5 Nigerian Men Talk About The Best Things Their Friends Have Done For Them

May 7, 2021

Men might not be the most expressive people, especially when it comes to their friendships. Still, friends often go to great extents to help each other out, expressing their affection for each other in other ways without saying, “I love you bro.” I spoke to 5 men about the best things their friends have done for them. Here’s what they had to say.

Michael

Last year, I took a loan to commit to a business venture. Unfortunately for me, the business failed and I ran into a huge debt. My boys, Yemi, Babatunde and Tope came through for me without even asking questions. I owe them my life.

Emmanuel

I was required to create a presentation at one stage in an interview but I knew nothing about Powerpoint and slides. I reached out to Dan, someone who wasn’t exactly a friend but whom I had gone to secondary school and university with. I called him on the night before the slides were due and he created the presentation for me without collecting payment. The best part was I got the job that changed my life. I’m forever grateful to him.

Ken

There was a time I needed to send money home for a family emergency. I had to empty out my account because of the urgency. Unfortunately, my rent was due. I was the risk of getting evicted from my apartment when two of my friends loaned me 150k each for my rent.

I still had to support my family for a while so I wasn’t able to pay them back for over a year. They never mentioned the loan. When I was ready to repay it, they refused to collect it. They’re my boys and I’ll always be grateful for them.

Muyiwa

I met Jide in NYSC camp in Zamfara. When we were both redeployed to Ogun State, I told him I didn’t know where to stay. He offered me accommodation in his family house, free of charge. His family treated me like one of theirs. Thanks to him, I didn’t spend a dime on accommodation during NYSC. Now, we don’t see that often but we ensure we have beer twice or thrice a year.

Baba

Back in 2018, I was a starry-eyed, fresh from school, don’t-have-no-connects, ambitious boy from Ibadan. I only knew I wanted to be a lawyer and I wanted to do it in Lagos and it had to be one of those law firms on the island that’d pay me well.

I didn’t have a dime and everything in Lagos was so expensive. While I was applying for a job, I was posted to a firm that wanted to pay me N10,000 monthly. I had nowhere to stay but the Lord sent me an angel in form of Debe who housed me till I found a job. I couldn’t have made it without him.

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