Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 1
“Aro rugged you, how far?” i said “anchoring”
with a frown on my face, “dis one wey ur face
like dis, Prof Nwosu don nak u home and away?”
Kc asked. “how u take know? guy him nak me
home and away oh, what of u?” i asked, “guy
own na only away him nak me oh” Kc answered.
“so we go stay for this town for another one
be dat?” I said. “naso oh, our mate go serve
we go still dey sch.” Kc added.
Home and away was a slang we used in our
department to refer to double failure. First of
“Home” means if a lecturer is handling two
(1st and 2nd semester) and you fail the first
semester course, that means; “the Lecturer
nak u home”. If you fail the second semester
course, that means; “the Lecturer don nak u
But if u fail both courses, that means; “the
Lecturer don nak u home and away”. In my
the lecturer “nak” me home and away, Phy411
“u get where u go dey stay?” i asked Kc. “i no
oh, i go dey come from Port-harcout, i go dey
come once in a week” He responded. “me i dey
stay with my cousin for Nekede, i go dey come
anytime wey dem get lecture oh, u no say that
wicked, and him dey serious with attendance” I
said. “him suppose consider us wey be spill over
students na” Kc said. “u no know that man, set
before our set wey get spill over dey come
na God go save us oh” I said as we walked out
the sch compound.
“guy find me even if na 100 bucks make i take
enter bus go Nekede na” I said. “take, manage
na 50 bucks i get” Kc said offering me a worn
50naira note. “u don try, u be correct man,
of Agege bread is better than chin-chin” i said
collected the money.
If there was one thing i seriously lacked lately,
thing was Money. Even 50naira was a huge
of money to me.
I “anchored” Kc and walked slowly to where i
would board a bus. What i never knew was that
bad news was waiting to be told at home.
“guy how far, chaw dey house? because the
wey dey my belle don chop my intestine finish
said to Brain Box as i got home. “guy chaw no
house oh, we dey wait make u come sef before
go arrange chaw” Brain Box responded.(chaw
a slang for food) “because na me be una Mama
na?” i said. “guy no be so oh, Tochiba no get
money and me sef no get money” Brain Box
Just then, Tochiba walked in and said, “our
come today oh. Him say make we pack comot for
dis house oh, him say him give us from now to
next week Tuesday to pack comot oh”.
My bad!! i forgot to introduce my friends!!
was a boy from Mbaise. His brain was his most
priceless asset. In Nigeria, the most cunny set
human beings are from Mbaise in Imo state. An
Musician once sang that, “if u are in a room
an Mbaise man and a snake is, first kill the
man before u kill the snake, because the
man is more dangerous than the snake”.
was the perfect word to describe Brain Box,
sometimes he even scares me. His cunny nature
fetched him the name Brain Box. He can even
decieve the wisest of men. If i said he was an
award winning dangerous con artist, i wasn’t
from the truth. Brain box also had spill over,
not in my sch.
While Tochiba was my cousin, he was trained in
Alluminium roofing and window assembling. His
real name was Tochi, but he preffered to be
They were both the roomates i had. I loved
so much. But what i never knew was that we
would soon be divided.