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(Episode 1) A Letter from Jail… Life sucks beyond words!

My Brothers and Sisters,

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As my tori wan start, I take God beg ona, make ona no judge me; no judge me bikos life no dey fair to everybody, and also, everybody get in own sin wey e dey commit, sin na sin- no sin small. I go school small, I go like talk my tori for the small English wey I understand, then garnish am with some small Pidgin so that everybody go hear my story.

About Twenty-Seven years ago, I was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Bena; my father was a Fine Art teacher in the town school and my mother owned a small shop in our compound. My father was very intelligent and hardworking, but he was a disciplinarian; people feared him, especially children and close neighbours. They had been married for five years without a child, and on 28th July, 1989, they had me, the apple of their eyes.

Friends and relatives who came around when I was born rejoiced with my parents; one of the pastors had come and told my parents I was going to be famous. At the age of five, I was already in Primary One, unlike other girls in the town. Papa and Mama did not have enough money to put me in a nursery school, so before I got to primary school, I used to stay with my mom in the shop; she would not allow me do anything but stare at her while she attended to the customers. We also had a grinding machine behind our house; since the shop was very close to the house, my mom would always multi-task, she would attend to the customers who came to grind, and run back to the shop to attend to the buyers.

One day, a customer had come to buy a stick of cigarette but my mom was at the back of the house completing her transaction with a customer who came to grind beans, being the stubborn girl that I was, I did not go to inform her that there was a customer waiting, I opened the pack of cigarette and sold the stick at One Naira. When Mama returned from the backyard, I was so anxious, I told her the good news.

Me: “Mama, guess what? I don sell for you o, you go give me dat chewing gum wey I beg you” I said happily

Mama: “Shiber, wetin you sell? I nor tell you say make you nor dey sell? Why didn’t you call me?”

Me: “I think say you go dey grind for Mama Ono, see, I don sell one cigar” I showed her the pack of cigarette I had sold from “The man na mumu o, e no even collect change, mama you see why I no need go school? I go dey here dey help you sell, you go dey house dey grind”

Mama: “Make I see the money wey the man give you?” she said and turned around to pick a cane from the ground.

Before I knew it, I had received the beating of my life, in fact, that was the first day I was flogged with a cane. I had sold the stick of cigar for One Naira instead of Three Naira, Mama had told me after flogging me. The cane did not get to me that much, but I exaggerated as she added more strokes. I screamed so the neighbours could hear, but none of them came out to rescue me; they did not like me that much, they thought I was a spoilt brat.

After the beating, I went straight to the back of the house, I sat on the wooden bench near the grinding engine, I knew that Mama would come around there numerous times, so I thought sitting there would remind her that I was sobbing and prompt her to apologize to me and give me some sweets to stop me from crying, but she did not. Several times, she walked past me and pretended there was no one visible.

It was when she locked the shop and was about to climb the steps to go and prepare lunch for Papa that she missed her steps and fell off. I still do not know where that laughter came from, but I laughed like I had never laughed before. I held my stomach because it hurt as I laughed and ran away to the shop. I had thought she would run after me but she did not; she had sustained some bruises.

That afternoon, when Papa returned from work, I sat by the door and heard Mama reporting me to Papa

Mama: “Shiber is a stupid girl”

Papa: “Shiber? What did she do?”

Mama: “Like you instructed, I asked her to sit in the shop and let me know whenever a customer comes, but she disobeyed”

Papa: “She left the shop?”

Mama: “No, Darl, she sold cigar very cheap, I had to beat her for that…then I fell off the steps and she laughed so hard. How can she be so heartless?”

I sat there, expecting my dad to call me and scold me because he was silent after Mama told her what I did, next thing I heard was a thunderous laughter from him, I crawled behind the wooden chairs in the living room to see what was happening and I found them chasing one another- just like me, Papa had found the missed steps hilarious.

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I was the last pupil to resume school that year. Papa had told me that he needed to pay his debts first before buying the things I needed for school; he said he knew I was smart and would easily catch up with the children who had resumed earlier. Papa had more than forty siblings, since his dad died, he had been the one taking responsibility of his mother and siblings, and sometimes he would extend his generousity to his nieces and nephews, which is why he was always borrowing from money lenders.

