It was 9:30pm when I woke up from my sleep I immediately remembered that I had to be at babis for the fundraiser.
He had more financial power than Abayomi.
Abayomi came from what I would describe as an average family; his dad was a retired banker while his mum was a civil servant.
He dealt with the importation of Samsung and sharp electronics.
He came to Lagos immediately after the Biafran war, worked as a sales boy for Mr koledowo of blessed memory at idumota.
Idumota was one of the biggest markets in the 70’s. Things went smoothly for a while until Mr koledowo’s wife died.
He never really recovered from the shock. He himself died November 17th, 1979, leaving his store to my dad.
Mr Antwi allowed my dad stay with his family provided that my dad worked for them for free.
Though the government of Nigeria said it was due to economic hardships, my dad always maintained that it was a form of retaliation.
Fast forward to 2007, my 47 year old dad, Chief Dike was a millionaire; my mum was an house wife.
A lot of freshers adorned tee-shirts with National’s beaming smile on them.
I wouldn’t have been able to get to babis on time if I had boarded a taxi, I decided to meet John, my neighbor who had a car and could easily drop me off.
Cans of sprite and a bottle of Johnny walker were nearby.
Babis was crowded when I got in, it was filled with most of the club guys and girls unwinding from the week long lectures.
I skimmed the crowed until I saw Abayomi seated with some people just by the bar.
Turning back I saw the slim body and apologetic smile of Acho.
Acho: I thought you said you were staying indoors tonight
Me: its really none of your business Acho
Acho: I see you have already forgotten about me
Me: you are kindha smart, now let go of my hand some people are waiting for me.
Acho: I will miss you
Me: I bet you will honey.
She continued walking to the area were Abayomi sat.
He didn’t see her as he continued arguing fervently with somebody, she didn’t recognize the person nor the other people sitting around the table.
It wasn’t long before Abayomi saw her and screamed.
Abayomi: you can be very annoying!, we have been here since 9pm, look at the time you are coming
Me: Ab, is that how to talk to a lady, your mum did a rotten job raising you
Abayomi: you papa left yansh!
Abayomi: come and hug me jor
Me: body odour o
I quickly scrutinized the people sitting around the table.
Dada was at the right hand side of Abayomi, Kofo sat at his left with her fake lashes almost covering her eyes, Uche was holding a bottle of Gulder while Qudus sat at the corner.
Seeing Uche there left me with an uneasy feeling, he was one of the boys that was feared in mini-campus where most of the science students of the university received their lectures. TO BE CONTINE..