nowhere to be found, she tried calling her number but it was switched off so
she called Odili’s.
my wife, how happier can I be! The countdown just started!”
supposed to be in my house tonight and I haven’t seen her yet.”
held up. You know my baby nah, she can waste time, I’m sure she’s either doing
one thing or the other.”
quickly hung up, irritated at the open display of affection which was akin to
statement before praising his wife….’you
know my baby na….’ she mimicked. “Nonsense, na only you don marry before?
his mother had been to the house to take Soluzo to a prayer session. Enraged
that his mother had decided to drag Soluzo into her hallucinations, he called
these prayer houses! I will not find that funny!”
“Why am I the only one who’s bothered about this dream and this wedding ehn?
Soluzo is here and prayers have begun, so …”
asking for my consent before running off to take her for prayers, she is my
wife to be for petes sake!”
affects me as well. I had to bring her here because I know that there’s nothing
that will make you come, so, since the both of you are about to become one, I
took your missing rib along with me!”
you, bring my wife out of that place, this minute!”
nursing you, did you have the mouth to shout commands at me? Come and beat me
up nah! Foolish boy! I will do whatever I please since I gave birth to a
foolish son who has decided to throw God at the side while preparing for one of the
most important days of his life. Where did I go wrong? Didn’t I bring you up in
the ways of the Lord? Why are you suddenly developing cold feet to pray? Did I
say that I’m bringing your wife to a juju shrine? Please stop burning my phone battery biko…if you have nothing important to say, go and strap yourself to a chair and stop bothering me.” With that, his mother hung up on him.
to inform her of his fiance’s whereabouts.
opened her eyes, she was still kneeling before the prayer group. One of them
which said that you should abandon wherever you are going to this night and go
visions. Which word came, and how does it come?’ she thought in disbelief.
whatever it is that wants to ruin the wedding.” Another said.
the members of the prayer group said.
understand why these people were so bent in killing time. The member brought
out an olive oil and opening it, he poured a generous amount all over her hair. Soluzo almost
screamed, she had just made the hair for the traditional wedding on Saturday, and the oil will make it so greasyy and smelly, she thought.
Odili’s mother said.
the Odili’s mother’s car, Soluzo felt she had just wasted her time at the
church. The driver started the car and asked his madam, of their destination,
Soluzo quickly called out Amaka’s house address.
future mom-in-law was not within earshot when one of the prayer members had
given her the so-called ‘word’ to desist from going anywhere else this night.
She rested her back of the back rest of the car as the driver drove them to
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