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Happy Anniversary to Jabir & Damisi Danjuma!

These two gave me a headache but I love them just the same. If you haven’t read their story, you can get it on Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Okadabooks and Paper back. Click herehttps://unomanwankwor.com/books/sons-of-ishmael-series/anchored-by-love-book-2/

Enjoy this snippet

Damisi blinked a couple of times, reassuring herself this wasn’t a dream. She then lifted her finger to her ear and pressed against it. It wasn’t stuffed up. Jabir stood in front of her, his expression blank as though he hadn’t asked her to turn her world upside down.

“What?” she asked. She couldn’t have heard right.

“I asked you to marry me.”

“More like commanded,” she retorted.

“Do you want me to kneel? I can, but I think we’re past that stage.”  His eyes travelled to her stomach.

“Are you insane?”

“Why? Because I want to marry the soon-to-be mother of my child?” Jabir countered.

She folded her arms across her chest and walked past him. She sat on the bay window and stared into the darkness of the night. She was tired. This was all too much for her. How could one slip-up have so many repercussions?

Jabir walked up beside her and leaned with one shoulder against the windowsill. Beats of silence passed between them.

She looked at him. “You’re suggesting I marry you out of obligation?”

He shrugged. “Would it be that much of a sacrifice?”

Her eyes widened. “Are you kidding me?”

She couldn’t believe he was acting so nonchalantly—like it was no big deal. Their relationship had failed, so what made him think a marriage wouldn’t?

“All you have to do is view it as a business transaction.” He smiled.

“With no expiration date?”

“Who says? That can be arranged, but this time I’d have some notice. You won’t be able to pull your disappearing act because you would belong to me.” Jabir winked.

Damisi seethed. She had never met a more arrogant and cocky man.

“You are the most—” She bit down on her lip.

 “Easy now. I know for a fact that babies can hear even in the womb. Watch what you say about its father.” He smirked.

 “Is this a game to you?” she sighed.

“A game? A game? Do I look like I’m playing?” Jabir paced before her.

She knew he was trying to control his temper, but she wasn’t bothered. Let him get mad and leave. Just leave her alone.

“I don’t play games. You do.” His fiery gaze darkened his eyes.

His accusation hurt. Damisi waved her hand wearily. “I can’t rehash this now. We buried the past for six years. Why now?”

“You’re carrying my child. That’s why.” He paused. “I was so eager to be done when you left me in that hotel room. I refuse to be the forbidden toy you toss aside when your Christian conscience kicks in.”

“And I refuse to be with a man who knows nothing about loyalty and commitment.” She trembled on the verge of tears.

“Accuse me of anything, but while we were together I was committed to you. You left!”

They’re Back!

Coming Soon!!

The last book in the Sons of Ishmael series: Redeemed Through Love.

All books are standalones but to have the full Danjuma experience, it is advisable to read all books. To help with that, the first book A SCOOP OF LOVE is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and the other books have been discounted.

 

“The multiplying of the redeemed is the magnifying of the Redeemer.”

Redeemed Through Love starts 6 months after Kamal’s(Mended With Love) twins are born. In the book, we get to know more about Halima Danjuma. Remember she’s the baby  step sister of the Danjuma brothers. She was raised Muslim while her brothers were raised Christian. What were the odds that she’d fall in love with a Christian.

Ekene Odili.

Ekene is her brother’s best friend and lawyer of Danjuma Group. In this tale, Halima is on a quest for the truth.  The truth however is wrapped up in a forbidden love. One she’s tempted to explore but when the consequences come will she wish she hadn’t disturbed the tide?

Here’s an excerpt from  A Scoop Of Love where Ekene & Halima first met.

Hours later, Ekene turned his car into the gated community where Halima lived. Soon, both friends walked up to the front door, rang the doorbell and waited.
Rasheed was taken aback when Halima, dressed in a simple cut red dress with white polka dots, opened the door. She looked different without her hijab on. In fact, this was the first time he was seeing her auburn flowing hair. His kid sister was quite a beautiful young woman.
“Good afternoon, brother,” his sister said. Her tone was low.
“Hi. This is my friend Kene. Kene this is my kid sis, Halima.”
“Hi.” Ekene stretched out his hand and Halima placed hers in it. He gave her his charismatic smile and if Rasheed didn’t know any better, he’d think that Halima had just been captivated by Ekene’s charm. Her eyes had a hint of admiration in them. The handshake seemed to last a moment too long. Rasheed cleared his throat and Ekene let go of her hand.
A strange overprotective feeling came over him. She looked so vulnerable, giving him another reason to dislike that fact that she was in Lagos all by herself. She opened the door to usher them in.
“I’m afraid I have to leave, but it was nice meeting you,” Ekene said. “Call me later, man.”
“Nice meeting you, too,” Halima said, and walked into the house.

Copyright 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

Remember you can enjoy the first book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. https://amzn.to/2MTVm6R

Peace & Blessings!

Unoma

A Sitdown with Jabir & Damisi Danjuma

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.

I knew people couldn't be trustedso why did I let down my guard for her_She

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

Blessings

Unoma

 

 

 

 

 

A Sitdown With Rasheed & Ibiso Danjuma

So we’ve come to the end of the week, I hope you’ve enjoyed being reacquainted( or meeting) with Rasheed & Ibiso. Anyway, I found this little piece from a sit down I had with these two. It was right after Jabir’s wedding. I cornered them and we had a small chat. You know Rasheed is not a media person however with his wife’s new found fame, he is adjusting but only indulged me for a couple of minutes. Enjoy……………………………………………

I sit at the edge of my chair with my tape recorder. This couple spent months with me but after their wedding we kinda lost touch. Now they have a handsome baby boy. There’s a knock on the door and in walks Ibiso followed by her husband, Rasheed. Her smile is contagious so I relax a bit and returned the emotion. Rasheed on the other hand acknowledged me with a head nod. He wore a serious expression. He had one hand on the small of Ibiso’s back and the other one was holding his phone to his ear. He was engrossed in conversation. I could tell it was business and he was trying to get the person off the phone.

