Iyawo Nylon Bag By SoulSpasms

The Darkside Of An Average Nigerian Girl

The compound was silent. This was normal because everyone had gone out on their respective businesses, both honest and dishonest. 
The street where the house was located was equally quiet. The street was not a busy street to start with, and since it was a weekday, it was even quieter. A car passed by occasionally, breaking the silence of the environment but the break was temporary. Once the vehicle passed, the silence descended like a heavy blanket once again.

Chilo yawned and
stretched like a lazy cat on the floor. She rolled onto her stomach and rested her chin on her folded arms. As much as she loved the solitude, sometimes the silence got to her. 
Lying on the battered settee on the other side of the living room, her three year old brother dozed fitfully. She and her brother were the only occupants in the compound. Her mother had gone to work while her older siblings were away at school. She was supposed to be at school too but since her parents couldn’t afford her school fees, she had to stay behind and babysit her brother.

She tried not to think too much about school and books. She had finished primary school the previous academic year. Mother told her not to worry, that Jss1 wasn’t at all what it was hyped to be. As soon as Daddy got a job, she would enroll in one of the best schools around, so she wasn’t to worry her little head about school and what not.

The problem was Mummy had been singing the same tune for a long time now. The first term of the new academic session had passed, and so had the second term too, and now, the third term was almost rounding up and Mum was still saying the same thing. Well, she didn’t want to make too much of a big fuss about it. 


They were going through hard times, as Mother reminded them every minute. Most times, the family only ate when Daddy went out to go hustle. Mum was a teacher in a public primary school and to say her salary was peanuts was an understatement. 

Sometimes Mum didn’t go to work because she couldn’t afford the transport fare. Those days when she stayed home, she sat stone faced in the parlor and waited for Daddy to come home from his job hunting. 

A lot of the times Daddy came back home very late at night. As soon as he stepped into the house, Mum would ask “how far?” Daddy would wearily sink into one of the raggedy arm chairs in the living room, sigh and reply “nothing yet”.

Mummy would sit still for some minutes, grim and contemplative, then get up and silently enter into the kitchen to go bring out whatever dinner she had been able to hustle up. On good days, dinner consisted of watery soup with tiny bits of crayfish floating around in the concoction and eba made from sour garri, the type people called Ijebu Garri. Whether the garri was truly processed in Ijebu land, she never could tell. One day while grimacing and swallowing the hard mounds, she asked her mother this question that always bothered her each time she was.............. 
TO BE CONTINUED

Comments

  1. hmmmm this one doesn't seem good an omen.
    I pray Oga at the top will look into her issue very soon.
    brb lemme see how d workers are doing *at the site of the biggest hospital in Abuja*

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  2. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Soul spams please whats the link to your blog(if auntu eya wnt delete it)? The www.soulspasms.com has refused to open since forever. I miss ur writeups

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  3. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Hmmm...

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  4. Anonymous7/10/2013

    This looks like the beginning of something very interesting. Pure literature!! I never knew birthday gal Soulspasms was such a good writer.

    Please Aunty Eya, when is the next update? I'm hooked already :-D

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  5. Ezewanyi7/10/2013

    What a depressing tale

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  6. Anonymous7/10/2013

    This is a story that was lifted from Nairaland.....#Plagiarism tinz. Except this is the same author....

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    1. Soulspasms7/10/2013

      Hi,its the same Author. :)

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    2. Anonymous7/10/2013

      But the story has been left hanging :( so instead of you to complete it there you are starting afresh here!!!!

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  7. Anonymous7/10/2013

    I suspect it is

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  8. Soulspasms, please come clarify this issue. Thanks!

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  9. Anonymous7/10/2013

    The full story is on Nairaland. Is she the same person who wrote that?
    Too many plagiarism on this blog, from copying word by word recipes from allnigerianrecipes.com to copying stories on Nairaland and it has come to copying literature works

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    1. MissDee7/10/2013

      Very stupid talk. Shame on your cos you don't know that the owner of allnigerian recipes, Aunty flo herself is a member of this blog family. She reads and leaves comments here when she is free.

      Evil genius, fighting Aunty Eya like she committed a crime by opening a blog like others do.

      Can you now see that it's the same author? Double shame. we don't kniow you but you know yourself. Baseless accusations. When you see blogs with fake things yoiu won't even know. *rme and waiting*

      Delete
    2. Anonymous7/10/2013

      I have seen a recipe sent in by a reader here. The same thing was on Nigerian recipes and it wasn't the same blogger. However the wordings were the same no difference. At least reference should have been made to all Nigerian recipes.
      And also there are some stories here that were culled from Nairaland. Like the lady who gave birth and didn't know what to do. It appeared on Nairaland and later appeared here.
      It's ok once in a while but when I see more and more similar stories I just begin to question this blog.
      Eya voltrons attack me all you can, I've said my mind. Better still Eya delete if you don't like.

