was about giving Ahmed the sweetest
meal that he will ever eat when my dad
called telling me we will be on our way
to the Village for Mama burial, suddenly
I felt goosebumps all over me and I became
scared that Mama will appear as a ghost
and whip me with koboko. I ran inside
back out of fear, I was just shivering and
looking at everywhere and nowhere due
to fear. Later, Ella cried for biscuits I got
up and went to buy it in the store at the
main road, I went alone ’cause I broke
all ties with Odele the owner of the small
finger kulikuli size. As I waka pass that
weed guy house along that road jiggling
my moderate soft yansh. I started hearing
someone whistling behind me, I turned
and saw one handsome bearded guy chasing
me trying to keep up with his threatening
trouser that want to pull down from his
waist. I realized it was the weed guy and
ran, I dey fear smokers oh! He chased
me, mad oh! the guy head no really correct
at all. If no be Ahmed that guy for chase
me enter my uncle house, I swear. That
night when I finished serving my uncle
food, I wore a very sedu-ctive gown. I didn’t
wear my panties, I wan really teach the
man lesson. He stared at me with lust
and I knew he will not finish the plate
of fried rice before he will come looking
for me to pounce on my sugar-pot, after
I set the food on the dinning. I waka go
my room making sure my soft yansh cheeks
rumbled provocatively in the soft fabric
of the short gown. Em no even reach five
minutes I enter my room locked door when
I heard someone knocking on my door,
I didn’t reply. I waka enter my bathroom
and started bathing and singing everything
na double double. I came out and the knock
was still on going without the same gear
it started, wetin ho-rny man no go do.
Uncle’s voice: Gift open door, Ella dey for parlour *kpoor! kpoor!!*
Uncle’s voice: Gift, I go give you plenty money. Just allow me see you, I go dey satisfy.
I giggled and buried my head in my pillow,
the man went on and on behind the door
for some minutes before he stopped.
I sighed and rested on my bed, hoping
for sleep to take me away when I started
hearing another sounds coming from
Uncle’s voice: Gift! abeg wake up ohh! if you no open the door, I go break am *goor goor!*
I didn’t answer rather I pretended to be
asleep and I wasn’t hearing all those noise
he was making behind the window.
Uncle’s voice: I love you Gift, abeg open the door. I love you so much.
lie em no love me oh! na my sugar-pot
Uncle’s voice: I go divorce your aunty marry you, abeg open the door. Please, please, I dey beg you.
didn’t leave my window till I slept off,
I didn’t know how long he was behind
the window. I woke up the next morning
feeling energetic, I wanted to go out and
check up on Ella, immediately I opened
the door my Uncle bounced on me not
giving me any space at all. He wore only
short while I wore my nigtie, he was just
kissing all over me, smooching all over
me and pressing my bossom. Mumbling
incoherent words, I asked him to stop
but he ignored me s—–g my ni-pple
like a two years baby after releasing my
brea-st from my nightie. The door was
opened ajar and then I started hearing
my aunt calling my name from the sitting-room,
the stupid man didn’t get up, instead he
was about inserting his kulikuli when
he realized my aunt was closer. He scampered
and went under my bed, I was in daze
breathing heavily when my aunt came
in. She asked me what happened and
I explained that a force pushed me back
on the bed when I wan come out, she started
praying against spiritual husband while
na her husband dey torment my life. The
thing sweet me as the man dey suffer
under the bed ehnn..
My aunt: you see my husband..
Me: em nodey ona bedroom?
My aunt: I don go check am, I no see am. Even Ella say em never see am.
Me: maybe em don go out to joggle as usual.
My aunt: okay, make em no go late oh! na 6am be this.
Me: my daddy dey come today?
My aunt: yes na, ona two go go village together, your grandmother burial.
Me: aunt Alicia go return with my brother?
My aunt: no, na only she dey come. Your brother dey school, come help me for kitchen.
I wanted to leave my uncle grabbed my
feet from under the bed. I stepped on
it and he groaned before I followed my
aunt, my toto don possess that man tru
tru. My father came to take me and my
uncle pleaded earnestly for him to bring
me back to stay with them, my dad was
so happy saying am a very good girl that
everybody wan associate with, for bed
bah? We went to the village and I met
Okoye with Samuel. My aunt was so happy
to see me, the one from overseas oh!
she said I have grown and ripe that she
didn’t even recognize me again, evidence
of proteins from sper-m sha… Our Elder
say, he will disregard tradition is a bird
picking stones in the river and ignored