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(Episode 1) Time and Tide … A Fascinating Story!

Anna is buried in deep thoughts as nothing seems to be working for her. At 36, she is still single and does not even have a good job. As a diploma holder, she is forced to take a job as a sales girl in the market where her madam sells wrappers of different types. They are three in the shop and the other girl and boy always look down on her because of her condition. At 36, she had dated different men and all of them ended up breaking her heart, leaving her miserable but she also is the reason why most of her relationships have failed. From a tender age; she has been very choosy. She’ll always say, “he is too short!” “See his big head!” “Abeg oo, carry your potbelly dey go!” “A fine girl like me marry a fellow ND graduate? Nah, I want one with at least a master’s degree!” “Dis wan na Church rat!”

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She is currently in a relationship with Ken, a jobless guy of 28, way younger than her age, whom she feeds and accommodates in her one room apartment in Karo, Abuja.

Ken is known around the area for making trouble but she ignores all his vices because he is the only man in her life. When it is time for lunch break, she leaves the shop for the Buka where she usually eats. The Buka which is one of the most popular in Kubwa market because of their affordable prices was often overcrowded as customers have to practically struggle to get served on time. The Buka is owned by Iya Basira, a fat woman whose husband many people call her puppet because he is a jobless drunk who works in his wife’s shop anytime he doesn’t go to drink with his friends. Iya Basira has a special corner in her shop where she sits on a wide stool made specially for her because of her enormous buttocks.. In that corner are the pots of assorted meat, ranging from mutton, beef, chicken, orishi-rishi, pork etc. There, customers also pay for their food and she gives them a ticket with which they will be served according to what they have paid for. She doesn’t trust her husband and her eight children who work in the Buka to handle her money and meat and so she keeps them away from that corner. When Anna gets to the restaurant, she walks to Iya Basira’s corner.

Anna: “Mummy, good afternoon.”

Iya Basira: “Afternoon, my dear. Wetin you wan chop today?”

Anna: “Iya, I want beans and dodo and orishi-rishi with one kpomo.”

IyaBasira: “Okay, your money na N700.”

Anna: “Ah, Iya, N700 ke. I have only N500 with me, but no problem, put it, I will bring the remaining N200 tomorrow”

Iya  Basira: “Tomorrow for where? You no see where I write no credit today, come tomorrow? Woo, I no dey sell anything on credit, if your money no reach, buy the one wey your money fit buy.”

Anna: “Haba, but I am a regular customer, now. The month has gone far and they will soon pay us salary. Ah! Iya your food is now very expensive o, before N500 is more than enough to eat here.”

Iya Basira: “Which kain talk be that one now, ehn? Na as things dey sell for market before na so e still dey now? How much we dey buy bag of rice before? Talk more of other ingredients wey we dey use cook. You want make I dey suffer for nothing, ba? Dem tell you say I come Abuja to come count big big building? Abeg, if you no wan buy, shift commot, other people dey wait, na God I dey take beg you.”

Anna: “Okay, give me the things my money can buy,” She exhales as she collects the ticket from Iya Basira. All of her customers know her as a very rude and loud mouthed woman yet they keep patronizing her, which is one of the many reasons why some people feel that she was using supernatural powers to attract customers. Anna knows that they could be an atom of truth in the rumors about Iya Basira’s success but she didn’t care as she couldn’t stay a day in the shop without eating her food.

It took her almost fifteen minutes of struggle and shouting before she got served. She had met many people on the queue including bankers and married men who are addicted to Iya Basira’s meals. When she collects her food, she remembers that she has no water and she didn’t have any money on her to get water. She walks to one of Iya Basira’s daughter, Patricia, a girl of seventeen years who is known in the area for her notorious habit of sleeping with her mother’s married male customers. She is slicing Ugwu when Anna approaches her.

Anna: “Patricia, how far? Please give me one sachet of water there.”

Patricia: “Ah! Aunty, you go pay for am be that o. Nothing is free in this recession.”

Anna: “It’s just one sachet, how much is it? I will pay tomorrow.”

Patricia: “Aunty, just respect your old age waka commot from here. If you no get money, hook one man that will be taking care of your needs. Your mates don get plenty children, you dey here dey beg for water for this recession.”

Anna is embarrassed and speechless; she makes to reply but Patricia cat walks away flaunting her medium sized butts at a male customer who just got down from his car, ignoring Anna.

As Anna makes to leave, she sees Baba Basira beckoning to her. She walks to him.

