5:00pm prompt! Clearly stated as the red carpet time for the Lotanna movie premiere at the Eko Hotel and Suites. But somehow the Nigerian and procrastinator in me didn’t allow me get to the venue until 7:20pm, I was late and to make things worse the universe decided to bless me with terrible network reception, making it almost impossible to contact my colleague, who had the decency to arrive at the apt time.
After about 10 minutes of “hello! Can you hear me? Come get me outside please, hello! Hello” the universe decided I had suffered enough. Finally my colleague was there at the lobby to rescue me, as we hurried to the hall where the event was taking place, then she realized she couldn’t remember which way was the right way in. We went from corner to corner trying to find our way in, and as we hurried out of yet another wrong door, I bumped into Adekunle Gold. Dressed for the event, in his retro outfit and wide glasses, I apologized to Mr. Gold and complimented his outfit as I hurried along. I am sure he was wondering exactly what was wrong with my colleague and I, one would have thought I was star struck, but a little bit of crazy found its way in the encounter. Finally we found our way in, hurried past the guards and alas we were on the red carpet.