October 5, 2014 at 9:25 am #68054
ONE HOUR THIRTY MINUTES
Segun was busy writing and
supplying answers to the
questions given to them.
“WAEC in trouble.” he thought to
“Submit everybody.” the
invigilator shouted. Signifying
the end of the theory paper.
The students all stood up at once
and walked towards the front to
submit their answer booklet
causing pandemonium. Segun
waited till everything had settled
before he stood up and
submitted his booklet and sat
down patiently waiting for the
OMR sheet for the objectives.
ONE HOUR LATER.
The students all trooped out of
the exam hall signifying the end
of the paper for the day.
Segun came out and was
surprised to see everybody talking
and pointing at him. He
pretended he didn’t hear them
as he continued walking towards
the gate when he saw Olanike
walking in front. He increased his
pace and caught up with her.
“Nike?” he called out.
“Yes.” she answered coldly amidst
“What’s wrong with you? Why
are you crying?”
“Am not crying.”
“But tears is in your eyes.”
“Please i want to be alone.” she
“Okay. Can i have you number?”
he found himself asking.
“No problem.” she collected his
phone and typed her number.
“Thanks.” he said.
They walked on in silence till they
got to the bus-stop where they
went their separate ways.October 5, 2014 at 9:28 am #68055
Segun got home around 5:30pm
and was surprised to find his
father in the sitting room.
“Good afternoon Dad.” he
“Welcome boy.” his father
“How was your paper.” he asked.
“It was fine.” he said handling
the question paper his father.
He looked at it for some minutes
before giving it back to him.
“Best of luck.” he prayed.
“Amen.” he answered.
He made to leave the sitting
room but his father called him
“Segun. What happened to your
“Erhm. Nothing sir.” He replied.
“So you mean my eyes are
“No sir. It’s just that i hit my face
on the window frame of the bus
i boarded home.” he lied.
“Okay. Just make sure you take
care of yourself.” he advised.
He knew his father didn’t buy his
lie but he possibly can’t tell him
he fought a guy because he was
talking to the guy’s girlfriend. He
would be in trouble if he said so.
He entered him room, changed
his clothes and took a shower
before coming downstairs to eat
his lunch. Once he is through
with eating he went back to his
room to sleep. As he lay on the
bed his phone rang. He checked
the caller ‘unknown number’. He
picked it up.
“Hello” the caller said.
“Hello. Please who is this?” he
“It’s me jummy.” the caller
“What’s this girl’s problem.?” he
“Oh! It’s you.” he replied.
“Yeah.” she answered.
“How did you get my number?”
“I collected it from Omolayo.” she
“Okay. So how are you doing?”
“Am fine. I just want to say ‘hi’
and to ask if you didn’t feel any
pain from that guy’s hits.”
“Not at all.” he answered.
“Thank God you’re okay.” she
“Thanks for your concern. Good
night.” he said and ended the
[“What’s wrong with me? Why
did i end the call when she was
the one that called.”] he thought
to himself and smiled.
JUMMY IN HER ROOM
“What’s this guy’s problem sef.
I’m showing him face, yet he
kept on proving hard. Who will
see a girl like me and say he
didn’t see an angel.” she thought
and hissed angrily.
–to be continuedOctober 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm #68440
JUMMY IN HER ROOM
She picked up her phone and
dialled Omolayo’s number. She
picked the call immediately.
“Hullo!” Omolayo greeted from
the other end.
“What’s you brother’s problem?”
jummy asked angrily.
“How did it go?” omolayo asked.
“He was just behaving so weird
and the most annoying part was
that he ended the call.”
“But you were the one who
called him? Layo asked.
“Abi o.” jummy replied.
“Maybe he didn’t want you to
waste your credit.” layo said
“I thought you are in the best
position to advice me, that was
why i called you. Mtcheeew.” she
said angrily and ended the call.
Immediately she switched off her
phone and laid on her bed to
BACK IN SEGUN’S ROOM.
Segun picked up his phone and
dialled olanike’s number. It rang
for some seconds befor she
picked it up.
“Hello.” he greeted.
“Hello, who is this?” she asked.
“Am i speaking with Olanike?” he
“Yes. And may i know who this
“It’s me segun.” he informed.
“Okay. How are you?” she asked.
“Am fine and you?” he replied.
“Am good.” she replied.
“I just called to say ‘hi’.” he said.
“Oh! That’s very good of you.
“Don’t mention. goodnight.”
“Yeah good night.” she replied.
Segun ended the call and laid
down on his bed to sleep.
Segun came out of his room
dressed in a white T-shirt over a
blue jean and a gucci palm
“Where are you going?” Mary
“Micheal’s place.” he replied.
“Mtcheeew.” she hissed.
“I don’t know your problem with
“I have no problem with him. I
just dislike him.” she countered.
