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EPISODE 1 – CHANGES

INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
Lima is on her bed giggling while her roommate looks at her

LIMA
What?

AMANDA
Whats his name?

LIMA
Who’s name?

AMANDA
The guy that’s making you blush?

LIMA
Oh come on. There’s no guy

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

LIMA
(Talking directly to the camera)
Okay, there’s a guy. Amanda has had
a crush on him for like forever but
he showed interest in me and I’m
beginning to like him too. I can’t
tell Amanda obviously.
(she has a guilty look on
her face)
No dey look me like that. Is it my
fault that men can’t stay away from
me?

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INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE

LIMA
There’s no guy jor. This one you’re
here, no class today?

AMANDA
You’re trying to change the topic
Sade barges into their room

SADE
Guys, I just heard officers are
searching boys hostel

LIMA
Searching? What are they looking for?

SADE
I don’t know o, I just heard
they’re searching everything, from
clothes to bags. I even heard
they’re seizing laptops and phones.

AMANDA
What?

SADE
Thats what I heard o

*A woman in her mid-forties enters the hostel as she walks
behind men in uniform*

MRS. OLATUNJI
Ladies! Leave your rooms now and
line up in the corridor

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

AMANDA
(Talking directly to camera)
You’re kidding me right? Line up?
Is this woman well at all?

CUT TO:
INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE

MRS. OLATUNJI
Make sure you seize any device on
sight, whether its phone or laptop
or whatever devices they use these
days.

AMANDA
Uhm, I’m sorry can I ask why they
have to seize our devices?

MRS. OLATUNJI
No. You may not ask

AMANDA
Well, thats not fair. Considering
the fact that your salary cannot
even buy my iPhone.

MRS. OLATUNJI
What did you say?

AMANDA
Nothing

MRS. OLATUNJI
You lack manners

INT – BOYS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
*Ibrahim is lying on his bed while his roommate Ola sits on
his bed*

OLA

How man wan take survive without
phone?

IBRAHIM
Guy I no sabi o. I no just sabi. By
now Lima must be wondering why I
havent replied her texts
The students hear the loud voice of Mr Nwankwo, in the halls
of the hostel

MR NWANKWO
All of you should be seated in the
University Auditorium

INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE

MRS. OLATUNJI
In the next 10 minutes! Lateness
will not be tolerated

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INT – BOYS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
Ibrahim is lying on his bed while his roommate Ola sits on
his bed
OLA
How man wan take survive without
phone?
IBRAHIM
Guy I no sabi o. I no just sabi. By
now Lima must be wondering why I
havent replied her texts
The students hear the loud voice of Mr Nwankwo, in the halls
of the hostel
MR NWANKWO
All of you should be seated in the
University Auditorium
INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
MRS. OLATUNJI
In the next 10 minutes! Lateness
will not be tolerated

EXT – BOYS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
*Ibrahim, Ola, John and Emeka are walking past the gates of
the Boys Hostel when a 2017 Range Rover Velar pulls up*

IBRAHIM
What did we do wrong again?

CHANEL
Hi boys

OLA
Uhmm, hello

IBRAHIM
Sorry, can we help you?

CHANEL
Yes, you can actually. I’m new here
and I heard we were supposed to
meet at the University Auditiorium
but I dont know where that is

IBRAHIM
Well, we were just heading over
there, we could show you

CHANEL
Oh you would? Thats great. Thank
you so much. Get in please

***Ibrahim immediately reaches for the door opposite Chanel***

IBRAHIM
So my name is Ibrahim, may I know
your name?

CHANEL
Oh, pardon my manners. My name is
Chanel. Chanel Brouilette

OLA
I’m Ola and this is…

EMEKA
I can introduce myself. Thank you.
My name is Emeka

CHANEL
(giggles) Nice to meet you. And you
are?

JOHN
Oh. Me?

CHANEL
Yeah. You

JOHN
Oh, I’m John.

IBRAHIM
Brouilette? Are you french or
something?

CHANEL
Well, my dad’s french, my mom’s
Nigerian

EXT – UNIVERSITY AUDITIORIUM – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY
CENTRE, ONDO (CISCO)
***Lima is anxiously waiting outside when Amanda and Sade come
out to join her***

SADE
Lima, wetin? What are you doing
outside

LIMA
Nothing. Just receiving fresh air

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

LIMA
(Talking directly to the camera)
Alright. I know that didn’t make
sense. If I’m being totally honest,
I’m waiting for Ibrahim.