      Delete
    3. Barbie7/10/2013

      Anon 11:51, let me share my personal experience with you. I stumbled on very educating advice to couples, learnt a lot from it and wanted to share with WC reders so I copied it and sent a mail to Aunty Eya.

      After about an hour, I got a reply from her that she cannot post it cos she saw that same article in another website. I was impressed and apologized to her because I didn't know it's wrong to copy what you read online and share with others.

      Aunty Eya told me not to worry that if I have original articles I should send them and she will post. #That's my experience with her posting.

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    4. Jazmyn7/10/2013

      Anon 11:51Am, As one reader who has followed this blog right from July 2012 till now, I think I know your type.
      The way you are sounding and repeating yourself, if you saw any recipe by a poster from another blog, I bet you would have been the first to leave a comment on that post complaining.
      Aunty Eya's email is boldly written on this blog for all to see. Please tell us now that you sent her a mail complaining and she didn't do anything.

      You are just a bad loser.

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    5. There is really no form of plagiarism, am sure of that! Because I once sent a mail, and Anty Eya informed me that its frm another site so she can't post it! So am sure she verifies what she posts, also the writer has admitted that she is the same person on nairaland.

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  10. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Bona d contractor

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  11. Ok so guys,old site was shut down. Long story. *sigh*
    This is the new site: soulspasms.wordpress.com
    All stories will be up soon,and we will be back on track. We will get this right,that's a promise.
    Welcome aboard! :D
    (˘ﻬ˘)

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  12. And er...Anon 10:38,you should have simply asked instead of maligning the esteemed integrity of this blog(omo you go fear english na). ( ˘̶̀ ̯˘̶́)

    And I can see Ms dee has ur time. Pls don't assume we copy and paste here. Ask questions first! Hian!

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  13. Wow!!!? I love this mehn... Now I can send in my own stories...hehehe...

    Soulspasms pls continue!!!! Very nice!

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    1. Thank you! (˘ﻬ˘
      )
      And continue I shall!!
      :D

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    2. Anonymous7/10/2013

      Ahdaisy u no reach soul feet abeg no just carry yeye story from that your yamayama blog here

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    3. Anonymous7/10/2013

      Ahdaisy, wat do U even hv passion for, u be jack of all trade?? Anything U c people doing n shining at U wanna try...Oh girl find ya niche.
      Aunty Eya, keep d tracking on.

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    4. Ahdaisy haters, oya clap for yourselves while hate consumes your souls.

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  14. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Wow, Iya Nylon Bag has made its debut here?? You guys are in for the ride of your lyf! I'm a big fan of the writer of nairaland. The writer came out first runner up in the sectional awards for literature poster of the year last year. The lady is very talented and humble and she's going places if she continues writng with consistency. Good to see aunty eya is featuring her works. Kudos

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    1. Yayyyyy!!! Hi can ardly wait!!! :D :D :D

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  15. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!
    Me I like reading oooo, post d remaining one na..thank u soulspasms.

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  16. Habi o. The woman she is two suspenceful. Hi don't like the suspence >:(

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  17. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Can sm1 pls recommend good literatures on nairaland. They r so much I wasnt sure which one to start with.
    Thanks.

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    1. Anonymous7/10/2013

      Is it here that we will recommend Nairaland literature? Can't you go there and ask??
      In case you missed your roac this is Wives Connection

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    2. Anonymous7/10/2013

      U must be really silly.
      Besides this blog has been made open for all manner of counsel
      U r really a deranged fool.

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  18. i could just picture the story as i was reading it. Nice!

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  19. Woooow lovely! Birthday girl is also a good writer! Thumbs up. Pls when are you going to continue, don't wanna miss out.

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    1. I think Aunty Eya will be in a better position to answer that.

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  20. Soulspasms are you the same author of this story on nairaland?

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    1. Anonymous7/10/2013

      Scroll up and read her response. Na wa for some haters o.

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  21. Didn't know people here enjoy reading as well (no beef)

    In that case check out my stories at ayibumakolo.com

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    1. Anonymous7/10/2013

      Thanks for d info, I'm surely porting!!!

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    2. Thanks but please don't leave here.

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    3. Thanks but please don't leave here.

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  22. When are we getting the part 2?

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  23. Brandy7/10/2013

    To the Anon saying that they saw some things on Nairaland and here. Thrice IN THE past, I have asked Aunty Eya for permission to post her nice recipes on Nairaland which she obliged.

    I posted with my Naiealand ID and that does not mean I own the recipes. Eya herself gave me the permission to post them there. SMH much.

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  24. Anonymous7/10/2013

    FOR ALL SAYING THE STORY IS ON NAIRALAND, I TIRE FOR UNA LOCAL SENSE O.

