1. The official neighbourhood ‘baiday’ party that every Ajekpako attended

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One Fanta, One Coke, One Sprite, One Ginger Ale. Plus popcorn (aka guguru), groundnut and chin-chin. BUT NO CAKE!

2. All the games Ajekpako kids got to enjoy 

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Confam!

3. When it is 4 p.m. and you hear ‘War Start’ in the neighbourhood

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I cannot come and go and carry last in ‘War’!

4. Stunting in that your elder brother’s clothes, which you know that your younger siblings will also inherit from you

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Management 101 lesson straight from the streets!

5. When you finish watching ‘Kick Boxer’ and ‘American Ninja Part 2’ and you want to do ‘Splitting’ and ‘Kung-Fu’ with your siblings

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Thank God no one suffered spinal cord injuries!

6. Every Ajekpako kid’s role models

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No time for Ben Carson, Bill Gates and all those bookworms!

7. All the movies you get to watch during long vacation

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The best days of our lives!

8. On Saturday, when it is time to watch ‘Wrestlemania’ and ‘Telly Match’, and your mother gives you work to do at home

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You don’t mean me well!

9. All the Ajekpako kids when an Ajebutter mistakenly passes through the neighbourhood

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Savage mode activated!

10. The ‘painment’ when it is Christmas and they haven’t bought ‘Christmas clothes’ for you

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Ohhhhh, wazzaldis na! After I came first all through.

11. The official Father Christmas during every Christmas party in the area

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Father Christmas that cannot even eat three square meals will now come and be dashing children Christmas gifts!

12. The ‘mother’ of all games that confirms your credibility as Ajekpako

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Confam Ibile! LocalityOnPoint!

13. When you go out on the street and a stranger calls you, but you remember the story of losing your ‘blockos’ when a stranger touches you

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God forbid. I cannot come and go and lose my prick at a tender age!

14. That time you collect strong beating from your opponent during street fight, but you cannot give up because everyone is calling you ‘Bruce Lee’

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Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee, Fight, Fight!

15. How you stare at money on the ground and wonder whether you will really turn into yam when you touch it

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The story fit be lie sha!

Responses

  1. Olubukola
    Lol…..I can’t claim ajepako but I did 7 & 8.
    Our games were Suwe, ten-ten, who is in the garden, form a big circle, my mother told me, Mr. Macaroni, all those are born in…..I could go on and on 😆😃
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  2. Lucy
    Lwkm…you didn’t add, monkey-post soccer, mother-line (game box), ski-ski-ski-lo-lo and cooking of rice in tin cans. Mhen, we played hard. A friend and I were trading stories about our sweet ajekpako childhood experiences when our mutual friend said she spent her entire childhood indoors reading books. We felt so sorry for her to the extent where she started feeling sorry for herself.
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    1. D.K
      ohhhhhhh so it was ‘mother-line’ we screamed! I never knew what it meant. I just played and shouted along. 😂. It was my favourite game.
      “Take two banana steps forward”, “take two giant steps backward”. Hahaha. I loved that game ehn.
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  3. Mister B
    Confirm kpaks kpaks… The sordid realization that “sandalili sandalili” is standard living and “jangilova epp moto” is jingle over like a motor nko?
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    1. Baruu Sneh Post author
      Hahaha. Na lie…we no go gree. See Ajebutter wan claim street. Go with your Ajebutter and leave us wey be kpako [email protected] . Lol
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  4. Bishie
    Chai, heheheh..kobikoachman needs to see that splitting part, that guy really dealt with uche and nwamama

    I also remember cyborg, my very bad ass movie. Also the No.12, we’ll fight with that stuff till we cut opponents own with the sharp mineral’s cover, Uwa sef

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  5. Dickson
    Nice one. You forgot to add Police and thief.
    Tug of war.
    When we saw a vulture, we would scream “leke leke give me one finger”
    When ur balloon burst at Christmas, we would sing “blom blom burst, five naira go, another day, come and buy. Tell ut teacher, u are a fool”.
    I grew up in the bush☺☺☺☺☺☺
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  6. Loelah
    I should never claim pako again but I know I will.
    What is that string thing abeg?
    And that basin of white rice….SAVAGE.
    I remember the money on the floor sha. And the movies
    We had Matrix, Jetli’s filmography, Conan the babarian, Crouching tiger, hidden dragon, Sabrina the teenage witch, My fair lady, the King and I, Sound of music etc
    Good days
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  7. Ovie
    What can I say? I didn’t really do number one and number three but I did all the others albeit in small doses. Yes I was certainly infected with an incurable form of “bookworm”growing up. But monkey post and table soccer?? I was king! So I think I can claim ajekpako
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  8. Princewill
    Hahahahah. Where is buying things with sweet and chewing gum wraps? Where is riding on maize stick? What of playing ‘agbaluma seed’ Jisosu! I had 2 10liters filled with those. What of playing rubber band? Building houses with you foot on the sand, Building cars with tin of milks. Them still plenty ooo
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  9. ABI J
    Haaa. Those are the beautiful days watching FIRST BLOOD, KICK BOXER. Those are the days when we play cashew nuts and bottle caps, days of moonlight stories
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  10. D.K
    What of ‘stand-still’ game, with our fingers always crossed. People were caught while eating amala and eba. Some would claim their toes were crossed 😂😂. Then there were those kids nobody ever liked to play games with because they were sore losers; they would cry hard and spoil the fun for everyone.
    Festive periods really meant something. I’m laughing as i reminisce .
    Oh, and that game with broomsticks where we had to have broomsticks on or lose your lunch, chicken, e.t.c.
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    1. Dr. Ba'Ruu
      My Warri Bros, I hail thee Baba. 😀😂😀😂 Lol. Pikin of nowadays, dem no sabi wetin e be to play better play.

