Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 10
The next thing i saw was four men pouring water
on me. I initially tot they were the host of
heaven. I tot i was in heaven. One thing for sure
was that you can’t see bags of cement in heaven.
I wasn’t in heaven, i was in the store house
where bags of cement were stored.
“wetin bring me come here na? Work don finish?”
i asked at the same time. “work never finish oh,
we think say u don die oh, u fall for where u dey
work” Brainbox said. “but u don fall my hand oh,
why u no tell me say u no get power na” Man said.
“why u dey talk like dis na, shey i be like lazy
person?” i responded.
The other guys went to continue working while i
and Brainbox sat eating “bons” we bought from a
“guy dis kponkpon work make sense oh” i said as
we walked home after work. “when i dey tell u say
kponkpon work na the best work, u no believe”
Man said. “Man wey dey reason!! Man wey dey
reason” I and Brainbox hailed.
It was for sure the best work like Man said.
because i was smiling home with 2400naira, though
the work i did was worth it. And if u multiply 2400
by 30days in a month, then u would aggree with
me that Kponkpon work was more Lucrative than a
Bank job. I promised myself i would put in more
effort to earn as much as Igbakwambo. It was
only a promise.
“Brainbox how much u get sef?” i asked. “Omo na
1200 oh, but tommorow na another day sha” he
responded. If only Tommorow could speak. “oboy i
dey hungry oh” I said yawning. “we go chop na,
we go enter Obele canteen go chop” Man added.
“who be Obele?” Brainbox queried, “no worry
when u reach the canteen u go see who him be”
Man said. “guy all my body dey pain me oh” I
complained. “no worry, e get one strong drug wey
we go buy, if una dey drink dat drug everyday
after una work finish, una no go dey get body
pain, the drug dey give power, nahim i dey drink
sef” Man said. On hearing that, i was happy my
“kpokpon strength” would be enhanced by an
elixir. Not knowing the drug Man was talking
about was almost like c’ocaine, it was killing.
Obele!!The only thing i knew about Obele was that
Obele meant Small in English. I never knew the
person we would meet at the Canteen would be
small but mighty.
“Obele give me indomie and Egg, and u go make
custard for me sef, u go put enof milk for the
custard oh, so the blood wey don comot for my
body as i dey work go come back” Man said as we
entered Obele canteen. “Obele which soup una
cook?” i asked. “u dey mad? Dis place be like
where dem dey sell soup?” Obele cursed. “see dis
small pekin oh, na me u dey tell say i dey mad? I be
ur mate?” i said. “i be like small pekin for ur eye?
na ur papa be small pekin” Obele cursed. I was
getting mad at the way Obele was insulting me. I
never believed Children could be that rude. It was
driving me crazy.