Thursday, 20 August 2009

Unmasked

My mug shot has gone public on the Internet. I'm cringing in horror! They absolutely insisted that I must have my photo on this page and I had no choice but to oblige, since I didn't want to lose out on the chance of joining the group. So tell me guys, am I really as comely as I've been told I am? :)

16 comments:

Naughty feeling said...

Every bit dear. Congratulation it must feel great to leave an immortal legacy in literature. I wish you the very best on that front. I should think i will be buying one of those stories soon. Keep 'em for yours truly.

Ps. Comely is an understatment.
Take care.

Tamaku said...

Well done you, though I must confess you look very serious in the photo! All businesslike. It's a big step forward and I applaud you for finding the courage.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi NF,

Comely is an understatement? Wow, I'm flattered! Having the opportunity to see one's work published is one that I wasn't going to miss, although seriously speaking I wouldn't have considered something like this if not for the encouragement that I have received over the months from you and others who have spurred me on since this blog started. Thanks buddy.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Tamaku,

Thank you. If I'd known that one day this would be the first photo of me that many of my friends would see, I would have made sure to smile that notable gap toothed smile. But on that day I was sitting at my desk at work doing some mental gymnastics, and was surprised by the flash of the camera when it suddenly went off. :)

I know its a big step to take, coming out openly, showing your face and calling a spade a spade. But I genuinely do not harbour any negative feelings about being gay. And my thinking is that it is important for us to portray this in our conduct and our behaviour generally.

The message "its ok to be gay", is one that we have the responsibility of putting forward. And the way to do it methinks, is to be upfront and forthright about it. I must thank you especially for all the support you have given since I started the blog. You were even the first person to leave a comment and you have been there throughout.

Rox said...

Why haven't we seen that handsome, very masculine face before? Comely certain is an understatement, though I agree with Tamaku you were too serious. Looking forward to seeing the smile......and congratulations on getting published, I am extremely happy for you. Now you have more incentive to make serious addicts of us!!

Anengiyefa said...

Rox you flatter me. Listening to you its almost as if I could enter for the Mr Universe competition, lol.

I hope that the explanation for the serious look given to Tamaku earlier is satisfactory. Otherwise I might have to manufacture another explanation, which hopefully will convince you that I'm not always that serious. lol

Naijadude said...

hahah I would say you look like an intellectual....
Nonetheless congratulations on getting published!!.... Enjoying the stories already... ;)

and the word verification is "nerdtype".. lol I swear!!

Anengiyefa said...

Naijadude, well some of us don't have to fake the 'intellectual' look, although I'm not sure now if "nerdtype" is a description that I should be pleased about...but hey, thats really me in the photo. I swear...lol!

Jude Dibia said...

You do look intellectual... and your looks totally matches your brilliant write-ups!

Anengiyefa said...

Jude, thanks. Welcome to this blog. This is an official welcome, although I do know that you once left a comment on one of my older blog posts. I've been visiting yours too for a while now, and I think there's something special in what you produce. Thanks for the follow.

Anonymous said...

You look different from what I imagined - older and serious looking! very brave of you to let go of your anonymity. Kudos to you on the writing front. All the best, Abiola Sanusi

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Abiola, thanks for your comment. I know all about that serious look as I've heard quite a lot about it already. Maybe in actuality I'm kind of a serious person, but theres a lighter side to me too. And yes, of course I'm all grown up, not a spring chicken as you might have imagined.

That you even imagined I was younger is proof in itself that I'm not really that serious, dont you think?

And by the way, I was never really anonymous, since I've always used my real name. I don't believe that I'm doing anything wrong or anything of which I should be ashamed, so I have never considered it necessary to hide my identity.

Anengiyefa said...

And Abiola, thanks too for visiting and for wishing me well. :)

laBiscuitnapper said...

Oh wow I am so envious. You manage to get the intellectual/successful businessman/seriously cool dude/very funny guy vibe all at once! I can only go for one or the other as I've been told I just look constipated if I try anything more complicated *sighs*

Anonymous said...

A triple Aaawww! for the stunner in that picture. Djimon Honsou has got nothing on you. The shot captures the right amount of suave cockiness and subtlety that I see in your writing.

The spectacles completes the professorial look- showing off your cerebral firepower huh?

Djimon will be wetting in his pants when I send him this picture. Lol

Seriously, you should think about publishing some short stories or a novel. You are a wonderful story-teller.

Donald.

Anengiyefa said...

Well, thanks for he compliments Donald. I'm grateful.

By the way, I couldn't even get Djimon to follow me on Twitter, so I doubt that my photo will make any impact on him, Lol.