“God will help you.” he prayed.
“Buy something for me when
you’re coming back.” she said.
“Something like….banana? He
“Do i resemble a monkey? She
said and bursted into laughter.
“Okay, see you later.”
With this he dashed out of the
house into the main road and
walked to the next street where
micheal’s house was located.
He knocked on the door and
micheal opened the door for him.
“My guy how far? Micheal
greeted extending his hands.
“Am okay o.” he replied shaking
He entered and sat down on his
favourite chair close to the door.
“Oga how far about the Olanike
of a girl you told me?” Micheal
–to be continued–October 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm #68850
“Hw far about the Olanike of a
girl you told me?” mike asked.
“I still dey on top am o.” segun
“Hope sey her boyfriend no dey
fumble sha? Mike asked.
“Him just dey form hard guy.”
“You just have to treat his Bleep
up.” mike advised.
“I’ll see to that.” segun relied.
“But you need to change your
strategy concerning the girl. You
have to be more caring and more
considerate of her feelings and
you’ll see that sky is not the
limit.” mike adviced.
“Okay boss.” segun said and they
both bursted into laughter.
“Won’t you come and chill with
me in my centre?” micheal asked.
“I’ll come but that will be on
saturday. When we’ll write
mathematics. He replied.
“Okay. Just bring girls along.”
“A cousin of mine is even in your
centre.” segun informed expertly
changing the topic.
“What’s her name?” mike asked
“Akinola Omolayo.” segun told
“So, she’s your cousin. She
happens to be my seat mate.
That girl make mad sense o.”
“Don’t try anything with that girl
o.” segun warned playfully.
“You dey craze. No be another
person’s cousin you dey target?
“what’s your own? Segun asked.
Segun brought out his phone
and opened his 2go application
and loaded jummy’s picture and
“Oh my Goist! Micheal exclaimed.
“This girl set o.” mike said.
“So, how does that one concern
me.” segun asked irritatedly.
“And you said she dey give you
face?” mike asked.
“Yes nau.” segun replied.
“O boy you better act fast so you
don’t loose two things at a time.”
“So what are you insinuating?
“What gave you the assurance
that Nike will break up with
Emmanuel?” mike asked.
“I don’t know.” segun said.
“If you devote all you effort on
Nike and you neglect Jummy.
Jummy will find solution to her
problem.” Mike stressed further.
“But, she’s not my type.” segun
“Sit down there and said, she is
not your type. I pray you don’t
regret it.” mike said.
Segun stayed with Mike till
around 3pm talking about
sports, girls and their ongoing
examination. Before segun left
for his house. On getting to the
junction of his street he
remembered what Mary sent
him. He quickly bought apples
and kept it inside a polythene
He got home and gave it to her.
“You are the best brother in the
world.” she said.
“It is only when i do something
for you that you know that i am
your brother.” segun said.
“Whatever, your food is on the
dining table.” she informed.
As he was about to sit down to
eat his phone rang. He checked
the caller, it was Jummy. He
considered ignoring it but on a
second thought, he picked it.
“Hello.” Jummy greeted.
“Hi.” he replied.
“How are you.” she asked.
“Am good and you?” he replied.
“Am fine.” she replied.
“Segun?” she called.
“Yes?” he responded.
“I want to tell you something.”
“What’s that?” he asked.
“Erhm…erhm….segun, i don’t
know how to say this, it is
strange, but i have no choice.”
“Say it now.” segun replied
–to be continued tomorrow–October 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm #68868pamelaGuest
Hmmm dis is Really a teenage storyOctober 6, 2014 at 10:07 am #69561
“Segun since the first day we met
i have developed a kind of
likeness or lemme say am fond of
you. There is this feeling i have
when i think about you. Segun i
think i love you.” she said.
“You said what?” he pretended.
“Segun don’t see me as someone
that is desperate. Its just that i
love you.” she said calmly.
“But i still don’t get you.” he said.
The line clicked at the other end
which means that she had ended
the call. Segun sighed and
dropped his phone the table to
eat his almost cold food.
9PM THE SAME DAY.
After the evening devotion, Mr
Akinola bade every member of
his household a wonderful night
rest. Segun got into his room
logged into whatsapp to explain
everything that ensued between
him and Jummy to Mike.
Mike adviced him and told him to
accept her proposal but he
declined wich prompted mike to
tell him to suit himself.
Segun logged into his 2go
account and found Jummy
He greeted her but got no reply.
He got infuriated and logged out.
His phone rang a few minutes
later, he checked the caller and
was suprised to see Nike calling.
He picked at first ring.
“Hello.” she greeted.
“Hi.” he replied.
“How are you?” she inquired.
“Am fine o.” he replied.
“That’s good to hear.” she said.
