My First Job After National Service

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Episode 1

I had tried to apply for jobs during my service year but I couldn’t

get a befitting job. My friends that were born with a silver spoon had jobs waiting for them at home,


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“Which kind wahala be this?”, I picked my bag, board a bus to akure.

On getting home, my family and neighbours welcomed me, it was as if a white man came on a visit. People are asking me questions, some were greeting, some were asking for what I brought.

As days rolled by, I begin to search for what to do, I moved round the town to see if I could get a job somewhere.

One day while I was passing by on the 3rd street, I saw a woman coming out of a mighty duplex, the house was painted white,.

She was pasting a notice on her gate as I was passing by. I moved closer to see the what she was pasting, and on it I saw ” A home lesson teacher wanted URGENTLY”.

Chaiii, I ignored at first and moved on. After walking about 8 steps. I stopped and think.


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* why I go refuse this job na?, dem be rich people ooo, so dem fit pay.*,

I stopped thinking, I went back the house, I knocked on the gate and the gateman ushered me in.

the gateman took me to the the door entrance, called out the woman and left,

ME: good afternoon ma

MADAM: good afternoon young man, how can I help you?

ME: I saw you pasting a notice the other time and I decided to apply.

MADAM: you mean the home tutor job?

ME: Yes

MADAM: hope u passed your WAEC? And how was the result?.

ME: smiled, yes man I do.

MADAM: but I will prefer a graduate because my first daughter wants to write jamb and post jamb, so a graduate will do better,

ME: *i looked at myself and thought, “chaiiii, small stature na

bad thing oooo, shey I no look like graduate ni?” * smiled, I’m a

graduate ma.

MADAM: really?, oooohh, pls I am so sorry for the embarrassment, so sorry please, u look very young, please come in please.

she ushered me into the living room

The interior of the room is a nice one, a colourful design and furnitures. I sat on the chair and she sat down opposite to me.

MADAM: I’m sorry for the other time

ME: its not a problem ma

MaDAM: which state are you from?

ME: edo

MADAM: how old are you.

ME: *felt embarrassed 23

MADAM: 23? Then what age did you graduate?

ME: 21 Ma

MADAM: smiled u must be a genius, I like that. So let’s get to business. My first daughter janet is 19, she failed her last jamb attempt, so she is writing another one, so u will teach her physics, chemistry and math, less I forget. What’s your course?

ME: chemistry Ma

MaDAM: then you should be able to do well then,

ME: ok ma, i looked at the photo on the wall directly in front of me, its of a very pretty young lady, she is fair and has a big burst. This must be janet, “chaiiiii, omo see bobby*

MADAM: I also have a son, 12 in jss3, u will be teaching him mathematics.

Me: ok ma.

MADAM: **called someone by the name “sikira”. Sikira!!! , bring a bottle of coke for me with a glass cup

A young girl appeared from the kitchen, her dressing shows that

she must be the house maid. She is fair too but not up to janet, she must be in her early 20′s I guess, she has this local inbuilt beauty, a nice dimple and a an average sized bosoms. She served the coke and turned back. Chaiiiiiiii, omo see a$$$.

Its that type of mercy johnson’s. I sipped the coke and continues the discussion.

MADAM: that is my house maid, no tempt her with your fine boy look oooooo,

ME: ok ma.

Madam: just kidding. So how much are you charging me?

ME: thought for a while, viewed the look of the house, the cars I saw outside 30k ma.

MADAM: heeeeeeeee, when I’m not employing you to train her for cambridge. I will pay you 20k per month for the 2 children.

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