EXT – UNIVERSITY AUDITIORIUM – CISCO

AMANDA
I be like pikin? Abeg, what are you
doing here jor

LIMA
I’m waiting for someone

AMANDA
And who is this someone?

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

LIMA
I can’t hide it anymore. I have to
tell her

EXT – UNIVERSITY AUDITIORIUM – CISCO

LIMA
Its Ibrahim

SADE
See gobe

AMANDA
Wait. I dont understand. Why are
you waiting for Ibrahim?

LIMA
We’re kinda seeing each other

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

AMANDA
I can’t fucking believe this. I
clearly remember when I told this
girl about my huge crush on
Ibrahim. Now I feel like a fool

EXT – UNIVERSITY AUDITIORIUM – CISCO

LIMA
Are you mad at me?

AMANDA
Mad? I’m beyond mad.

LIMA
I’m really sorry

AMANDA
Save it. I dont even want to talk
about it
(She turns around to walk
away)

SADE
(Grabs Amanda)
Look!

LIMA
Is that… Is that Ibrahim?

AMANDA
Stepping out of a Range Rover

SADE
Getting hugged by a very very very
beautiful lady

LIMA
She’s not that beautiful, the “very
very very” wasn’t neccessary

SADE
He’s coming over here
Ibrahim and his friends walk up to them

IBRAHIM
Hey, Lima.

LIMA
Yes? What do you want?

IBRAHIM
Woah, why so feisty?

AMANDA
Hi Ibrahim

IBRAHIM
Heyy…… Uhm. Amanda right?

AMANDA
Yes! You remembered

IBRAHIM
Of course

AMANDA
Lets go inside

***Amanda immediately grabs Ibrahim’s hand and walks him inside***

INT – UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM – CISCO
***Amanda and Ibrahim are sitting next to each other while Lima
and Ola sit behind them***

LIMA
Who’s that girl?

OLA
What girl?

LIMA
Dont play dumb with me. The girl
that drove you guys here

OLA
First of all, I wasn’t trying to
play dumb. Secondly, her name is
Chanel, she’s a new student

LIMA
Hmm. New student

OLA
Why are you asking? Jealous?

LIMA
Jealous? Me? I’m not jealous abeg.
Just curious

OLA
Curious huh

***The Registrar of the school walks towards the mike stand***

MR. ADEDEJI
Good day students. I sincerely
apologize about the way we sprung
this upon you guys. But, that
should tell you that the
information we’re about to give you
is very important. First of all,
please welcome the Vice Chancellor
of Chrome University, Abuja. Mrs.
Lucy Alade

***Mrs. Lucy Alade walks towards the mike stand and struggles
while trying to bring the mike closer to her mouth***

MRS. LUCY ALADE
Come and reduce this thing.
(Murmurs to herself)
They see that I’m short and they
can’t reduce it to match my height.
Rubbish.
(Someone reduces the
microphone height)
Better. Good Afternoon Ladies and
Gentlemen. I am Professor Lucy
Alade. It is not easy to be a
professor.
Prof. Lucy turns to face the Registrar
MRS. LUCY ALADE
Get your facts straight and do not
bring me down. As I was saying, I
would like to inform you that I
will be stepping down as the Vice
Chancellor of Chrome University

***The students explode with joy and they start hugging one
another***

MRS. LUCY ALADE
Well. I knew I wasn’t liked but I
didn’t know I was this hated. Well,
it doesn’t matter now. I’m stepping
down as VC because the University
has a new owner
(Murmurs amongst
students)
I guess you had your devices seized
earlier today. Well that is just
the beginning of what you’re going
to experience under the leadership
of the new owner. Speaking of…..
Please welcome Dr. Are-Oni Odunlade
Dr. Odunlade walks towards the podium

DR. ODUNLADE
Lucy, you’re making me seem like
I’m the devil himself. My beloved
students. I happen to be the new
owner and Chancellor of CUA and
CISCO and also very glad to have
students as intellectually vibrant
as you as my students. Do not worry
about your devices. We took them
for your own safety and will be
returned to you very soon
OLA
(Whispers to Lima)
Safety ko, safety ni. Why is this
man lying

LIMA
And how do you know he’s lying?

