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“Dele…Dele…Oladele?” Supo called. The brows on his forehead furrowed as he looked at her with exasperation. “Yes?” Oladele jerked out of her reverie. She hadn’t realized she had been staring into space for the past five minutes. Supo sighed. He held her hand tighter. Dele winced at the pain of his grip; he had been…

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Keeping Up Appearances Finale – Canopies and Cul-De-Sac’s **** Today was a memorable day in the lives of all the residents of Evernal Estate, most especially, the  Jones and Lawals. Ahmed and Seun had just been pronounced man and wife at a simple court wedding. The couple had insisted that they wanted an intimate ceremony…

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Keeping Up Appearances: Episode 12 – Evernal, Wedding Or Funeral ? **** Pamilerin stalked from the house where his father had just slapped and humiliated him and he had returned the favor, dragging Foluke behind him. He was angry, shaking and quite severely under the influence of alcohol. He threw himself into the drivers seat of Dayo’s car…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 11 –  THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD **** Kikelomo knocked the gate of house number 7,Evernal Street with five taps that shook the entire gate. She wasn’t sure what to expect but she knew that whatever happened today, Lolade was going to hear her out. She heard her voice as she…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 10 –  GOOD FENCES AND BAD NEIGHBORS **** Toyin Oni was bored. Very bored. Sitting in a taxi without her phone, she couldn’t communicate with the rest of the world and she was forced to endure the traffic and street noises of Ibadan. She felt like she had been relocated…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 8 –  LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER **** Pamilerin was getting used to the good life. He had moved out of his room in the hall.  “Too many guys in one room, it’s not healthy.”  He knew he sounded cocky but what better excuse could he give to his friends who…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 7 –  A HISTORY OF ACQUIESCENCE **** “Father, I need to talk to you. I need your opinion on an issue.” Ahmed Lawal was at his father’s door before the break of dawn. He needed to speak to him when no other ears would hear, especially those of his mother.…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 6 –  OPEN THE FLOODGATES **** Dr Jones observed that his wife’s behavior to him had changed recently. She was snappy and avoided him a lot. “Kikelomo” It took her longer than usual to respond. He knew she was considering ignoring him. He called again. “Kikelomo” “Yes!” “What is it…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 5 –  SECOND FIRST IMPRESSIONS **** Looking through the window of Coldstone Creamery, one could easily palpate the connection between Seun and Ahmed. They were like two souls lost in each other-laughing and giggling while giving each other friendly slaps and gentle strokes on the arm. “I am still surprised…

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**** KEEPING UP APPEARANCES EPISODE 4 –  THINGS NEIGHBORS SAY **** The compound of Love Christian Center was serene, as opposed it’s usually boisterous atmosphere on Sundays. The church had a large megaphone installed at its gate so the events of service could be heard by all and sundry on the streets. The residents of…

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Alchemist. Once again, on behalf of the toolsman, Reni J, @nadora and all of us here at TNC, thank you for reading our just concluded series CHEATERS while it was on over the last few weeks. We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed writing and editing it.…