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Funmi Iyanda is a multi award-winning producer and broadcast journalist. She is the CEO of Ignite Media and Executive Director of Creation Television
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Thursday, July 05, 2007

UDEME, A great man.

My friend nkechi sent me this, l thought it was funny. You do need to be familiar with the Guinness greatness commercial to get the background though.

> Udeme wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas
> Party. Udeme is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like
> alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As
> bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.
> Udeme had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is
> a couple of paracetamol next to a glass of water on the side table.
> And, next to them, a single red rose!! Udeme sits up and sees his clothing
> in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees
> that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house.
> He takes the paracetamol, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back
> at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner
> of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from
> his wife in lipstick: "Honey, breakfast is on the table, I left early to get
> provisions to make you your favourite dinner tonight.
> I love you, darling!
> Love, Ngozi"
> He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast,
> steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His 16 year old son is also
> at the table, eating. Udeme asks, "Son... What happened last night?"
> "Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over
> the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got
> that black eye when you ran into the door."
> Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and
> so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me??"
> His son replies, "Oh THAT... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she
> tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, I'm married!!"


Anonymous said...

Made me smile. Amazing how this Udeme commercial has captured the public imagination. Only a very few ever succeed in achieving that cult status. Does anyone know who created it and where it was filmed?

Ayomipo Matthew Edinger said...

LOL. a very good one.

Porter deHarqourt said...

Fidelity in our society is rare enough to be celebrated in that way.

Let's just hope Udeme doesn't take the beer into the cockpit with him so it can ''see the sky...but not for too long''

psykotikdiva said...

tres funny,i'm going to tell this joke to everyone i know

Anonymous said...

LOL! Good one...

Funmi Iyanda said...

@jjc, will send a txt to one of the Guiness guys from here. l had been telling him to extend the greatness concept to stereotype breakinging imagery of Nigerian men as faithful husbands, hands on dads, cooking dads and poor struggling but loving dads. These too are true of our men and we should not only celebrate it but also encourage a new reality.

Perfectly Human said...

lol..that will make any woman smile...lol.

Anonymous said...

That sure did make me smile! It's lovely and true sometimes..

aloted said...

f-u-n-n-y. Made me go LOL.

Udeme is one of the few GOOD men..hehehe

Anonymous said...

i think it was filmed in South Africa. Never been there once though. But then Guiness never buried Fidelity in him. All it did was make him lose his senses.

To say such under duress-by-Guiness that i think is a prelude to greatness.

Anonymous said...

Aww.. cute story.
Aparrently Udeme is named after Udeme Ufot, the advertising whizkid whose firm did the ad.. I'm not sure which firm it is, maybe SO & U?

Uncle Bobs said...

Talking about that commercial, gosh! i could only grin each time the ad was run on TV. THe opening statement 'Udeme, my friend is a great man' gives me the leeway to be naughty. I remember turning to my younger brother and mounting the words, though with a small twist: 'Your friend, Udeme is a Drunkard!' I enjoyed the look each time i said that. Anyway against the backdrop of plane crashes in the country, i just thought they should have down played on Udeme's excesses. Believe ypu me, the commercial gave the impression that Udeme drinks every evening. What a loose man!!!

Sam Oracle said...

The joke is wicked, I couldn't help laughing.