Tales from Obubra-Day 2

From a distance I could hear the sounds of people walking around and buckets hitting various bunks. It must be morning I thought.

I opened my eyes only to find out that it was 2am and we had to go fetch water to have our bath.

What am I doing here God???

I get to the borehole to fetch the water and prepare to head out at 5. We have the morning devotion and the day starts.

Today I bought an MTN sim for N700 & I almost wept, even salvation came free.

For the past 48 hours, I have been without a functioning sim and so I had to get one to communicate with family.

Me: How much is MTN sim?

Guy: 700


In desperation, I buy the sim and take it to the guy that cuts it and tries to insert it into my phone but it doesn’t fit as he didn’t cut it properly.

Then one of his “boys” picks up the sim, scratches it vigorously with a scissors and places it back. On asking him he says it was what his boss told him to do.

The sim is put back into my phone and it still doesn’t work. Then the boss looks at the phone and says the sim will not work as it’s been damaged so I had to buy another sim. I couldn’t ask him to give me a new sim as I didn’t buy it from him.

It was at this moment I realized my “village people” were closer than I thought.

I put myself together with a plate of Afang and pounded yam. Suddenly, all was well in the world again.

By evening, I realized “my village folks” moved into this camp with me. I am staying in the new hostel and ceiling fans were installed. The fan worked perfectly this afternoon when I wasn’t around.

But then I come in to sleep and suddenly the fan isn’t working anymore.

Why do bad things happen to good people??

And so I sign out tonight with a new friend, a phone that has network and no working fan.

It can only get better

Join me again tomorrow same time.



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