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[Story] Bukky Alakara – The End (Episode 50)

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – The End (Episode 50)

CHAPTER FIFTY Kike watched Lola and Kemi as they arranged the shop in preparation for the arrival of the customers. She couldn’t understand why her niece employed them after everything the Phillips put her through. At times the girl acted as if she was the one that gave birth to Jesus Christ. As a believer,…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 49

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 49

CHAPTER FORTY-NINE Remi and her daughters sat on a bench outside their apartment. It was past six and the last time they ate was that morning. They all shared a loaf of bread and filled their stomach with water. Father and son left the house in search of job opportunities. Remi hoped that one of…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 48

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 48

CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT Bukky carried the bucket of wet clothes out of the bathroom and headed out. She strolled to the back of the building and searched for space on the long line. She moved some of her neighbour’s clothes which were already dried and began to spread hers. A smile spread on her face. She…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 47

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 47

CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN The Phillips sat in the sitting room watching their favourite television programme, Super Story. The door-bell rang, but, they all remained seated. It rang again and again. The couple exchanged glances then turned to their daughters who were seated on the rugged floor. “Someone is at the door,” Remi addressed the girls. None…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 46

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 46

CHAPTER FORTY-SIX Gbemiga returned home from work tired and hungry. He had a cold bath, changed into a sleeveless shirt and a pair of shorts, and went to the kitchen to make himself a meal. About twenty minutes later, he strode into the sitting room carrying a plate of noodles, fried eggs and plantain with…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 45

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 45

CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE Mid-May, the Phillips travelled to Ibadan to meet with the Da Silvas for the introduction ceremony of their children, Abisoye and Gbemiga. They arrived a day before the D-day and lodged in a hotel close to Abisoye’s parents’ bungalow. Gbemiga called his fiancée and informed her that they were around. She promised to…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 44

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 44

CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR Bukky and her aunt sat on a long bench outside the two-bedroom flat picking beans. The twins ran in circles playing a game of ‘tag’, locally known as ‘Catch-you’. Out of boredom, she decided to spend some time with her aunt. She would have gone to Ikorodu to visit her parents, but, they…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 43

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 43

CHAPTER FORTY-THREE Gbemiga returned home for the Christmas holiday and moved his family into a three-bedroom apartment in the same area. The Phillips’ family were joyous. They thanked God for surprising them and bringing their dreams into fruition. They loved their new apartment. His parents took over the master bedroom, his sisters shared a room,…

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[Story] Bukky Akakara – Episode 42

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[Story] Bukky Akakara – Episode 42

CHAPTER FORTY-TWO Gbemiga’s parents and his siblings gathered around him in their self-contain apartment. He was home for a few days and they listened as he narrated his camp experience. He met young people from different parts of the country. He made new friends and went on a tour in the capital city. He visited…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 41

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 41

CHAPTER FORTY-ONE Chike lay stretched out on the bed in his boxers, scrolling through his Blackberry Passport phone. He opened his numerous emails one after the other. He replied some and deleted the rest. Most of them were junk mails. While he browsed, a new email came in. It was from one of the Universities…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 40

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 40

CHAPTER FORTY Bukky sat on her neighbour’s car, outside the gate and watched a bunch of kids running around in circles, screaming and hitting one another on the head. It seemed they were playing a sort of game, but, a few of them were already getting irritable. She sensed a fight coming up. “Hello…” She…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 39

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 39

CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE Bukky got down from the motorcycle and paid the bike driver. She closed her hand bag and walked into the compound through the opened gate. It was three days to Christmas. Three was no sign of her fiancé and she wasn’t even sure if he would be coming to Lagos for the holidays….

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 38

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 38

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT Bukky dropped the text-book on the chair and yawned. She was tired of studying. She wished the SSCE examination would come and go with the speed of light. She missed her fiancé. Assuming he was around, he would have revised with her. He didn’t come home for Easter, but he promised to make…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 37

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 37

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN She wiped her wet hands with the towel, dropped it on the sink and walked out of the kitchen. The knocks on the door persisted. “Hold on…” she sauntered to the door and unlocked it. Chike stood outside in his singlet and boxers, “Where you sleeping?” She shook her head and looked him…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 36

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 36

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX Chike and Bukky sat at the high table, amidst friends and family. It was their introduction ceremony. His parents and siblings stayed back in Lagos after his convocation, so that they could prepare for the D-day. His younger brother stayed with him in his self-contain apartment, while his parents, his elder brother and…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 35

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 35

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE Bukky and Chike strode bare-footed on the off-white sea sand, holding hands and watching the way the waves rolled over, hitting the rocks, back and forth, non-stop. There were several other people on the beach. Many were seated in groups of twos, three or more, under large umbrellas surrounded by plastic chairs, eating…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 34

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 34

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR Bukky and the sales girls locked the shop and headed home. Her aunt had not been coming to work for some time because she was very heavy. She hoped the woman would give birth speedily. The last time she visited her, she was complaining of backaches and pain in her legs. She hoped…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 33

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 33

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE Chike and Bukky walked into the large compound, dragging their luggage. A man and a woman in their late fifties came out of the three-bedroom bungalow, stood at the entrance and waved at them smiling. She could tell that they were Chike’s parents. He had a slight resemblance with his mum, but, he…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 32

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 32

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO Gbemiga returned home for the Christmas holiday. Breaking up with Bukky had affected him badly. He loved the girl, but, he didn’t want to go against his family’s wishes. Moreover, his uncles and aunt were willing to sponsor his education. He couldn’t forego such opportunity. In the past, he had asked this same…

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 31

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[Story] Bukky Alakara – Episode 31

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Bukky and her aunt sat inside the shop counting the money they made that day while the sales girls tidied up the place. “When did you and Chike start dating?” She raised her head and met her aunt’s excited gaze. “A few weeks ago.” She grinned, “I knew that both of you will…

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