One of the most common questions asked on my video is:
For those of you who don’t know, there was a guy that was in my earlier videos that has not been present in the more recent ones. So where is he?
Ecuador… The playah is in ECUADOR.
Ngabo left to serve in the peace corp for two years shortly after his graduation at UC Davis and is still there serving today.
Probably to no ones surprise, Ngabo is actually my best friend. Funny enough, I hate the coinage of the term best friend, but for this boy it’s an exception.
(Just to put it out there, I never called him that first, he said it to me LOL.)
One of the things I was so unsure of growing up, was who my friends were. For me, people came in and out my life and because of that I rarely carried my heart on my sleeve. In fact, I was made fun of so much I used to wonder if I had any friends in the first place. I seemed to be the butt of a lot of my friends jokes which later caused me to develop a quick wit and a sharp tongue.
To no ones surprise, I was never the popular kid, I was never the fly dude with the fresh kicks and fits, but what I was was different. Different in ever sense of that word, I did not belong. During my early teens I had no idea who my real friends were or if I even had real friends to begin with.
Then, I met Ngabo. He denies this, but he forced his African ass into my life and though i hated it then, I am eternally grateful for it now. Meeting Ngabo has been one of the biggest blessing in my life and through him I gained a friend and a brother.
Why is he my best friend you ask?
1. He is critical of me.
2. He tells me when I’m wrong, WHEN I AM WRONG.
3. He has helped me better myself as a human being.
4. He challenges me.
5. He has been there for me through thick and thin and has never questioned reaching out to help me when I needed him the most.
Without his friendship, brotherly love, support, and guidance I would not be here.
I told him before he left to Equador and I will be damned if I don’t fulfill this promise:
“By the time you come back, I swear that I’mma be a somebody.”
I don’t like breaking promises and I don’t plan on starting with this one.