Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 19
“unu come to work?” Old Solja asked, “yes Sir”
answered. “unu Madam never come?” he asked
again, “yes sir, she never come, so we say
we come greet you na” Man responded. “unu
try as unu come, make unu sidon na” Old Solja
offering us seat. I wondered why he replaced
with “unu”. Infact i lost count of how many
he mentioned the word “unu” for the five
we stood in front of his house. The “unu” was
becoming a rhyme. “no Old Solja, no worry we
soon go sef, our Madam go soon come, this na
two friends, this one name na Flow, dis one
na Brainbox, i come show dem to you” Man
“ok unu don dey go?” Old solja asked, “we don
go sir” our spokesMAN responded. “únú
Old solja mentioned the word “unu” again but
time in Ibo.
Work started earlier that morning.
“Brainbox how come u dey three bags and i still
dey two bags na?” i inquired. “wetin u call me,
be Brainbox? Ehnn i use my brain dey work na.
dey use power, me i dey use brain nahim make”
Brainbox responded. “Flow come with me to
more bags of cement from the Cement store”
Madam Ifeoma ordered.
As i walked behind her, i continously gazed at
Television shaped Ikebe, making my d’ick to
My d’ick bulged out of my working trouser
a mountainous culve.
We got there, she entered the store and
me the bags of cement i was to carry. I carried
My d’ick was still as hard as a rock, it seemed
saw my standing d’ick so she said, “what is
pointing to the direction of my d’ick. “na my
Chiarman, the thing no dey respect himself, na
wetin my Papa give me, shebi u sef get wetin
Mama give u for ur back?” i almost said.
She wasn’t actually pointing at my d’ick, she
pointing to a bag of cement that has torn and
cement was pouring out. I told her i would
back to carry that particular bag for us to make
of its content.
I moved close to the door and Madam Ifeoma
still standing at the door with her “big nyash”
facing me, she couldn’t even hear the “excuse
i was saying. “abi dis woman want make i use
p’rick nak her nyash? My p’rick go break be
oh” i tot. “Excuse me!” i yelled, oweing to the
that the cement on my head was almost
my neck bone. She finally gave way.
As i finished carrying 12bags of cement from
store to the site my neck failed me, i was
like a robot, “so una go dey here dey work, i go
carry cement wey una go take work abi? Na
oh” i almost said.
Work ended by 5pm, i mixed four bags of rice
beans, Brainbox mixed Six, Igbakwambo and
Ochagbuoria mixed countless bags.
“oboy i dey hungry oh” I said. “i go carry una
Soroagwa place go chop Akpu and Ofe Oha” Man
said. “who be Soroagwa na?” Brainbox
worry when we reach there u go see am” Man
answered(his usually way).
Man had a place to satisfy every of his urge,
ranging from; Obele place to Paapa place to
Calabar place and Now to Soroagwa place, who
knows where next, maybe Heaven place?
The only thing i could tell was that Soroagwa in
means “follow this attitude”. If only time could
speak, it could have told me what lies ahead at
“Soroagwa give me Akpu and Ofe Oha, u go put
three meat oh” Man ordered as we got to
Soroagwa canteen. “wetin i go give u?”
was asking me. I wasn’t listening, i was busy
staring at my u’gly skin, “see me wey i be fine
yellow boy before, see as cement don spoil my
skin, wetin i go do dis my skin now” i tot.
“Bros wetin i go give u na?” Soroagwa asked
“ehen, give me the same thing wey u give my
but my own go be two meat oh” i responded.
of u nkor?” he asked Brainbox. “me i want the
same thing but u no go put meat” Brainbox
responded. “but Brainbox, why u no want meat
Man inquired. “u no know say doctor say make i
dey chop meat?” Brainbox responded. “u dey
abeg, u dey chop meat well well, u no wan just
spend ur money, how much be meat na?” i said.
“Brainbox!! Brainbox!!” i cheered. “Brainbox
money oh, dead body no dey enjoy oh, na only
people wey dey alive dey enjoh oh” Man added.
Brainbox was a very stingy guy. When we were
Umunkoto, he would tell me he had no money on
him, and that he had not eaten since morning,
would even ask me to give him some money for
him to go eat, with the way he begged for
they was no way i would not have given him.
giving him the money, the next moment i would
see him drinking beer at a bar. “abi person fit
beer for empty belle?”.