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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by macaranta(m): 6:46pm On Aug 24, 2019
Just for emphasis, OP the distance you intended covering was like moving end to end of a continent. Damn, God really needs to bless you man, you've given so much already smiley

LA(Westcoast) to Baltimore (Eastcoast)

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by GasAndOilTheory(m): 7:48pm On Aug 24, 2019
oladipo322:
So it now a crime to post one's experience on nairaland...... even if the OP never planned for such why can't we just learn from his own story. OP PLEASE JUST TURN DEAF EARS ON THOSE CALLING U NAMES.
I personally think it was wrong for yahamisu to call 11Goldtree dumb because the dude just asked a question. He should have best ignored his questions.
To be candid, after reading every post I see OP is indeed unwise
I think I have to borrow this post for him
Opeyemiadura1:
This really was a performance of incredible stupidity by you.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by PeacenLove2: 7:51pm On Aug 24, 2019
GasAndOilTheory:
I personally think it was wrong for yahamisu to call 11Goldtree dumb because the dude just asked a question. He should have best ignored his questions.
To be candid, after reading every post I see OP is indeed unwise
I think I have to borrow this post for him

Yeah, I agree there are better ways to talk to each other. It's just that ... well, I hope they both call a truce. Truce, guys. No issues. Peace! grin cool
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by GasAndOilTheory(m): 7:58pm On Aug 24, 2019
PeacenLove2:


Yeah, I agree there are better ways to talk to each other. It's just that ... well, I hope they both a call a truce. Truce, guys. No issues. Peace! grin cool
but the guy Don mess Op thread up now... Everybody just dey tell am say e dey stupid grin
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by armyofone(m): 8:03pm On Aug 24, 2019
grin grin grin don't you just love Americans grin
The convo was funny grin yeah, help yourself cheesy I don't care cuz you could as well be a slayer! He wouldn't take your kind of risk jumping into someone's car and buying dem gas/paying tolls.

yahamisu:
From the moment i stopped, I knew this was it and all i could think of was how to communicate my last words to my wife, my kids, my mother and my siblings (I DON ENTER).

It was a struggle walking around the car to see if its an easy pile of snow which i could clear with my hands to free up all 8 tires but apparently, the snow fell all night and even though there are snow plows working all night, very heavy winds continually blow the snow around and now, the road is icy. Mind you, the wind in that section of the highway, passes through a vacuum-like corridor and blows out with high pressure, having enough strength to blow away 18 wheeler trailers like like toys.

Watch this on youtube to see what am saying, .(watch how the truck is skidding to the side at most points, you either see vehicles/trailers tipped over from the wind or they park by the side for hours unending, waiting for it to get better.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBlLfWvNjs

Suddenly, i heard a loud horn, with tires screeching towards me. the trailer missed me by a few inches cos the visibility was almost non. even though i heard and saw a gimps of the oncoming heavy duty barely seconds before the driver halted, i couldnt move an inch. (you cant walk/run on ice)...

I was able to find my way towards the trailer and climb to his window, first i saw him breathing hard from fear of almost clearing me off the road, then this conversation occurred ...

Truck driver : Nigga you done lost your mind or something (in a very angry tone).
Me : thank you soo much for stopping(ignoring the obvious fact that i scared the living daylight out of him by appearing out of no where)

Truck driver : maaaaaan i aint stop for your black ass, i danm near killed you man
Me : Thank goodness you didnt. pleeeeeease help pull me out of the snow, ma engine is still running

Truck driver : sorry man, i aint got no chains
Me: its my lucky day, i got 4 chains in ma trunk

Truck driver : uuuuhhhmmm....sorry i cant
Me: come on man, i can die in less than an hour in this cold please help me. its freezing out here

Truck driver : naaaaaah sorry i cant .(shaking his head in the negatory)
Me: total silence

So, i stepped down from the window side and he drove off. my mouth started shaking from the cold as my tooth was clinging. my knees shaking, my ears numb with no feel. my beard started freezing up and everything just got blank for some seconds.

to be continued...
(pic below...better roads ahead)
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by TotoNaRubber: 8:12pm On Aug 24, 2019
Why don't you use your back fog light to increase visibility so that others can see you and avoid hitting you. As can be seen in the video the visibility is less than 50 meters, try to always use your front and back fog light when it snows as well as crossing light driving drive less than 50km/h.

yahamisu:
From the moment i stopped, I knew this was it and all i could think of was how to communicate my last words to my wife, my kids, my mother and my siblings (I DON ENTER).

It was a struggle walking around the car to see if its an easy pile of snow which i could clear with my hands to free up all 8 tires but apparently, the snow fell all night and even though there are snow plows working all night, very heavy winds continually blow the snow around and now, the road is icy. Mind you, the wind in that section of the highway, passes through a vacuum-like corridor and blows out with high pressure, having enough strength to blow away 18 wheeler trailers like like toys.

Watch this on youtube to see what am saying, .(watch how the truck is skidding to the side at most points, you either see vehicles/trailers tipped over from the wind or they park by the side for hours unending, waiting for it to get better.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBlLfWvNjs

Suddenly, i heard a loud horn, with tires screeching towards me. the trailer missed me by a few inches cos the visibility was almost non. even though i heard and saw a gimps of the oncoming heavy duty barely seconds before the driver halted, i couldnt move an inch. (you cant walk/run on ice)...

I was able to find my way towards the trailer and climb to his window, first i saw him breathing hard from fear of almost clearing me off the road, then this conversation occurred ...