    DON'T WE WATCH TINSEL ON AFRICAMAGIC, SILVERBIRD TV AND OTHER CHANNELS? SO WHAT IF IT'S ON NAIRALAND.

    I WATCH SUPERSTORY ON A DOZEN TV CHANNELS AND NO BODY COMPLAINS. PLEASE LET US HEAR WORD.

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  25. You are a good writer Soulspasm. Have u considered writing a book?

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  26. Shayor!7/10/2013

    Which kain break in transmission be dis! Bia Soulspasm, come n conclude dis story jor! Can't wait

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  27. Aunty Eya,oya come naaaaa! Finish the story!

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  28. O ga o. Which kind of iranu is going on in this thread?? >:(

    Finish your story o jare, Anty eyan

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  29. Anonymous7/10/2013

    Ahdaisy were ur short stories published or yet to be published. The only popular short story series then were written by Adaeze Atuegwu....The Adventures of Bina n co (my bad, U sd they were popular just in ur sec school).
    My dear, no dissing but no one goes far in life being a jack of all trade, U may hv a few flairs here n there but U gat to master one art U really love n are quite good n settle with it so as to build ur career.
    Its always good to learn new things, but a sense of vidion n purpose shd b our guide.

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    1. Anonymous7/10/2013

      #good at, #vision.

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    2. Hi Anon 11:15; am suspecting u know Ada very well and u might probably be her friend cause u seem to know much about her.. My advise is to settle whatever it is dat is causing all these and be happy.. Bitterness deters sucess in life.. Don't get me wrong o,I don't totally agree with her every opinion, infact,I sometimes consider some as "I too know" but haba, na blog we dey, e no reach make we dey attack her every comment.. Have seen a few things she has sent it that I love, I love her home made lip gloss,her red velvet cake, her ice cream,I can't hate but give that to her..

      Long story short,let's try to appreciate people a little and even when we want to correct or give advise,let's watch our words.. She's only human just like you too.. Ndo..

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  30. Na wa oh. Abeg let ahdaisy rest. Haba! Ignore her tho she can be annoying sometimes but attacks are getting too much...nice piece soulspasm.

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    1. Anonymous7/11/2013

      Really

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    2. Anonymous7/11/2013

      Ahdaisy rest and stop constituting nuisance on every blog

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  31. Anonymous7/11/2013

    Anon 11;15 has your attack on Ahdaisy put fried rice and turkey on your table?????????

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    1. Anonymous7/11/2013

      Agbaya voltroness.hungry fool

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  32. Please I beg you all,this attacks on Ahda should stop. Haba. I still maintain that ahda is a very strong woman to still be able to stand all this attacks o.
    Pls whatever she has done,please forgive her. Most of the time now she comes,says her piece then leaves.yets she is still attacked. Please. Its not pleasant being attacked all the time. I would have spoken up yesterday but my network was very bad. I couldn't post anything.
    Its just a blog,we don't know each other,let's at least try and get along with each other here ok? God bless u all.

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    1. Soul,you are one of the few people that commands respect on this blog
      I think you should direct your plea to Ahdaisy or is she too big for you to talk to her
      Who talks the way she does.what did she win sef .see how she has messed herself up,she doesn't know the extent of the damage she has done to herself infact she is a plague that must be avoided .I have decided not to comment on her issue again but had to because of your plea to the anons

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    2. Anonymous7/11/2013

      Awawa pls go and learn English well first you hear? Commands respect kwa. All ahdaisy haters speak correct oyibo except you o

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  33. Anonymous7/11/2013

    Awawa the local champ, leave Ahda alone pls. That babe is too polished for your type

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  34. Anonymous7/11/2013

    It's so sad dat ppl can go 2 ny extent 2 to try and destroy anoda person. Every1 on dis blog knows dat Ahda is not an empty vessel. I dnt see anytin wrong wit wat she said. ppl talk about their history n achievement all d time esp on d internet n blogs. it's left 4 u 2 ovalook if it reminds u dat u hav achieved nuffin. when ezewayi wrote all her achievments u all were laughin n congratulatin her but we all kno dat was a lie. dis is wickedness. dnt use words on ppl dat can destroy dem. Ahda has her flaws but ur attacks on her are 2much. its almost devilish. Ahda, as I hav advised u befor, u hav sometin special dat d devil wants t destry. dnt let him. be strong and God will see u thru.

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  35. Anon 8:40,8:47 and 9:49 I know you are Ahdaisy but it doesn't matter
    I know Ahdaisy very well she is the opposite of what she makes herself to be.anyway she knows what she is

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    1. MissDee7/11/2013

      You are so wrong durling. What makes you think it's Ahdaisy. I commented there too.
      You hater!!!

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  36. Eya why did u delete my comment? Is it wrong 2 acknowledge a good article?

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  37. Well done dear!!!

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