My name is Kingsley Afonughe, I am a
secondary school graduate, I won the award
scholarship to study abroad. After the death
of my father, my mom has been catering for
me as my only son.
No relatives to interact with, and my uncle has
abandoned us and ever since, I never knew
any body in my mother or my father’s family.
Me and my mother struggle to fetch the
money to travel abroad california, USA.
“My son, I know you will never disappoint me,
please know the son of who you are. Never
forget you god.” My mother said touching my
“I will make it up to you, mother. I promise to
make you proud.”
I said as I give her a tight hug, and I enter
into the cab as it drive me into the Nnamdi
Azikwe international Airport.
In five minutes I was in the plane as we were
told to bulk up our seat belt then the
We flew up high in the air then before I knew
I was in one of the Usa airport.
I meet a young black negro walking towards
me in the Beacon hills Airport.
“Here hello, you are Kingsley.”
“Yes, how did you know.”
“Story for another day.”
“Any way, my friend call me Young Prince. I
prefer you call me Prince.”
“Very good Prince, my name is Daniel Jeremy.
Call me Dan.”
“Very good Dan, I don’t know you on the
contrary so tell me who you are.”
“I am you new room mate in the Beacon hill
university. So young prince welcome to
california. Let’s go.”
I wondered how he knew I was given
scholarship to Beacon hill university.
I followed him.
We got inside the room, it was great and
I couldn’t believe a poor nigeria like me can be
That night was my sleepless night I couldn’t
sleep but weep in silence, I felt my mother in
africa for a new life in america.
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Me and Dan walked along the school
compound, admiring how big the school was,
we met some white blondes watching us as if
we were aliens.
I walked in my class, as I sighted everyone’s
eye starring at me.
“You are the Nigerian. Aren’t you?”
“Yes I am.”
“Yes have you seat.”
I walked to my seat and sit down.
The lesson began, it take time to understand
america teaching but you know I got that
experience long before now.
In short I hawk in the british company back
there in nigeria and I have interact with some
So my talking with some of American is
nothing new to me.
Anyways I am not a novice…….