Hey fam! It is today! We draw the curtain down on #KnowThyMan today. I know I will cry tonight (yes, I am a crybaby like that!) I cried when #CapitalHigh ended, so it is only fair that I cry for this one as well..lol! As an aside, so all those of you who cursed me and insulted me in your hearts for leaving you hanging, tell me how you feel now. I was just trying to surprise you but you are not that easy to surprise, after all. Three of my friends got married this weekend so as expected, this final episode is to all 3 beautiful couples- Kelvin & Ayeley, Manasseh & Becky and Kofi & Kafui. May your love be the kind that knows no ending! ❤ Congratulations to my friends who passed the bar exams, especially Kwame Kota. Too proud of you!!
As you already know, our meetup is fast approaching and I am already giddy with excitement just thinking about it. It is on the 17th of September, 4pm to 7pm at the Workshed (2nd floor of the HFC Bank). Please don’t forget to register so that we can have a fair idea of the numbers we are working with. There are surprises and giveaways to look forward to. We will discuss your favourite stories and characters, re-write some of them and do all sorts of fun Kenikodjo-related things. It will be all kinds of lit!! I really can’t wait to see all of you! September is just an awesome month! (Remember the official hashtag for the meetup is #theKenikodjomeetup)
If you follow us on social media, you will know that we had the #knowthyman photo shoot this weekend. I can’t say thank you enough to my wonderful cast. You are such amazing people and seeing how much effort you put into bringing the characters to life was indeed humbling! (Chale, people wore wedding rings nyinaa oo!) As always, I am truly indebted to Gerard Nartey and Kwame Pocho for taking time off their busy schedules to shoot and edit these lovely pictures. ❤ ❤ ❤
To appreciate the end, it is only fair that we go back to the beginning. Meet the people whose lives we have combed through over the last 16 weeks…
….and the ladies
Comforting Kafui in Ewuraefua’s kitchen
The picture-perfect marriage of Peter and Ewuraefua…
...or maybe not so perfect
Prosper beating the life out of his wife -just because #Prosperisapig. This hashtag never ceases to make my day.
Tim constantly lurking in the background of the Paa Kow-Tonia romance.
The transformed Kafui
Celebrating the friendships
Special thanks once again to Pocho and Gerard! It’s a wrap!
‘There is no unseeing this, is there?’
‘No, there isn’t.’
‘Maybe I should speak to him.’
‘Err, I don’t know about that. Your conversations are highly inflammable. He probably won’t believe you.’
‘Heck, I don’t even believe it myself. It doesn’t add up quite yet.’
Tonia’s heart was beating.
If what she had just discovered was true, it changed everything. That was why she called Paa Kow to come over, so that she could have a second opinion.
Rewind to three nights ago, when she took out the letter Kafui wrote her for the umpteenth time to read. It had become a habit- to go through the things she had that reminded her of Kafui from time to time. The only difference was that this time she had discovered yet another note folded into a small square in the corner of the envelope.
‘How have I never seen this before?’
She cautiously opened the note, afraid of what she might find. After reading it, she called Paa Kow and waited for him to also come and read it.
After sitting in silence for a while, he broke the silence.
‘Wow! It’s not Prosper’s baby? And he doesn’t know?’
In the next three days, they had discovered that the name on Sewoenam’s birth cerificate wasn’t Prosper’s, just like the note had mentioned. They also discovered that the man whose child it was had been the man that Kafui loved before Prosper came on to the scene. They also discovered that he had passed away before Sewoenam was born but since Prosper was not at the hospital when the baby was born, Kafui had them put that man’s name on the certificate.
‘That’s all you have to say?’
‘I guess when you are down, you are not that worried about someone kicking you. It doesn’t change the fact that you are down, does it?’
‘What’s with the parables?’
‘I was trying to impregnate this girl that I brought to the barbecue. It turns out that all that drinking has given me a low sperm count. And here I was convincing myself that all was not lost because at least I have Sewoenam. Look how wrong I was. Kafui is still punishing me even in her grave.’
‘She didn’t give you a low sperm count. You did that to yourself.’
‘Indeed. Looks like the joke is on me, after all.’
‘See you around, Tonia.’
Somehow she knew that was the last time she was going to see him in a long while.
A year had passed since then and it was time for Kafui’s memorial. They had decided that they would never have a sad memorial for her. They were all going to gather after work at Peter and Ewuraefua’s place and have a good time together. As Tonia pulled up in the driveway, she realized that she was the last person to get there.
Everyone was there-passing round food and drinks and watching Titanic, one of Kafui’s favourite movies. Sewoenam grinned and lifted his hands to be carried. She indulged him for a few minutes, listening to him babble about everything and anything. She handed Sewoenam to Adjeley and turned to find Paa Kow on his knees, with a ring with a ruby stone daintily placed on it.
It took all her self will to not burst into tears.
How did he know that I like rubies?
She knew what was happening but her lips reacted before her mind could stop it.
‘I know this isn’t the way you imagined being proposed to, but I keep looking for the perfect time and it never comes. I just realized that I don’t need the perfect time. Every moment is perfect with you. I have watched you be a rock for everyone and a devoted mother. I have watched you cry, fight, laugh and fall asleep. I want to do that for the rest of my life- to watch you and watch over you. Tonia, will you marry me?’
‘Yes! Yes I will marry you!’
As Paa Kow swept her off her feet in an exaggerated embrace, she looked over his shoulder at her friends who were cheering for her. This was the first time in a long time that she was happy- truly happy- ever since Kafui died.
You were right, Kafui. I do love him.
She could hear Adjeley’s voice, ‘Wait, this means you can have sex soon right?’
Everyone burst into laughter. Tonia closed her eyes and leaned against Paa Kow.
So this is what forever feels like.
It’s been quite the ride, hasn’t it?
Till we meet again,