Now get your favourite drink with you as you are about to read one interesting story you hardly hear me talk about.
For some who aren’t aware, I was born in Nigeria. Back in the days, we had this child star make waves in the entertainment industry in Nigeria with her hit song ‘Osemudiamen” pronounced Ose-Mu-Di-A-Me and this is where the story of me being deceived comes into play.
When the hit ‘Osemudiamen’ by the young ‘Benita came on, the kids in the street, including myself and my neighbours were in love with the song. We will sing to it every time and our favourite moment was when it comes up on our television screen as we loved to watch Benita perform. As I come from a different tribe from Benita, I obviously didn’t know the lyrics to the song but I ‘chew’ my mouth in tune anyway.
My big sister knew how much I loved Benita and longed to see her so she capitalised on this and then one day, together with our neighbours who were twin sisters, conspired [yes! I say conspire because she knew I love to go to bed early and wouldn’t stay up late at night with them so it was indeed]. to lie to me so I could stay up longer rather than go to bed the usual time I did.
Back to my story.
So my sister conspired with the twins to lie that Benita came visiting with her parents and when I wake up in the morning, this is how the conversation goes:
My Sis: Ah!! Nne, you missed o
By the way; ‘O or Ah’ are a few among many Nigerian clichés we incorporate in our everyday conversation. I mean you hear people speak to their bosses at work or lecturers in universities like “Ah, excuse me sir I can’t handle this course o” lol.
Come to think of it, if you haven’t included ah, o, abi, shebi in your conversation (Especially with your fellow Nigerian), are you truly Nigerian? **Food for Thought**
Again back to my story, apologies, getting distracted.
When she says that to me in the morning, me with the sleepy eye and hungry tummy, trying to find food to eat ignorantly replied ”
ME: What happened?’
MY SIS: Benita came here yesterday
ME: It’s a LIE!!
MY SIS: Ok, then, ask the twins
On hearing ‘ask the twins’ my eyes will lit up and I screamed like:
ME: ‘Oh my God!! why didn’t you wake me? *Already on the verge of tears *
MY SIS: I was trying to wake you but you refused. You said I should leave you alone so we (Herself, the twins and Benita) ate puff puff and she sang her song to us”
*Puff Puff is a Nigeria snack.
I would be so upset and I’d run to the twins. Their story was always the same. So I pleaded with them saying
ME: Please, when next she comes, wake me up
TWINS: Don’t worry, she (Benita) said she will come today, we will try waking you up
On the night of Benita supposed arrival, I stayed up, fighting sleep until nature eventually called and I gave in. This continued until I figured they were playing tricks on me but we laughed it off. I stopped being gullible.
Now reflecting on this, I decided I will make my nephew and niece pay for their mum’s shenanigans by making them stay up late. Or would I? Since I really want to be their favourite auntie. I guess they won’t have to pay for their mama’s sin.
Moral of the story???
Why not tell me what you deduced from this story yourself?
Till I write to you again, enjoy reading and enjoy the video below.