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NBB “AFROCULTURAL DRAMAS,” FEATURING “THE DEAL,” EPISODE 5

July 28, 2022

SubTopic: DOES TONYE GET BACK HER DIAMOND-STUDDED BROOCH FROM HER CO-WIFE, BIMBO, OR NOT?

This is “No Bullshitting,” by Harry Agina.

Here we go again, folks! It’s time for this week’s doze of NBB’s “AfroCultural Dramas.” And this is the 5th and conclusive edition of our first miniseries on Polygamy In Africa, featuring, “The Deal.” When we left the last episode, Tonye was still trying to convince her co-wife, Bimbo, to return her diamond-studded brooch. Bimbo did fulfil her own part of “The Deal” to substitute for Tonye, in servicing their husband’s bed-matic need and satisfaction for the night.

However, it turned out that another co-wife, Nkem, can now do the favor for Tonye after all. In fact, the favor is the other way round. It’s actually a fovor to the ‘horny’ Nkem, who grabs every opportunity for sex. She would probably even pay Tonye for the chance to substitute for Tonye, if only Tonye asked her. She was supposed to travel, which had deprived her the opportunity to substitute for Tonye. But her luck positively changed when the trip was rescheduled. Now, she is available again for Duke’s bed-matic fun. This has thrown up another issue in The Deal. Tonye already gave Bimbo the brooch that she demanded for the deal when they thought that Nkem was not available. Now that Nkem is available and ready like Freddie to perform the bed-matics; should Bimbo who is no longer needed give Tonye her brooch back, or not?

Why don’t you post your judgement in the “Comment” box at the end of this. Do you think that Bimbo should return the brooch, or not? Whichever way you vote, it would be nice to tell us why, please. Meanwhile, let’s see how Michael Shaibu and Waduku family resolve the matter, meeeeeeeeeeen!!!:

NBB AFROCULTURAL DRAMAS, FEATURING “THE DEAL,” EPISODE 5

  1. SCENE 1: INSIDE, IN THE DUKE FAMILY DINING ROOM, IN THE MORNING.

BIMBO AND MEIRO ARE STILL HAVING THEIR BREAKFAST…TONYE WALKS TO THEM, SITS, AND BEGINS TO DISH HER OWN…

TONYE (Not confident; not self-convincing): Well uh… since you uh… didn’t do the job, I hope I can uh…have my diamond studded brooch back?

BIMBO DOES NOT EVEN LOOK AT TONYE, JUST CONTINUES EATING…

TONYE: Bimbo, it’s you I am…

BIMBO (Cuts in; irritated): If this is a joke, Tonye, I advise you to stop it.

TONYE IS PUZLED ALL OVER AGAIN. SHE TURNS TO LOOK AT MEIRO, PERHAPS TO GET HER TO STEP IN…MEIRO LOOKS AWAY FROM HER AND CONCENTRATES ON HER FOOD…

TONYE: Meiro.

MEIRO (Nonchalant): Yes…?

TONYE: Are you not going to say anything?

MEIRO: Anything about what?

TONYE: Oh, come on!  You heard what Bimbo and I are talking about!  I paid her to take my place with Duke. It turned out she didn’t.  So don’t you think it is only fair that I get back my…

BIMBO (Cuts in): And I already said you should stop it…even if it is a joke!  And look at my face…do I look like I am upset?  I am not. But a deal is a deal.

TONYE (To Meiro): Did you hear that?

MEIRO: Yes, I did.

TONYE: And…?

MEIRO: And it is none of my business, dan Allah!  I asked you a question. You didn’t give me a satisfactory answer.  You went ahead and did a deal. And now you want me to arbitrate. How is that fair to me?

SILENCE DESCENDS AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE…

Cut to…

  1. SCENE 2: INSIDE WADUKU’S BEDROOM., IN THE MORNING.

NKEM AND WADUKU ARE FINISHING THEIR BREAKFAST AND BOTH APPEAR TO HAVE ENJOYED IT…

NKEM: One thing you can never take away from Niger Delta women…they can cook!

WADUKU (Chuckles): You bet they can!  That’s one big reason I married from there!

NKEM: Oh…you married Tonye just because she can cook?  So…what did you marry me for?

WADUKU (Defensive): Let’s not get into all that now, please.

NKEM (Eyes him suspiciously for a moment): Alright…try this…would you say Tonye cooks better than the rest of us?

WADUKU: I will NOT go into that, Nkem!  And you will NOT make me.

NKEM (Sarcastic): I know that tone.  When men speak like that, you know they just don’t want to displease you.

WADUKU: Na you sabi (That’s your business). Besides, you were the one who brought it up. And uh… (Winks). Hurry up with the meal, will you?  You need to leave soon, and I want one more for the road.

NKEM (Smiles): Chai. I thank God you married four of us.  How would just one wife have coped with your libido?

WADUKU (Grudging): Sadly, it is almost like I married just 3 of you.  I don’t know what in the world the matter is with Sandra!

NKEM ONLY LOOKS AT HIM WITH CONCERN, SAYS NOTHING, FINISHES UP, AND BEGINS TO PACK UP THE TRAY…

WADUKU (To self, as he gazes at the meal): It is either she gets tipsy before it or she cannot do it.  And when I began to complain about the alcohol smell on her breath, she began to chew gum to hide it…and began seeming to me like she was a whore!

