( story )
In love with my mother in-law
I was seated outside my room and fell
into a very big thought.
ME: How can I cope been jobless. I’ve
spent 5years in the higher institution
and also spent one year in NYSC,
making it six years but yet no job. I’ve
supplied my CV to many companies but
none of them have call me.
Am now man enough to take care of
my mum since my dad is late but I
just don’t understand my life.
Am totally confused,
I don’t know what to do. I’ve even
searched for mini-job yet I still didn’t succeed.
End of the month is fast approaching
and I haven’t gather money for my
house fee. chai!! igwe, when will this end?
I promised myself that am not gonna bother my mum
Again about anything that concerns me.
** as I was still meditating,
my phone rang and it was my friend Val.
I ignored his call because I wasn’t in
the mood to answer call that moment.
He called me the second time and I
still ignored him.
Val was my roommate when we’re still
in the university.
He got a job after our service. He is
such a kind person that everybody can be
happy to be his friend but there is something
about him which I hate.
Val can give you any amount of fish
you wish to have but,
he can never teach you how to fish.
He’d invite me to his house and when
I want to go, he’d give me some cash to take care of myself.
He had told me to park in to his house
but am an independent someone so I
I stood up from where I was and went
inside my room.
I went to the bathroom and took my
bath. I wore my cloth
and went out to look for something to
cool my head off.
For some of you who has been judging
some men who takes alcohol when
they’re upset or have a huge problem
that they didn’t know how to go
We took alcohol in that situation
because it bring our emotion down.
I do likely took alcohol only when am
upset because it makes me to sleep,
then when I wake up,
I can be able to fine a solution to that
matter but if I didn’t,
I may do undo. Alcohol isnt a solution
to a problem but it makes us think
after and know how to tackle the
problem in an amicable way.
Am not talking about those that abuse
I drank one bottle of ompa (hero) and
I started feeling dizzy,
I went home and slept off.
I woke up around 4:30am.
I sat on my bed.
I thought for a while,
and then come in conclusion to join
some of this guys that are working in
a building site.
That day was Sunday so I did my
like, tidying up my room and doing
some press up and other exercises
done inside the room.
I got prepared and went to church.
prepared my Sunday meal,
after eating ,I laid on the floor and
was playing game and in the same
time playing music.
As I was doing that,
I slept off and wake up by a knock on
I stood up and opened my door,
it was Val and his girl friend Yvonne.
I ushered them in. **
YVONNE :Igwe good afternoon.
ME : good afternoon my dear, you look
so beautiful today,
wow !!! I can see my friend Val is really
trying for where you’re.
VAL: **both of them laughed** igwe
you can never stop amusing me. why
are you not picking up your calls
ME: forgive me jareh, I wasn’t with my
phone when you called.
VAL: dress up, let’s go out.
**I entered inside and took my bath,
wore my cloth and we dashed out.
Val came with his car,
he told Yvonne to sit at the back and I
sat at the front.
we drove to one restaurant,
we all placed our orders and it was
brought to our table.
We started discussing,
I made them to laugh away their
sorrow with the way
We were there till evening ,Val and
Yvonne were kissing each other so I
became jealous and I told Val that I’ll
be going home.
He told Yvonne that he want to drop
me in my house.
He dropped me at the junction and
There was a lady that parked her car
beside the road and was trying to lose
I pitied her and went closer to her. **
ME : hello sister, good evening.
LADY:Evening, how may I help?
ME : am so sorry for interrupting you.
It seems you’ve a flat tyre….
LADY: yes,,,,,,, I couldn’t see any
vulcanizer around so I decided to do it
ME :Eyaa! so sorry for that. but you
Would’ve ask someone to help you and
do it instead of stressing yourself……
please stop stressing this your
beautiful skin with this spanner. **she
LADY: Can you help me and look for
ME :don’t worry, give me the
she handed it to me.
I losed the tyre and changed it for her.
She thanked me.
“are you living around here? “she
LADY: I’m jummy by name……..
ME: And am Igwe.
JUMMY :Wow!!! nice meeting you..
ME :nice meeting you too. **she
brought out her handbag from the car
and gave me her card. **
JUMMY : call me when you’ve chance.
bye….. **she entered her car and
Now igwe’s journey begins!!!
I stood there and was looking at her as
She drove off.
I went home with a bit joy.
when I got home, i took my bath and
laid down on the bed.
Val call came in and I picked up. He
Asked me if I’ve gotten home and I told him
I asked him about Yvonne and he told
Me that she’ll sleep over in his house
I advised him to be very careful about
Her and he told me that nothing will
happen, infact that
Yvonne will be his future wife.
“bitter cola doesn’t sweet the way it
Sounds in the ear”I said to him.
We discussed a little and hanged up.
The next day, I woke up very early in the morning
and did some morning chores before I went to a
nearby building site to know if I can see
anything to do there,
even if it is to serve a bricklayer but
I couldn’t because
there are some people who came
before me. I went away,
as I was going on the road,
I fell into a big thought that made me
till one man tapped me from the back.
“com Mr man, u no go comot for road
abi u wan die’ he said.
I regain myself and fall beside the
road. The woman that was inside the car
horning for me to clear
from the road parked aside and came
down nd came to where i fell down and
helped me to stand.
some people were also around me,
some of them were scolding me for
blocking the road.
chai! nwoke n’ife!!!
The woman told them to leave me that
I didn’t block the road intentionally.
She took me to her car and asked me
my name and I told her.
she a asked me what the problem was,
that made me forgot myself on the road.
I decided not to
let her know my predicaments but she
persuaded me to let the cat out of the
bag, so I lied and told her I lost a contract.
She pited me with the way her face
She gave me #20000 and told me not
To worry at all ,
that I should take the things of the
world easy to avoid premature dead.
She gave me her card and told me to
Call her anytime I like.
I thanked her for the money and came
Down from her car,
so she drove off.
I got home that day feeling
At least, this money she gave me can serve me
Owu nwee gi, iwota na 5naira bu
on Sunday, i decided to call that
woman and know how she is fairing.
I called her thrice but she didn t pick
I deleted her number from my phone
In the evening of that same day,
one number called me and I picked up
CALLER : Hello, this number called me
In the morning but I was busy then so I
Didn t pick ,
whats your name?
ME:I m igwe.
CALLER : igwe! the one I met the other day?
ME: **from her voice,
I found out she was that woman I
called in the morning ** yes
CALLER : I m so sorry my dear. How
Are you doing?
ME:I m doing fine ma.
MADAM : will you be less busy this
Coming Sunday? I want you to come over.