Benin people of Edo State
Uyioghosa stood feet from her in awe. She was lovely! She sat under a tree. Hmm what kind of female at UNIBEN would sit on grass under a tree. None of the fake Ajebor Aproko females he knew would ever try it.
She was reading . He now had reason to speak with her. It was his luck! He’d read the same book before! The Gods of love were smiling upon him. He approached her and whispered “Hello”. She smiled. He joined her on the ground lest he faint instead.
“Hi I’m Isoken” she said. He mentioned her book they then discussed it. She said she also liked writing, that some of her work was on naijastories.com.
“Me too!”. He was in heaven!
They discussed the poetic commentary of innoalifa, motherly advices of Ufuoma Otebele, the quirky humor of the Diary of the Nonconformist and the thrilling cliffhangers that left dees-hives fans yearning for more every Friday.
He imagined marrying her in the future with her cuckoo beaded Ivie headdress and her shimmering oxblood wrappa as the women shouted Siwo!Siwo!Siwoooo! How she would be given to his father ceremoniously and finally joyfully handed to him. Haba! He’d found his wife! Nevermind that he was only 19.
She excitedly asked him his username. “@Edo-tellsitall” he said. Suddenly her face became painted with rage, he became confused and checked his breath. Maybe his mouth was suddenly smelling? She jumped up, spreading her fingers and faced her palm towards his face. “Ozuwor! God punish you Ewu!”
“You! You insulted my work saying it was bland with no plot and no point! How dare you!” she turned, murmuring to herself only stopping to turn and roll her eyes at him. He feared that she might turn winch and take flight right there on campus.
“Chei! This my big mouth!”
“I must still marry you!”he shouted