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Re: Tradition - A Story by wizsolzy(m): 3:30pm On Mar 08
Johnsown1:


I won't say what i saw for now, let the orange ripe well

E go surely ripe....
Re: Tradition - A Story by Johnsown1(m): 3:31pm On Mar 08
wizsolzy:


E go surely ripe....
Yes na, it must ripe for sure
Re: Tradition - A Story by wizsolzy(m): 3:33pm On Mar 08
oooh mia angry angry angry angry i shame for her.. she no just get sense.. done envy other people its not good..
dont be jeolusy of others dont wish for what others have... dont desire other peoples property.its makes u become desperate .. be contented wit wat u have.. wat is meant for u wil surely come to u
cry cry cry cry
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 3:47pm On Mar 08
Johnsown1:
Yes na, it must ripe for sure
oya, e don do for u and Wizsolzy oo
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 4:51pm On Mar 08
CHAPTER THREE....Tradition.
'my son is proving stubborn about this whole marriage thing' Lolo said 'but dont worry my friend, i'm sure he'll come around'

Mrs Freda Ibe smiled 'i dont blame him. He never wanted to be Igwe right from time'

'he doesnt want it but he has no choice. As for me, i cannot sit and watch someone else take what belongs to my son. He wants Ikemba to take over but over my dead body! I married the Igwe first and i bore him a son first, someone else cannot come and claim whats not his. As his mother, i refuse to that'

'you've just said it all my friend. Dike is the crownprince of Umuzulu and he's a very intelligent man. There's no doubt that the current Igwe would be leaving this community in good hands by the time he's gone'

'i just thank God for giving a wonderful son like Dike. Though he could be stubborn sometimes..really stubborn'

'i understand'

'what about Mia?'

'Mia's fine. You didnt ask about Shivani'

'oh! I forgot. How's she?'

'she's fine as well'

'has she consented to the marriage proposal?'

'Shivani has no choice. She does whatever i ask of her'

'then she must be very loyal'

'extremely loyal. Thats why i dont joke with her in all ramifications...she's the apple of my eyes'

'your daughters must be well-trained then. I especially like Mia, though i havent met Shivani yet. But when Igwe wanted one of Ibe's daughters to be Dike's last wife, i was thinking Mia would be the one'

Mrs Freda shifted uncomfortably 'i chose Shivani because i knew she would be a better candidate for Dike. Shivani is a very good and well-mannered girl. Mia's...Mia's, just...she's not very well-cultured as you all think her to be. I'm sure Dike wont be able to tolerate her extremely bad character'

'oh! But Mia doesnt strike me as that kind of girl. I see her as a very respectful child'

'it is the rat that lives inside the house that knows the condition of everything in the kitchen Lolo. You wont be able to tolerate Mia's behaviour Lolo. I wont lie about my daughter's behavior will i? I wont want to paint my own daughter black, will i? Infact, i'm only telling you this because you're my closest friend. I wont disclose this to outsiders'

'i completely understand you. I think from henceforth, i'll start snubbing Mia kind of. She must not be a very good girl from what you're telling me'

'exactly my friend. The wise men say too much play causes insults. Dont pay attention to Mia anymore, she's just a useless child'

'i've heard you dear'

Freda smiled proudly. It wasnt as if she hated Mia or anything, but she believed Shivani deserved better.
She had grown up in abject poverty. A home where they could barely feed twice a day.
And then she had married a man who was much more poorer than they even were. If only she had known better, she would never have married him. But she had loved him and had thought love was everything.

She worked harder and even became thinner than she had been before marrying him. That was when the hatred for him began. She picked up quarels at every little thing, and was always ready to remind him what a disgrace to manhood he was that he couldnt provide for himself and his wife.

It took three years after marriage before Shivani came. Shivani's birth changed everything, or so she believed. That was when her secret affair with the Igwe had begun.

She had had little crying Shivani strapped to her back, walking along the road with a basket full of vegetables on her head. With little Shivani crying, all she could plead for was for her to get home quickly so she could breastfeed her.

