Do I look like a husband snatcher?
I am a live and let live guy; I don’t want to take Sandra’s husband from her; but we both love him and if indeed she loves him, she won’t be there threatening and blackmailing me with exposure.
Who is afraid of exposure?
Let this go on record, I was the first to meet Okey, I was the first to really care for him. I love him, I have loved him for more than 8 years now; I have been his paddy for jungle and we have been together for more than 5 years now.
But this is Nigeria, that kind of love is frowned upon; so we couldn’t openly say, ‘hey, that’s my guy there.’ that is why Sandra is shouting upandan.
Sandra is going on about ‘exposing’ me. I am laughing in Calabar
Exposing me, kwa?
You expose somebody who is hiding, someone who is doing something in secret…that’s who you expose. But I am talking to you now, can she still expose me? I brought myself to you, can she expose anything again?
Biko, leave matter for Matthias, o.
I have nothing much to say other than she should, in the interest of her young marriage, back off. Except she wants to stop being married. Meanwhile, she was the one who practically forced my Okey to marry her… women with their need to be married!
I have no apologies for what has happened so far; I have told her, if she quarrels with me, her husband would leave her!
Ok, I should start from the beginning?
I don’t know where the beginning is, I just know that…
Sandra found text messages between Okey and I. She went snooping into her husband’s phone and discovered he was having something with me. So now she is threatening to out me!
Meanwhile, before he got married to her, Okey and I had been close friends, as in real close friends, then we fell in love; if you know what I mean.
That is the beginning.
See, these things happen. These things happen to a lot of us; nobody wakes up in the morning and say, ol boy, I wanna be gay. No. It is a feeling you can’t explain, an urge you can’t deny, it is in your head, in your heart…it is natural for you to like men, same with me…oh because I am a guy?
Oh, come off it, please!
I have always liked boys, right from secondary school, so it didn’t really take me by surprise because when I was growing up, when other kids are playing mummy and daddy, I never liked to do that. But, this is not why you are asking questions, right?
My friend Okey married Sandra; you know, before he got married, I was the one who decided he should marry her of all the girls that he was ‘seeing’ at that time. Okey is bi and I am ok with his choice, just as you have to be ok with mine!
This is because, we wanted him to marry a girl that would not give us too much stress, you know. By marrying a woman, it would not get people suspicious about Okey and I. We had been flat mates for a long time and even though we brought in girls from time to time, I think a few people were suspicious of what was going on between us. But I really don’t give a darn! Everyone has their lives to live, so if you like, be wasting your time judging me. I don’t care!
Sandra was likeable, she was the innocenti type that was why we settled for her, o! See Sandra has now grown wings, o! She was the one eager to marry, she was the one eager to be Mrs. Something o. So we thought that she would do anything to keep her marriage. See Sandra now, o. Posing and threatening to expose me! If she exposes me, won’t she expose her husband, Okey? Or am I the one fuxxx myself?
What of herself? Won’t she be exposing herself, too? Biko leave matter!
So she wants to expose me! She is mad! She thinks I am afraid? Is anybody feeding me in this town? Is she the one responsible for me?
See, I have said this before, if she goes ahead, that is her business. I don’t care. But she risks losing the marriage she so much cherishes. If she leaves him, he is back to fully being mine! Who will lose?
I am not the married one, he is, so she exposes herself and not me and her marriage ends; her son has no father to raise him. It’s her choice, I don’t care. Okey will come back to me!
That is all I am going to say on the matter!
(Series written and edited by Peju Akande and based on true stories)