So there are three male friends…Tomiwa, Nelson and Emeka. They all went to St. Gregory’s in Lagos together in the 90’s and have been friends ever since. Nelson and Emeka are from relatively well to do families and were both sponsored to “the overseas” for University education. Tomiwa despite being half Egyptian (with an American passport)…his parents weren’t bouyant enough that they could afford to send him to America for school.
Long story short…Tomiwa went to Egypt right after secondary school and took up work in a graphics agency, while Nelson studied in America and Emeka was brought back from the UK to a private Uni in Naija due to misbehaving. Tomiwa kept growing in his industry while the others were schooling and by 30 he had made director at his place of employment. Emeka had just managed to find an entry level job in one high profile segment under Lagos state thanks to his parents connection. Nelson was doing well within his own right and doing a legitimate hustle etc.
Long story short in 2014 Tomiwa announces that he wants a Maserati really bad and he feels he had worked so hard and deserved it. Everyone applauded him. It didn’t hurt his finances much as his wife was more than OK financially herself (daddy is a legit diezillionaire). He bought it. A few months later Nelson was also inspired and bought a Ferrari. Emeka seemed the only one without a sports car…yes in this same lagos.
So Tomiwa calls a boyz meeting – usual friday hangout and says…guys we are pregnant and I am selling my Maserati to get something more baby friendly. So Emeka after the announcement calls Nelson and starts to say…how thank god tomiwa has finally grown up etc…meanwhile Tomiwa has been the only one of the trio working since he was 18, built a house for his folks etc.
Now my question is- is Emeka’s rant to Nelson a jealous underhanded comment? Emeka drives a hyundai jeep- complete with monthly payments – he doesn’t own the car outright. I was arguing that Emeka might just be feeling inadequate, but Nelson’s wife was saying but Emeka’s parents are the richest…he essentially had or has access to everything.
Share your thoughts please on what Emeka’s soliloquy could possibly be.
It took a lot to write this mess with diff names….lol.