From The Cradle To The Grave – 1st Decade – Simisola Obe

From The Cradle To The Grave – 1st Decade – Simisola Obe

I spent the 9 months of formation in my mothers womb, travelling around the world. From Asia to Europe, Africa and South America, I visited not less than 10 countries. Then I was born, barely 7 months old and the plane hopping resumed with my Super star mum.

My name is Simisola Obe and I am 9 years old, probably the smartest, kindest, most intelligent, most fun loving and of course most beautiful girl you would ever meet. I know this because my parents tell me every single day that I am all of these and so much more.

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I am the 4th of 5 children with 2 older sisters Omokunmi and Anjolaoluwa Obe, an older brother, Oladokun Obe and my younger brother, Olaoluwakitan Obe. I take pride in having the coolest siblings ever. They are a mix of Crazy, Nerdy and cool but the best people you can have in your corner.

My oldest sibling, Sister Kunmi is 11 years older than me, very reserved, cool, extremely kind hearted and unarguably our dad’s favorite. In my head, she’s my second mother and I love her to bits. A graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos, she has just gained admission into the London School of Economics to study Finance and Private Equity for her Masters Degree.

Dokun, the second child and my older brother is the nerd in the family. He’s a program developer and straight A student currently studying Networking and Information Technology Security at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He’s 18 years old and just like Sis Kunmi, we have an unbreakable bond.

Now to the Outlandish, Tell- it -as -it -is but most supportive sister ever, there is Anjolaoluwa, the 14 year old family diva. Anjola is simply a handful. She’s smart, witty, bold, confident and has a straight forward approach to life. Even with her physical appearance, she looks nothing like the rest of us. Very light skinned and a lot slimmer, she could pass for a Hausa girl.

We spend 8 out of 10 hours together arguing and picking on each other but she’s hands down my best friend ever. Since I gained admission into the prestigious Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, we have become even closer. Being her younger sister earned me automatic respect across my block, as she’s one of the most popular girls in school among the students and teachers, known for her beauty, brains and brawn.

7 year old Olaoluwakitan, my younger brother is the baby of the house and Sis Kunmi’s adopted first son. You’d always find him with her, reading books, watching TV or learning a new word. We all wonder how he’d cope when she has to relocate to the UK.

Our dad, Mr Olawale Obe is an investment banker planning to go into retirement once he clocks 50, which is in less than 2 years. Asides his day job, he owns a fitness center with 3 branches, 2 in Lagos and 1 in Port Harcourt among other businesses. He’s a major fitness fanatic who turned his passion into a business.

Mum, Mrs Alero Obe is a Psychologist and Life Coach but most importantly an award winning footwear designer and retailer. Her designs have made it to the London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week within the space of 5 years. For someone with a financially poor background, weak family ties and most discouraging upbringing, her determination to succeed and her positive attitude towards life makes her my role model and mentor.

I love my family to bits, we are close knit, founded on love and bound by God. We are different in our special ways but together we make a great team. They complete me and I can’t imagine life without any of them.

In just a few months, 3 months to be precise, I am going to turn 10 and my dad has promised to throw me a big party if only I can be a part of the top 3 students in class at the end of my first term in Junior Secondary 1.

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The much anticipated blog series From The Cradle To The Grave is here. In this Episode, we get a peek into the background of our first character Simisola Obe. It’s a long way from here on and I hope you guys learn a thing or two from this one. I would love to read your thoughts with every episode. Please share with your friends and non friends and your feedback is always highly appreciated.

Peace, Love and Light

Xoxo,

Jay

2 Comments

  • Becky
    October 26, 2018

    Okay, anticipation boiling!!!!

  • Mz Kemz
    October 27, 2018

    Whooppp! Front row seats booked! I got fitfam approved popcorn if anyone’s interested 😁

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