Tuesday, November 6, 2012

THE EYES OF AN EAGLE III


I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA for sometime. Life has been crazy and I mean CRAZY. I know God is in the process of doing great things in my life, I just need the grace to be patient. Your kind words and prayers are appreciated. Thanks to everybody that yabbed and checked on me, una do well *side eyes Priscy , Dayor and Tizzle.
So I finally met a blogger. Yayyyyy me!!! I met the awesome Tamie and I had a wonderful time. She’s great, super fun, lovely, wonderful……….infact, I don’t have enough words to describe her. It was great seeing you Tamie and I can’t wait to do it again……..Pizza is still on you.
A big thank you to Sugarspring for giving me the versatile blogger award. You can check out my answer here.
In case you missed the part I and 2, check here and here 


After two minutes of Mum doing her dance, a short man emerged from the groove of the tree. I blinked twice; it was like I was living some Nollywood movie experience. Mum had stopped dancing and was paying homage to the man. I looked closely at him, his hair was dreaded and he wore cowries in them, he tied a red wrapper around his tiny waist, painted the visible part of his body with white chalk and completed the appearance with a horn he held in his left hand. He smelled like the faint version of the bush we just passed. I tried to guess his age, he should be around thirty two, not that old so why was Mum calling him “baba”?
“Baba” finally sat down and Mum motioned me to do the same on the wood beside the tree. I wanted to scream there’s no way I’m doing that but Mum shot me one of her looks and I sat down. “Baba” stretched out his left hand and Mum dropped One thousand naira note on it. After some minutes which “baba” spent muttering some incantations, he finally spoke.
"Mama Temi, what can I do for you today?"
What!!? So this man speaks English? And was he not supposed to know why we were there?
Mum explained immediately what was going on in my life. Mum exaggerates a lot and I correct her most times but that day, I just sat there and watched her turn Ola into a monster as she told “baba” her story.
After what seem like ages, “baba” finally listed the things we needed to buy for the potion that was going to restore Ola’s “sanity”. I watched in disbelief as “baba” said:
“A python egg, two strands of hair from a mother gorilla, twenty four gallons of red oil……………………………………………………”
I couldn’t hold the scream this time.
"Where on earth am I supposed to get those?"
Mum smiled and gave “baba” some money. She told me to get up and we left.
We were hardly beyond earshot when I bombarded Mum with questions……………..”Is this man for real?” “Is the potion going to work?” “Where was he going to get those things?” Mum was gentle in explaining that powerful men like “baba” have their means and that he had been tested and trusted.
“You know that my friend?”
“Which one?”
“Mama Kofo”
“The one her husband just died?”
“Yes……………..when her husband started cheating on her, I brought her here and that was the end”
I looked at Mum with fear, could the end mean Ola’s death? I wanted to ask more but I kept my thoughts to myself.
We had passed the smelling bush and I asked Mum again…….
"Mum, are we not going to wait for a bike?"
"Bike ke?.....no ......we trek"
"WHAT?!!!"

36 comments:

Toinlicious said...

lmaoooooo

Priscy said...

Hmm... getting more and more interesting...

*side eye* to you too o, I go worry you scatter if you dont continue soon, lol

good for you and Tamie... best wishes!

dayor said...

God is definitely working something good in your life.

Hahahahahahaha, na trek go finish Temi and her "dancing" mum. Please come back and write more na *side eyeing U*

Awww, so tamie & luciano meets, I'm "jealux" joor

simply mee said...

Congratulations on your awards...and it is so nice to meet with bloggers....nothing that comes from the devil ever lasts....python egg indeed!..a nice serial story..spellbound....so will it work to clear the insanity?

Ibifiri Kamson said...

Nice to know u meet a fellow blogger as well. I love the story. Lol Temi is going to trek after the mum's dancing. N yes God is working something in your life. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This was precisely the answers I'd been searching for. Amazing blog. Incredibly inspirational! Your posts are so helpful and detailed. The links you feature are also very useful too. Thanks a lot :)

Eya said...

Hi Luciano, I enjoyed it even without reading part one and two. I will go back and read all. First found out about your blog at Priscy's world. Love this and will follow you now.

Docia said...

Loved reading this story,Keep up.Lots of love.

Trendy Sturvs said...

Nice one
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A-9ja-Great said...

Wow! Suspense huh?! Me likey!

Myne Whitman said...

I am liking the suspense, but this was a bit short o :)

Blessing said...

Lol....oh oooo...I sense some drama on its wayyyy! Nice story!

Geebee said...

Hmmmm I'm liking this joint o! Nice story. I guess I need to go back and catch up on what I've missed previously. Lol @ '32-year-old- looking-english-speaking-baba'. Really, a genuine 'baba' has to be like 80 years old o! First time here. Clap for me. Lol

Adura Ojo said...

I'm enjoying the voice of your MC. It's authentic and I love the naija feel to it. I would like more naija vibes in my WIP. Sometimes I feel I've been away from home for too long:(

I'm following you now o and I hope you'll continue the series. Well done:)

Becqui Nicholas said...

Hmmm getting more and more interesting but,this one was short oo. Anyways,I hope the continuation will come sooner than this one? Have a great weekend..

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings....
am lmao
though it begs the question,
what did you expect?
hehe....

great story.
stay blessed and congrats on the award.

Geebee said...

Tick tock! *getting impatient*

mstizzle said...

LOL! I found this funny.

Regarding what you are going through, you'll be fine hunnie and I also love meeting bloggers. I've met a few including Myne :)

*Michael Onobote* said...

You're not alone dear. God sure has your back. I love hearing stories of bloggers meeting bloggers. Have a great month!

MsJB said...

Aww hun, hang in there. it'll all get better with time. I want to meet a blogger :(

MsJB said...

I just read the story. Dead ke? Hmm

Ms Nana said...

lol everyone is MIA these days ... so hmmm
me too I cant promise to keep updating.. life is hectic too demanding..

As for the story me those juju people scare me lol

Diary Of A Shallow Black Girl

Strong Self said...

She's really on a long trekking thing. lol. She had better ask her mum what will become of her husband before she also ends up like Mama Kofo. I am beginning to distrust her mother o... She might take some delight in taking Ola out of the way.

Abr, when is the sequel coming up o?

www.josephomotayo.blogspot.com

Priscy said...

babes, how far naa eh? wetin dey happen? you cool? abeg come and continue the story biko! lol

Beulah! said...

Interesting story!!!!!!!, I am hooked!..... Pls come continue ohhhhh

T.Notes said...

Niiice....come on, carry on..

Rhapsody B. said...

blessings...
hope you are well.
just dropped in to wish you a splendid week.

stay blessed.

olupentane said...

Nice story loving it, keep it coming

Anonymous said...

Nice story loving it, keep it coming

mstizzle said...

Ehen, she has gone again!

Ada Denco said...

nice
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simply mee said...

Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy new year.
The Lord's blessing be upon you as we walk into 2013.

sugarspring said...

welcome back and still awaiting d continuation

Che said...

Happy New Year dear. God will give you the strength & wisdom to be able to juggle all you need to do. It's super cool that you met a blogger. I know that feeling cos I've met one too.

No be small trekking ooo. LOL. Waiting rather impatiently for the follow up of this series.

Mstizzle said...

You've come again to disappear. It is well!!!

Happy new year dearie!

May it be the best yet for you.

Lenetta Carnes said...


Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out.
http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-3.html Thanks again
Lenetta