In this episode of Yarn Central, our Nigerian youths gather to share their worst drunken experiences. Getting drunk is not limited to the feeling of nausea, fatigue or a bad headache. It could also be you waking up with regrets and an embarrassing memory to stay with you for a lifetime. We are quite impressed with these testimonies.
“The first time I got drunk, I vowed never to do it again. I did it again but this time, it was even worse. I was out with two of my friends on a Friday night and that day, I deliberately wanted to get wasted but I had a secret, I had feelings for one of my friends, a girl. The second person was her boyfriend. Before we started with the shots, we had already drank some wine and I won’t lie, I was getting tipsy but I felt I could handle it. The girl suggested we had some shots just to spice things up.
Basically, it became a competition between myself and her boyfriend on who would get drunk first. I am very competitive and that was how I took it upon myself to win. While at it, I was checking if I was staggering or not but I do know one thing, I was talking a lot. I knew I did really stupid things that night which I have a hazy memory of right now but I woke up the next day at my friend’s place (the guy) in pains while he questioned everything I said to his girl.”
– Adebayo, 27
“I got drunk on a mixture of alcoholic drinks and kissed a girl. Now I’m doubting that I’m straight because of all the people to have kissed, it had to be her. For now I’ll keep blaming the alcohol because what on Jupiter was that? And guess what? They got it on camera and now it’s not only in my memory, it’s on their phones too.”
– Christabel, 23
“I don’t know what got into my head that night. It was my first date with this guy. I was beginning to like him and just like it happens in the movies, that’s how it happened to me. We went on an evening date and I had a couple glasses of wine because I was too engrossed in this conversation with the guy. I totally forgot how I handle alcohol and kept drinking. When it was time to leave, I couldn’t work properly. I told him I didn’t feel good and we went to the car. Immediately I got comfortable in the car with him, I tried speaking and that was how I threw up in his car and the smell was awful.”
– Tina, 22
“I went to this party and got really drunk and met this girl. We had sex, etc and I realized I had a gf. So the morning after, I told my gf what happened and she laughed her ass off while I cried for 3 hours straight until she finally told me the girl I slept with was her.”
– Mike, 26
“OMDs! I got drunk and got this really terrible tattoo. The same night. Funny thing is that the money I had in my account wasn’t even mine but guess who used a big part of the money to get a tattoo because she was drunk? Me. I’m not even a whimsical person but every time I get the temptation to drink, I look at the tattoo and how horrible it looks on my arm and change my mind. Water please.”
– Samantha, 24
“#flashbackfriday. I was cheating on my boyfriend. I literally was tired of the constant issues we had in our relationships. I was really sad and I decided to have a night out with this guy I was flirting with. I took nasty photos with the guy while I was drunk and sent it to my boyfriend right on the spot. I didn’t realize it until he kept calling me that night and bombarding me with messages. I woke up with a headache and checked my phone to see the missed calls and texts and finally, a break up text.“
– Abigail, 27
“It was my 18th birthday. For the first time, my parents let me go out at night to celebrate my birthday with friends and we started drinking. It was my first time chugging alcohol like a crazy man. I did the weirdest thing but it was all a mistake. I did videos of me saying absolute crap and my intention was to send them to my friends and amongst these “friends” was my mother. I came back that night and she scolded me so bad and talked about how disappointed she was in me and since the whole talk was on my 18th birthday, it is part of my bad memories. #Flashbackfriday.”
– Samson, 23
“Regret is not one of my favorite emotions at all. I got drunk and this happened. I went to a club one night alone and had so much to drink. I even made out with a stranger. The surprising part is that I remember everything. That isn’t the worst part, sis. The entire time I thought I was ranting in my head but I was ranting to this guy I really liked on WhatsApp. It was so embarrassing because I said so much… I even told him I have loved him for years… I hate this so much and I’m getting embarrassed over and over again and please, don’t go to the club alone. #Flashbackfriday.”
– Fisayo, 21
“I broke up with my ex after I found out I was pregnant. I had our baby and it’s been 3 years since we broke up so it’s been really hard for me to bring up the child alone. After putting my daughter to sleep, I got out some drinks and before then, I was contemplating whether or not to call him. Anyway, with plenty of alcohol in my system, I picked up my phone by 2am and surprised him with the news after 3 years. Yes, I kept his number the entire time. It was really shocking for him and even if he’s not having it easy either, he’s been helping with our child, though we aren’t trying to get back together.•
– Vivian, 26
“I broke up with my ex because he was terrible in bed. I wasn’t getting optimum sexual satisfaction. I got drunk, called my ex and we had sex. It was the best sex I had ever had and it turns out that the terrible sex we were having was all my fault. I was the terrible one in bed. Anyway, we called it a mistake and kept it in the past.”
– Amanda, 21
“The first and last time I got drunk was at a lodge party at school. My neighbor was having her birthday party and even if this is a fun memory, it mustn’t happen ever again. The guys in our lodge got different drinks including palm wine. I saw them make a cocktail with these drinks and when everyone had a cup with them, I had to get a cup too. After I had the first round of the drink, I noticed I was beginning to loosen up and I became the funniest person in the compound and started dancing.
I had more of the drinks and next thing, I was making out with my neighbor who has since been trying to flirt with me. We both woke up the next morning in my room and he had just his boxers on. I had my shorts on but they were unzipped and my bra was undone. It was how we started dating because I felt I had to give in since whatever happened the night before already happened and he didn’t seem like a terrible person.”
– Angel, 20
“I got drunk the night before my final examination in the university a few years ago and this was what happened. Me and my friends thought we could get away with it but we were just being total jerks. It was the celebratory spirits that led us to drinking as a pre-celebration of our sign out day. The four of us woke up with terrible headaches and when we got to the hall, we were so confused. That was the only bad result we had. We still came back after we signed out and had a lot to drink again.”
– Bode, 27
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