My first day at school was amazing; Mama had bathed me hard, she used the hard sponge to wash the dirt out of my body. As she did, she complained I played too much with the kids in the neighbourhood and she was glad I was going to start school; she said I would meet my match there in school. She rubbed the Pears Vaseline all over my body and passed me over to Papa, who handed me my red and white uniform.

We got to the school on Papa’s Suzuki bike. I ran to catch up with him as he walked briskly into the school compound immediately he parked his bike, and then handed me over to a woman whom I later found out was my class teacher. He had left me there with the wicked ‘aunty’; I cried like I was being sold out to a wicked slave trader as I saw my father’s image vanish. “Shut up you brat!” was what the wicked aunty had told me to keep my mouth sealed. She showed me my seat and collected the broom, hoe and cutlass from me. I saw her add them to the other three sets in the corner of the class, then she stared at me like she was about to eat the hell out of me.

Being the new girl in school, and a smart one for that matter, I blended just like the chameleon. I gathered my new friends during break and told them funny stories of my experiences with Mama and how I played pranks in our compound. Turn by turn, each of us told our stories; the other girl who had resumed same day with me was so proud and annoying. She was also the only child of her parents, I had thought I would be the youngest in school, but we were same age; she spoke about how her dad had four airplanes, I told her mine had six. When the other girls realized that the conversation was becoming a competition, they left us. I eyed her green water bottle and backpack; I wished Papa had bought the same for me.

I returned home that day, with the plan to inform Mama that I truly met my match in school but all did not end well, I met Papa outside the house, the shop was locked but I could see neighbours gathered, the women crying and the men consoling Papa; Mama had gone to join her ancestors.

How will a five year old Shiber survive without her mother? Will Mr. Bena bring in a second wife or a relative? What happens to little Shiber after Mama is gone?

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273 Comments on (Episode 1) A Letter from Jail… Life sucks beyond words!

  1. AdeLove again! I’m following this tori back2back! Ok na.. let’s goooo

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  2. hmm.. next pls

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  3. hmmm… i hope her destiny won’t be perverted since pastors had come and told her parents she was going to be famous. Next please!

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  4. Good starting.. i like this already. Next?

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  5. iyam in love with this story. nexttttt?

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  6. hmmm.. i comment my reserve LOL

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  7. Nice one…keep it up

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  8. i’m following it.. next prease?

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  9. Anxiously waiting, next one pls.

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  10. lo,llll ‘she told me her dad has three areoplane ,i siad mine has five’ LOLLLLL i like dat

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  11. Interesting.Next episode plsssss.

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  12. Hmmmm… next sha

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  13. Seem rike shiber wirr b a stubborn shild o.. . Lol nyc one

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  14. You’re just Awesome adelove

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  15. @Ife, u don turn to Caro ni? Prease

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  16. Hope the girl will not suffer sha????

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  17. Next pls

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  18. Expecting things Mehn! Pls Adelove no waste time joor.

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  19. AdeLove is on fire oooo

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  20. I cant wait for episode 2

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  21. Am enjoying this story

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  22. I just hope she get famous as it’s been prophesies, Cos this one wey her mother done die and the father sef no dey epp matter… e don finish for her be dat

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  23. next episode interesting

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  24. Ehya……….. She reminded me of myself a little.

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  25. Ehya…… The pain of losing ones mother is too hard,i really feel for her o

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  26. Waiting for the next episode

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  27. Wow! what a nice story.. plsss next

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  28. Next???

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  29. Interesting…. Kudos!!

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  34. What could I hv a done in this time of loneliness and boredom without Adelove thanks for ur stories. In you I find a friend

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  35. Please don’t keep me on suspense for long

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  36. Quite interesting!

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  37. Mai daily telenovela.

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  38. that is part the of nation

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  39. Chaiii

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  40. olaitan funmilola // November 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm // Reply

    interesting next pls

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  41. IAM SORRY 4 D POOR GIRL !!

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  42. Hmmmmm…next pls

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  43. Interesting! Next prease @Caro

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  44. wow what a nice begining,hope the dearth of her mother will not effect her

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  47. Next episode prease @Caro

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  48. Pls,how can i read d concluding part of Kalu nd Caro’s story

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  49. Adelove you are the best…….

