Passing out parade has come and gone, I will definitely miss my
friends, my PPA, my environment in ota, a lot of thoughts were
running through my mind as I was packing and arranging my
loads. I begin to ask myself, “after service year then what next?”.
I had tried to apply for jobs during my service year but I couldn’t
get a befitting job. My friends that were born with a silver spoon
had jobs waiting for them at home,
“Which kind wahala be this?”, I picked my bag, board a bus to
On getting home, my family and neighbours welcomed me, it was
as if a white man came on a visit. People are asking me
questions, some were greeting, some were asking for what I
As days rolled by, I begin to search for what to do, I moved round
the town to see if I could get a job somewhere.
One day while I was passing by on the 3rd street, I saw a woman
coming out of a mighty duplex, the house was painted white,.
She was pasting a notice on her gate as I was passing by. I
moved closer to see the what she was pasting, and on it I saw ”
A home lesson teacher wanted URGENTLY”.
Chaiii, I ignored at first and moved on. After walking about 8
steps. I stopped and think.
***** why I go refuse this job na?, dem be rich people ooo, so
dem fit pay.*****, I stopped thinking, I went back the house, I
knocked on the gate and the gateman ushered me
the gateman took me to the the door entrance, called out the
woman and left,
ME: good afternoon ma
MADAM: good afternoon young man, how can I help you?
ME: I saw you pasting a notice the other time and I decided to
MADAM: you mean the home tutor job?
MADAM: hope u passed your WAEC? And how was the result?.
ME: *****smiled*****, yes man I do.
MADAM: but I will prefer a graduate because my first daughter
wants to write jamb and post jamb, so a graduate will do better,
ME: *****i looked at myself and thought, “chaiiii, small stature na
bad thing oooo, se I no look like graduate ni?”***** smiled, I’m a
MADAM: really?, oooohh, pls I am so sorry for the
embarrassment, so sorry please, u look very young, please come
************she ushered me into the living room************
The interior of the room is a nice one, a colourful design and
furnitures. I sat on the chair and she sat down opposite to me.
MADAM: I’m sorry for the other time
ME: its not a problem ma
MaDAM: which state are you from?
MADAM: how old are you.
ME: ****felt embarrassed*** 23
MADAM: 23? Then what age did you graduate?
ME: 21 Ma
MADAM: ***smiled*** u must be a genius, I like that. So let’s get
to business. My first daughter janet is 19, she failed her last
jamb attempt, so she is writing another one, so u will teach her
physics, chemistry and math, less I forget. What’s your course?
ME: chemistry Ma
MaDAM: then you should be able to do well then,
ME: ok ma, ***i looked at the photo on the wall directly in front of
me, its of a very pretty young lady, she is fair and has a big
burst. This must be janet, “chaiiiii, omo see bobby****
MADAM: I also have a son, 12 in jss3, u will be teaching him
Me: ok ma.
MADAM: ********called someone by the name “sikira”. Sikira!!! ,
bring a bottle of coke for me with a glass cup******
A young girl appeared from the kitchen, her dressing shows that
she must be the house maid. She is fair too but not up to janet,
she must be in her early 20’s I guess, she has this local inbuilt
beauty, a nice dimple and a an average sized b0s0ms. She
served the coke and turned back. Chaiiiiiiii, omo see a$$$$$$.
Its that type of mercy johnson’s. I sipped the coke and continues
MADAM: that is my house maid, no tempt her with your fine boy
ME: ok ma.
Madam: just kidding. So how much are you charging me?
ME: *****thought for a while, viewed the look of the house, the
cars I saw outside***** 30k ma.
MADAM: heeeeeeeee, when I’m not employing you to train her for
cambridge. I will pay you 20k per month for the 2 children.
ME: ok ma
MADAM: let me give you a little rule. Don’t go beyond academics
with my daughter, I think you understand what I meant?. If you
do, I will send hired killer to kill you
ME: ok ma, *******so this woman is only concerned about her
daughter’s yansh, what about sikira?*****. Sorry ma, can I ask a
Madam: go ahead.
ME: please are the children around?! I want to introduce myself
to them****for my mind, I wan see how janet looks like in
MaDAM: janet went to a friend’s birthday party, gideon my son is
sleeping inside. Maybe when you resume lesson, you will know
ME: thanks ma. One more thing please, I wish to meet daddy
MADAM: laughs, daddy is not in nigeria,.
Me: ok ma, let me take my leave, I will resume on monday.
I exchanged number with madam, stood up and about to leave
when sikira came out to pick the bottle. She looked into my eyes
and released a cute smile, her dimple made a hole. I smiled back
at her too. I dashed out of the compound. As I stood infront of
the gate, a cab dropped a young girl infront the house. I
recognised the face as the same thing I saw on the picture, this
must be janet. I said to her “HI”. She just ignored, passed by and
knock on the gate which the gateman later opened. I said to my
self. Chaiiiii, why this girl come rude and dey arrogant like this