After the call that evening, I dropped my phone on
the bed, I began to contemplate on whether to send
the card or not. I think back to the past and I
remembered that she had bad records when it come
to lies. Kemi had lied so many times to me just to
get recharge cards. I could remembered vividly the
day she called me at 10pm that she needed N400mtn
card to call her families and inform them that her
mother was critically ill and needed medical attention
urgently, I was shocked and began to shiver that
night, “oooh, God please save my future mother inlaw
for me ooo, I don’t want to loose her at the moment”
I was running helter skater to get the recharge card
that night. I had to rush down to the ATM to make a
VTU transfer when I couldn’t see a vendor. After
transferring the card to her, she didn’t call me and I
didn’t have any airtime on my phone to call her. I had
to use a neighbour’s phone to call her. I intentionally
adjust my voice when I called her.
ME: hello kemi,
KEMI: who is this? *****is he the one calling?******
“another lady was asking her at the background”
ME: ***angried and amazed*** its me kunle
KEMI: ***replied the other lady, “No, its not him, its
another person”**** kunle from where please?
ME: from lagos.
KEMI: can’t recollect such identity. How did you get
my number please? *****the background lady: cut
him off jaree and let’s call another person****
Hello, pls call me tomorrow morning. I’m busy at the
ME: ok ****hanged up****.
From the little drama. I knew it already that I was
played. But I was blinded with love to express my
All the memories of her past lies was flashing back
in my brain. Then I thought of it again, “what if her
next visitation is actually true?”. I began to imagine
the pictures of her gorgeous look and endowed
packages I had been seeing on her facebook profile, I
began to imagine myself squeezing and
experimenting her killer “ukwu”. Immediately, I
became totally confused on whether to send the card
or not?. After few minutes of contemplating, then I
remembered I have a friend who once delivered me
from a scammer. Then I decided to chat with “sege”
on whatsapp concerning kemi’s matter.
ME: ogbeni how far?
SEGE: oko bimpe, I dey oooooo.
ME: you know well, who be oko bimpe?
SEGE: eeeh, sorry, Mr maga I mean jaree
ME: you no well ni
ME: errrhhhm, you still remember this girl, kemi?
SEGE: who is kemi?
ME: that my babe wey I tell you say she dey stay for
SEGE: I no remember ooo.
ME: the one I met before bimpe na.
SEGE: oooooooooooooh, that your recharge card
SEGE: wetin do her?
ME: she just called me say she dey come akure next
SEGE: that one nice na. Na kitten weekend be that
for you na.
ME: you no well
SEGE: are you guys still dating?
ME: we never broke up before, we only stopped
communicating with each other
SeGE: and wetin be that one?, no be break-up be
ME: that one aside jaree. She said I should send her
SEGE: hmmmmm. I trust you say you don send am
ME: no oooo, I am contemplating on whether to send
SEGE: that babe na cheap airtime scammer. But
since she talk say she dey come akure, risk this last
one and send like 200mtn sha. Atleast to pour water
on ground and then walk on wet ground.
ME: thanks jaree my guy.
SEGE: I hear. But don’t send another airtime again
until you set your eyes on her oooooo.
ME: I hear.
The following morning on my way to work, I stopped
at a vendor and got a N200 airtime for kemi. As
usual, she only called to thank me in 12 seconds and
later hanged up. 3days gone and I didn’t hear from
kemi again until the 4th night which was thursday
night when she called me again.
ME: hello dear, how are you?
KEMI: I’m fine dear, thanks for the other day
ME: you are welcome dear
KEMI: I also want to remind you that I would be
around next weekend oooo. And you will talk me out
and buy gifts for me ooo.
ME: no problem dear.
KEMI: thanks love. I’m missing you seriously
ME: same here
KEMI: that’s my baby. Errrrrrhmm honey, can you
please help me with a little airtime please?, even if it
is just N200 please.
Recharge card again?, what do I do this time?, segun
must not hear this, and I don’t want her to change
her mind about coming over to see me, but seriously,
I was tired of this airtime demands of a thing but at
the same time, I wanted to fucck kemi.
I decided to risk it again and transfer N100 airtime to
her from my phone. One thing about kemi was that,
whenever she gets an airtime below what she
requested for, she would never call back to
appreciate but if she gets the exact amount she
requested for, she would call back and spend
maximum of 30seconds on a call. After the transfer,
she didn’t call back as usual and I ignored her.
On saturday, I went to visit segun and we had a chat
about kemi. I told segun that kemi would be around
on the following week and my guy came up with a
master plan as usual.
ME: sege, that my babe go arrive next weekend
SEGE: bimpe or kemi?
ME: which one be bimpe again jor?, its kemi
SEGE: oooooh, the airtime merchandise?
ME: na you sabi.
SEGE: but is she staying over at your place?, or just
stopping by to visit?
ME: we never discuss that one yet
SEGE: all the same, you must sample that girl at this
only opportunity oooo. Or else, u might not see
another opportunity again.
ME: I go try sha.
SEGE: you must do ni. You know hungry girls like
kemi requires special tactics to get them laid.
ME: really?, gist me.
SEGE: firstly, you must act or fake it that you have
money to spend on her when she is around, you must
be good at fake promises and your mouth must be
loaded with lies, na that thing dey give them hope
say “hmmm, I must maga this guy, e be like say e
ME: hmmmm sege!!!!, and after that nko? ****getting