Hi there ladies and gents,
I had this interview stashed away but other things came up. First, I had to do promo for the first two books in the Sons of Ishmael series. Then I tidied up Mended With Love and believe it or not, I am already in half way in my 2018 release.
This interview takes place before the couple’s Abuja wedding. That is before the interview I did with Rasheed & Ibiso.
Since they were in the Detroit and I was in Atlanta, I Skyped them for a quick chat. So without further ado here they are….Jabir & Damisi
When we start the interview Jabir was on his way home from work. He was late but I got started anyway.
Unoma :Hey Lady. How have you been? You look great.
Damisi: Hey Unoma, thanks, so do you. I’ve been doing well. Things have finally settled down.
Unoma: It was crazy there for a minute.
Damisi: You have no idea, It was like I was about to lose my mind.
Unoma: But you pulled through. (I laugh) We can laugh about it now but you do understand while the fans were so vicious in their attacks?
Damisi: I would be lying if I say I didn’t understand their annoyance. The minute I took a public mantle, I had a platform and I was a role model to some whether I wanted that responsibility or not. So I do get it but a sister wanted to crawl under a rock somedays.
Unoma:But that man had you sha. Six whole years. You kept it together for so long, then you just surrendered huh? (LOL)
Damisi bugs her eyes at me in mock surprise: Have you met my husband. He is charming, sexy, smart, loving and caring. I could do without his over bearance. And his arrogance…you have to love him to get it.
Jabir: But you still like it though.(Jabir walks in and kisses Damisi full on the mouth. He doesn’t even care that I’m sitting there and I got to go get dinner started in my own house)
Unoma: Jay…(I laugh when he gives me a warning look and wraps his hand over his wife’s shoulder, pulling her closer to him) What? That’s the only way I could get your lips off her long enough to answer my questions.
Jabir: What you got? How you doing? You look good.
Unoma Why thanks. You don’t look to bad yourself. At least you don’t look like what you’ve been through.
Jabir: No I don’t. Thank God but it was rough for a while.
Unoma: Yea that’s what I and Dami were just talking about. She understood where the fans where coming from in their criticism of her.
Jabir: Fan or not, I not I wanted to sue each and everyone of them. But we got through that and then…
Damisi: Angela wanted to rear her ugly head. I mean she is cute but that situation made me sick to my stomach.
Jabir: And I’ll spend the rest of my life making up to you.(he kisses her forehead)
Unoma: Aww isn’t that sweet. How are the twins?
Jabir & Damisi : Spoiled.
Damisi: And it is going to get a whole lot worse when we go home for the wedding in a couple of months.
Unoma: Are you excited?
Jabir: Me I’m like whatever but whatever my baby wants she gets.( Jabir’s phone rings and he looks at it.) I gotta get this.
Unoma: So how is your family doing? Dad better?
Damisi: Oh yes, he is much better. I thank that man over there( she points to Jabir by the fireplace talking on the phone.) He sends him money and checks on him medically often
Unoma: So what’s next?
Damisi: Mosaic is doing really well. What started off as a way to share my pain had blossomed into something cool.
Unoma: That;s how it always is. We gotta use our pain for purpose.
Jabir: Sorry about that ladies. Unoma, Kammy says to ask you if you coming to Naija for the wedding. You and him got things to discuss.
Unoma: Tell that man to let me be great. When I interview Rasheed and Ibiso he can say whatever he want to say then.
Suddenly one of the babies start crying.
Damisi: That’s my que. I will talk you soon girl. Thank you for telling our story. It wasn’t an easy one but it was so worth it. (She kissed Jabir’s cheek and left.)
Unoma: All right Dami. Thanks for talking with me. I turn to Jabir) So how is the family life?
Jabir smiles so wide, I can literally count his teeth: It’s what I never knew I wanted but can;t breath without. Those three ladies are my life.
Unoma: I bet. You want a boy?
Jabir turned back like in feigned fear: Why you trying to cause friction in my happy home? (We share a laugh) Yes I do I need to even things out a bit, but Dami will kill me if I even mention it now. But Imma get my boy believe that( he winks)
Damisi yells: Baby, I need some help.
Jabir stands: The madam calls I gotta go but Ill see you soon.
Unoma: A’ight cool. Kiss the babies for me.
Jabir will do
We end the call.
I hope you enjoyed my short time with them
Kammy is coming in 2 days…Have you ordered your copy? You can do so here