June last year, I got a call from Bisi. We were course mates in school and had managed to keep in touch. We had exchanged happy new month messages, “Please send me the video on your WhatsApp status” messages, job openings, birthday messages, and the likes. However, we had not spoken in years, so I was surprised to see the phone call.
Bisi: Hello Ire, how are you doing?
Ire: I’m fine o. How your side nau?
Bisi: Pushing it o. One day at a time.
Ire: Abi o.. na so e be
Bisi: I called you to inform you that my wedding would be coming up next year by God’s grace.
Ire: That’s great! Congratulations o. I’m happy for you.
As I walk away with pieces of my heart on the floor.
“Hello, my son. How are you?” Mama asked. “Mrs. Adedeji, if my memory serves me correctly, you have two sons – Bayo and Segun.” Looking at the phone to confirm she had dialed the number, the aging woman spoke, “Tayo, is that not you? Shebi you married my daughter? That means you are my son nau. I prayed for you for years. Ever since Lara was a little girl, I asked that God would give her a man after his heart. He brought you her way, and you are truly an answer to prayer.”
Tayo was tired of the woman’s talk. “Mama! Oya I’m your son. But how can I be happy when after six weeks of marriage I have not entered the place.” Mrs. Adedeji was confused. “My son, which place is that? I thought you have entered the new apartment that you and your wife rented.” Tayo was amazed at the woman’s naivety. “Mama, it’s been six weeks and I have not yet had sex with my wife!” Continue reading “THE END OF THE ROAD”
“Pushhhh! Madam, pushhh!” The nurse shouted. “Nurse, I’m pushing! I’m pushing!!” The pain was unbearable. As I continued to push, I looked at my husband who was sweating profusely beside me. “Ade!! Adeoluwa Ebenezer Badmus!! Ah. See what you have done to me!” He looked apologetic. “I’m sorry my dear. This will be our first and last child. I promise you! I can’t imagine seeing you go through this sort of pain again. Lai lai!” Continue reading “A HELPING HAND”
We threw our caps up into the sky. We were finally graduates. I had visualized this moment for years and it was finally a reality. Dreams really do come true. I took pictures with my friends and family, and enjoyed myself to the max. Life was just about to start and I was ready for it. Continue reading “RISE AND SEEK HIM”
The second batch of well-wishers were at their residence consoling Bola, the children and Grandma, when Ade and Deacon Adegbite walked in. To say there was pandemonium would be to state the obvious. Shouts of “Ghost! Ghost!!” rented the air Continue reading “BACK TO THE ROOTS – EPISODE FIVE”
A few months back, as I was gisting with one of my classmates back in school, he informed me that the President of our fellowship would be getting married a few weeks from then. I was really happy for the guy. I thought to myself, “Na so my padi go turn daddy oo” He told me that the wedding would hold at a church not too far from my area. However, I was planning to travel that day so I didn’t even think twice about it.
Dear diary, I have a lot to say. This week has gone by so quickly. It has been quite eventful, to say the least. No need for preambles; let’s get down to business. Continue reading “FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS”