Olivia Oluchukwu Chima: Ọrọnfo By Toju Micheal Ogbe (An Autobiography)

Ọrọnfo is a first-of-its-kind autobiography authored by Toju Micheal Ogbe and in him, his life, his story is Olivia Oluchukwu Chima.

Olivia Oluchukwu Chima: Ọrọnfo By Toju Micheal Ogbe (An Autobiography)

Olivia Oluchukwu Chima is my beloved friend and baby sister.

In February 2024 (precisely February 10), I met Olivia who came alongside her friend Gift to the PositiveNaija Art Gallery and Gift Shop at Karu, Abuja to just see what the shop is about and I believe it has been from that day/time, an incredible experience of friendship, respect, love, positivity and learning.

The first item(s) she and her friend purchased at the shop was for their teacher ‘Miss Lola’. They both admire and love her a lot and regard her as a role model.

Being intelligent, focused, kind, helpful, sympathetic, curious, purposeful; I believe are her biggest assets as a person and I have learnt a lot from her.

She not just appreciates art but knows how much almost every item in the gallery is and she has the title of being ‘my P.A’ at the gallery. She supports and promotes the art gallery to her friends and family, and thanks to her and Gift, I have also had the privilege of meeting their friends including; Ella Ochanya, Princess Etiorji, Zuriel Olawuyi, Dayo Okunola, Jennifer, Favour, Abiayo Igunbode, etc. at the gallery.

I am happy I taught her how to play chess and her progress has been excellent especially the passion she brings when she plays. If ‘FAB’ is on the line and she and Gift team up to play against you, you are simply on your own and her nickname is ‘Queen of Caution’ – in recognition of her very careful style of play.

By the way, she and Gift have banned me from using the word ‘proposal’ in my conversations unless when I am getting married and that I should instead make use of ‘business deals’.

Countless times and days, I smile and laugh to myself of how much fun and discussions we had at the gallery; from when she, Zuriel, Princess, Gift had to sing along their favorite songs; to when they come to the gallery and hear me listening or playing ‘It’s a good day’ by Bez Idakula or Mariah Carey’s ‘We belong together remix’ or ‘There must have been an angel by my side… by Sade’; to when she deals with and finishes my peanuts and still asks me who finished it.

Oh, how about the day Olivia and Gift played the friendship and relationship quiz of how well they know each other (5 different questions to each other them) with Gift telling Olivia what she likes the most about her as her friend? Brethren, Olivia blushed. I say Olivia blushed so hard, she couldn’t sit anymore, roaming the art gallery with her mouth covered; I could feel the gallery shaking and vibrating as a result of Olivia blushing to what Gift said to and about her. I don’t think anyone would be able to blush at the gallery as much as Olivia did that day; it was beautiful.

How about when we talked about God and church? I was super impressed at not just the knowledge she had but the self-awareness, composure and courage she had.

Her ideas and support; I have enjoyed.

I remember how she would join me to think critically on either what we could also do at the gallery and gift shop for customers or social good we could do for the community around us.

On the 5th of July 2024, I received a surprise gift of a book of treasurable memories from her and her friends which documented with space for more documentations of the wonderful shared fun and experiences we have had. They also got me cupcakes which was really delicious. The gift from them was for my birthday in arrears – March 31, 2024 (I didn’t inform them at the time). I really really loved it. It was simple, perfect, super cost-effective, and with a very high level of organisation, documentation and realness to it, it truly captured what I would cherish to have as a gift and I am about – creating, celebrating and preserving good memories and friendships.

As a shinning star, which she is, l appreciate Olivia Oluchukwu Chima always for her trust and every star moment we have shared, which have been filled with interesting lessons and beautiful star memories.

 

 

About the author

My name is Toju Micheal Ogbe and I a Nigerian and the Founder of PositiveNaija (Online News/Media Publishing and Art Museum).

I am passionate about the love of God.

My passion in life also includes: Art; Creativity; History; Diplomacy; Games and Competitions; Gifts and Gifting; Media and Journalism; Music; Progressive Development and Excellence; Research.

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