6 hours ago
Efe! Efe! She called out and I wondered who she was calling. She came closer and said to me… ”Efeilomo, why did you not respond?” “Efeilomo?? Who is that” I replied, and she stared at me in utter surprise. “YOU” was all she said before walking away to find my parents to get an explanation of why I did not recognize my name. Indeed, most know me as Christy, a name that sounds normal but until I was about 8years old, I did not associate a meaning to my name. My grand aunt – Mama, who raised my dad, made me aware of my name with ROOTs connecting me profoundly to a place, people and purpose. Efeilomo in my father’s Nigerian language means a child is more precious than wealth. This realization awakened an unconscious part of me, imprinting within a deep message that has shaped my identity and is fundamental to this brand which transcends money, time and space to placing persons above all else because we are all precious.Mama is late now, returned to our ancestors and with the angels, remind us of our real names. I can hear her calling me fondly…..Efe, Efe!
What is your name and what does it mean to you?
Note: This is me on my traditional wedding day wearing a very typical attire for an Edo maiden #edomaiden , about receiving my blessing from Mama and then declared a wife xoxo 💪😙🌿