That was when the Igwe's entourage passed. He has been filled with pity and sympathy for her. He had given her some money that day and told her to come see him at the palace the next day.

She had gone and the rest they said was history. Their secret affair started.

And nobody knew about it.

Even till now, they still met once in a while.

To her, if Shivani hadnt been crying, Igwe wouldnt have stopped and besides, another reason she would never let Mia marry Dike, was because she wasnt sure of Mia's paternity. It was 50-50. It could have been Chukwuka, her late husband, it could have been Igwe. She wasnt entirely sure.

Mia could be Dike's half-sister. She didnt know but she wasnt ready to take such risks.

'.....the jewelry was a...'

'pardon?' she cut in immediately. She hadnt been paying attention to what the Lolo had been saying.

'i was saying that i lost a particular necklace this month. Though i only discovered it got missing yesterday, i dont know when it got missing exactly. The necklace's diamond. One of my favourites'

She shifted again uncomfortable. She remembered the necklace vividly and she was the one who had taken it 'i'm very sorry dear. I'm sure you'll get a new one soon'

'i'll let Igwe handle that' The Lolo smiled.

Freda just rolled her eyes.

TBC

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Re: Tradition - A Story by Missmossy(f): 5:08pm On Mar 08
Mothers though, some are evil. Beautiful piece Chumzypinky, more wisdom strength and inspiration to you. You didn't invite me to come and read. Keep it coming cheesy
Re: Tradition - A Story by sirblero(m): 5:17pm On Mar 08
more updates ma...
keep it coming...
Re: Tradition - A Story by iiru: 5:20pm On Mar 08
nice story . love the combo of tradition and civilization. welldone

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Re: Tradition - A Story by mustylique(m): 5:33pm On Mar 08
your narrative about how mia's mum described her attitude to the igwe's wife is a bit off the table.

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Re: Tradition - A Story by wizsolzy(m): 6:26pm On Mar 08
Chumzypinky:
oya, e don do for u and Wizsolzy oo
mummy chumzypinky watin we do naaa
Re: Tradition - A Story by wizsolzy(m): 6:33pm On Mar 08
just see mother first

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Re: Tradition - A Story by Azeequeen(f): 7:07pm On Mar 08
Hey guys! Another one has dropped oo.
Cc: Prettyhurts Ladyverere Warfibabe Ikombe Hadampson Wizsolzy Azeequeen Queengolden TheBlessedMan Nnnena Adebriana Lankyannie

I'm sorry if i didnt mention you. My memory is doing somehow this days.
Enjoy![/quote] You know I always dey your back gidigba
Thanks for the mention
Promise not to make this one another tragedy o
More power to your elbow 'cause I'm already enjoying this
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 7:17pm On Mar 08
mustylique:
your narrative about how mia's mum described her attitude to the igwe's wife is a bit off the table.
sorry dear, i dont understand.....can u explain what u mean?
Re: Tradition - A Story by skillful01: 7:21pm On Mar 08
This one na 10units course.

lets go there
Re: Tradition - A Story by Hadampson(m): 7:48pm On Mar 08
harameede99:
Hadampson hunnie hope m nt too late?mummy chumzy anytin for d girls?
To say the truth, you are late o... How school??
Re: Tradition - A Story by harameede99(f): 9:02pm On Mar 08
Hadampson:
To say the truth, you are late o... How school??
sowie dear tell me wah to du to make it up to u? Nd i tell u sch has been hetic dis wk is a test wk so i had to limit hw i cum online
Re: Tradition - A Story by bimberry1307(f): 9:05pm On Mar 08
Johnsown1:

Nothing, just swallowing spit
ok o. just be careful, no allow d thing go d wrong way o

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Re: Tradition - A Story by Johnsown1(m): 9:41pm On Mar 08
bimberry1307:

ok o. just be careful, no allow d thing go d wrong way o
Yes aunty
Re: Tradition - A Story by skillful01: 10:32pm On Mar 08
Hadampson:
*In Dj Khalid's voice* Another blockbuster 4rm chumzypinky.. Ayam following diz tew da end o... my queenie harameede99, where are uundecidedsmiley

