went to the bathroom to clean my face and then
returned to my bed to properly view my whatsapp
offline messages. I got three messages from my
contacts and one from a number not stored on my
phone which says “hi onihaxy, long time”.
I was so scared to reply the chat due to my last
nightmare. Infact all my mind was on bimpe as the
sender of the message. I tried checking the display
picture but it was an animated teddy image and this
got me scared the more. I took the courage to reply
the message saying “I’m fine, please who am I chatting
with?”. I waited for several minutes to see if the person
would reply but I got none.
I had my shower, took my breakfast and prepared for
work and yet I didn’t get any response from the
sender. I was so curious that I took the courage to dial
the number, it was ringing but it wasn’t picked. This
got me scared the more as I began to breath heavily. I
became uncomfortable and began to think of what next
to do. I gathered courage and set out to work. I keep
checking my phone screen at intervals while inside the
cab and yet, I didn’t get any reply from the sender. I
decided to call segun on getting to work.
ME: hi sege
SEGE: “ore” I’m fine, how you dey?
ME: I’m not fine
SEGE: wetin happen?. Abi another girl don dupe you?.
ME: I’m not in the mood for that one jaree. I had a
SEGE: about what?
ME: about bimpe *****narrating the whole
SEGE: ***laughs***** hahahahahahahahaha, oko bimpe
ME: is it funny?
SEGE: yes na. Its what you thought about before going
to bed that you dream of. Talk true. Didn’t you think
about her before going to bed?
ME: not sure
SEGE: “ore” forget, na your thoughts led to the dream.
Nothing go happen.
ME: but it hasn’t finished ooo
SEGE: what happened again?
ME: an unknown number sent me a text on whatsapp
immediately I woke up. I have been calling the number
since and the person wasn’t picking up.
SEGE: so you dey think say maybe na bimpe abi?
ME: yes now. I’m so scared.
SEGUN: nothing dey happen. Just calm down, if the
person is serious, he will definitely. Call back or reply
I hanged up on segun and continued with my duties at
work. At exactly 11:10am, my phone rang and I
checked the screen. It was the same number calling
ME: ***placed phone on my hear*** hi, who is this?
CALLER: its me tosin
*** Instantly, I remembered and recognised the
caller. Tosin was my friend during nysc days. We
stayed at the same lodge and our ppa was in the
same area. We first met when my PPA and his PPA
acquired accommodation for us at the same house,
our friendship began to grow as we found ourselves
in the same CDS group.**
ME: tosin my padi, how you dey?, long time.
TOSIN: I dey jawe.
ME: how did you get my new number?
TOSIN: from one of our friends.
TOSIN: let’s chat on whatsapp.
ME: ok ***hanged up****.
My mind was cooled as the fears from my nightmare
was reduced. I took a deep breath of comfort and
started chatting with tosin.
ME: how far?, where are you now?
TOSIN: I’m in niger state ooo. What about you?
ME: I am in akure. You must be a big boy now oooo.
How is work?
TOSIN: work is fine bro, what about yours?
ME: I’m managing jawe
TOSIN: managing kee? Is it not a big firm?
ME: big firm kee?, its a small delivery and courier
TOSIN: what do you do there?
ME: home and office deliveries.
TOSIN: eyah. Hope the pay is ok sha?
ME: not really, just 20k. So what about you?, where
are you working?
TOSIN: hmmmm. I work with an international firm
ME: big boy.
ME: is it an oil & gas firm?
TOSIN: no, its a branding and consultancy firm own
by a british.
ME: chaiii, I dey envy you ooooo. What do you there?
TOSIN: business developer
ME: what’s the function of business developer.
TOSIN: I serve as an intermediate between our firm
and our clients like banks, oil companies, etc.
ME: that cool. You must be earning well ooooo.
TOSIN: not really, just 120k monthly?
ME: heeeeee, you call 120k just?. Please I don’t mind
if you hook me up and fix me into such job.
TOSIN: no problem, just send your C.V to my mail, I
will submit it tommorow. As soon as there is opening
Or vacancy in our company, I will let you know.
ME: thanks pal, I’m grateful.
TOSIN: you are welcome. I have a client to attend
too. Let’s chat later.
ME: ok, bye.
I shouted while sitting on my chair “heeeeee!!!, so I
will soon leave this Akure for a better job!!”. I couldn’t
wait till I close before I applied “make-up” to my cv
and credentials and sent them to tosin’s mail. I
called him to inform him that I have sent the C.V and
he told me that he had seen it. Suddenly, I became
joyous and happy even without getting the job.
On getting home, I picked my fone to chat with my
ME: sege, I go soon leave akure for you oooo
SEGE: wetin happen?, you don apply for togo visa?
ME: you no well, sum1 is trying to fix me to a 120k
monthly salary job
SEGE: heeeee, at where?,
ME: niger state
SEGE: when are you applying?
ME: I don apply already. I sent my C.V this
SEGE: and u didn’t send mine abi?, may bicycle crush
you to death!!!
ME: no vex. I go send yours later