DIKE THE GRAMMARIAN
(Village In Confusion)
:Written by BRIGHT DANIEL
The interior part of the local house Of Ubiji had three
rooms excluding the parlour where Adaku sat comfortably
on a chair with her legs crossed. Opposite her were
furniture of different designs. At the base of the wall were
also old picture of Ubiji’s parents which Adaku took a
glance on and concentrated. However, Ubiji had been
woozy without knowing why he owe such an unexpected
visit. Therefore, he wasn’t able to sit rather stood before
the very young black beautiful girl hoping she would say
her reason of coming there.
“You look surprise” Adaku began.
“Yes, actually coz u came unexpectedly” Ubiji replied.
“What can i offer you?” he asked putting his hand inside
his pockets and bringing it out empty. Adaku smiled.
“Don’t worry yourself. But do you have water?” she
“Sure” Ubiji provided a cup of water which she zipped in a
minor quantity and placed the cup on a table before her.
“Can u now tell me the personal issue?” she asked
looking at Ubiji who stood before her surprisingly.
“Wait, you came all the way from your house to know my
personal issue. Why are u so interested..”
“I’m only trying to be a philanthropist” Adaku interrupted
unabashedly then stood up. “A problem shared is a
problem half solved. I might be of help” she added.
“No, u can’t help me” Ubiji objected.
“Then my father can”
“What do u mean?”
“I’ll convince my father to help u”
“But why?” Ubiji queried.
Adaku remained silent for a while staring at him without
knowing the actual reason she was so determined to help
him. But obviously, she was lust after Ubiji’s physical
personality. She had been in few relationship which ended
up drastically because many of them were based on her
father’s wealth. All her ex loved her because of her
father’s wealth. So she thought she might find a real love
there in the village, and it’s no other person than the very
young and humble farmer before her. So she drew closer
to Ubiji, held his hand and looked into his eyes saying.
“Because i don’t like the way u were troubled on the road
and..” she paused.
Just then, Chioma arrived in a long, tight and elastic black
gown that was demarcated in two parts at the base.
Immediately she knocked at the door, Adaku left Ubiji’s
hands and drew backward before Chioma entered to see
both of them standing quietly.
“Chim..” Ubiji rushed her and held her hand.
“Good evening my love, but what’s happening here?”
Chioma asked looking at Adaku who smiled.
“She came to see me for..um.. as a philanthropist” Ubiji
“Hi, Chioma” Adaku interfered.
“Hi, so u still know me” Chioma said.
“Why wouldn’t i?” Adaku stepped forward. “I met Ubiji on
the way looking worried, so i decided to come and know
why and to see if i could be of help” she added.
“Really? Thank u” Chioma forced out a smile. “But i
believe he doesn’t need a help” she added.
“I see.. though, he hasn’t told me anything. Anyways, I’ll
be on my way now” Adaku walked out gently then Chioma
withdrew herself from Ubiji angrily.
“I want nothing but the truth; what was Adaku doing here,
inside the house which i hardly enter?”
“She just told you the truth” Ubiji replied.
“And you want me to believe that?!” Chioma’s voice
became high. “When did Adaku become a Philanthropist?
Yes, we know Chief Ebube, her father is a benevolent
man, but i don’t see anything Adaku can offer you!”
“Calm down, Chioma” Ubiji drew closer. “Don’t over react.
Anybody can be a philanthropist but..”
“Oh, is that what u are saying?” Chioma interrupted and
began to walk out angrily, but Ubiji rushed and held her
“Please, don’t misunderstand me. Adaku just told u the
truth. Moreover, she’s aware that u are my fiancee”
“How?” Chioma turned.
“I told her” Ubiji replied then both became quiet. “You’re
the one i love, no one else. Nothing will separate us,
okay?” he added.
“But there is a way Adaku looks at u that i don’t li..”
“It’s nothing to worry about” Ubiji interrupted her, brought
her head closer to his chest and began to slide her hair
Adaku went home and met her father in the living room
watching a football match. The mother had gone out for
womens’ meeting about the upcoming August Meeting.
She greeted her father and began to walk into her room.
“Adaku” the father called her.
“Daddy” Adaku turned.
“Where are u from? And u aren’t looking happy”
“It’s nothing, Daddy. I just went to see a friend”
“Okay, have u received alert?”
“Alert?” Adaku walked closer to her father
“Yes, I’ve made a call for a million naria to be transferred
into ur account. Remember, it’s for your youth service”
chief Ebube replied.
Adaku shouted, jumped up and hugged her father happily.
She ran into her room, checked her phone to see the
alert, and no other person came into her mind to give that
money but Ubiji..