Madam chumzypinky don start anoda great piece o, mo na cum see diz onecheesy

Iffa call u, just say present
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Preysent Oncle grin.


if i'm the prince ehn...
plenty enjoyment.
Re: Tradition - A Story by saraphina(f): 10:36pm On Mar 08
woooow another masterpiece from mummy pinky..Thanks for the dedication pinky....
Re: Tradition - A Story by Hadampson(m): 7:35am On Mar 09
skillful01:
Preysent Oncle grin.

if i'm the prince ehn... plenty enjoyment.
You are welcome.
That prince dike no sabi anything jawe.
Re: Tradition - A Story by Hadampson(m): 7:56am On Mar 09
harameede99:
sowie dear tell me wah to du to make it up to u? Nd i tell u sch has been hetic dis wk is a test wk so i had to limit hw i cum online
Nothing honey.. it's not your fault now, i understand.. Pele dear, just read very well o and don't let those guys eye you, you know ayam here, waiting for yousmiley

btw, can i send you pmundecided
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 8:23am On Mar 09
saraphina:
woooow another masterpiece from mummy pinky..Thanks for the dedication pinky....
you are wlc dear *winks*
Re: Tradition - A Story by Nimble55(m): 9:03am On Mar 09
"Dike was a very fine man. He was chocolate skinned with broad shoulders, nice abs. Pink lips, pointed nose, grey eyes, a wonderful height, an aura that permeated royalty... What could she describe him with? Infact, she had never seen anyone as handsome as he was. And he was no womanizer" All these description for one man? That's cool
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 9:53am On Mar 09
Tradition...

'is it my fault that Dike has refused to marry a seventh wife? Why are you putting the whole blame on me now Igwe?' Lolo questioned as she sat up on the bed, her back to the board.

'you're his mother. And you've always been close to him. Whatever decision he takes, you should always be beside him, advicing him to make the right choices Lolo. I dont know what its going to take of you, but i'll rather advice you speak to Dike. I will not tolerate him not showing up on the marriage day. I'm warning you Lolo' The Igwe said harshly.

'so what if i dont speak to him? Whats your duty as his father?' She retorted.

'i have told you all i have to say Lolo. If you dont do this, then its your concern, i've said my own'

'Igwe, i dont even know what to say to you, i dont! Is it my fault that your son doesnt listen to you? If you as a father cant speak to your son and get him to listen, how then is it my problem? Why do you like placing your failures as my head, eh?'

Igwe stared at the Lolo, then shook his head 'you have no shame Ngozi, just look at the way you speak to your husband'

'and the only reason i'm sitted here listening to all the rubbish you have to say is because you're the Igwe and i'm only according you the respect deserved by an Igwe, not as a husband' Lolo said with a loud hiss.

'sometimes i wonder what i've ever done to you Lolo, why do you disrespect me in this manner?'

Lolo just rolled her eyes.

'everyone knows that of all my wives, you're my favourite. We've been together for a very long time. I married you when i was fourteen years old Lolo and now i'm fifty. We've been together for twenty six years Ngozi, why dont you still understand me till now? I give you everything you've ever requested from me. I shower you with love that your co-wives are envious of. But when it comes to respect, i recieve more respect from the other women than i recieve from the woman i love the most. Isnt this wickedness?'

'you're just trying to make me feel guilty Igwe'

'this is not me trying to make you feel guilty. Its me trying to make you understand that you keep on hurting me everytime'

She kept mute.

'i know sometimes, i try to place the responsibility of Dike on you. But you should try to understand that as the Igwe, i have so many things on my hands too. I have this community to run. I have the seven clans under my community to run as well. Sometimes, i just need little assistance from you as well'

'i have heard'

'this is not a matter of "i have heard" Ngozi. This is a matter of...'

'i said i have heard now Igwe!' She said slapping her palms on her thighs impatiently 'would you just let me sleep now?! I would be at Dike's office tomorrow morning. Goodnight please' And with that, she laid on her bed and faced the opposite direction.