“Hope you are preparing for your
next paper?” he asked.
“Yes o. Agric practical.” she said.
“Success is ours.” he prayed.
“Amen.” she responded.
“I just called to say hi.” she
“Okay, thanks for checking on
me.” he said.
“You are welcome.” she said.
“Good night.” he said.
“Yeah.” she replied and ended
Segum stood up and jubilated in
“Yeah, she is now becoming free
with me. I said it i posses this
charming look that attract girls.”
he said amidst laughter.October 6, 2014 at 11:05 am #69662
Segun got to his examination
centre and was suprised to see
olanike seated at a confined
place under the stair case.
He heard a sound like someone
is crying, so he traced the
direction of the sound to under
“Nike? What are you doing
here?” He asked.
Startled. “Oh! Segun its you.”
“What’s the matter.” he asked.
“Nothing.” she answered.
“Nothing! And you are crying.” he
“Oh! Am i? She asked.
“You know you can tell me what
the matter is.” he said calmly.
She dipped her hand into her
purse and brought out her
phone. She opened her message
inbox for him. He read.
“Meet me at loyola college we
need to talk.” 4rm Emma.
“So, what’s wrong with the
message?” segun asked.
“I got to this place at exactly 11
o’clock but was suprised when
Emma officially called it quits and
returned the phone i got for
“You mean you bought a phone
for him?” segun asked.
“No i lied to my dad that my
phone was stolen, so he gave me
the money for another one
which i gave to Emma.” she said.
“That’s silly.” segun said angrily.
“I helped him because he was
not financially okay. I did it out of
love.” She said as she tried to
hold back tears.
“So you duped your Dad because
of your boyfriend?” segun asked.
“I thought i was helping him.”
“But why would he return the
phone. He can continue using it
now.” segun said.
“He said i was trampling on his
emotions because i am richer
than him and i have been
assisting him financially, since
we’ve being dating.” she said
“That’s not an excuse.” segun
“I don’t even know what to do.”
“Try and beg him and talk him
out of breaking up with you.”
“I have done that, but he seems
to have made up his mind about
it.” she said.
“That means he has lost interest
in you a long time ago. He was
just looking for an avenue to
break up with you. Because i see
nothing wrong in you having
male friends.” segun explained.
She listened with rapt attention.
“Thanks” she said.
“Wash your face with water to
clear off any trace of tears.”
She collected a bottled water
from him and rinsed her face
with a face towel he offered her.
“Lets get out of here.” he said
leading the way.
“Okay.” she said and followed
–to be continued–October 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm #69918
They took a walk round the
school compound talking about
so many thing. They walked, sat
down taking, getting to know
One hour later segun had
suceeded in knowing so much
about her. She is Olanike Olajire.
She is 16yrs old just like him. She
was born into a christian family
of five in october. She attends a
private secondary school in
ibadan in the name of ‘Steadfast
Comprehensive College.” she likes
reading,writing, cooking, making
friends and meeting people. But
disliked watching films. She was
also a music and fashion freak.
They got into the examination
hall exactly the same time when
the invigillator entered. He
distributed the question papers.
And the students began writing.
Most of the candidates were
checking answers online while
some others were exchanging
micro-chips and all manners of
examination malpractices. Segun
was busy providing answers to
the questions before him. But,
out of sympathy he managed to
assist those who called for his
The paper which started at
exactly 2pm ended by 3:15pm.
Segun stood up and made to get
out of the hall to go and wait for
Olanike outside but Jummy came
by and dragged him to the back
of the hall.
“Hi.” she greeted.
“Wassup.” he replied.
“How was your paper?” she
“It was great and yours?” he
“It wasn’t bad. Even though it
was difficult.” she said as they
Segun saw a sign of tension
relief on her face as she became
a little bit free with him.
“You were telling me something
last night.” segun said.
“Yes, i meant all what i told you.”
“But what if i have a girlfriend?”
“I had done the research about
you.” she informed.
“Hmmmm.” he sighed. “That’s
strange.” he added.
“What’s strange about that?” she
Just then his phone beeped. ‘a
new message on whatsapp.” He
read the message, it was from
Olanike. It reads;
“Am ready to go, wah about
He read it and pocketed his
“I have to go.” he announced.
“Oh! So soon?” she asked
“No o i’ll sleep here.” he said
“Okay, bye.” she said.
“Alright.” he said and walked to
the enterance wher Olanike was
waiting for him.
“Hey, sorry, i kept you waiting.”
he said apologetically.
“Oh! No, i just finishe what i was
doing.” she said smiling.
“Okay. Let’s go.” he said and they
both walked down the stairs
leading to the tarred road which
surrounded the football pitch in
“And who was that girl?”
referring to Jummy.she asked
breaking the silence.
–to be continued–