into an argument, so I alighted and walked towards them, it was then I realized that I had only paid 70 percent of the cost of the hall and the manager was threatening not to allow us access tomorrow except we completed the payment.

To say I was livid was describing it subtly. I was angry with all of my strength. I blamed my planner for not escalating on time and causing me the embarrassment. As I made to write a cheque to my brother to complete the payment, it dawned on me I had not a dime left in my account. Immediately, I started sweating. By this time, my wife had noticed something was wrong, she called me and pressed the information out of me.

We were stuck! Penniless! Stranded and confused.

We had to sort the balance of the hall, otherwise, the decorator would not be allowed entrance, and she and her team were due to arrive in 2 hours to begin setup. Everyone was going to find out how much of a mess my wife and I were, and we would be embarrassed. I begged my wife to head along as I was going to sort it, but typical of her, she stuck with me, bearing the fake smile every time anyone asked if there was an issue.

Not at all, she would reply as though, truly, there wasn’t a problem.

After about 30 minutes of pacing back and forth, and the manager still refused to rescind his decision, she looked at me coyly. I knew she wanted to ask if we should ask for help from people. I declined because we already agreed from the start not to. We joked about winning the Guinness Book of World Record as the first Nigerian wedding solely catered by the couple. This was because we had often read on Instablog9ja and other platforms how people called out certain couples for borrowing to cater their wedding and then getting embarrassed afterwards.

A stray thought crossed my mind, to call Timi Dakolo’s team and cancel, at least they would return a part of the money and since my wife wasn’t expecting him, I had nothing to lose, but I quickly dispelled it. I was at a loss but then for some strange reasons, I felt a nudge to call my account manager and explain the situation to her. Bankers close late, so perhaps, she can help talk to the manager and explain the situation of things.

Thank God I obeyed. After I was done. She said, ‘Mr Daramola, haven’t you heard of our Loan in 2 Minutes package?’ I wasn’t sure what she meant, so I asked further questions and then she told me how Access Bank had just launched a service that allowed customers access loans faster. She explained that the service was designed to offer everyone instant loans without collaterals or the plenty senrenren. I was shocked to realise that all I had to do was dial *901*11# and follow the instructions.

I did and got an instant alert, the joy that filled my heart at that moment couldn’t be described. I walked back to the manager’s office and saw my wife and brother still begging. I said, with plenty effizy, “Baby, let’s leave. Bruva, speak with your accountant, the money has been sent”. While he was placing a call through to his accountant to confirm, I continued, “The decorators and all other vendors are arriving here shortly, if I hear that any of them is denied access or delayed for whatever reason, you won’t have it funny with me”. 

With this said, my wife and I left the venue.

Life really shouldn’t be hard on any of us, but life cares not about us. Once in a while, situations happen and we run on a deficit, and need some sort of support, that’s when we need forward-thinking banks like Access Bank to help us bounce back to life without worries.

Click here if you missed episode 4.

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19 Comments

  1. Jhennnique

    April 24, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Please how can i unread something?

    • deeeeee

      April 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Weh done ohhh BELLANAIJA …KONTINUUUUU….

      Please next time, PUT “ACCESS BANK ADVERTISEMENT”

      I really need to UNREAD myself. kai!! waste of my data

  2. Oma

    April 24, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Lmaooooooooooo!!!!!

  3. abby

    April 24, 2018 at 11:53 am

    LMAO!!!!! So all this suspense was for ACCESS BANK!!! KAi!! KAi!! Nice one Nice one

  4. Sisi P

    April 24, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I am very upset right now. *tears
    The way I followed this story ehnnn

  5. Yemisidipe

    April 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Hehe, wawu.The person that wrote this ehn. Big up.

  6. diane

    April 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Hahaha!!! So all this story was for Access Bank!! Lool! nice one. The way i’ve been following this story religiously ehn.

  7. Edythe

    April 24, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    LOL, OK nah, @myaccessbank you guys rock though, thanks for saving the day, hope the story still continues

  8. tola

    April 25, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Hmmm, these access bank people, they sha want to force this loan down our throat, adverts left right and centre, Led ads all over town, Puzzles and sub stories on newspapers and now this. I feel like ive been scammed because i was actually following this story. oh well

  9. Deji

    April 25, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Gosh, I cant believe it ooooooo

  10. Tinu

    April 25, 2018 at 12:44 am

    This is very creative at least they passed the message accross

  11. Derin

    April 25, 2018 at 12:45 am

    This is just a vicious cycle, once you start borrowing you cant stop, because your salary will never be enough, nawa

  12. Frank

    April 25, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Lol, You cant hate on this tactic.

  13. Frank

    April 25, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Good on Access Bank

  14. papa

    April 25, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Access bank o, let us rest,,,Payday loan everywhere, Please when will the answers to the newspaper weekly puzzles come out

  15. Dori

    April 25, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Hehehe…Im short of words… ACCESS BANK!!! ARGGGGHHHHHHHHH

  16. AHMED

    April 25, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I’m so tempted to try this their loan,,,,but i dont want to get addicted

  17. Ay0damolami

    May 12, 2018 at 5:19 am

    whoa!!!!! I love this!

  18. SANDRA OMOGBEME

    May 16, 2018 at 2:32 am

    In Lasisi Elenu’s voice.. I wun even lie am so angry rai now.

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