A Happy New Year to the whole family. That’s how I view the MyMindSnaps readers – a family. I like to view myself as the president of the MMS superfan club, just like the Beyhive, we’re quite loyal. I for one am really grateful for the role this blog played in my life throughout the past year; the stories were entertaining and beautifully penned.
Last year saw the birth of a lot of stories. We got new writers and we couldn’t be happier. This place has become a haven for good stories, a place you’re guaranteed to always give a return visit to. It’s a place that has become a community of great writers and the thousands of fans that read their stories.
I owe a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of Eze Goes To School fans who kept calling for Eze to return. Surely, the guy and his lads couldn’t have just passed out without a proper ceremony. You guys spoke and Walter heard your screams, pleas, and cowered to your threats of physical harm. Last year marked the return of Eze and his cronies. Hopefully, this would be the year he snags Anulika.
Chika has kept us laughing with his Humour Column. We’ve read, smiled, laughed out loud at the many satirical pieces he’s penned, even when he made caricature of our country, our presidents past and present, our elections and the lawmakers who rigged won. We forget our reality once every week and allowed ourselves be led into the satiric world he creates. Dànké Chika, Dànké. In this New Year, you’ll add another humour bone. Oya say Amen.
The B.O. Okoji Experiences was almost forgotten by me, until he returned with a bang to remind me why he is the Oga law. After showing Chief shege, I do hope he shall return in this new year to give alhaji a legal waka.
We can’t forget Adaku and her legion of frenemies; how these Housewives keep keeping us entertained is a testament to the power of a good story that’s got very relatable characters. I for one can’t wait to see where the story goes for these ladies. I got my eyes on you Leticia. I got my eyes on you.
Onuora finally blessed us with his customer-centric stories. After years and years and centuries of planning, Walter finally got him to tell us what it’s like to design a new, beautiful, adorable, and fantastic logo from scratch. All for just 1000 naira! Ain’t these customers wonderful? The Matrix Without Loading is our Saturday delight and his interactions with his customers leaves us silently praying he keeps getting those kind of customers. After all, where will the stories come from if they stop coming.
I read my first Pidgin English story right here and for an ajebutter like me, e been get as e be. How Abako come dey sweet me na wetin I no come fit arrange my brain to understand, but the thing eh, e just dey totori my body dey go. I troway salute to the better pikin wey write the tori. As we don enter New Year, ya mama breast no go fall.
Criminally Insane is another truly ingenious piece. I don’t even know if I’ll call it a medical advice column, for the author knows how to dispense her pearls of advice with a big slap on the wrist. It’s like a series written by a school teacher, doctor, lawyer, accountant, mortician, pathologist, and a housewife all rolled in one. As we step into this New Year, I’ll give her the advice she has given us all. Nne, receive sense to continue what you’re doing, ya gazie.
I also started a new series last year, one inspired by my relationship with my son. I took you all on a journey on what it feels like to be a new father, albeit on the lighter side. What started as just one piece, has led to more episodes. In this New Year, I hope the stories will be more frequent. But then again, it all depends on the young lad.
Just as we had many new entries this year, we’re still entertained with the classics. Walter’s interaction with Lagos leads to a entertaining dairy, Eketi Ette’s opinion is still worthy of reading, and those people for her compound never get any recent matter to talk about?
It’s been an amazing past year for MMS and I pray it shall be an even greater year. To Walter and the various contributors, may your ink never run dry. Your imaginations shall always remain fertile and your personal experiences, entertaining.
Happy New Year, MyMindSnaps family, may our minds keep snapping!
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