Men Dey Reason - S01 E06

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 6

Everybody, how was ur night?” Pkc asked the

next morning, “mine was disastrious” i said out of

my mind’s mouth.

“its time for morning devotion, Flow would lead us

in praise and worship while Man would lead us in

prayers” Pkc said, “why me na, i no get voice oh,

the mess wey Baba jay give me chop last nite don

make my voice dry oh” i almost said.

“worthy, u are worthy, king of kings lord of lords,

u are worthy” i began. I sang one song for

5minutes before i could think of another song. I

totally forgot songs, my brain went blank.

Now it was time for prayers. Funniest prayer

ever.

“Baba God, how far, how heaven today” Man

began, “thank u for the match wey Chelsea win

yesterday, Baba God i say make i ask u oh, shey u

be Chelsea fan?” he continued, “Baba, i thank u

say me and my guys dey alive to see today, Baba

give me strength as i dey go mix rice and beans

today, in Jesus name” he concluded “Amen!” we

responded. “Man wey dey reason!!” they cheered

him. I couldn’t help but laugh at such a prayer,

but i promised myself i would later ask him the

meaning of “mix rice and beans”. “Man u need to

learn how to pray oh, that thing u just did now is

no prayer” Pkc said.

“if any of una wan carry woman come house, how

him go do am?” i asked Snoop as we sat outside

discussing that morning. “guy we dey carry am go

Tupac and Bigie room” he responded pointing at a

room at the extreme of the lodge. “we no dey let

Pkc know oh, because if him know, him go vex well

well, him no dey like dat kin thing” Snoop added.

“make we go there make Tupac and Bigie see u

and Brainbox” Snoop said. As we walked towards

Tupac and Bigie’s room, i saw from the corner of

my eyes that, Tega and Man were going out, so

Snoop asked, “Tega u dey travel?”, because Tega

was holding a bag. “yes, i wan enter warri” Tega

responded. There was no need to ask Man where

he was going to, it was obvious he wanted to go

mix rice and beans.

“Man, how far you don come back?” Baba Jay said

that evening. “ehn i don come, food dey house?”

Man asked, “food no dey oh, na Golden Morn we

drink” Snoop responded. When he said Golden

Morn, he never meant Nestle Golden Morn, he

meant Garri Golden Morn. When u drink Garri in

that house, you would simply say u drank Golden

Morn. It was the code name. I came to realize

that there were so many code names that i needed

to know their meanings. Code names like; mix rice

and beans.

“ehen, Man wetin be the meaning of mix rice and

beans sef?” i asked. “mix rice and beans mean say

to mix cement and gravel a.k.a to carry kponkpon”

Man said. “so na kponkpon work u dey do?”

Brainbox said, “yes oh, and the thing dey give me

money no be small, sometimes na me dey feed dis

house na” He added. “nahim u no tell us make we

follow u go?” i said. “i don tell Baba jay and snoop

before na, Baba jay say him too old for dat kin

job, snoop say him no fit carry kponkpon for dis

him fine hair wey him plait” Man said.

“guy we go follow u go tommorow oh” I said. “una

fit work? No be small work oh?” Man cautioned.

“na me be Brainbox wey get power, and dis my guy

na super Flow, u no see him chest?” Brainbox said

pointing at my broad chest. Ozimmiri lodge was more of a family house than a

students hotel. Small but mighty. Our neighbours

were:

Mama and Papa Ejima; The young couple that had a

Four year old identical twin boys; Daniel and

David. Mama Ejima was so beautiful that the

moment i saw her i instantly had a crush on her,

but i dare not make any move because her husband

was a heavy weight boxer.

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