I met Dele on social media sometime in 2011 or 2012. By social Media , I mean Twitter. We used to have a lot to say to each other on the timeline then one day, he sent me a direct message and asked for my BBM pin. I was reluctant at first as I did not know why he wanted it , but I love to make friends and our conversations had given me a glimpse of the kind of person he was, witty and Intelligent, I gave him my pin and our conversation continued on BBM. We were cool.
Sometime in 2013, he visited Ibadan from Lagos and came around to the house. We had a good time like we had been friends for a long time and it was all joy. He left for Lagos and we kept in touch. Fast forward to two years later, early 2015 when I had been through with my Masters’ degree the previous year and staying home doing nothing looked too tragic for me. I started talking to my friends about informing me of opportunities around. I told Dele briefly and he told me he would put that in mind. One fateful Sunday evening in March 2015, I got a call from him asking if I could come to Lagos the next day because there was an opening somewhere and the interview was immediate, I spoke to my mum and the next morning, I was on my way to Lagos.
I wasn’t a regular Lagos visitor, so getting my way around was looking like a really big deal. Dele called me to say he would pick me from wherever the bus stopped me to the Interview venue so I wouldn’t miss it as it was fixed for a time. True to his words, he picked me from Yaba and took me to Lekki Jakande (If you stay in Lagos, you should know how far this is). while he was driving me there, I was agitated and scared that I might not get there in time but he kept calming me and saying I shouldn’t bother my head. As he said, we made it to the venue just in time!
It did not stop there, he actually waited in the car for me, till I finished the interview! Despite all the calls he was getting from people who needed to see him (Even for business), he made sure he sorted me and took me back to where I was familiar with before leaving. It was too much for me guys, I couldn’t understand why someone could be so amazing and would want to go all out for me all based on platonic friendship at a very short time. I got the job guys, I got my first job through a friend who did not ask for anything in return, a friend who did not know of my existence before social Media, an amazing friend!
Five or six months down the line, I got tired of the job and I was not happy with how I was feeling, I felt reluctant to leave because I did not want him to feel bad for getting me the job in the first place. I then complained to him and said I ddn’t know what to do. Guess what? Dele told me to leave if that was what my heart told me to do and I would surely get something better. I got so emotional and teary and this young man actually cried with me. See ehn, there are some people that God won’t stop blessing because of how amazing they really are, Dele is one! I pray for you today, my friend, that the Almighty will mention your name in the best of places and he will grant all your beneficial desires. I pray God continues guiding and guarding your ways and perfects all your doings. I cherish you a lot, a little more than a lot, actually.
Dele has a brand , called The Credible way and they sell the most gorgeous shoes ever. There are hats too and a couple of this and that. Have a peep at few things from their Gallery
You can check their website here or follow them on Instagram and Twitter @thecredibleway, Get shoes for your self or a loved one, and guess what? They are affordable too. He is one of our partners and he is giving a gift bag to one of our winners. It could be you.
Now to our task for the day, I appreciated Dele and gave a story of how he has been instrumental to my success story (oh yea I know I’m still a work in progress) , because that is what we are going to do today. Sit back and think of that friend or friends that have been very supportive, be it in deed , saying or whatever. Reach out to them and tell them how much you appreciate what they have been in your life and say a deep word of prayer for them. Pour your love out to them and let them know they are more than a big deal. Could be a friend who has helped you spiritually or financially, a friend who is always there to give you advice, a friend who is always willing to go the extra mile for you,a friend who never thinks your trouble is too much for them to bear and who has your back always. Reach out to them and let us know how they felt after you did. You could also tell us who they are and what they have done that you can never forget. Today is Friendship appreciation day people! Let’s do this…
I’ll be back. BOS