Hilary Anibowei a.k.a. Hile, Hile moi, Hero Hile, BoweiZo, Smartylala, etc. Hilary has been called lots of names but I call him Bowei, simply Bowei. Our brotherhood dates back into the 90’s in the prestigious Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
For some reason ordained by the heavens Bowei and I lived on the same street, had all things in common; I could literally walk into his house even in his absence and make myself very comfortable and vice versa. Our brotherhood united our families, in the real sense we could be likened to the biblical Jonathan and David because where Bowei was I was and if anybody was looking for Bowei there was one person to ask; it’s pretty obvious. We were so close like Starsky and Hutch, even the Blues Brother had nothing on us. We wore the same clothing like twins who broke the matrix on the same day. However, Bowei is my younger brother despite the fact he fights me on that but five months isn’t a joke…lol.
Bowei is a quintessential gentleman, has always been. Neatness is his thing, perfection his game. His room was never untidy, his clothes clean and crisp, his cologne never lacking. Always had an eye for the big things even the belle’s (okay lets live the past buried lol). Hmmm, how could I forget, I am yet to meet another man who cooks up a storm like Bowei; the kitchen, one of his forte’s. A hard worker; even when schools were on holidays and all others were having fun we worked during the holidays in a poultry not necessarily for the money but for the experience.
The only thing that made me bow my knees in prayers for my brother was the issue which now is no longer an issue as my brother has found and favor now is his. Although my paths has never crossed that of Jessica, I need not fret because anybody my brother calls wife is wife indeed for he took his time to seek for a befitting jewel on his diadem.
My prayer to the God of all flesh is that He would bring a supernatural joining: sinews upon sinews, blood in blood, bone upon bone and life in life that truly it would be fulfilled that the two is now one.
Jessica! Welcome to the family. Congratulations on making my brothers heart still as calm waters. Truly, you have been crafted for a time such as this.
Bowie and Jess, my joy knows no bound; I say this without an iota of doubt. Now give me my nieces and nephews… (Gbam)