It was a hot, sunny day in April, and the wind sent a gentle breeze into Lola Adetayo’s small office at Da-Vyne Interiors. She smiled as it brushed and cooled her warm face. She was compiling a new catalogue for the company, to showcase their latest collection to their high-profile clientele. She loved her job, which gave her a window into a world of glamour and privilege. It was a pleasant escape from what she felt was a humdrum life.
On occasion, a famous musician or movie star would step into the store, and she’d would get a few minutes to relate with them in order to understand their preferences, and encourage them to utilise their interior design services. She’d actually been entrusted with the job of designing the homes of two famous actors and one politician. It was rather exciting being in a position to tell the rich and the powerful what they should want and being the one to satisfy their taste for the exquisite.
On this fine April’s day, Daniel Akunne, a real estate tycoon with properties in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, made his first visit to Da-Vyne Interiors, on the recommendation of a trusted friend…