so i finally got the courage to listen to your song IJOBA ORUN, then i got the strength to write this. its been very very hard for me. i remember january 2008 when i met you and you were just smiling at me and sucking your duvet(ughh that thing was annoying) i bet you are sucking on white dress now lol.
Tundun my roommate, my bunkie, my friend, my sister, my gossip partner, my motivator, hmmm since sunday afternoon ive just been remembering everything we did together, everything.When doyin came into my room and said "mobola said biola said tundun is dead" i said is this one mad pls thts a lie, then i spoke to mobola and i called your sister and asked her where is tundun? i expected her to say ahnahn why are you asking me dont you have her number but instead lulu said "she passed on this morning" and i laughed and the tears started and ive tried to stop them. You know whats so funny on sunday morning i was soo bored and i couldn't sleep and i started shopping online and then went on urbanog to see their shoes and immediately i saw your face and laughed because you got me a pair of shoes from there 2 years ago for my birthday present and i promised to get yours and bring it to naij that christmas but i scammed you .. hahaha and i was meant to send you the rest of the adams apple series i got from lagos this summer but i was always procrastinating hmmmm i wish i sent them to you now. you promised to call me after your exam on friday and you did but i was sleeping and didn't pick up and didn't even call back.. i really wished i picked up then or called back at least you would have said bye babygurrll i love you. when you were leaving my house last spring break i called your taxi and slept off i dont even think you hugged me properly. hmmmm.
Our last conversation you were telling me about your mums retirement plan and i was soo happy, you said you couldn't wait for her to start resting because she works sooooo hard, but you went to rest first. God knows best. That same day we joked about Lawunmi(lulushines) new boyfriend and how you said to me "BISI I MUST BE ON YOUR BRIDAL TRAIN I DONT CARE, IF IM NOT ON IT NOONE CAN" I laughed and said "NEVER YOUR BUMBUM IS TOOO FLAT AND SQUARE " and you laughed because you remembered how i always called you BLACKBOARD because you didn't have yansh ahahah FLAT..
Remember how everyday we would make noise in the dorms and look for trouble, and gossip, and laugh and laugh and they tagged us THE LOUD GIRLS. hahah i just remebered how u hate socks soo much and i would terrorize you by putting them on your bed and you would be soooo sooo mad.
Ohh i wonder where that your big bible is now the one with the pinkish cover, you read it every night hmm you loved God so much soo much soo much you inspired me. We had history class together, mrs barnes english class and ms monroe's biology class . lool i remember how u always had diarrhea and Benjamin Early would make fun of you " TUNDUN HAS DIARRHEA" loool oh you helped me soo much when Ben broke up with me after 3 weeks.LOOL VERY PETTY. the last time you spoke to me you told me yo had to tell your mum to stop asking about ben because i had a boyfriend and she needed to be updated"
Do u remember Milan AKA MULIKA the boy you liked soo much but he didn't know u existed lool and you would abuse him about having a big head .
I remember all our thanksgiving breaks we spent together with my mum and your mum and how we shopped for over fourteen hours because your mum wasn't tired. Good times. remember how we would call our mums by their names and laugh and say the stupidest things. "like titi is such a small girl" or "bimbola is not as rich as titi" or "kemi is soo broke" hmmm our mothers are devastated, my mum has just been saying its not fair, i spoke to titi on sunday and i tried to encourage her and pray for her but then she started praying for me. you know your mum is the prayer warrior . loll when she starts singing when we have devotions, we would try to hold our laughter. lool
TOOONDDOON the dancer and singer.. ugh soo annoying your voice woke me up every morning , you and mobola would be doing competition and i would be soo irritated and i would join with my croaky voice.. you always mad fun of me during choir because i sang offkey, and i was singing tenor and i would sit with suprano and alto.smh mama dancer beyonce of life... remember our liberian song "gli kata gli kata gli kata bam bam "
OMG you always made us feel young.. remember when i was about to graduate and we were doing beauty pageant in our room. and we would play dress up and catwalk. ELL OOO ELLL.. razzooo..
you picked my Banquet (Prom) dress for me and you were my date also" forever alone lifestyle" we had soo much fun then.. i dont really remember us fighting maybe only when you ate my food or something hahaha FOODIE. the last time you came to my house you lost agege bread in doyins room and we were looking for it like it was a needle.. i wonder if they even found it..
Tundun you were a diva, a star and an angel on earth, God wanted you back so much because you were a lovely person i just wish you never died that way. i wish i spoke to you the day you called, we planned to grow old together, we planned to be friends, you wanted to be my first daughters god mother, you had a bright future but like everyone has said GOD KNOWS BEST.. i cant even question Him at all. everyone down here misses you even the ones that dont know you are mourning.
the book you left with taiwo is still in my house im going to read it on my way to atlanta.
we are going to atlanta for your funeral on friday and is unbelievable. im going to meet your amazing friends and cousins you always spoke about and to be honest they are great people they have encouraged me soo much ive never lost a friend before and i never thought i would lose you . holding on to the Dm's you sent when uncle Yinka died. you told me to be strong and you would be there whenever i needed you, i need you soo much right now but you are not even here . you said you loved me soo much, i love you even more. you've gone to be with your maker im sure uve seen your dad, and my uncle and that you lagoon teacher you spoke about all the time.
i love you but God loves you more, and i know you are smiling down at us and saying" ahh you people i am enjoying and living the life up here you people are just being so extraaaa" maybe you are even drinking "FAYROUZ" and eating pop tart and a breadstick IN HEAVEN. i can imagine you with your wings and your one nation pick and drop hairstyle and your bright smile
hmmm tundun youve really gone and im writing about you in past tense,God has taken you home , your mummys jeep couldnt take you to heaven, your friends here on earth cant escort you to heavens gate.. im holding back my tears.. tundun this isnt easy why didnt you cross when Emma them were crossing , why did uhave to wait after ehhhnnnn tundun.. why. youve left ll of us with memories of you.. Whose is going to be my sisters best friend now who? who would share tutus birthday date ehnn.. tundun its not fair oo.. ive found it hard to sleep, i cant eat , i cant even smile, ithought i was doing better but no. everytime i close my eyes i see you in your green nightee and hairnet holding your bible and praying. hmm tundun o ti se eleyi tan oooo.. no one to call me and say "bisi any gist" or who would i call when i find out one of our classmates have gotten pregnant again. God does take the good ones. hmmmmm this wasnt the plan shay you know? you shay?
one day we would all meet again, but not anytime soon. you wouldnt be seeing any of your friends faces in heaven SOOON.. not even your mums face or lulushines face or ituunnuuuu or ladipo.. NEVER.. we are all going to enjoy life to the fullest. i know you've made soo many friends there already..
AIYE LOJA ORUN NILE
i love you my friend and sister
sunre ooo ore mi, ojo iku ni ojo isimi...
REST WELL SEKI
TUNDUN THE DANCER.... LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE :)