My new dad thanked Uncle Adegoke for his
efforts in my life; he went into one of the
Cars and came back with an envelope.
Please take this as a token of my
appreciation. I understand you are into
Agriculture, this is the document of my land
at Old Ife road, and it is a five hectare
parcel of land. Take, it is yours.
Ha! No sir! I can’t take it sir! Please I can’t!
Uncle Goke refused
Look! Adegoke! I have forty hectares of
land in different parts of Ibadan alone!
Common take this thing from me joor!
Uncle Goke collected the envelope and
prostrated in gratitude.
In the evening, the men sat outside under
the Car port to discuss and drink while the
women were indoors preparing dinner.
Around 7.30PM there was a knock at the
pedestrian gate, Gbadebo rushed to attend
to the gate. It was Yemisi who had just
returned from school. Gbadebo jumped on
her and ushered her into the compound
carrying her traveling back on his head.
She came into the compound and was
shocked to see cars and strange men
seated with her father. She knelt down and
greeted every one before coming to hug her
father. Our eyes locked and we smiled at
each other before she proceeded to the
Is that your daughter? My father asked
Yes sir! My first daughter! He replied
Is that the girl you told me about? Dad
directed the question at me but I pretended
not to hear him
Mobolaji! He called.
Sir! Sir! I replied feigning surprise
Is that Goke’s daughter you told me about?
Is she the one that is studying medicine in
the university? He asked
Yes? She is studying medicine at the
university, Mr. Goke offered, and what did
Bolaji tell you about her?
They are in love! He wishes to marry her if
you would allow him! My father said.
Jesu Christi o! I shouted as I got up and
ran out of their presence. I opened the
pedestrian gate and ran to the nearest beer
parlour. This man had killed me!
I was at the beer parlour consuming my
third bottle of Gulder at 8.00PM when Akin
and Yemisi came to meet me there
Ol boy! You no go come house? Akin asked
Guy! Which kind man be this my Papa nah?
Who send am message? I beg na wetin
happen back there ? I asked. My love, are
you okay? Hope you were not embarrassed
in any way? I asked.
Everything is okay! She said. They called
me out and asked if what your father said
was the truth!
Jesu Christi o! And what did you say? I
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