Baba Basira: “Why you dey behave like this, now? I don tell you say I love you so much and you no wan gree. See, if you agree to love me, ehn, I go spoil you with money. Even seff, I go make you shareholder for this we company.”

Anna: “Just listen to yourself, you shameless old man. How do you expect a young lady like me to date you? Are you not even ashamed to say it? You are here calling your wife’s Buka a company when your mates own and run multi-billion naira companies.”

Baba Basira: “Ehn, nothing wey person no go see for this world o. Who be young lady? You like this? Abeg, don’t even allow your small body deceive you o, young ko, infant ni. You no even happy say I toast you, when at your age you can’t even get a man to ask you out. I no even sure say you go ever get husband marry for this life. Better become my second wife mek your life change.”

At the mention of her prolonged spinsterhood, a tear drops from Anna’s eyes, she quickly wipes it away and leaves without saying a word to him.

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“Please help me, I am hungry, I have not eaten in many days. I don’t have money to buy food, I can’t breastfeed my baby because I am so hungry and there is no breast milk anymore. Help me before I die!” A woman with a skinny child strapped to her back walked past Anna saying. The sight of the child and the woman’s piercing plea for help attracts Anna who even though very hungry with no means of getting another food gives her food to the woman. The woman thanks her and after a minute when Anna turns to see if the woman has started eating, there is no sign of the woman and her baby, she concludes that the woman must have walked away to a place where she can eat in peace from the hustle and bustle of the market.

She gets to the shop and her colleagues give her a look that suggests that all is not well.

Anna: “What is it, why are you all looking gloomy?”

Julie: “Ah, we think say you have gotten a husband in Iya Basira’s place o.”

Anna: “What sort of an expensive joke is that? Are you mocking me or what? Please stop it, I don’t like it.”

Julie: “Ah! Aunty Anna, person no fit joke with you again? Na wa for you o”

Anna:”Who is your aunty? Please, keep your silly jokes to yourself”, she hisses.

Julie: “Where is the food you bought, now? Abeg bring it out lets devour it. Na hunger make our eyes red like this. I don’t talk am since say Iya Basira dey use jazz, that her own no be ordinary. That chair wey she no dey get up from in her shop, I hear say na there she keep the juju.”

Anna: “Juli Juli, radio without battery, tatafo, na you biko. She dey use jazz and yet you still dey hustle for the food. Anyway, I gave out the food to a starving woman and her little baby. As I dey here so, hunger dey waya mi, but I just had to help that poor woman.”

Juli: “Chinekemo! You did what? Where were you when that Prophet warned that an evil woman is roaming the market and that nobody should give her anything?”

Anna: “What are you talking about?

Questions: Why is Anna yet to marry at 36? How true is the Prophets claim that the mysterious woman has gone with their destiny?

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128 Comments on (Episode 1) Time and Tide … A Fascinating Story!

  1. i dont believe in such dubious talks ,fake prophet are all out dere ,dey talk fallacy upon fallcy

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  2. God will help her sha

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  3. Oluchi Ngorji // November 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm // Reply

    hmm… next please

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  4. This no doubt will be interesting lol

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  5. Very interesting.

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  6. Anna no fine? why her marriage is delayed at 38?

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  7. Esther Nnoli // November 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm // Reply

    next biko!

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  8. Adepoju Sexy // November 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm // Reply

    When the desirable is not available.. the available becomes desirable.

    Anna, 36 dating a boy way younger, Ken, 28. Next please

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  9. Very interesting…God dey sha…

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  10. Bella Anifowose // November 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm // Reply

    A graduate forced to take a job as a sales girl in the market where her madam sells wrappers of different types. Na wa ooo.. I hail Naija

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  11. haahaha.. Anna, the classy girl.

    She’ll always say, “he is too short!” “See his big head!” “Abeg oo, carry your potbelly dey go!” “A fine girl like me marry a fellow ND graduate? Nah, I want one with at least a master’s degree!” “Dis wan na Church rat!”

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  12. Baba Basira wan taste from Anna yughurt.. hahaha! Next episode biko.. Interesting story

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  13. Awesome cant wait for episode 2

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  14. Adelove is back with another bomb. Loving the story already. Aunty, your mates are grand mothers already o. Happy selection o. Next now now.

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  15. Thank God i join on time today. interesting

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  16. Hmmmmm. Next plz

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  17. If she’s not love d person,she is neet to insult d person now

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  18. Is well Anna don’t worry your husband is on the way

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  19. Hmmm… RIP Mr. English.