Truck driver : Nigga you done lost your mind or something (in a very angry tone).
Me : thank you soo much for stopping(ignoring the obvious fact that i scared the living daylight out of him by appearing out of no where)

Truck driver : maaaaaan i aint stop for your black ass, i danm near killed you man
Me : Thank goodness you didnt. pleeeeeease help pull me out of the snow, ma engine is still running

Truck driver : sorry man, i aint got no chains
Me: its my lucky day, i got 4 chains in ma trunk

Truck driver : uuuuhhhmmm....sorry i cant
Me: come on man, i can die in less than an hour in this cold please help me. its freezing out here

Truck driver : naaaaaah sorry i cant .(shaking his head in the negatory)
Me: total silence

So, i stepped down from the window side and he drove off. my mouth started shaking from the cold as my tooth was clinging. my knees shaking, my ears numb with no feel. my beard started freezing up and everything just got blank for some seconds.

to be continued...
(pic below...better roads ahead)
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Ladotrader(m): 8:50pm On Aug 24, 2019
yahamisu:
From the moment i stopped, I knew this was it and all i could think of was how to communicate my last words to my wife, my kids, my mother and my siblings (I DON ENTER).

It was a struggle walking around the car to see if its an easy pile of snow which i could clear with my hands to free up all 8 tires but apparently, the snow fell all night and even though there are snow plows working all night, very heavy winds continually blow the snow around and now, the road is icy. Mind you, the wind in that section of the highway, passes through a vacuum-like corridor and blows out with high pressure, having enough strength to blow away 18 wheeler trailers like like toys.

Watch this on youtube to see what am saying, .(watch how the truck is skidding to the side at most points, you either see vehicles/trailers tipped over from the wind or they park by the side for hours unending, waiting for it to get better.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBlLfWvNjs

Suddenly, i heard a loud horn, with tires screeching towards me. the trailer missed me by a few inches cos the visibility was almost non. even though i heard and saw a gimps of the oncoming heavy duty barely seconds before the driver halted, i couldnt move an inch. (you cant walk/run on ice)...

I was able to find my way towards the trailer and climb to his window, first i saw him breathing hard from fear of almost clearing me off the road, then this conversation occurred ...

Truck driver : Nigga you done lost your mind or something (in a very angry tone).
Me : thank you soo much for stopping(ignoring the obvious fact that i scared the living daylight out of him by appearing out of no where)

Truck driver : maaaaaan i aint stop for your black ass, i danm near killed you man
Me : Thank goodness you didnt. pleeeeeease help pull me out of the snow, ma engine is still running

Truck driver : sorry man, i aint got no chains
Me: its my lucky day, i got 4 chains in ma trunk

Truck driver : uuuuhhhmmm....sorry i cant
Me: come on man, i can die in less than an hour in this cold please help me. its freezing out here

Truck driver : naaaaaah sorry i cant .(shaking his head in the negatory)
Me: total silence

So, i stepped down from the window side and he drove off. my mouth started shaking from the cold as my tooth was clinging. my knees shaking, my ears numb with no feel. my beard started freezing up and everything just got blank for some seconds.

to be continued...
(pic below...better roads ahead)


Man you're so such bravery man..
Every activities when does ,we learn from our mistakes and we learn to keep the good ones
Yoruba Proverbs"What doesn't kill a man make him stronger"
That's the real title called HUSTLERS .Not the lazy folks bro
I salute you
I'm following and I can't wait to see the conclusion of the story .
Bro I'm here to learn and trying to comprehend to the story with the American English
But I dey feel u bro...
Update us soon

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by PeacenLove2: 8:54pm On Aug 24, 2019
GasAndOilTheory:
but the guy Don mess Op thread up now... Everybody just dey tell am say e dey stupid grin

Lots of people called him a dare devil too. It's a matter of perception. While I agree the move was extreme, you might want to agree OP's got heart. People like him see no obstacles, they make no excuses. They see an opportunity and they go for it!

OP knows it's crazy, the whole plan. I'm guessing that's the whole point of this write up. How he embarked on a crazy trip just to make a living. You read, learn from it and if you deem fit, say a few encouraging words or be passive rather than being unkind.

@OP, when are you finishing this your story na? Abi which kain unplanned suspense be dis? cheesy

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by shininglite(m): 10:01pm On Aug 24, 2019
God bless your Hustle Op..

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Oyerinde16(m): 11:40pm On Aug 24, 2019
I travel a lot, but decided to really check what this guys (over hyped) journey was really about, then o got the shock of my life...
So you crisscrossed a whole continent in a journey that will last 40hrs non stop, through the icy and snowy conditions, with not just 1 car blazing on high speed but two cars attached to each other... One with a knocked engine for that matter... Bro I hail thee.
you are legend of the risk takers....

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by yahamisu: 1:25am On Aug 25, 2019
I found my way back to the car to try getting warm cos i figured since the car is parked, the heater should work but it felt like it was blowing below zero. i looked around in the car and found a pack of socks i bought earlier in Reno, so i wore additional socks and slid two on each of my hands, i figured staying in the car wont help so i stepped out of the car, took some steps behind the second car and started waving at cars driving on the other direction but am not sure anyone could see me. shortly after that a state trooper(state police) drove by but he just looked away, i almost thought i was dead and invisible already.

Suddenly another heavy truck came close to a halt on the next lane by my side but to my surprise, the bastard took out his phone to video me and he was laughing about it, my soul dropped off my body, then several trucks and cars started passing, I was waving and staring into their eyes as they passed and no body stopped... about 10 minutes felt like 10 hours, so i gradually skid thru to the car and tried to get a bit of heat again before stepping back out to keep waving till someone stops.

Suddenly, something told me to just shift the gear to drive and even see if it will drive...............

