Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 4
“ehn na me be Man, Man wey dey reason, na
me reason out dis beans and yam wey una wan
chop, if no be so, all of una for drink water
and sleep with empty belle” A not too short
and not too chubby guy introduced himself. “i
be the Ibo boy wey grow up for Sokoto, even
sultan of Sokoto know me sef” he added after
arranging the plates of food on the floor. I
instantly believed he grew up in Sokoto
because his skin was as black as charcoal.
I knew all these guys as my church members,
but i never knew them by their names,
sometimes i always saw them with Pkc in
church, but my relationship with them was
just a “hello-hi” relationship. They were my
friends from a distance that would soon turn
my bosom friends, or so i tot.
Ozommiri could be interpreted in English to
mean Riverside. Not up to 100metres behind
our small lodge lies a river. The river was a
tributary of the dreaded Otammiri River. And
just in front of our lodge was the Ozommiri
bus stop. So our lodge was called Ozommiri
We started to eat the very tasty Beans and
yam. The formation was 2-2-2-1. A one man
attacking formation, the one man attacking
was Pkc. While the rest of us ate in two’s.
“Man wey dey reason!!” Snoop hailed “dis ur
food make sense oh”. I saw from the corner
of my eyes that Baba Jay was eating with so
much speed, despite the fact that the food
was piping hot. “dis food no dey burn dis guy
for mouth, abi him mouth na Ac?” i said that
out of my mind’s mouth.
“Baba jay u dey cheat me oh, i no go dey chop
with u again oh” Man complained. “na me tell
u say make u dey chop like woman? chop like
man na, abi u dey fear?” Baba jay responded.
“God forbid bad tin, if na to chop like u be
man, i no wan be man, i wan be woman” Man
said as he tried increasing his pace.
I had never lived in the same room with six
guys all my life, so i was already savouring
the Euphoria of the relationship.
Time to sleep, the bed was made. “na who go
sleep for ground na?” Man asked. “Man just
sleep for ground today abeg, tommorow we go
write the timetable for people wey go dey
sleep for ground” Pkc said. “dis house sef
ehn? na every tin una dey write timetable
for, to cook na timetable, to wash plate na
timetable, to sweep house na timetable, to
fetch water na timetable, now to sleep for
bed una wan write timetable” Tega said. “e
good na, so quarel no go dey na” Baba jay