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  20. a lady being choosy is well understandable&she doesn’t av 2 settle down with just anybody all in d name of i don’t wanna remain single….if she doesn’t love them enough 2 marry them then,they aren’t just meant 4 her.a broken relationship or 1 not attempted@all is better than a failed marriage.anna stay strong,ur own chosen man is on the way.God has his plans,slowly but surely.judging by her generosity makes it known she’s not arrogant&she’s selfless….pls episode 2 o.gud work adelove

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  21. Nice story plsss next episode

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  22. I believe her blessings of giving to that starving woman will come to her

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  23. Waiting for the next episode adelove

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  24. You told us Anna is 36 at the beginning but at the end, you said she is 38. Pls how old is Anna?

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  25. I gbadu yur story… Make we dey ride dy go Adelove

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  26. Lol. Next pls. Ebi like say dis one go sweet oo

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  27. Nice one…….. Oya continue

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  28. Job well done keep it up

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  29. Adelove is @ it again…. Nice one

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  30. she will get her blessings by giving.no evil will befall her

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  31. Anna put ur life in God hand

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  32. hmm really getting me wanting for more. abegi next tori

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  33. Wow,interesting story

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  34. Hmmmmm…interesting

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  35. Kindhearted Anna…Next pls

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  36. Okafor felicity clara // November 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm // Reply

    Her blessing is on the way

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  37. Guy or bae or pple una dey try really enjoyed letter frm d jail…. Kudus to u….. Ow can

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  38. Episode 2 loading…..

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  39. Ur husband we locat u noon

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  41. IFEOMA steven // November 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm // Reply

    Plz can post the finally episode of the judas kiss..plz nd plz You

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  42. U said she works at karo n went to buy food at kubwa market hmmm….karo is towards nyanya n kubwa is towards zuba suleja road, d distance is very far o

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  43. It seems dis 1 is going 2 be interesting like other ones, I’m eager to read d next episode.

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  44. Blessing of giving will locate her

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  45. i start on time dis tym cnt wait 4 d nxt 1. pls nxt

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  46. I can’t wait to read what happen to Anna at last. Very interested in this story

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  47. Waiting for next episode. it will be nice.

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  48. Lovely next one frnd

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  49. so interesting can’t wait

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  50. Dis is a good one

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  51. I hope that the Iya Basira isn’t the same that was sung about.

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  52. waiting for next episode nice story

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  53. Pls I will advice u to trust god don’t rush into relationship ask god first before going into it pls u can still have a nice man that will WAPS all ur tears an b faithful to God the Skye will b ur limit remain bless.

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  54. God will help her… next one pls

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  57. My Dear Sis,nothing Pass God,just Wait Unto Thy Lord

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  58. NEXT! Next! Next!,.

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  59. Stop posting half halve story here

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  60. Will she be my 5th wife? If yes let her write application.

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  61. I only overseen her blessing coming, bt pls next time try nd giv us a fully covered story mmh,tnx, though u can proceed to next episode.

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  63. nice one you can do better

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  64. God’s tym z d best, I believe dat gud things are coming to ur way, surely u will testity

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  65. Anna bel, e sha b well ok

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  66. I believe there is nothing god can not do please you have to shine your eye

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  67. That is d problem of now adays girls,which is excess pride.i will not beat around d bush.remember all girl ar compare to medicine that hve expiring date.if u dnt choose a guy at ur tender age,no guy will rush you at 30.many teenage,beautiful girls ar seriouly seachin and their blue tooth never connect a divice.GOD DESTINE TIME FOR EVERYTHING AND IT CAN ONLY WORK WITH TIME.

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  71. This movie go the interesting ooh

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  72. Christ in u, de hope of glory.

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  73. anna ur blessing is on de way just blive it ad if u want god 2 do it now than love 2 give 2 people in need ad u will se ur blessings coming 2 u

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  74. The next episode please…….

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  75. Who Laugh Last, Laugh Best.

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  76. Any how wey e be, I like the story.. More of it pls

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  77. I’m waiting for Episode 5

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  78. Sorry Anna, for bringing such problems to urself, try and look for a man who will take care of you nt d one u spend on. For the food, Giving never lack

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  79. There’s always a man for every woman, wait your’s wil come .

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  80. That’s hw situation is sometime just pray n forgget abt pepples side comments. Blieve urself my dear.

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  81. Akanbi ajibola shakiru // November 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm // Reply

    Abeg no stop am i dey enjoy am oo!

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