Every neighbour had tagged Papa the nickname “boxer”, sadly it was a name he earned for beating my mother mercilessly on multiple occasions.
Only last month, Papa bragged of getting a new wife, he yelled and tease at my mother implying she was an old cargo due for change. It’d hurt me real deep, considering the fact that the insults were made on my own mother. A day came when my patience dashed away and I confronted Papa about getting a new wife. He simply replied with a grin. “If your TV dey show only one channel you noe go tire for am.” It was quite hilarious but at the same time stupid.
The card Papa bought for Mama surprised us as it had the inscription “I love my wife, she is my priceless companion.” We were not perplexed for long, for we knew well the reason behind his sudden affection. We only wondered who told him that Mama won ten million Naira from the National Lottery Board.