Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 101
“Mama Ejima i dey greet oh” I greeted Mama
Ejima the next morning.
Her response to my greeting was an eyeball. She
eyeballed and hissed.
“if you like make you no answer me as i dey greet
you, wetin i know be say you go pay us the money”
I almost said.
“but wait oh, this woman fit poison me and Man
oh” I said to myself.
On our way to work, i stopped over at Florence’s
boutique to collect the money she had sold, and i
told her i wanted to go get more Jewelleries at
Kpatalico Jewellery marketing company, a company
located at Number 1 Kponkpon street, Nekede
Mama Calabar canteen was open that morning.
“Mama Calabar why you no open yesterday na?” I
asked. “my pekin no well, i carry her go hospital,
but i open in the evening” She informed.
“give us our usual” Man ordered. Our usual was
Rice and Beans, with two Kpormor. Point of
correction, the Rice and Beans wasn’t Cement and
Gravel, also the Kpormor wasn’t that thing found
in between a Lady’s legs.
As i ate the delicious Rice and Beans, in my mind i
was saying; “nothing like Mama’s food”. Not my
Biological Mother, but Mama Calabar.
Romour had it that Mama Calabar always used the
water she made use of in washing her Kpormor to
prepare her meals, i guess you know the Kpormor i
mean here? If you no know, na you sabi.
If the rumour was anything to go by, then it was
certain Man, Flow and Brainbox would change
their States of Origin to become Cross Riverians
soonest. Because they were long lost in Mama
Calabar’s food charm.
Sometimes, i usually eat Mama Calabar’s food all
the way to my dreams.
You wouldn’t blame me, would you? When her food
was not only Mouth watering, it was also Nose
watering, and even Stomach watering.
They say; “you don’t know what you have until it
is gone”. For just a day that Mama Calabar was
gone, i really missed her food.
“Man my hand dey pain me oh, you sure say we go
fit dig another pit today?” I complained on our
way to the site. “guy no talk that r’ubbish oh, we
must dig one pit oh” Man replied.
“take Tramadol, drink am make e give you power”
Man offered me two capsules of Tramadol. I
collected it and swallowed without thinking twice.
I never knew the same Tramadol would almost rob
me of my heart.