At this point my entire life flashed right before my eyes as the car just moved a bit and before you know it, i was moving. it almost felt like the car got its engine replaced with a V8. it started driving like i wasn't even pulling anything behind me as i drove past the ELK mountains in Laramie, drove through the heavy snow at the peak of the summit where only the red Indians reside, drove through the huge ranches of Nebraska, the quite towns of Iowa, through the cities around Chicago. then one of the 3 friends ( All with Anthony as first names..co-incidental? )who kept checking up on me called me. he is based in Kokomo Indiana and i felt it wont be a bad idea branching through to eat his wife's delicious igbo styled vegetable soup with correct poundo. I just had that serious urge to come face to face with someone i know cos ive had alot of stops at gas stations, i have met the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly in this single journey.

Then i got wondering cos through out the trip i was playing my naija music from pandora so at the times the network disappears, am left with my thoughts about similarities of my past experiences in NIGERIA MY COUNTRY. God placed whites in the cold cos he knows they will come together and find a solution around it, thats why they can live in the coldest parts of the planet and it just feels normal to them. However, California is no different from Northern Nigeria, they have farms and ranches in all the open lands with ranches to keep their cows away from people, Nebraska to me was no different from Borno cos i have been there. the land scape in New york isnt different from what we have in Lagos. The creeks in southern Nigeria arent differnt from Connecticut. Hyanis which is about 2 hours after Boston is no different from what we have in Portharcourt, the country sides of Indiana are no different from my beloved Kano state.

This is the sorta trips i normally take in Nigeria where i would drive to Jos to hangout with my friends, or go to Benin for a memorial service, or go to Eket for my friends Grandmas burial. abi na when i go warri go look for babe?....e.t.c

I eat one Kilishi in daura and i wanted them to adopt me. i drank fura in Zaria and it almost felt like i needed a diaper change. or is it the amala and gbegiri i had in Ibadan when i went for a friends wedding and we ended up spending extra days just to enjoy the feel of iwo road, molete...e.t.c

In that same speedy flash with no network, i remember my days growing up in kano when my aunties best friend was yoruba by the name of Kubura, She was always a nice aunty to have around as she thought us Ijoyoyo, I remembered the days of Chibuzor my guy, Mutiu, Charles, we jumped through molues buses to get to TBS Lagos just to watch or play Cricket, sometimes we save our break monies just so we can have enough for practice period.

I remembered the days me and my family would go on road trips where everybody we met on the road accepted us like family cos deep in our hearts, NIGERIANS LOVE each other(and i am talking to the lenght and breathe of NIGERIA), I remembered the time me and my Custom officer friend Frank Echeta drove from Lagos to Jos, the alternator blew in a village near Gidan waya in Kaduna, when the only guy who could bring the part to fix it was an Igbo guy from Anambra and on the same hour, we droped what we wanted with his sister who came to meet us there and we instantly drove back to lagos through 2 different routes, I saw first hand the level of decay in my country as at 2017....

Tripple damn!!!

I've been to the four courners of Nigeria and i feel like crying right now cos as smart and courageous as we are, we have falling into a very deep slumber and we allow our RULERS have thier way with us. mind You this has nothing to do with your tribe, ethinicity, religion or even back ground, i dont care about any of that, we need to be honest with ourselves, treat your neighbor with the kinda respect you want in return.

If you dont agree with me, it doesnt mean we cant deal with the truth and reach the sucess of one another. how do you feel coming from Mosque/church after praying then you start to gossip about your friend whom you just left at the church/mosque?

how do you feel waking up in the morning, praying to God and then going out with the intention of hurting your fellow man?

I have seen it all, the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly. It is simple to fix Nigeria, we all have to stand by and for each other. United we stand....period.

I have done this same trips in Southern Africa not just by road but flew solo with a single prop C172 aircraft to a point where i got lost in a Military airspace and had a helicopter pull up on me in the air before i got the proper radios settings from Grand central tower Midrand to make it back. My friends Roxy, Ibrahim, Angel, Tobi laughed at me so hard that they almost needed an ambulance (they all working in Caverton/Bristol helicopters now but complain about the situation In my beloved country too). I enjoyed the roads and hospitality in South Africa so much that i married a South African Lebogang (when naija babes just dey form anyhow that year...lol). I could hear the fear in her voice through out the times i spoke to her but i kept down playing the situation just to calm her down.

Even Mr Silas and Mr Monday where kinda confused on what was going on(we live together).

Oh well, i drove through some crazy snow to get to my friend in Kokomo, ate the delicious meal and some minutes after i left them with happiness in my mind that am about 10 hours away from Baltimore, i started feeling sleepy and even drifted a bit for a minute, so i pulled over by a truck parking area, got the best sleep of my life, Thanks Chinekwu Anthony Gidado.(when you chop correct food com get better sleep, any body you hit will know say HE that is in you is greater than HE that is in the world...lol).

While enjoying my sleep, my phone rang and funny enough, i was actually happy waking up at that time. it was Tony my Warri friend who brought alot of business my way. AREA!!!. We spoke over the phone for a while just as we have done in the previous times as he was on the phone with me from the begining. he just kept wondering like what is wrong with this guy?.

Abit later, i got a call from Anthony Aburumaku, my Ondo friend who showed me a lot. i guess he was the most scared ( we all know say na yoruba dey fear pass...lol)...Then i spoke to Chibuike, Danladi, Aminu, Josh Dariya. This all makes me realize that interaction with different types of human beings isnt hurtful, it only makes you see life from different points cos throughout my trip, i met with those who care, and those who dont give a shit but at the end of the day, have i been fair to the next man?. ask yourselves...

As treacherous as West Virginia is, with all the hills, and 9% slopes with compulsory tire break checks and most hilly places i have ever seen , nothing felt hard anymore cos a collective effort of NIgerians Made me!!!.

