My unborn child,
Although I’ve not met your mother yet,I just know you’re there somewhere.As cute as both your mother and i your father put together,maybe even cuter.I already even have a cute name for you.
The reason for this ‘whatever’ is to tell you the things you’d miss.Some are good,while you’re lucky you won't witness some.I was very privileged to be born in a unique time.A time when ‘Tales by moonlight’ was still aired on ‘Black & White’ TV.A time when my age mates and I rolled 'Car tires' and chase after them.A time when 'Wood' was used as toy guns and we wore ‘Curtina’ sandals to school.A time when this great country of ours had coins,1 kobo,5 kobo,10 kobo,50 kobo,then after a while 1 naira.A time when 1 naira was in paper note.A time when girls played ‘Ten Ten’.A time when both us the boys and the girls played ‘Mummy and Daddy’.A time when Wole Soyinka was still a young guy.A time when Fela Anikulapo Kuti,the originator of Afro Beat was alive and a serious heartache for the then government.A time when ‘Beatle’ was a luxury car.A time when ‘Agriculture’ was our main source of national income.A time when phones (land phones) were in the houses of only the wealthy.A time when we used words like ‘Style’.A time when churches garnished their praise and worship with their hands (or local drums).
When I was growing up however,I realised most of these things where already going into extinction.’Tales by moonlight’ was replaced with ‘Ben 10’ on ‘Flat screen’ TVs that were hung on walls.’Curtina’ sandals were replaced with ‘Old Navy’,’Sketchers’ and some other ones.’Car tires’ were replaced with ‘Remote controlled toy cars’.’Wooden’ guns were replaced with ‘Toy guns’ that could actually be used for robbery.’Coins’ disappeared leaving just the ‘Paper notes’.’Mummy and Daddy’ plays were actually ‘Boyfriend and Girlfriend’ serious dating.The 'Young Guy Wole Soyinka’ was replaced with a completely ‘Grey Haired Wole Soyinka’.’Fela Anikulapo Kuti’ died and the government had other musician to contend with.’Beatle’ was replaced with different other luxury cars,amongst which is the Toyota Land Cruiser that I bought (it keeps changing form,but it’s always there that’s why you met it).’Agriculture’ was replaced with ‘Crude Oil’ otherwise known as ‘Black Gold’.’Phones’ were so ubiquitous that traders even had theirs tied in their wrappers or put in their purses.’Style' was painfully replaced with ‘Swagger’ then ‘Swag’ then it died and ‘Style’ was exhumed and resurrected.'Hands/Local drums' were replaced with 'Jazz drum sets'.I could go on and on with things that were and were replaced,but let me stop with these few I have mentioned.
However,all these happened and you were not born yet.So I wonder how it would be when you get here.Definitely some of the things I mentioned here would still metamorphose.It is possible that what you’d meet would be laser guns rather than our regular AK 47s,Pump Actions and so on.It is possible that cars would no longer drive on roads but fly on air (our scientists have high hopes).Phones may not be so big that you'd need to hold them with your hands (they were thinking of Nano-technology).So I’ll try my possible best to keep pictures of as much of these things as I can,because I want you to see the awesome things you missed,but I your dad was opportuned to enjoy.Have a safe trip down here,I really am anticipating your entrance into this great world of ours.
Your Loving Father,
CEO of many companies,
Founder of Foundations,
Lover of your yet to be found mother.