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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 14

    READ EPISODE 13 Tega held Daniella to himself, breathing in the musty sweet smell of coconut oil in her hair. When they broke lose from their embrace he stared deeply into her eyes. ‘I will miss you’ He had such sincere look in his eyes that almost made Daniella cry. How sweet. She never saw herself falling in love with a younger man. When her bestie Fiona berated her that it was too soon. She replied she never believed that making a man chase you forever meant his intentions are genuine. ‘He could be genuinely interested in ruining your life too.’ She added. She and Tega said the last goodbye…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 13

    EPISODE 12 The first time Rinde told Teniola he knows things was when he was 14 and she was 17. She had laughed in his face and clapped her hands in that annoying way of hers. The first time he showed her he knows things was when she was 20. She had gotten pregnant from a reckless sexual encounter. Rinde had told her she was pregnant long before she started seeing the symptoms but she doubted him until the doctor proclaimed it with a clinical authenticity. She had panicked and consulted friends who promised to take her somewhere. Rinde had stopped her the morning she wanted to go for the…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 12

    Read EPISODE 11 Ik Okojie took in Madam Asabe’s palatial residence as his driver drove him into her compound. It had always awed him – the gigantic building – anytime he comes visiting. Often he feels jealousy clawing at his innards when he looks around for too long but he calms the feeling by telling himself all was her late husband’s money. The normally serene compound with different clusters of brightly coloured flowers was littered with people of all sorts; beggars, street urchins, almajiri boys whom Ik wondered how they got there. They all momentarily stopped talking and began to stare at him as he got down from his car.…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 11

    READ EPISODE 10 Daniella dabbed her mouth daintily with a tissue, picked her phone from the table and walked gracefully out of Kilimanjaro eatery. Her beige skirt suit blended perfectly with her olive skin, she tucked a weave behind her ear when the wind blew it into her face. Her white peekabo fendi bag was dropped gently on the passenger seat as she entered her car. She was adjusting the mirror to apply a fresh coat of lipgloss when she felt someone tapping the glass. ‘Yes?’ She asked as she wind down the glass. The man who had tapped her glass flashed a thousand megawatts smile before speaking in the…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 10

    READ EPISODE 9 When you see Olarinde for the first time you won’t really think much of him. Save the fact that you are looking at a quiet unassuming teenager with glasses, there isn’t much to Olarinde. His glasses have always been his saving grace against his mother’s disapproval of everything about him. His mother is one of those backward Nigerians who think people who wear glasses are intelligent and have a mystery around them. She is always eager to tell whoever cares to know that he began to wear glasses after ruining his eyes from over reading. ‘He can read at any time of the day even at night…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 9

    READ EPISODE 8 Chisom paced up and down in the gigantic living room, she doesn’t understand why her husband had remained calm since the news of her cheating with his friend broke. The day the news broke, he called her into his bedroom where she met him reading a newspaper, told her to prepare onugbu and akpu for lunch and asked if she had sent one of the drivers to go pick the kids at school before returning his attention to the newspaper. He won’t even tell her the outcome of his intense bargain with the anonymous caller. He had also fumbled blindly with her nightie in the middle of…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 8

    EPISODE 7 Images danced and sang in the muted TV in Daniella’s office. Just like her bathroom Daniella had wanted it to be painted in white with black furniture because life is a mixture of the good and the bad. The interior decorator had murmured that the representation of white with purity and good; black with impurity and bad had continued to be the reason why Africans despise their skin colour. Daniella scoffed and waved her argument away. She glanced at the clock as she closed the bathroom door behind her, it was 15 minutes after 2. The caller had told her to expect her call at 2pm sharp. She…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 7

    EPISODE 6 Teniola rolled from one end of the bed to the other. She moaned in frustration as sleep refused to envelope her in it cocoon, she adjusted her pillows and pulled the duvet higher but sleep continued to elude her. She was in that state, where you desperately search for more sleep after having more than enough sleep. Teniola became a wreck after pictures of her unclad and in compromising positions were scattered on the internet. She had endured weeks upon weeks of mentions and mocking Dms on Twitter and Instagram. She had to go private on her Instagram account when the bullying became extreme, it was as if…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 6

    READ EPISODE 5 ‘We hail you Mother of darkness!’ A lone voice echoed through the night. ‘Mother of darkness we hail thee’ voices replied the lone voice. It was the third day of October, the day every member of the Ngolo Ngolo cult must feast with the Mother of darkness. The cult which is a brotherhood of those who are rich, powerful and unquestionable or those who wish to be hosts it members in the deepest part of a mighty forest in the south east. It members who consist of people from the east, west, north, south south all leave their family, appointments to meet at the feet of the…

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    RUMOUR HAS IT – EPISODE 5

    EPISODE 4 It was a beautiful Saturday morning the day Teniola’s gist broke the Internet. A serene kind of day when businesses are attended to with flourish, when families take their time in doing their chores, when even the cars snake their way through the curves and bends of every road with patience. When those who have Owambes to attend strut out off their houses in grandeur. The Cokers all went about their business oblivious to the fact that another scandal is about to befall their family. Yeye busied herself with phone calls as she orders the servants around. She escorts them everywhere they go with curses and insults, she…

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