I made it home safely, eat the additional take away package Chinekwu gave me and had the most wonderful sleep part 2. the car owner really liked the cars, the engine was changed and no single issues have been reported since March when they got the cars in Nigeria. infact, he gave me a $1000 bonus cos the cars got truly liked by the end users.

I ve been on other trip and if you want me to share, follow me, I will be on a jolly trip next week, i dont mind carrying you all along, lets talk to ourselves.

MY NAME IS YAHAYA AHAMAD HAMISU

I SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD BY OUR SIDE, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Esheun.....Da'Alu.....Nagode muku..... thank you all

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @YAHAMISU

(I am new to the whole intagram thingy though)

My apology to the guy i used a harsh word on earlier. i appreciate your audience and am sorry if i came out as mean.
i close my laptop..........walks out.......

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Emmyk(m): 2:04am On Aug 25, 2019
Intriguing story. cheesy
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by manitoba(m): 2:12am On Aug 25, 2019
I feel like really giving you a bear hug right now.

You are Soldier, a survivor and a goal getter.
I love your never say die spirit.

I am proud of you.

God bless your hustle
yahamisu:
I found my way back to the car to try getting warm cos i figured since the car is parked, the heater should work but it felt like it was blowing below zero. i looked around in the car and found a pack of socks i bought earlier in Reno, so i wore additional socks and slid two on each of my hands, i figured staying in the car wont help so i stepped out of the car, took some steps behind the second car and started waving at cars driving on the other direction but am not sure anyone could see me. shortly after that a state trooper(state police) drove by but he just looked away, i almost thought i was dead and invisible already.

Suddenly another heavy truck came close to a halt on the next lane by my side but to my surprise, the bastard took out his phone to video me and he was laughing about it, my soul dropped off my body, then several trucks and cars started passing, I was waving and staring into their eyes as they passed and no body stopped... about 10 minutes felt like 10 hours, so i gradually skid thru to the car and tried to get a bit of heat again before stepping back out to keep waving till someone stops.

Suddenly, something told me to just shift the gear to drive and even see if it will drive...............

At this point my entire life flashed right before my eyes as the car just moved a bit and before you know it, i was moving. it almost felt like the car got its engine replaced with a V8. it started driving like i wasn't even pulling anything behind me as i drove past the ELK mountains in Laramie, drove through the heavy snow at the peak of the summit where only the red Indians reside, drove through the huge ranches of Nebraska, the quite towns of Iowa, through the cities around Chicago. then one of the 3 friends ( All with Anthony as first names..co-incidental? )who kept checking up on me called me. he is based in Kokomo Indiana and i felt it wont be a bad idea branching through to eat his wife's delicious igbo styled vegetable soup with correct poundo. I just had that serious urge to come face to face with someone i know cos ive had alot of stops at gas stations, i have met the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly in this single journey.

Then i got wondering cos through out the trip i was playing my naija music from pandora so at the times the network disappears, am left with my thoughts about similarities of my past experiences in NIGERIA MY COUNTRY. God placed whites in the cold cos he knows they will come together and find a solution around it, thats why they can live in the coldest parts of the planet and it just feels normal to them. However, California is no different from Northern Nigeria, they have farms and ranches in all the open lands with ranches to keep their cows away from people, Nebraska to me was no different from Borno cos i have been there. the land scape in New york isnt different from what we have in Lagos. The creeks in southern Nigeria arent differnt from Connecticut. Hyanis which is about 2 hours after Boston is no different from what we have in Portharcourt, the country sides of Indiana are no different from my beloved Kano state.

This is the sorta trips i normally take in Nigeria where i would drive to Jos to hangout with my friends, or go to Benin for a memorial service, or go to Eket for my friends Grandmas burial. abi na when i go warri go look for babe?....e.t.c

I eat one Kilishi in daura and i wanted them to adopt me. i drank fura in Zaria and it almost felt like i needed a diaper change. or is it the amala and gbegiri i had in Ibadan when i went for a friends wedding and we ended up spending extra days just to enjoy the feel of iwo road, molete...e.t.c

In that same speedy flash with no network, i remember my days growing up in kano when my aunties best friend was yoruba by the name of Kubura, She was always a nice aunty to have around as she thought us Ijoyoyo, I remembered the days of Chibuzor my guy, Mutiu, Charles, we jumped through molues buses to get to TBS Lagos just to watch or play Cricket, sometimes we save our break monies just so we can have enough for practice period.

I remembered the days me and my family would go on road trips where everybody we met on the road accepted us like family cos deep in our hearts, NIGERIANS LOVE each other(and i am talking to the lenght and breathe of NIGERIA), I remembered the time me and my Custom officer friend Frank Echeta drove from Lagos to Jos, the alternator blew in a village near Gidan waya in Kaduna, when the only guy who could bring the part to fix it was an Igbo guy from Anambra and on the same hour, we droped what we wanted with his sister who came to meet us there and we instantly drove back to lagos through 2 different routes, I saw first hand the level of decay in my country as at 2017....

Tripple damn!!!

I've been to the four courners of Nigeria and i feel like crying right now cos as smart and courageous as we are, we have falling into a very deep slumber and we allow our RULERS have thier way with us. mind You this has nothing to do with your tribe, ethinicity, religion or even back ground, i dont care about any of that, we need to be honest with ourselves, treat your neighbor with the kinda respect you want in return.

If you dont agree with me, it doesnt mean we cant deal with the truth and reach the sucess of one another. how do you feel coming from Mosque/church after praying then you start to gossip about your friend whom you just left at the church/mosque?

how do you feel waking up in the morning, praying to God and then going out with the intention of hurting your fellow man?