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  50. Nice one but I did.’not see the last episodes of a bitter side of love. Need an update pls

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  51. Interesting story.next pls

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  53. wow hmmmmmmm lovely breast it’s good for pillow

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  54. not good at all to loose a mother.very painful experience

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  55. Interesting story

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  56. This is a very intelligent write up … keep it up.

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  57. Hehehe! Fresh. Please n please, don’t keep us to so much suspense. Thanks

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  58. This is what will locomagamasion story. hilarious, tragedic and touching.. episode2 pls..

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  59. hmm its well ooo

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  60. Christiana Adanna // November 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm // Reply

    very interesting. next episode

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  63. Hmmmmmmm, interesting. Hw would she survive with those siblings of her father he takes care of.

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  64. Adelove with juicey stories, next please.

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  65. Wow what a wonderful begining next pls

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  66. Too bad to loose a mother at small age

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  67. Ifeanyi Anderson // November 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm // Reply

    “mama dat man sef na mumu,he no even collect change.”hehehehe
    na who be d mumu???

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  68. Very interested, continue

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  69. Uncle George // November 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm // Reply

    Another Ogbonge from AdeLove. Quality na ur watchword. NExt please

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  70. A A YAYADAI LAFIYA KUWA

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  71. Wow!, nice story!. I hope Shiber will survive the storm before her now?, smart girl she is!, thanks Adelove! , next episode plssssssss.

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  72. Pls what u “r doing “s not.fair how can we read all whole story

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  73. Pls pls it don’t have an end , pls the episode 2

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  74. Pls pls it don’t have an end , pls the episode 2

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  75. Sorrowful story. Poor girl…….. Waiting for the continuation…….

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  76. this woman is a disgrace to her generation.

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  77. Pls i hope this link is not consuming too much megabite? I want to read it

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  78. Hmm…first day in skul she lost her mum.nice story

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  79. looking at her picture shows that the death of her mother did affect her

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  80. Wow!!!!! Interesting. Next pls

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  81. u be mumu is becoz u dnt no what t are doing that is why

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  82. u be mumu is becoz u dnt no what t are doing that is why but i pray mercy of the lord in ur life

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  83. Pls episode 2 fast fast I cant wait toooooo

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  84. OMG………….. Sorry for the loss Shiber….Nxt Pls

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  86. Abeg this na internet bizzy people or u want try

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  87. what are u doing

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  88. why did you think people will judge you? before you give excuse to justify yourself that every one commit one sin or the other.

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  89. kaai na cus very very cus

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  90. kaai na cus very very cus

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  91. which kind nomsence judge u dey expect

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  92. may GOD have mercy on u

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  93. Day one in school she lost her mother wat a pity

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  94. Nigeria men love been carried away with nonsense

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  95. Must u show ur breast to the world to see? Nonsense!!!

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  96. okanlawon olajumoke // November 15, 2016 at 5:56 am // Reply

    Sorry for d loss shibeR…….

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  97. i cnt read d full story f dix write it out

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  98. Always love and cherish wot u have.

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  99. Chai ds gal make nepa take lite hw I go take read d story now chai e d pain me oooo

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  102. Is It Bcos Of Her Morther Die She Just Showing The World Her Breast

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  103. Let ur picture show well before u commit sin

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  104. U alwayz short d story hw can we read d conclution?

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  105. This story may end a tragedy.,which I don’t really like.

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  106. My dear your story was a sad one am sorry abt that but exposing ur body to the world,what do u stand to gain nothing because it is now chip to the people

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  107. Please am waiting for episode 4

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  112. men this girls story is touching

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  114. C If U No Wht U Cnt Finish Plz Dnt Start It, Wht Kind Of Story De Dis, I Dislike Nonsence oo

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  115. Well, everyone have conscience I think.

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  116. U must be out of seance ok

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  117. baby I love u so much

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  118. nice one and would love to enjoy it too

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  119. be decent in your dressing.

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  120. Your is not the first. I hv seen who lost both in secondary. What of the orphans. And they become something. Because you lost your mother in day one now prompt you behave anyhow. Give your life to jesus. He will cary your borden and give you rest.

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