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|Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:08am On Jan 13|
Disclaimer: This work is 100% the imagination of the Author, any resemblance to people and/or events either living or dead is purely coincidental and unintentional
©souloho19*2021 - plagiarist please keep off
Dedicated to; Everyone of my die hard readers, y'all inspire me.
A yahoo boy, A runs girl, A street Thug. Three strangers going about their day to day hustle in the suburbs of Lagos witness a gruesome murder that puts them in the middle of a hunt for a mythical treasure across the rough terrains of North-East Nigerian. Up against powerful forces and out of their depth, they have to work together if they plan to stay alive and secure the bag.
-Contains some explicit scenes of a sexual/violent nature and strong language
-Updates would be twice a week, every Wednesday and Sunday. Jah bless!!
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|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Anigreat: 7:11am On Jan 13|
This is going to be a bomb!
Another crime story, fill with suspense loading.
Souloho ride on, i will be following
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:16am On Jan 13|
I welcome you officially my good man
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by chatinent(m): 7:24am On Jan 13|
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:31am On Jan 13|
The journey back to Lagos is one I would never forget for too many reasons. For one thing the condition of the bus was really terrible. The transport company had apparently played a fast one on us and put us in a faulty bus. The first sign of this was when the air conditioner began to turn to a heater barely 30 minutes into the journey. We had no choice but to roll down the windows or suffocate to death especially when we realized someone in the bus had a rotten stomach.... as in, really rotten.
Red dust occasionally surrounded the bus, forcing us to quickly roll up the windows and wait till we got to a more tarred road before rolling down again. But most of the road was un-tarred and the dust was a recurring problem plus rotten stomach kept releasing frequent gas, making me roll down my window once more; preferring to die by red dust.
To make matters worse, the bus was overloaded; travel bags and food-sacks were stashed here and there and even a goat was in the bus which made it impossible to stretch my legs fully...plus the bus broke down twice.
As you can guess the mood in the bus was foul, with plenty complaints and curses to the unknown messer but I remained quiet through out.
Staring out the window at the red dust, lost in my own world, plagued with the same question that had been disturbing me since the pass out parade three weeks ago.
What do I do with my life?
You know how it is when you attend school, graduate from the university, enjoy your youth service and the prestige of being called a 'corper' but then the moment you pass out, you suddenly realize you have no concrete plan for your life nor any safety net to fall back to.
Okay, obviously not you. I'm sure like most normal people you have your goals set down from the beginning, whether you plan to stop at a Bachelor's degree or go for your Masters or even pursue a Doctorate degree. Or at least you have a clear idea about the line of work you plan to contribute your labour quota.
But not me. You see, I went to school but my studies didn't come first, to me the university was a place to finally enjoy my freedom and catch fun and occasionally attend lectures. Nysc was a year long vacation in the middle belt, receiving monthly allowance and sowing wild oaths up and down, sleeping with corpers and indigenes alike.
But now it was over. I had my certificate in my bag and here I was, sitting in a terrible bus thinking of what to do with my life.
Do I start looking for a job? That didn't hold much promise cause even first class students were still roaming the streets not to talk of a 3rd mainland bridge holder like me. My degree was more or less useless....the ultimate culmination of 4 years of unseriousness.
I'm going to be 22 in two months and all I had to my name was 40 thousand naira in my account. And I was going home to meet my widowed mother and two younger brothers.
For the first time in my life I began to feel the weight of the responsibility I was stepping up to. It was so heavy I could feel the pressure spreading in my chest.
As rotten stomach released another deadly gas and I rolled down my glass, I knew I had a messy path ahead of me and I had to hustle or become dust.
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|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:39am On Jan 13|
"You can't what?"
"Omo Jessy you're my friend...no you're like my sister and I won't lie to you, you know I must tell you the truth"
Fifi got up from the bean chair and began pacing, a clear sign something big was on her mind, I instinctively shut the paper back novel I was reading and sat up, worriedly thinking of what she was going to say. True, I knew I didn't contribute enough for the monthly upkeep of the house and most of the bills were on her neck and I'd been expecting her to complain for a while now. Seeing her pace however, my heart began to beat fast. Was she going to send me packing, maybe replace me with another roommate?
".....The last three months I was like you're still settling down....but Jessy I can't take it anymore. This is Lagos o! you're not in the village anymore and you're not a child. You're 19 Jessy."
