Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 34
After Ade finished giving us a nice hair cut and
we paid, it instantly dawned on me that my Biscuit
money was finished. What was suppose to be a
“take home pay” couldn’t even take me half way
home. “oga Benson give us Tea” Man ordered as we got to
Oga Benson’s shop. “how many tablet?” Oga Benson
“Flow how many dose u want?” Man asked me. “na
one dose oh, i never wan die, my time never
reach” i confessed.
“Brainbox, you nkor?” He asked Brainbox, “na two
dose i want” Brainbox answered.
“see Brainbox dey ask for two dose oh, abi him
think say tramadol na paracetamol?” i tot.
I just hope he wouldn’t regret asking for two
dose. Well, all i had to do was to exercise patience
for time to tell.
Man collected the money for one dose from me. So
the 130naira i had left was reduced to 100naira.
“make we go barb our hair na” Man suggested,
“make we go, my bear bear don grow well well sef”
i said, “but which better barber go fit barb us
wella?” Brainbox asked, “Ade na correct barber,
him go fit barb us” Man replied. “who be Ade?” i
“when we reach there, u go see am” i knew the
answer before he answered.
Like a typical Yoruba guy, Ade was playing the
song of his name sake Sunny Ade when we entered
his barber’s shop.
I wondered what would make a typical
“O’femmanu” boy like Ade leave his O’femmanu land
for greener pastures in the “Land of the Jews”. I
promised myself i would find out.
Ade was a tall dark guy. He was the perfect
description of Handsome Hunk. He was very
handsome, but something spoilt his handsomeness;
his tribal marks.
He was the perfect description of, “i fight Lion,
Lion com finger me for face”.
Ade’s barber’s shop was beautiful, frankly
speaking the most beautiful of all the barber’s
shop i had seen in a long while.
“Ade shebi to barb and shave na 150?” Man asked,
“Yes na, una wan barb?” Ade asked a s’tupid
question, “no we come to play ball for your barbing
salon” i almost said.
“Brainbox abeg, na 100naira i hold here and i wan
barb and shave, help me with 50naira make i add” I
whispered to Brainbox as we sat waiting for our
turn. “if i give u 50naira, u go pay me back
100naira, u aggree?” Brainbox said, “comot jor, u
too like money, money wey mistake enter ur
pocket don miss road be dat” i cursed.
I turned left and asked Man to help me with the
50naira. Onlike Brainbox, he gave me the money
without thinking twice. That was why i so much
loved “Man wey dey reason”, he was selfless and