THE FOURTH WALL - AKETE SERIES

EVERY TUESDAY 7PM

 THE WILL
AKETE is drying clothes his clothes on the line when his friend Chi-boy runs in with his hand on his head screaming.
CHI-BOY
Akete ooo… eeiiii, I don finish myself.
Akete immediately takes cover behind his big water drum and only comes out when he confirms his friend is alone.
AKETE
Chi-boy, wetin happen? Why you just dey shout my name anyhow?
CHI-BOY
Akete, something just happen right now… Abeg borrow me 1.5.
AKETE
1.5 litres of water or petrol?
CHI-BOY
You be my true friend na. Na money I dey ask you.

Akete mimics telephone service providers…

AKETE
The number you don dial e no dey go.
SMASH CUT TO:
AN HOUR LATER
The two friends are sitting on the floor in the compound perplexedly. Akete cries woefully and that gets Chi-boy angry…
CHI-BOY
Akete, wetin be this na? Why your cry come loud pass my own?
AKETE
Na true friend I be na. naim make I dey imagine if people go come your burial.
CHI-BOY
Wetin you take that one mean?
AKETE
Because your papa die, you go buy motor ontop credit because you believe say your papa wey no get money for real life go come get when him die?
CHI-BOY
Na my fault? The man write will na. No be person wey get money dey write will?
AKETE
Then you come carry you gbese motor go get accident only to see say na box of belt your papa leave for you… chai my brother I cry for you.
CHI-BOY
[Intensifies his crying]
Imagine o… wetin I wan the box of belt do?
AKETE
Hang yourself.

The tears immediately ceases.
THE END

SANDRA T. ADEYEYE
Author of Woman and Founder NiWco_street.

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