Saturday, 28 July 2012
Who Should be blamed?
Let me start from the beginning. I have observed that these days, I just happen to be at the right place at the right time when some juicy gist are being transmitted. Haba! na so I don come like gist reach abi? I don come turn amebo or coincidentally an investigative journalist or abi na activitist? Anyway, that's for another day. This one scares me more than trying to unravel what I am becoming jare.
I told myself , enough is enough with the deception that is going on in my life. Oh yes! I stood there facing myself in the bathroom mirror, making sure that I particularly drive home the message into my thick skull. A social life that is activated should remain activated! Gbam!
While this cross examination session or rather interrogation session was going on, I was holding in my hand the ticket to the comedy show 'Stand Up Nigeria'. I was having double mind. I can deceive myself! But that was not going to be, at least not for this particular show. The ticket na N3,500 ( three thousand five hundred naira). I gatz to be there ( In Sulia's voice alias Funke Akindele, lol )
Off to the saloon to have my hair done jeje, so I can be sure there is no excuse ( by the way, Princess is off to my Sister's for the next 2weeks). It was at the saloon that the story unfolded and my antenna got full record of the gist and I even asked more questions where I needed more clarifications or elaborations.
Ladies can gossip abeg! The two ladies seated beside me were either trying to make sure that everyone knew that their other friend ( Floxy) is either too wayward or just stupid unlike them that are smart and could get away with any kind of vises! Floxy is lying critically ill in a traditional maternity home! 'Who uses such places these day?' Question! Na who I go ask? Beats me.
The gist is Mariam, Tosan and Floxy are friends and live in the same neighbourhood in Akoka. They hang out and do so many things together. Somehow along the line, Floxy got pregnant. Yes, the responsible guy Akin wants her to keep the pregnancy and have the baby but on one condition that Floxy lives with his mother until she delivers! 'For real? Okay.
Why? Floxy parents didn't want her having a child out of wedlock! Gbam! She has no option as it were. But, Iya Akin is a firm believer that the old traditional way of taking care of a pregnant woman is the best, so off she went and "registered" Floxy in one of these quack trado homes. There she was given a 'ring' to wear and was advised not to remove it until she is brought in when she is in labour. Concoction to drink wasn't left out.
Iya Akin wanting to ensure that her young 'daughter in-law' gets the best care, made sure she kept her appointment given by the Mama at the home. Floxy, obeyed too.
She was checked and fingered to ensure that the baby was well positioned! Wonderful!
Labour started around mid day exactly 9 months and 6days after. Iya Akin rushed Floxy ( Folashade for real), to the trado home. Nobody can really tell what they mix in those herbs nor the meaning of the ring she was adviced not to remove from finger. It was checked on arrival sef, according to the story teller ( I asked jare). For Floxy, going traditional in this day and age as a young lady that would have at least attended Secondary school baffles me. This is because, she had serious complications from the home and the baby was still born!
A lot of unpublishable things were said to have been done to her private part in the process of delivering the baby. I was so unsettled on my seat as I listened to the gory details. Ha! Man's inhumanity to another. In this modern day? You mean all these Local Council officials going about in Lagos State don't see these homes? It must mean they are not registered or else if they are, why allow them in the city? I mean, this incident happened in the City and not in one village?
I am confused. I sat down there, socked and not sure what to believe. So Folashade ( Floxy) is lying down now in a 'real' hospital critically sick and the Traditional home Mama is going on with her 'medical' practice and nobody is suing her? Something is wrong here.
I hate what illiteracy can break an innocent youth to become. But really, who to be blamed?
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