I have seen it all, the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly. It is simple to fix Nigeria, we all have to stand by and for each other. United we stand....period.

I have done this same trips in Southern Africa not just by road but flew solo with a single prop C172 aircraft to a point where i got lost in a Military airspace and had a helicopter pull up on me in the air before i got the proper radios settings from Grand central tower Midrand to make it back. My friends Roxy, Ibrahim, Angel, Tobi laughed at me so hard that they almost needed an ambulance (they all working in Caverton/Bristol helicopters now but complain about the situation In my beloved country too). I enjoyed the roads and hospitality in South Africa so much that i married a South African Lebogang (when naija babes just dey form anyhow that year...lol). I could hear the fear in her voice through out the times i spoke to her but i kept down playing the situation just to calm her down.

Even Mr Silas and Mr Monday where kinda confused on what was going on(we live together).

Oh well, i drove through some crazy snow to get to my friend in Kokomo, ate the delicious meal and some minutes after i left them with happiness in my mind that am about 10 hours away from Baltimore, i started feeling sleepy and even drifted a bit for a minute, so i pulled over by a truck parking area, got the best sleep of my life, Thanks Chinekwu Anthony Gidado.(when you chop correct food com get better sleep, any body you hit will know say HE that is in you is greater than HE that is in the world...lol).

While enjoying my sleep, my phone rang and funny enough, i was actually happy waking up at that time. it was Tony my Warri friend who brought alot of business my way. AREA!!!. We spoke over the phone for a while just as we have done in the previous times as he was on the phone with me from the begining. he just kept wondering like what is wrong with this guy?.

Abit later, i got a call from Anthony Aburumaku, my Ondo friend who showed me a lot. i guess he was the most scared ( we all know say na yoruba dey fear pass...lol)...Then i spoke to Chibuike, Danladi, Aminu, Josh Dariya. This all makes me realize that interaction with different types of human beings isnt hurtful, it only makes you see life from different points cos throughout my trip, i met with those who care, and those who dont give a shit but at the end of the day, have i been fair to the next man?. ask yourselves...

As treacherous as West Virginia is, with all the hills, and 9% slopes with compulsory tire break checks and most hilly places i have ever seen , nothing felt hard anymore cos a collective effort of NIgerians Made me!!!.

I made it home safely, eat the additional take away package Chinekwu gave me and had the most wonderful sleep part 2. the car owner really liked the cars, the engine was changed and no single issues have been reported since March when they got the cars in Nigeria. infact, he gave me a $1000 bonus cos the cars got truly liked by the end users.

I ve been on other trip and if you want me to share, follow me, I will be on a jolly trip next week, i dont mind carrying you all along, lets talk to ourselves.

MY NAME IS YAHAYA AHAMAD HAMISU

I SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD BY OUR SIDE, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Esheun.....Da'Alu.....Nagode muku..... thank you all

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @YAHAMISU

(I am new to the whole intagram thingy though)

My apology to the guy i used a harsh word on earlier. i appreciate your audience and am sorry if i came out as mean.
i close my laptop..........walks out.......

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by DonTim1: 5:35am On Aug 25, 2019
Impressive! Such situations make you realize that money is a strong motivator and your determination makes you resilient.

Like how you touched the Nigerian scene. I just hope this country is reparable.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by PeacenLove2: 9:14am On Aug 25, 2019
Fantastic! Bravo, Op!

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Mizwisdom(f): 9:28am On Aug 25, 2019
armyofone:
grin grin grin don't you just love Americans grin
The convo was funny grin yeah, help yourself cheesy I don't care cuz you could as well be a slayer! He wouldn't take your kind of risk jumping into someone's car and buying dem gas/paying tolls.



Some people are truly weird, what's funny or loveable about this situation and the man in question?

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Mizwisdom(f): 9:42am On Aug 25, 2019
yahamisu:
I found my way back to the car to try getting warm cos i figured since the car is parked, the heater should work but it felt like it was blowing below zero. i looked around in the car and found a pack of socks i bought earlier in Reno, so i wore additional socks and slid two on each of my hands, i figured staying in the car wont help so i stepped out of the car, took some steps behind the second car and started waving at cars driving on the other direction but am not sure anyone could see me. shortly after that a state trooper(state police) drove by but he just looked away, i almost thought i was dead and invisible already.

Suddenly another heavy truck came close to a halt on the next lane by my side but to my surprise, the bastard took out his phone to video me and he was laughing about it, my soul dropped off my body, then several trucks and cars started passing, I was waving and staring into their eyes as they passed and no body stopped... about 10 minutes felt like 10 hours, so i gradually skid thru to the car and tried to get a bit of heat again before stepping back out to keep waving till someone stops.

Suddenly, something told me to just shift the gear to drive and even see if it will drive...............

At this point my entire life flashed right before my eyes as the car just moved a bit and before you know it, i was moving. it almost felt like the car got its engine replaced with a V8. it started driving like i wasn't even pulling anything behind me as i drove past the ELK mountains in Laramie, drove through the heavy snow at the peak of the summit where only the red Indians reside, drove through the huge ranches of Nebraska, the quite towns of Iowa, through the cities around Chicago. then one of the 3 friends ( All with Anthony as first names..co-incidental? )who kept checking up on me called me. he is based in Kokomo Indiana and i felt it wont be a bad idea branching through to eat his wife's delicious igbo styled vegetable soup with correct poundo. I just had that serious urge to come face to face with someone i know cos ive had alot of stops at gas stations, i have met the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly in this single journey.