***

Dike hadnt been expecting his mother at his office so early in the morning. He had just resumed work and was clearing his desk when he had several cars trooping into the company.

So he had peeped from his window, and he had seen the Queen's entourage, five cars as usual.

He watched his mother stepped down from the dark Landrover looking elegant and sparkling as usual, emitting royalty and wealthiness.

He wondered what she was here for.

He just sat back waiting for her. In less than five minutes, his intercom rang. It was his secretary calling to inform his his mother was waiting to see him 'let her in' he said simply.

And in another three minutes, his mother was in his office.

'good morning mum' he said going for an embrace.

'good morning my darling, how are you today?' She took a seat.

'i'm doing great mum. You look so beautiful this morning'

'thanks' She looked at herself proudly 'and you look dashing'

'thanks. How was the journey down here?'

'oh it was great. We were actually held by traffic. We were supposed to have been here ealier than this'

'if you had been here earlier than this then you wouldnt have met me here for i'm just resuming'

'you work too hard for a boss my son'

'if i have to succeed with my business, then i'll have to work harder' He shrugged.

'and if i may ask, what happens to all of this when you become king? I tell you my son, handling the community is a task on its own, and then when you couple it with this big empire you're building? I'm sorry son but in no time, you'll have to give up on this business, just very soon'

His countenance changed 'that never happening mother'

His mother laughed 'thats happening already dear. You'll be king. Very soon'

It was his turn to laugh now 'you have such high dreams mum'

'and thats because i trust my son would make the right decision'

'yeah. I'm actually making the right decision as it is. Because i'm never going to be king'

She frowned 'Dike, you cant mean that, do you?'

'dont you trust me to make the right decisions anymore mother?'

'Dike!'

He just laughed. He was never going to rule Umuzulu, that was his decision.

TBC

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Re: Tradition - A Story by Eniqurl(f): 10:03am On Mar 09
Hehe between mother and son... Weldne Chumzy

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Re: Tradition - A Story by sirblero(m): 10:05am On Mar 09
Morning ma'am!! hope you all N.L slept well...
#more updates please..
Re: Tradition - A Story by harameede99(f): 11:30am On Mar 09
Hadampson:
Nothing honey.. it's not your fault now, i understand.. Pele dear, just read very well o and don't let those guys eye you, you know ayam here, waiting for yousmiley

btw, can i send you pmundecided
owk dear no need to worry i ghat only eyes for u y nt jst message me on whatsaap....09095271094
Re: Tradition - A Story by bimberry1307(f): 11:37am On Mar 09
skillful01:
Preysent Oncle grin.

if i'm the prince ehn... plenty enjoyment.
that's why you're not the prince now.
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 12:38pm On Mar 09
harameede99:
owk dear no need to worry i ghat only eyes for u y nt jst message me on whatsaap....09095271094
pls i beg d both of u, stop derailing d thread biko. Instead of commenting, u're chatting, on a thread? Please just whatsapp her and let everytin rest
Re: Tradition - A Story by Chumzypinky(f): 12:41pm On Mar 09
Pls you all should pardon all the typos and errors. I just read the last update and they were alot of errors. Would modify later. Thanks
Re: Tradition - A Story by talk2saintify(m): 1:00pm On Mar 09
Chumzypinky:
Tradition...


'everyone knows that of all my wives, you're my favourite. We've been together for a very long time. I married you when i was fourteen years old [/b]Lolo and now i'm [b]fifty. We've been together for [b]twenty six years [/b]Ngozi, why dont you still understand me till now? I give you everything you've ever requested from me. I shower you with love that your co-wives are envious of. But when it comes to respect, i recieve more respect from the other women than i recieve from the woman i love the most. Isnt this wickedness?'

TBC

chumpzpinky keep it up

your updates are faster wink wink

yhu der try to much

one observation in the course of this story..


yhu said igwe has married to lolo for twenty six years (26)

and he married in the age of fourteen(14)

and dat is now (50)


26 + 14 actually gives 40

so ah dunno know
maybe he married at the age of twenty four (24)


op this does not sound rude though
is jux a observation ah maybe wrong..
#peace

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