OLA
You dont really believe him. Do
you?

LIMA
What if I do?

AMANDA
Can you guys keep it down?

LIMA
Shut up

AMANDA
You shut the fuck up!

IBRAHIM
Alright stop it

DR. ODUNLADE
Please make sure you attend the
party tonight. I promise it’ll be
fun. Thank you for your time
(the students applaud)

INT – STUDENTS CAFE – CISCO
***Lima, Amanda, Sade, Ibrahim, Ola, John and Emeka sit round a
table***

EMEKA
Soooooo…..

WAITER
Can I bring you anything?

JOHN
Uhmm, I think I’ll have fanta

SADE LIMA OLA AND AMANDA
Me too

IBRAHIM
I’ll have coke

EMEKA
Yeah, me too

WAITER
So 5 fantas and 2 cokes

EMEKA
Yeah

OLA
Okay. I can’t stand this anymore.
Whats up with you guys?

LIMA
Nothing

IBRAHIM
Dont give me that shit. There’s
definitely something wrong.

AMANDA
You want to know whats wrong? You!
You are whats wrong

IBRAHIM
Me?

LIMA
Yes you

IBRAHIM
How? What’d I do?

AMANDA
Its not even your fault. Abeg
forget

IBRAHIM
Now that you’ve involved me, I have
to know

LIMA
Alright see. Amanda had this huge
crush on you, she didn’t allow me
and Sade to rest. She was always
telling us about it.

IBRAHIM
Really?

AMANDA
Abeg no let your head big. The
crush wasnt that huge the way she’s
describing it.

OLA
Wait. So you knew your best friend

SADE
And roommate

OLA
And roommate had a crush on him,
and you still went ahead to toast
him

LIMA
It wasn’t like that

AMANDA
How was it then

LIMA
Ibrahim didn’t even like you

AMANDA
Asin how?

LIMA
Did you like her? When I sent you
her pictures what did you say?

IBRAHIM
I didn’t exatly say I dont like her

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

IBRAHIM
I dont. I don’t like her. Like if
the world was going to end right
now and I have to marry Amanda to
save the world. I’ll let the world
end

OLA
You dont like her why?

IBRAHIM
Guy. You yourself know say that
girl na ashawo na. Free for all

OLA
(laughs)
No be lie

INT – STUDENTS CAFE – CISCO

LIMA
But you said, and I quote, “I dont
date girls like this”

AMANDA
Ok. He doesn’t like me, does that
give you the right to go after him
like a cheap slut?

. LIMA
I’m not a slut. And he said he only
dates muslim girls. So I decided to
shoot my shot.

AMANDA
You only date muslim girls. Wow,
how narrow minded. What the hell
did I ever see in you?

EMEKA
I can’t believe how much fun I’m
having

IBRAHIM
See… Amanda

***Chanel walks in***

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

AMANDA
Oh come on! This bitch again

INT – STUDENTS CAFE – CISCO

CHANEL
Oh my God! Ibrahim! What are the
odds of running into you twice in
one day

IBRAHIM
Alot I guess. So nice seeing you
again. Join us!

CHANEL
Thanks but I can’t stay

LIMA
Oh come on. A little fun wont hurt

CHANEL
Well, if a stranger wants me to
stay. I must be special. John what
do you think?

JOHN
Join us!

OLA
Why didnt you ask me?

JOHN
Oh come on. Don’t be jealous

LIMA
Grab a seat. I’m Lima

CHANEL
Lima. Such a lovely name. I’m
Chanel

LIMA
Wow, Chanel. Nice to meet you.
These are my besties, Amanda and
Sade

CHANEL
So nice to meet you guys

OLA
So what are we doing tonight?

IBRAHIM
Uhmm. Obviously we’re going to shut
down that party

CHANEL
There’s a party tonight?

SADE
Apparently the biggest party we’ve
ever had

CHANEL
Oh wow, definitely not going to
miss that

EMEKA
Oh. We’re not either

INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE

SADE
What was that about?

LIMA
What?

