I and my mom lived alone initially before my
sisters joined us later on….
Before then, my mom and i lived in a
compound occupying two buildings, a main
house, and a back flat. The back flat
occupied two families, mine and another
neighbour which comprised of a man and his
wife with three kids. While the main flat had
in shelter a woman and five of her kids. –
three girls, and two boys.! They were all
grown up. The last child( a boy) was prolly
17 back then, and the eldest girl (eldest child)
was in her early or mid 30s.
In total, we were three families living in that
……… Am gonno tell you about each of the
children in the compound and how they all
contributed in corrupting me..
Praise- the oldest child, she was really
religious, taught me the all i knew about God
back then.
Prompted me to go to church and basically,
taught me how to pray.
She was really kind, and generous.
She was’ntt married then, though she was
goodlooking and in her 30s.
Emillia- the second girl, was in her mid or late
She was really pretty, well packaged and
kinda plumpy with perfectly toned skin, nice
curves and stature.
Stephan- the third child, a man in his 20s , a
worker, really cool nice guy!
He was somewhat responsible, though he flirt
with most girls.
Omolayo- a young stylish girl, also pretty,
and quite fat. Had a cool feminine voice.
She later traveled outta the countr though.
Felix- the last child of his mom, he was prolly
in his late teens. 16-19 back then. He was fair
and tall.
Eno! Eno! Eno!.. My friend Noso called me
from far as i was about entering the school
gate. He ran towards me ” whats up now, i
thought you won’t be in school today since
its the first day of resumption” i replied as we
both placed hands on our shoulders. ” my
mom forced me to come o”
Noso was my best friend and we did almost
everything together, both good and bad!
As we approached our new class since we
were just promoted to primary four, we met
our class teacher who we greeted smiling
broadly. ” how are you doing boys?” he
replied our greetings.
We took a sit that we claimed as ours for the

” who’s that girl that just came in?” Noso
asked. ” am sure she’s a new student, i
hav’nt seen her before.’
”she fine sha”
Noso uttered
‘you better shut up before uncle hears you,
its too early to start those rubbish” i replied.
”by the way, i saw Esther, she said she’s
gonno come to school because of you o, she
said she misses your face ” Noso said.
” she better not miss me ooh.. We almost got
caught by Amaka (a sir pupil) the other day
” While i placed my hands on her thighs.
What would have happened if that senior
caught me doing that? ”
” but you hav’nt really told me how it
happened o” -Noso replied.
Me; I’ll tell you later, Nosa and Emma are
coming” (my classmate).
*we all greeted and joked before before we
heard the bell*
##The school i attended had on primary
school and its secondary school was in
another area entirely (not in the same
The bell rang for assembly and we all rushed
out. Praise and worship was led by a
teacher. Thereafter, the principal came and
welcomed all of us. He gave his speech on
‘rules and regulations’ and urged us to be in
our best behaviours.
+after the speech, we all marched to our
We were only 11 in primary 4 .
Six boys and five girls.
* our form teacher came and introduced
himself, and requested we also do the same.
Eventually the new girl Noso and I saw was
in our class, she
was fair, neatly dressed and goodloking.
She stood up and introduced her self as

Noso started calling her name silently to
himself (like he was tryna memorize it.)
our form teacher- Mr Ojo stressed that we’ll
need a class rep, and opted that anyone who
wanted to be the class captain should come
No one did, apart from Emma.
He then asked if we wanted Emma to be the
class rep, we all replied ”NO!”
Emma was a bully! A dreaded one!
I can still remember him telling us he’ll deal
with us after class for refusing to crown him
Mr Ojo then asked the class to nominate
Noso and some others shouted ”Leke!!!’
Leke was my ”nick name”
i was reluctant to come out cus i was never
interested in the position, but Mr Ojo
demanded my presence at the front of the
class to contend for the position.
I came out, and the girls in the class also
nominated Esther.
Esther was very brilliant, i wonder how i was
able to still come out ahead of her during
She could pronounce words i did’ntt know
without obstruction.
Mr Ojo requested that I and Esther backed
the class as they voted.
After the short election, we faced the class,
and i saw my friends giving me ‘thumbs up”
as Mr Ojo announced me as the new class
I wasn’t happy, i was scared!
In my mind ”weitin these people don put me
instead of me celebrating i was thinking
about what Emma would do to me after
Time went fast as I hurried home as soon as
i heard the bell. I did’ntt even wait for Noso, i
was on my way out of the gate when i heard
someone called me – ‘lekins! Lekins! ”
i thought for a second, ‘could that be Noso,
but that is’nt his voice at all”
the voice called me again, and i did’ntt bother
to look back cus i remembered the voice.
I tried moving faster .
”you better wait there or else if i chase you,
you’re going to cry”
it was the bully Emma calling after me, in fear
i waited but summoned courage to confront
He approached me and………

To be continued


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