FAB-Diary-FABO-Paul-Anita-Okoye-Wedding-FAB-Magazine (1)Hello friends and fellow Monday haters.

I can’t help but think that this past weekend went by so fast. It’s almost as if it was 24 hours instead of the usual 48. And it did not help that there was nowhere for me to go, on one for me to familiarize myself with.

Why is that? You ask? It is because all the ‘who’s and who’s’ in the Nigerian entertainment industry managed to buy ticket to Port-Harcourt for Paul Okoye and Anita’s wedding. I wanted to go too o. But my Oga did not believe that I was sick. He said “Fabo if malaria or fever dey worry you swallow Alabukun and come and call passenger abeg”. So that excuse did not work for me.FAB-Diary-FABO-Paul-Anita-Okoye-Wedding-FAB-Magazine (2)

But let me tell you the truth it is not as if I really wanted to go sef. The problem with celebrity weddings is that even those ones that call themselves celebrities and only have one song will be trying to paddy themselves with Don Jazzy and co. That is when you will see so many of them doing like as if they live in the same house when they don’t even know the real name of their colleague. Too much pretending goes on at Nigerian celebrity wedding and I don’t want to be a part of it sef.

Let me not lie it pained me sha. After I met Uti at that AMVCA last two weeks, I told him I wanted to go for this wedding but seeing that I had just come in from the America I had not made a lot of contacts yet. So I told him that I knew the kind of person he is and that we should team up for a while. I told him I had all this money to spend to brand myself but no one to help me through and he agreed. He said he’d contact me and never did so yes, that pained me. The whole wedding is paining me. I am supposed to be there frolicking with the rest of them. I am supposed to be drinking champagne and tilting my head back in a calculated laugh as the camera flashes when I am mistakenly standing next to Banky W – all those strategic poses.

FAB-Diary-FABO-Paul-Anita-Okoye-Wedding-FAB-Magazine (3)These celebrities think that we are not on to them but we are. All these celebrity weddings are just another excuse to network and increase their standing in the industry. That is when A will promise B a collaboration and B will leak to the media that “so so and so is going to happen soon”. I can’t wait to be in that world of pretense. FAB-Diary-FABO-Paul-Anita-Okoye-Wedding-FAB-Magazine (1)Getting left out of this wedding is just making me reinforce my desire to be a part of that crowd. THEY WILL KNOW ME. They have to.

I have no other ambition but to be a star.

 

 

 

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29-year-old Boye Fafunwa has always been called Fabo by his friends and in school. He has no idea how the name originated and almost always introduces himself simply as “Fabo”.

Having grown up in the rural areas of Ogun State, deciding to go to Lagos – a land of greener pastures, has been a roller-coaster experience for him. When Fabo was thrown into Lagos Life as an upcoming and thirst-driven artist, he vowed to be seen at all the events and with all the top names in the music industry. Even though he is a graduate who studied Industrial Art at The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in Ogun State, he has been pushed to a life of hardship by a recent loss of all he holds dear.

Fabo lives in a self-contain apartment in Adeniji Adele surviving on money gotten from his day job of being a bus conductor. At night Fabo transforms into a typical young man in Lagos who is just looking to survive and become famous.

These are his chronicles, brought to you every Monday through FAB Magazine Online.

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