She sat down and looked at me. I'm guessing she could see the horror on my face as I was expecting her to give me a deadline to move out. But instead she said, "that supermarket you work is just wasting you. You're wasting away Jessy. Don't you know how beautiful you are? So many men have asked about you but I've been waiting, expecting you to take the initiative. I thought that maybe once you got settled and got a taste of the lifestyle you'll come and meet me to show you the way. But now I see that you're satisfied with your twenty-five thousand naira salary"
At first I was stunned...then relieved when I realized she wasn't going to send me packing. Then when she mentioned the men I started to panic a bit. It was no secret that Fifi was a high class runs girl. She literally stayed in shape from all her runs. But she had never breached the subject to me and I had even come to look at her as my elder sister...
"Jessy..." she placed a hand on my shoulder, "let me tell you, do you know with your figure and your face you can make your first million in a year, do you know how much I make every week? And i'm very very selective"
'But fifi...I can't..."
"you can't what, are you a vaargin?"
"no, I have a boyfriend back in Benue"
"ehen so what's the big deal? see, there's this particular man who's a big dog, he saw your picture on my status and he wants you...and when I say big dog I mean big-dawg with real mo-ney." She lifted her hand from my shoulder to rub her thumb and fingers together.
I stammered, "errm fifi..."
"Jessy trust me, this man will give you 100k just for a night and it's not like he's a freak or anything... I've been with him several times....he just likes head a lot," she giggled at my disgusted expression then frowned immediately. "What's wrong with you self, what are you forming holier than thou for? This is Lagos, how do you plan to survive without hustling...don't get me pissed oh!"
"No na I didn't say anything....okay who is he?" I was almost pleading at this point
"He's a top bank ceo, very fine gentleman...not too old, he's the one that bought me my latest iphone sef just for birthday gift..."
I took a minute to think of it, imagined myself in bed with this stranger and getting paid 100 thousand after, that was my 4 months salary, earned in one night!
"Let me see his picture," I said finally
"ehen babe now you're talking.....ah you're going to be a really bad bitch...badder than me...." she giggled, trying to make me laugh now that my eyes had a resigned look
I wasn't so sure if that was what I wanted, I thought of my boyfriend Abobo, it wasn't like we were the perfect couple or anything. He had cheated on me before and ever since he got admitted to Unijos he didn't even call or text me like he used to.
Of course I knew deep down I was already preparing little excuses to sooth my conscience if I chose to go ahead with it.
As Fifi handed me the phone and showed me a picture of an older man I already knew my choice, the 4 months salary in one night had long sealed it.
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|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by anneboy02(m): 7:43am On Jan 13|
Nice 1 bro following bumper to bumper
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:48am On Jan 13|
"Heavy is the head that smokes weed with paper....oya Kanakun!! E file fuun!!" Suleimon lifted both hands up and stamped his feet like a soldier, praising me with his usual nonsense which always managed to draw a smile from me no matter my mood. And this morning I was in a very bad mood.
"Oya awon eleyin ma fa anything...twale egbon kanaku! I greet you!"
I gave him a thumbs up and immediately launched my usual, "make I see H for your hand na"
He automatically brought out fifty naira from his breast pocket and handed it over, "na white I hold egbon"
I nodded and signaled to iya Dada who sold jedi concoctions in white nylon bags. She hurried over, the Mushin bus park was now fully up and about and it wasn't even 7 yet.
"washing and setting abi?" she asked
I nodded stiffly, my face settling into its normal scowl, I didn't smile much, except when I was being hailed and eulogized in the street. In the streets, too much smiling would get you taken for granted.
I was pissed cause I was broke. I had just #150 in my pocket, which meant after my compulsory bread and beans breakfast by 8 I couldn't even buy one cigarette to wash it down. Sometimes the street was like a hole, the deeper you dug the deeper you got.
"mtcheew" I hissed
"egbon kanaku what happen na?" iya dada enquired lightly as she mixed two different dark liquids in a jug and poured a generous amount of the mixture into a nylon and tied the mouth expertly.
"Iya I dey find better money jare...better money. This country dey tire person"
"Kanaku you wey be big man" she smiled, handing me my drink.
"Abeg no dey whine me joor." I cut the edge of the nylon and drank a little. It was bitter as hell. I grimaced at the taste although my taste buds were all too accustomed to the bitter drink. I continued to squeeze my face as I drank slowly, looking across the road at the holes we had dug on the service lane immediately after the U-turn. The logic behind the holes was that any vehicle turning from the express lane and into the next major road would have to follow the service lane and encounter the wicked potholes.
On a busy Monday morning like this, at least before 12pm we would have helped push a couple of cars out of the holes and get paid some cash in return. For now we remained out of the way, on the bench outside Isa's shop, drinking jedi and smoking cigarettes.