Then i got wondering cos through out the trip i was playing my naija music from pandora so at the times the network disappears, am left with my thoughts about similarities of my past experiences in NIGERIA MY COUNTRY. God placed whites in the cold cos he knows they will come together and find a solution around it, thats why they can live in the coldest parts of the planet and it just feels normal to them. However, California is no different from Northern Nigeria, they have farms and ranches in all the open lands with ranches to keep their cows away from people, Nebraska to me was no different from Borno cos i have been there. the land scape in New york isnt different from what we have in Lagos. The creeks in southern Nigeria arent differnt from Connecticut. Hyanis which is about 2 hours after Boston is no different from what we have in Portharcourt, the country sides of Indiana are no different from my beloved Kano state.

This is the sorta trips i normally take in Nigeria where i would drive to Jos to hangout with my friends, or go to Benin for a memorial service, or go to Eket for my friends Grandmas burial. abi na when i go warri go look for babe?....e.t.c

I eat one Kilishi in daura and i wanted them to adopt me. i drank fura in Zaria and it almost felt like i needed a diaper change. or is it the amala and gbegiri i had in Ibadan when i went for a friends wedding and we ended up spending extra days just to enjoy the feel of iwo road, molete...e.t.c

In that same speedy flash with no network, i remember my days growing up in kano when my aunties best friend was yoruba by the name of Kubura, She was always a nice aunty to have around as she thought us Ijoyoyo, I remembered the days of Chibuzor my guy, Mutiu, Charles, we jumped through molues buses to get to TBS Lagos just to watch or play Cricket, sometimes we save our break monies just so we can have enough for practice period.

I remembered the days me and my family would go on road trips where everybody we met on the road accepted us like family cos deep in our hearts, NIGERIANS LOVE each other(and i am talking to the lenght and breathe of NIGERIA), I remembered the time me and my Custom officer friend Frank Echeta drove from Lagos to Jos, the alternator blew in a village near Gidan waya in Kaduna, when the only guy who could bring the part to fix it was an Igbo guy from Anambra and on the same hour, we droped what we wanted with his sister who came to meet us there and we instantly drove back to lagos through 2 different routes, I saw first hand the level of decay in my country as at 2017....

Tripple damn!!!

I've been to the four courners of Nigeria and i feel like crying right now cos as smart and courageous as we are, we have falling into a very deep slumber and we allow our RULERS have thier way with us. mind You this has nothing to do with your tribe, ethinicity, religion or even back ground, i dont care about any of that, we need to be honest with ourselves, treat your neighbor with the kinda respect you want in return.

If you dont agree with me, it doesnt mean we cant deal with the truth and reach the sucess of one another. how do you feel coming from Mosque/church after praying then you start to gossip about your friend whom you just left at the church/mosque?

how do you feel waking up in the morning, praying to God and then going out with the intention of hurting your fellow man?

I have seen it all, the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly. It is simple to fix Nigeria, we all have to stand by and for each other. United we stand....period.

I have done this same trips in Southern Africa not just by road but flew solo with a single prop C172 aircraft to a point where i got lost in a Military airspace and had a helicopter pull up on me in the air before i got the proper radios settings from Grand central tower Midrand to make it back. My friends Roxy, Ibrahim, Angel, Tobi laughed at me so hard that they almost needed an ambulance (they all working in Caverton/Bristol helicopters now but complain about the situation In my beloved country too). I enjoyed the roads and hospitality in South Africa so much that i married a South African Lebogang (when naija babes just dey form anyhow that year...lol). I could hear the fear in her voice through out the times i spoke to her but i kept down playing the situation just to calm her down.

Even Mr Silas and Mr Monday where kinda confused on what was going on(we live together).

Oh well, i drove through some crazy snow to get to my friend in Kokomo, ate the delicious meal and some minutes after i left them with happiness in my mind that am about 10 hours away from Baltimore, i started feeling sleepy and even drifted a bit for a minute, so i pulled over by a truck parking area, got the best sleep of my life, Thanks Chinekwu Anthony Gidado.(when you chop correct food com get better sleep, any body you hit will know say HE that is in you is greater than HE that is in the world...lol).

While enjoying my sleep, my phone rang and funny enough, i was actually happy waking up at that time. it was Tony my Warri friend who brought alot of business my way. AREA!!!. We spoke over the phone for a while just as we have done in the previous times as he was on the phone with me from the begining. he just kept wondering like what is wrong with this guy?.

Abit later, i got a call from Anthony Aburumaku, my Ondo friend who showed me a lot. i guess he was the most scared ( we all know say na yoruba dey fear pass...lol)...Then i spoke to Chibuike, Danladi, Aminu, Josh Dariya. This all makes me realize that interaction with different types of human beings isnt hurtful, it only makes you see life from different points cos throughout my trip, i met with those who care, and those who dont give a shit but at the end of the day, have i been fair to the next man?. ask yourselves...

As treacherous as West Virginia is, with all the hills, and 9% slopes with compulsory tire break checks and most hilly places i have ever seen , nothing felt hard anymore cos a collective effort of NIgerians Made me!!!.

I made it home safely, eat the additional take away package Chinekwu gave me and had the most wonderful sleep part 2. the car owner really liked the cars, the engine was changed and no single issues have been reported since March when they got the cars in Nigeria. infact, he gave me a $1000 bonus cos the cars got truly liked by the end users.

I ve been on other trip and if you want me to share, follow me, I will be on a jolly trip next week, i dont mind carrying you all along, lets talk to ourselves.

MY NAME IS YAHAYA AHAMAD HAMISU

I SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD BY OUR SIDE, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Esheun.....Da'Alu.....Nagode muku..... thank you all

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @YAHAMISU

(I am new to the whole intagram thingy though)

My apology to the guy i used a harsh word on earlier. i appreciate your audience and amsorry if i came out as mean.
i close my laptop..........walks out.......


