THE FOURTH WALL

TUESDAYS 7PM


CUNNY MAN DIE, CUNNY MAN BURY AM


Akete is looking neat and fly as he just turns out of his street when a man dressed in faded white gown stops him.
MAN
Brother, stop there. I have been waiting for you.
AKETE
Me? You know me before?
MAN
My name is Mishak. You can call me prophet, pastor evangelist or anything else. I have been called and I see something terrible coming your way but if you listen to my voice, there is solution.
AKETE
Ehen? My name is Akete and na missed call I see.
 MISHAK
Brother Akete, If you can provide a full turkey, half natively groomed ram, some kegs of palm wine…
AKETE
[Interrupts]
Kegs of palm wine?
MISHAK
The spirit needs it.
AKETE
Okay, my spirit need to calm make I hear this matter finish. This sun too hot abi you wan dey talk under sun?
MISHAK
Oh brother Akete, you’re blessed.

A tricycle approaches, Akete flags it down.

AN HOUR LATER…
Akete and pastor alight from the keke which is still in same place they stopped it. Akete starts to move on…
KEKE DRIVER
Oga who wan pay me my money?
MISHAK
Brother Akete, you have not given him money o.
AKETE
[To the driver]
My brother hold pastor o. abi you no hear all the problem wey him call for me? him say na my village people hold meeting on top my head naim make I poor finish… settle with pastor o, Me I don go.
DRIVER
Pastor, your money na…

Cam picks up Mishak already a distance away with his hands flying everywhere as he takes off his white garment and runs for his life.
THE END

SANDRA T. ADEYEYE,
Author of Woman and Founder NiWco_street.
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