Had to hail an early morning ride to San Francisco yesterday. As the Indian driver and I discussed our backgrounds, power bikes, rent in the Bay area etc. Suddenly he turned to me and asked:
“You are Nigerian right?”
“Do you know Mark Enji kimidi?”
“Mark Enji kimidi”
Then it hit me. I had allowed myself to be caught off guard with his thick Indian accent, having caused others the same with my thick igbo accent, i could not fault him.
“Ooooooh!!!! You mean Mark Angel Comedy!!!???”
I gotta say.. I never saw that one coming.
For those who do not know ,@markangelcomedy is an online Nigerian, low budget comedy series that features Mark Angel, his witty niece Emmanuella and her friends.
A number of thoughts passed through my head.
I had never been so happy to see a pre-roll ad play, its different when you know that those ad dollars would be going to someone back home.
The last thought occurred to me when we parted ways as our ride came to an end and we shook hands and wished each other well.