If you were White, you would have found help easily, tha Thank God you're safe now.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by JbravoAdodger(m): 10:01am On Aug 25, 2019
maaan op is cwaAzy. I've done this exact trip from Baltimore to LA in February 06, except I took the southern route, Indiana through Texas and so on it only took 2 days. should not be nearing north during winter

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by JerryLegend(m): 11:09am On Aug 25, 2019
Love your hustling spirit man. And you concluding about the situation of Nigeria. I hope one day,one day! we get it right.

Molete to the world.....

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by ebiskem(m): 12:02pm On Aug 25, 2019
You're such a prolific writer man. Secondly, God bless your hustle bro. Following you on insta right away for more. One more thing, I think you should consider writing a book on your adventures with a little fiction added. It will be a decent way to keep all these stories of your hustle in a way that it out lives you

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by BRAINZBox(m): 2:37pm On Aug 25, 2019
A true hustler... Man you've got SPIRIT

This is one thing God actually blessed we Africans with. A very strong will and spirit. It's a shame how we've depreciated as a people.

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by umarshehu58(m): 3:18pm On Aug 25, 2019
Wow

But this Adventure will make sense if you are with your friend. As in two people.

Hustling continue

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Makaveli1166(m): 12:31am On Aug 26, 2019
umarshehu58:
Wow

But this Adventure will make sense if you are with your friend. As in two people.

Hustling continue
ahhh oga which one is two pepeople again
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by patani(m): 7:27am On Aug 26, 2019
yahamisu:
From the moment i stopped, I knew this was it and all i could think of was how to communicate my last words to my wife, my kids, my mother and my siblings (I DON ENTER).



Lol...Now I see what was driving you...Hhahahahahaha..Nice one bro..May God protect and bless all the hustling husbands and Dadies...Including me...

I have embarked on such journey before between Elpaso and Houston using greyhound..But my bad experience is like 1% of what you described here ...Bravo!

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by ekenetheorg(m): 9:25pm On Aug 26, 2019
I hardly write here. I just read and scroll. Mainly because Nairaland has become so polarised. You are either APC or PDP. Zombie or Pig.

Mr Yamisu, your trip has given me a reason to attempt to break some limits. Kudos. I enjoyed every bit. But I kinda feel you summarised the end because you have gotten tired.

And I'll follow you on Instagram ��

yahamisu:
I found my way back to the car to try getting warm cos i figured since the car is parked, the heater should work but it felt like it was blowing below zero. i looked around in the car and found a pack of socks i bought earlier in Reno, so i wore additional socks and slid two on each of my hands, i figured staying in the car wont help so i stepped out of the car, took some steps behind the second car and started waving at cars driving on the other direction but am not sure anyone could see me. shortly after that a state trooper(state police) drove by but he just looked away, i almost thought i was dead and invisible already.

Suddenly another heavy truck came close to a halt on the next lane by my side but to my surprise, the bastard took out his phone to video me and he was laughing about it, my soul dropped off my body, then several trucks and cars started passing, I was waving and staring into their eyes as they passed and no body stopped... about 10 minutes felt like 10 hours, so i gradually skid thru to the car and tried to get a bit of heat again before stepping back out to keep waving till someone stops.

Suddenly, something told me to just shift the gear to drive and even see if it will drive...............

At this point my entire life flashed right before my eyes as the car just moved a bit and before you know it, i was moving. it almost felt like the car got its engine replaced with a V8. it started driving like i wasn't even pulling anything behind me as i drove past the ELK mountains in Laramie, drove through the heavy snow at the peak of the summit where only the red Indians reside, drove through the huge ranches of Nebraska, the quite towns of Iowa, through the cities around Chicago. then one of the 3 friends ( All with Anthony as first names..co-incidental? )who kept checking up on me called me. he is based in Kokomo Indiana and i felt it wont be a bad idea branching through to eat his wife's delicious igbo styled vegetable soup with correct poundo. I just had that serious urge to come face to face with someone i know cos ive had alot of stops at gas stations, i have met the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly in this single journey.

Then i got wondering cos through out the trip i was playing my naija music from pandora so at the times the network disappears, am left with my thoughts about similarities of my past experiences in NIGERIA MY COUNTRY. God placed whites in the cold cos he knows they will come together and find a solution around it, thats why they can live in the coldest parts of the planet and it just feels normal to them. However, California is no different from Northern Nigeria, they have farms and ranches in all the open lands with ranches to keep their cows away from people, Nebraska to me was no different from Borno cos i have been there. the land scape in New york isnt different from what we have in Lagos. The creeks in southern Nigeria arent differnt from Connecticut. Hyanis which is about 2 hours after Boston is no different from what we have in Portharcourt, the country sides of Indiana are no different from my beloved Kano state.

This is the sorta trips i normally take in Nigeria where i would drive to Jos to hangout with my friends, or go to Benin for a memorial service, or go to Eket for my friends Grandmas burial. abi na when i go warri go look for babe?....e.t.c

I eat one Kilishi in daura and i wanted them to adopt me. i drank fura in Zaria and it almost felt like i needed a diaper change. or is it the amala and gbegiri i had in Ibadan when i went for a friends wedding and we ended up spending extra days just to enjoy the feel of iwo road, molete...e.t.c

In that same speedy flash with no network, i remember my days growing up in kano when my aunties best friend was yoruba by the name of Kubura, She was always a nice aunty to have around as she thought us Ijoyoyo, I remembered the days of Chibuzor my guy, Mutiu, Charles, we jumped through molues buses to get to TBS Lagos just to watch or play Cricket, sometimes we save our break monies just so we can have enough for practice period.