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  11. lade
    Talk about snacks… Chopbeta donkua condensedmilk kulikuli babadudu sisi pelebe ofio that game Pepsicola egbon wen u seize someone’s item. Dope!
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  12. Andronicus
    One can’t claim ajebutter if he/she grew up in the bungalows or blocks of flat in Festac, Lagos.

    I did most of what you listed above but everyone calls me ajebutter.
    You didn’t add ‘Pilolo’ (find the stick) or making kites using thread, newspaper, ‘igbale agbepo’ (shit parker’s broom) and eba to stick them together.

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    1. Miz B
      “One can’t claim ajebutter if he/she grew up in the bungalows or blocks of flat in Festac, Lagos.”

      You know this! Lol. Although we werent allowed to go play outside our close, we played all these games tire. That pilolo u mentioned had me laughing. And itz accompanying song ‘Pilolo pilolo, pilolo pilolo, follow nobody..or follow bla bla’ in a bid to give hints.
      Green-red nko? Mother may I, ‘won kin pe lemeta’, kolo catcher.

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      1. Andronicus
        They allowed us play well in Festac…from 311 to Mackay plaza (Tantalizers 21 road).
        Can’t even remember the full words for ‘Pilolo’ Lol!
        Did they sing ‘Aluwe inside the gutter, e wa wo…’ for you if you fell inside gutter?
        Did you watch ‘Willy willy’, ‘Omoarayele’, ‘The reign of the Abikus’ and ‘Ayamatanga’?
        Shout ‘aunty, aunty am dancing, gimme rice!’ at birthday parties?
        Did all your siblings take turns at snapping with the same cake during one person’s birthday to pose like it was their birthday cake?
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          1. Mister B
            The person who played the ayaaamaaataaanngaa role was my primary school Social studies teacher, Mrs Oke. Knowing that meant we were not as afraid.

            I’m even thinking she was saying ‘ I am at anger’, just occurred to me now.

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          2. Mister B
            The person who played the ayaaamaaataaanngaa role was my primary school Social studies teacher, Mrs Oke. Knowing that meant we were not as afraid.

            I’m even thinking she was saying ‘ I am at anger’, just occurred to me now.

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    2. Dr. Ba'Ruu
      Hahahahaha…😀😂😀😂😀😂😀😂😀
      Chai, Bros, you na King for Ajepako territory, aswear. See all the play-play wey you enjoy for Festac. Lmao.
      And that Willy-Willy show ehn…after seeing the show, I would be having nightmares at night. No be small thing. Lol.

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  13. nyinye
    Hahahahahahaha, m laffing so hard! Who remembers playing “I call on”, STOP or our legendary messing. You mess babangida repeat primary 2!

    I be confirm ajekpaski babe!

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    1. Andronicus
      ‘With your dun dun belle like 7 0’clock news’,
      ‘Your gy name na African mosquito disease nka nka uboye’,
      ‘You mess 5 akara form voltron’
      ‘You mess all the fish wey dey inside River Niger say are we safe?’,
      ‘You mess pangolo say tigetu!’
      Looool!
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  14. Drizzle
    Y’all forgot “Slippo”! I used to have a special rubber slippas for that game.

    “Who carry the big shit”, Going buckwild when Nepa brings the light. Paper planes, Also trying to imitate every Power Ranger move…Man! Childhood was LiT!

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  15. Melo
    After reading these if ah no talk ma own ah f**k up…waiting for 4pm wen Nta 2 go come on air to watch Voltron(Defender of the universe)…table soccer oni cantas…ere mumi n dady(ah dey fear to play daddy cos our compound children dey do shii as dem small)…buying pito and adoyo on the way from skul…and so much more
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  16. Tee boy
    All those legendary indian films (not movies o) dharam veer, the great gambler,
    Biro game: where guys will organise heavy metal parker pens to play your light weight bic pens. Those were the ones to beat – the parker pens.
    Building space ships with paper,using empty shampoo containers for water fights, did anyone play police and thief?
    Even table soccer was advanced and we used slices of dunlop slippers in the bottle tops to keep them heavy so they dont flip on impact and we cut out calendar dates and stuck them on the bottle tops to number the players.
    Some good fun.
    Thanks for this . Ba’Ruu
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