Who is a friend?
A friend is one who:
Takes the last piece of fried yam and breaks it in half to share with you.
Decides to pay the fare when you’re going to town so you pay when coming back.
Goes to download the movie with your laptop when you tell him it’s in.
Asks you “what is this?” When everyone is gushing about your new painting.
Teaches you how to do alkayida ‘cos you have two left feet.
Borrows money from you even though you just took a loan from him.
Disappears when you finally manage to land the “movement” for the night.
Warns you when you’re about to go cliff diving without a parachute but follows anyway!
Tells you to “trap” the girl when she makes moves on you.
Punches you in the gut cos you’re being an asshole.
Calls you, insults you and hangs up, all for the fun of it.
Is always up for “one game p3” in FIFA but ends up skipping lectures.
Goes to steal the rice cooker when you manage to get uncooked beans.
Says “I’m not giving you away.” like a selfish child.
Comes to your house and drags you to play soccer in the rain.
Tells you your music is boring but sends it to his girl on whatsapp.
Cooks a big pot of Jollof and invites you over cos you’re broke.
Forgets your birthday and deliberately changes hers so you’ll forget some!
Will call you in the middle of a lecture for “scores”
Knows your password and posts dumb stuff on your page.
Picks your washing (including your sexy lingerie) cos he got to the hostel first before the rain storm set in.
Laughs after everyone else cos she just got the joke.
Supports your rival club and never ceases to make fun of you
Pulls a totally meaningless and absurd prank on you for absolutely no reason.
Gets you a card and a box of chocolates when you’re gnashing on Val’s day.
The one who seems to know everything.
Pulls you up after dirtying you in a fight with a smile and a curt “your da.”
Parties hard with you all weekend and wakes you up the night before a paper so you cram.
Does MTN pay for me to call you.
A friend is your roof on the rainy day,
the handkerchief for your snot,
The glue for your broken heart,
The one star that remains in your sky the whole day
And illuminates your moon at night.
A friend is a sibling.
And yes the only one who still gets away with calling you crap!!!
©Sena Kodjokuma 2013