"Isa you sure say you dig the sand well?" I asked Isa for the 10th time. Isa was a young vibrant Fulani man from Mali who was now probably more Nigerian than me.
"chei of course oga, phanaku......I use my hoe dig am por well" He smiled, showcasing his few remaining nicotine stained teeth and for the second time that morning I smiled a little, the expectation of getting some money had brightened my mood a bit. Isa was very efficient, he was the best at digging in the sand deep and wide so it looked like it was no big deal from a driver's perspective, until the back tires got stuck deep in the sand while he/she tried without luck to accelerate out of the hole. Sometimes we approached the car ourselves and offered to help, sometimes we let them call us, other times we pointed and laughed if they tried to push the car themselves or speed out of the fix but the truth is only 4 wheel-drives really had a chance.
I drank the rest of my drink and burped loudly, "okay now, make we dey wait"
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|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:50am On Jan 13|
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|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 7:52am On Jan 13|
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by tillaman(m): 7:56am On Jan 13|
souloho19 my G!!
Been a while mate!
This is a new year present
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by souloho19(m): 8:07am On Jan 13|
it's been ages hommie!
a real privilege to have you here
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by adenike21273: 11:04am On Jan 13|
: This is going to be a bomb! Another crime story, fill with suspense loading.Souloho ride on, i will be following I welcome you officially my good man
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by WAACUT(m): 11:45am On Jan 13|
souloho19:my OGA...I DON LAND LIKE PALLIATIVE.. HAPPY NEW YEAR
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Igyeseh(m): 3:23pm On Jan 13|
souloho19:You didn't called me, but anywhere you go, there I will go. Your thread will be my thread, your post will be my source of joy.
Welcome back brother.
Always remember you have a staunch follower in me.
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Abdulreheem(m): 5:48pm On Jan 13|
I dey follow ur story like ur village people
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by cassbeat(m): 9:03pm On Jan 13|
I dey ya back....
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Haryomhide1(m): 9:54pm On Jan 13|
Ride on boss[color=#550000][/color]
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by YoungBruzzy: 11:08pm On Jan 13|
Nice story.. Well-done OP, abeg shower us with lengthy updates.
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by chidozeze(m): 11:24pm On Jan 13|
Continue senior man.
You are the best.
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by oluwatosin070: 12:34pm On Jan 14|
Let's keep the update flowing
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by ClassicMan202(m): 1:03pm On Jan 14|
Thanks boss, make I siddon here o
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by JustCruise: 2:10pm On Jan 14|
Following bumper to fender. really interesting already.
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by VincenzoZhuxu(m): 2:12pm On Jan 14|
E be like say I don land for here..... Who is in..... I get my stuff in hand and a bottle of origin to top it off
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by EkopSparoAyara(m): 9:29am On Jan 15|
My man is back!
Souloho19 19 is back!
What a way to re- appear into the scene with my favourite (crime thrillers).
I feel really excited that you are back in good shape bro, am really happy.. Welcome back.. Let me catch up..
Thanks for the mention.
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Nostradamus: 10:29am On Jan 15|
welcome and a happy new year.
lemme go and start reading from the top.i have a feeling this will be another masterpiece.
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by EkopSparoAyara(m): 11:03pm On Jan 15|
Fuoyo has lived his life in truancy, cared less about the future. The aftermath of his youthful exuberancies are staring at him in the face.. Finished school and gone to service at age 22, yet nothing to show for it, no good plans.. Will he come back to the right track or will he continue being wasteful? We will know soon.
Jecinta, oh Jecinta, the almost innocent girl is about to be introduced into the destructive world of prostitution, she has overestimated the short term benefits and underestimated the long term nemesis..If only she knows what the future holds..
Kanaku, the street thug on the other hand is feeding off on people's pains, that is parasitic.. He has forgotten that he who digs a pit will one day fall into it.. Karma respects nobody.
All of this just to secure the bag, I await as the story unveils..
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|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Ann2012(f): 6:45am On Jan 16|
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by oluwadabira111(f): 7:34am On Jan 16|
Meself don show face following to the end...
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by Brainiac12: 8:08am On Jan 16|
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by YoungBruzzy: 2:09pm On Jan 16|
Oga ohya na, everybody don pick him own seat and the seat next to me has been reserve for my bae @PrudySara, make you take on this journey na im remain..Chilling here with my champagne.
PrudySara, do you care to join me??
|Re: Securing The Bag (The Lagos Hustle) by marischerry(f): 5:27pm On Jan 16|
Happy new year sir
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