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“Ah Unoma, it’s so nice to see you again,” Ibiso said.

“Same here. You look stunning,” I responded.

I meant it too. She had on a high waist, multicolored, pencil cut Ankara skirt that stopped below her knees. It had a high slit that stopped at her thigh. She wore it with a white short sleeved lace blouse. To compliment her look, she had on some red stilettos and a red clutch bag. Her make up flawless and her low cut was on point. For a minutes I wondered if I could rock my hair that low

By this time Rasheed gets off the phone. “Unoma, you look good.”

“Hey you and don’t flatter me. I’m so tired from dealing with your brothers but thanks anyway.”

Rasheed chuckled. “You gave yourself that job, writing their stories. So that’s on you. Besides they are not that bad.”

“You are so wrong but you can have that,” I said.

Rasheed grabbed Ibiso’s hand as I ushered them to the love seat on the other side of the table.

“Okay I gotta catch a flight back to Atlanta and I know you Rasheed are headed to Lagos in the morning so this is going to be quick,” I said.

Rasheed : “Good deal.”

Unoma: “So how has married life been?”

The couple look at each other and smile. They then turn to me and say “Great.” in unison.

Ibiso : I mean it’s been great in general. Do we disagree? Yes. Does he still get buried in his work and I get on him? Yes. But we keep communication open and listen to the other to understand and not to respond.

Unoma : Nice. I’m so happy. How is Sodienye?

Rasheed: Still getting on my nerves.

I raise my brow. Ibiso laughed and kissed her husbands cheek.

Rasheed: Seriously though, we now have an understanding that she (he points to Ibiso) is all me now. I exist for her and my son. He gets it for the most part but still tries to baby her. I’m the only one allowed to baby my wife.

Unoma: Aww that’s so sweet.

Ibiso: I’m blessed.

Unoma : That you are. So how has parenthood been?

Rasheed : The day he was born I wept. I wept for God to give me the strength and guidance to be to him what mine never was to me and more.

Rasheed puts his head down briefly and Ibiso rubs his back in a circular motion.

Ibiso: And you are baby. A great father.

Ibiso then turns to me. : It has been great. Between my husband, mom and Mama D I have more than enough help. I had enough systems in place to not work in my restaurant for 6 months after giving birth.

Unoma :Wow that was a long time.

Ibiso: Yes it was. I know not everyone can do that but I’m glad I was able to. YoYo and I had so much fun.

Unoma: YoYo?

Rasheed furrowed his eyebrows at Ibiso: I told you to stop calling my son that.

Ibiso laughed “RaRa, why now? It’s cute.

Rasheed :Okay I see you want to be in time out.

They carried on for a few minutes teasing each other like I wasn’t in the room. The love in their eyes couldn’t be denied.

Unoma : Okay, I got one more question for the both of you. What’s next for Danjuma Group and Bisso Bites?

Ibiso: I have finally opened a branch in Lagos. As you know I have a new location here in Abuja. It’s no longer just Amina and I. I am living my dream. A husband and child I adore, my family and I are on great terms and my new family is fantastic. Now that we are done with Jabir’s wedding I cant wait to see what is in store for Kammy.

Rasheed cupped the back of Ibiso’s head and drew her in to place a kiss on her forehead.

Rasheed: Danjuma Group is expanding to East Africa now that we have West Africa down. Next will be South Africa. But that would depend on the environment and the Xenophobia currently going on.

Unoma: I have never understood the reasoning behind xenophobia.

Ibiso: Me either. I got an email from a Mrs. Rice about catering her son’s wedding in South Africa but my baby here isn’t too happy about it.

Rasheed: The only way you are going is if I’m with you.

Ibiso: Yes sir (she gave him a military salute)

Rasheed: Cut it out SoSo.

Unoma: Both of you are so cute together.

Rasheed opened his mouth to object at the term but was interrupted by none other than Kamal Danjuma bursting in the room.

Kamal: Oh my bad. Y’all still in here. Unoma, Stone Cold ain’t got that much going on so what can you possibly be asking him?

Ibiso: Kammy, leave my husband alone.

Rasheed: Leave him to keep running his mouth. He’ll be walking to the airport when it’s time for him to leave in a couple of weeks.

Kamal: Stop threatening the kid. Alright I’m gone.

Kamal walked over to me and pulled me into a hug. “Unoma,  don’t be having me looking corny in your little book.

Rasheed: Bro, get out of here man let her finish. I need to get my family home. I’ll be gone a week I need to make sure my wife is good.

Rasheed winked at Ibiso, She blushed and Kamal made gagging noises.

Kamal: Imma about to go. I ain’t trying to hear all that. Sis, don’t forget to hook those snacks up for me.

Kamal gives us the peace sign and walks out.

Unoma: Okay guy, I’m going to let you go. I think I have enough for the fans. Thank you so much for your time.

I and the couple exchanged hugs and took a couple of pictures before they left. This couple started the Sons of Ishmael series. If you haven’t read their story, you can get it here for $1.99

Blessings

Unoma