My dear **Adaku, I leave your bee hive.
I sing to the god of my belly.
I’ll be loud and roar! I’ll be merry!
What ails you woman?!
Be calm! I’m the Man!
+Ndi-moto can ride on!
++Ye m nkwobi na afo-anu(man)!
Ah….ndu k’aku ***nwanne
To mirth I won’t say nay!
*life is greater than wealth
**an Igbo name for first daughters
***child of my mother/sibling(used to show endearment to friends too)
+car owners/rich folks
++give me nkwobi (an igbo soup,popularly served at local bars) and afo anu (man)(fleshy part of meat)
Written by: Chizu Ogbonna
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.