NKEM (Jocularly): But you men like your wife to be a whore in bed!

WADUKU: To act it.  Not actually appearing to be!

NKEM SHUTS UP, CLEARS UP THE TRAY, PICKS IT…

NKEM: Maybe you should have a heart-to-heart with her.  I’ll be right back!

WADUKU NODS…NKEM GOES OUT WITH THE TRAY…

Cut to…

  1. SCENE 3: INSIDE DUKE’S DINING ROOM, IN THE MORNING.

BIMBO FINISHES EATING, PICKS AN APPLE, AND RISES…

BIMBO (Amiably): As usual, that was a nice meal, Ms Niger-Delta!

MEIRO: I absolutely agree!

TONYE: Thank you!

BIMBO WALKS AWAY TOWARDS HER DOOR…NKEM WALKS OUT FROM THE CORRIDOR WITH THE TRAY AND STOPS TO COMMEND TONYE’S COOKING…

NKEM: Nice meal.  Thanks.

TONYE SMILES AND NODS…NKEM WALKS PAST THEM TO THE KITCHEN…

TONYE (Sotto voce—hushed voice): Bimbo is going away, Meiro.  Please, say something.  Please!

MEIRO REMAINS SILENT TILL BIMBO OPENS HER DOOR, GETS INTO HER ROOM, AND SHUTS THE DOOR…

MEIRO: Because I like you and we are all cordial friends despite being wives of the same man, I can only suggest two things to you as a way out.  One: you go to her and beg her.  Two: you get Duke involved.

TONYE: But if Duke learns that I actually paid another wife to take my place in his bed, he might get furious!

MEIRO: Fine. Then go and beg her!

MEIRO TOO PICKS AN APPLE, RISES, AND WALKS AWAY…

Cross to…

  1. SCENE 4: INSIDE THE SITTING ROOM; MID-MORNING.

BIMBO, TONYE, AND MEIRO ARE WAITING…BIMBO IS PLAYING A GAME ON HER MOBILE PHONE…MEIRO AND TONYE ARE SITTING CLOSE AND TALKING IN LOW TONES…

TONYE: …decided to just forgo it and let her keep it.

MEIRO: What?!  Of course not! Why not tell Duke about it?  Or should I tell him?

TONYE: I really don’t think it is necessa…

NKEM AND WADUKU WALK OUT, CUTTING TONYE SHORT…ALL RISE TO HUG NKEM GOODBYE…

WADUKU: So, I hope everything and everyone is okay?

TONYE/BIMBO (In unison): Yes, Duke.

MEIRO: Uh…well, yes.  Except for one little something.

WADUKU: And what is that?

MEIRO: Bimbo has Tonye’s gold-studded brooch and would not give it back.

WADUKU: Bimbo…?

BIMBO (Smiles): It was payment for a service, Duke.  Non-refundable.

MEIRO: But the service was not rendered after all.

WADUKU: And what service are we talking about, Sandra?

TONYE DROPS HER HEAD IN GUILT AND DOES NOT RESPOND…

WADUKU: In any case, do you still have the receipt of purchase of the brooch, Sandra?

TONYE: Yes, I do, Duke.

WADUKU: And Bimbo, did Sandra duly transfer that receipt of purchase to you?

BIMBO: Uh…actually…

WADUKU (Cuts in): Yes or no, please. I don’t want Nkem to get to the airport late!

BIMBO: No.

WADUKU: Good. So, give the brooch back to Sandra. Do that now.

NKEM FINISHES HUGGING THE OTHER WIVES…SHE AND WADUKU WALK OUT…BIMBO, TONYE, AND MEIRO EXCAHANGE LOOKS…TONYE IS SMILING, BIMBO IS SADDENED, MEIRO IS NONCHALANT…

END

You do recognize the message in Waduku’s resolution of the problem; right? It is a lesson in dotting your ‘i’ and crossing your ‘t’ in deals. If Bimbo insists that she has possession of the brooch and would not return it, she has a problem of being charged to court for stealing. The doggone brooch is still in Tonye’s name, because Bimbo failed to seal the deal properly and legally.

And, that brings us to the end of this miniseries, “The Deal.” Of course, our AfroCultural Dramas continue in the next edition with a subject other than polygamy. This is strictly for variety’s sake; we shall revisit polygamy from a different perspective, after a little change of diet for ya. Meanwhile, you can follow our currently running “AfroCultural TitBits” narrative series on the same subject of polygamy in Africa. Here is the link to the first edition:

https://nobullshiting.com/nbb-afrocultural-titbits-on-polygamy-edition-1/

Our dramatist, Michael Shaibu, promises another swell AfroCultural InfoTainment drama series in the next edition. I did take an oath of secrecy with him, so, I’ve got to do everything to control my blabber-mouth this time. Let’s all look forward to the new package, if you pplleeaasse.

Thank you.

HERE IS THE LINK TO EDITION 1 OF “THE DEAL,” WHICH WILL LINK YOU TO THE REST OF THE PAST 4 EPISODES:

NBB “AFROCULTURAL TITBITS” ON POLYGAMY, EDITION 1

 

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  • I don’t think the title of your article matches the content lol. Just kidding, mainly because I had some doubts after reading the article.

  • No Bullshiting really. This is an interesting way to learn our diverse cultures. I love ❤.

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