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‘Na money be fine bobo’, a popular saying that got me into this mess. Now, this fine bobo don get moni e no con dey funny.
You know while growing up, everyone had a profession they admired and seemingly pursued, even though it might have changed at one point or another whether willfully or painfully, somehow it changed.
But I was part of the ‘unfortunate’ dullards with no ambition. While our mates were singing
We made a mockery of them and called them ‘sandal Jelili’ (Jelili’s sandals) which makes no sense right?
But, now I know the difference.
The strive of being a ‘fine bobo’, the struggle for cash, the battle of fitting into a social space I didn’t keep has stolen my prized possessions; Purpose which I never pursued, the love of a mother who struggled to give me the education I despised, and oh my time!
I wish I can hit the replay button to this life, so, I can recover all that and be proud of the person I’ll become.
Because now, I wish to be a ‘sandal Jelílí’.
“My name is Debby Jones, an undergraduate of Agricultural Economics department, University of Abuja. I make Christian content, write stories and poems. With my love for nature I do a little photography and video editing.