AMANDA
Uhm, why were you being so nice to
that bitch Chanel? Coz its obvious
you hate her

LIMA
Well…. I wouldnt say I hate her

SADE
You do

LIMA
Ok. I do

AMANDA
So why were you being nice?

LIMA
Uhm, because I need to bring that
bitch down. And I’ll do it while
being nice

AMANDA
Thats my girl!

SADE
Really? Wetin she do una?

AMANDA
Abeg leave that thing. We have a
party to get ready for. So, Lima
what are you wearing?

LIMA
Omoh, I no even sabi o. You nkor?

AMANDA
You know that my dress. The one I
got on Jumia?

LIMA
Which one ?

AMANDA
That red one na

SADE
Bitch!! That dress issa killer.

AMANDA
Yassss….. We go murder them. Lima
dont worry, I’ll find you something
hot!

LIMA
Yass bitch!

INT – POOL HOUSE – CISCO
***Ibrahim, John, Ola and Emeka walk in***

EMEKA
You’re sure she’s attending?

OLA
I hope so

IBRAHIM
Wait, why do you hope so?

OLA
No be only you like better thing

IBRAHIM
(laughs)
Mind yourself

JOHN
But are you sure Chanel is coming?

IBRAHIM
I honestly have no idea

EMEKA
Look who’s here

IBRAHIM
Is it Chanel?

OLA
Oh, its just Lima and her friends
The girls walk towards them

LIMA
Hey guys. Whatsup

OLA
Nothing much o.

JOHN
This party seems pretty lit dont
you think?

SADE
Totally

CUT TO:
DIARY ROOM

LIMA
Its obvious these stupid boys are
on the look out for that hoe. They
couldn’t even say we look good

INT – POOL HOUSE – CISCO
LIMA
So. You guys dont look bad

IBRAHIM
Yeah you too.

AMANDA
Jesus….You too, wow…… Lima lets leave this
place abeg

***Lima and her friends are about to leave when Chanel walks
down the stairs looking more beautiful than all the girl at
the party including them***

AMANDA
Damn….. I hate this girl

IBRAHIM
Woooooow……… Guy look

OLA
This girl make abeg. Damn

LIMA
She’s pretty popular for a new
student though

SADE
Right? I mean, everyone seems to
know her

AMANDA
Abeg lets go

CHANEL
Hey!! Lima, Amanda, Sade. Where do
you guys think you’re going. The
party’s just starting

LIMA
You’re looking really great tonight

CHANEL
Thank you. You guys are looking
amazing

. IBRAHIM
Chanel. You look gorgeous!

OLA
Thats an understatement

JOHN
I mean. Chanel, you’re a queen

CHANEL
Omg, thanks boys. I’m flattered

IBRAHIM
So, whats the plan for tonight?

CHANEL
Well, there’s alot. I’ll be right
back

***Chanel walks over to Sade’s right ear***

CHANEL
(whispering)
Meet me in the restroom. We have to
talk
She walks away

SADE
I’ll meet up with you guys. I gotta
pee

AMANDA
Aiit. We’ll be in the wine room

SADE
Cool

***Sade walks into the rest room and doesnt see anyone***

SADE
Hello….. Helloo!!…. Chanel
The restroom door locks and the lights become dim

SADE
Uhm. Chanel. Whats going on

CHANEL
I’m pretty sure your friends dont
like me. Do they?

SADE
Its not that they dont like you.
They just need time

CHANEL
Time. Hmm. You know, you dont have
much time. Why do you think your
devices were seized?

SADE
Uhm. I just assumed its for our own
good. And the Chancellor said its
for our safety

CHANEL
You actually believe daddy?

SADE
Daddy? He’s your father?

CHANEL
We have such bigger plans for you
guys. Right now you guys are on
lockdown but you dont realise it.
None of you is ever going to leave
CISCO. You are our property now

SADE
You’re a crazy person.
(Turns her back and walks
towards the door)
Open this door Chanel

CHANEL
Of course

**Chanel walks towards Sade she then pulls out a knife, grabs
her head backwards and slits her throat**

******Leave a comment below on what you think of this series, and what you expect in future episodes***



One thought on “Chrome” by Liu Momoh (@LiuMomoh)

  1. Awesome read. I need the continuation please

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