I remembered the days me and my family would go on road trips where everybody we met on the road accepted us like family cos deep in our hearts, NIGERIANS LOVE each other(and i am talking to the lenght and breathe of NIGERIA), I remembered the time me and my Custom officer friend Frank Echeta drove from Lagos to Jos, the alternator blew in a village near Gidan waya in Kaduna, when the only guy who could bring the part to fix it was an Igbo guy from Anambra and on the same hour, we droped what we wanted with his sister who came to meet us there and we instantly drove back to lagos through 2 different routes, I saw first hand the level of decay in my country as at 2017....

Tripple damn!!!

I've been to the four courners of Nigeria and i feel like crying right now cos as smart and courageous as we are, we have falling into a very deep slumber and we allow our RULERS have thier way with us. mind You this has nothing to do with your tribe, ethinicity, religion or even back ground, i dont care about any of that, we need to be honest with ourselves, treat your neighbor with the kinda respect you want in return.

If you dont agree with me, it doesnt mean we cant deal with the truth and reach the sucess of one another. how do you feel coming from Mosque/church after praying then you start to gossip about your friend whom you just left at the church/mosque?

how do you feel waking up in the morning, praying to God and then going out with the intention of hurting your fellow man?

I have seen it all, the good, the bad, the ugly and the very ugly. It is simple to fix Nigeria, we all have to stand by and for each other. United we stand....period.

I have done this same trips in Southern Africa not just by road but flew solo with a single prop C172 aircraft to a point where i got lost in a Military airspace and had a helicopter pull up on me in the air before i got the proper radios settings from Grand central tower Midrand to make it back. My friends Roxy, Ibrahim, Angel, Tobi laughed at me so hard that they almost needed an ambulance (they all working in Caverton/Bristol helicopters now but complain about the situation In my beloved country too). I enjoyed the roads and hospitality in South Africa so much that i married a South African Lebogang (when naija babes just dey form anyhow that year...lol). I could hear the fear in her voice through out the times i spoke to her but i kept down playing the situation just to calm her down.

Even Mr Silas and Mr Monday where kinda confused on what was going on(we live together).

Oh well, i drove through some crazy snow to get to my friend in Kokomo, ate the delicious meal and some minutes after i left them with happiness in my mind that am about 10 hours away from Baltimore, i started feeling sleepy and even drifted a bit for a minute, so i pulled over by a truck parking area, got the best sleep of my life, Thanks Chinekwu Anthony Gidado.(when you chop correct food com get better sleep, any body you hit will know say HE that is in you is greater than HE that is in the world...lol).

While enjoying my sleep, my phone rang and funny enough, i was actually happy waking up at that time. it was Tony my Warri friend who brought alot of business my way. AREA!!!. We spoke over the phone for a while just as we have done in the previous times as he was on the phone with me from the begining. he just kept wondering like what is wrong with this guy?.

Abit later, i got a call from Anthony Aburumaku, my Ondo friend who showed me a lot. i guess he was the most scared ( we all know say na yoruba dey fear pass...lol)...Then i spoke to Chibuike, Danladi, Aminu, Josh Dariya. This all makes me realize that interaction with different types of human beings isnt hurtful, it only makes you see life from different points cos throughout my trip, i met with those who care, and those who dont give a shit but at the end of the day, have i been fair to the next man?. ask yourselves...

As treacherous as West Virginia is, with all the hills, and 9% slopes with compulsory tire break checks and most hilly places i have ever seen , nothing felt hard anymore cos a collective effort of NIgerians Made me!!!.

I made it home safely, eat the additional take away package Chinekwu gave me and had the most wonderful sleep part 2. the car owner really liked the cars, the engine was changed and no single issues have been reported since March when they got the cars in Nigeria. infact, he gave me a $1000 bonus cos the cars got truly liked by the end users.

I ve been on other trip and if you want me to share, follow me, I will be on a jolly trip next week, i dont mind carrying you all along, lets talk to ourselves.

MY NAME IS YAHAYA AHAMAD HAMISU

I SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD BY OUR SIDE, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Esheun.....Da'Alu.....Nagode muku..... thank you all

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @YAHAMISU

(I am new to the whole intagram thingy though)

My apology to the guy i used a harsh word on earlier. i appreciate your audience and am sorry if i came out as mean.
i close my laptop..........walks out.......
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Boss92(m): 10:40am On Aug 27, 2019
very intriguing story.. you are a great man. God bless your hustle

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by FlyingTOMATOE: 3:14pm On Aug 28, 2019
Raysleek:

It's a mistake to be concerned only about accepting the first car offer without thorough background check because of a $2000 profit possibility per day. Imagine the long distances that car must have to travel under such weather and terrain plus the stress towing puts in an engine. mhen even the buyer in Nigeria might have having problems with that vehicle not long after purchase
Let's just conclude that the OP is stupid then.
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by armyofone(m): 7:25pm On Aug 28, 2019
I think it's fun when you are not the one driving grin
I will love to experience such road trips across the country. I'm thinking of shipping or driving my mini cooper to NC from NV.

patani:


Lol...Now I see what was driving you...Hhahahahahaha..Nice one bro..May God protect and bless all the hustling husbands and Dadies...Including me...

I have embarked on such journey before between Elpaso and Houston using greyhound..But my bad experience is like 1% of what you described here ...Bravo!
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by yahamisu: 8:56pm On Aug 28, 2019

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by geektrovert: 1:19am On Aug 30, 2019
Wow intriguing story OP. God bless Nigeria!
Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by yahamisu: 2:01am On Sep 01, 2019

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Re: Escaping Death: My Journey Through America by Baraqtee: 1:19am On Sep 16, 2019
Really interesting. More power to your elbow

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