I was chatting with a very dear friend about being in Benin-city and living here instead of that congested Lagos and I told him about working here for a while before sneaking out at dawn back to Lagos to another job. As I recounted the experience to Odogwu, I realized how much I had forgotten about the turbulence of that time. Continue reading →
Yes I know today’s Saturday, I didn’t finish this until this morning.
“You will kill me Jumoke and I will stroll to heaven laughing”
“And you will think you will go to heaven?” She swatted at the fat fly that tried to perch on the gleaming mass of white on the porcelain plate; that told of sweaty labour on a mortar and pestle.
“Haba! I am not the worst sinner na, am I not better than all your brothers put together”, his slim fingers wrested a big chunk of the mangala fish from the soup and he suspended them just below his mouth before smiling at her and slowly raised the fish to his thick lips.
“My brothers are saints, you are not even fit to dust Juwon’s shoes”
“Ah! Juwon, Commander in Chief of the allied forces of Yoruba Demons and Principalities,” he guffawed.
“You’re jealous because you do not have a hundredth of his sex appeal”
“Will sex appeal increase my account balance?”
“Ask Juwon, he just bagged yet another contract from the governor” Continue reading →