Tag: infidelity

The House Girl – Part Eleven

“How’s your day going?” Those four words were as “I love you” to Osinachi.  Donald didn’t say those three amazing words often, but whenever he sought to communicate with her and find out how she was doing and feeling, and made the effort to show he cared, she […]

The House Girl – Part Ten

It had been a month since that horrible day, when Mrs Peterson had thrown her out of her home.  Only Chinyere knew the hell she had suffered that day before she’d made it to her aunty’s place in Abuja.  She’d initially thought of going to her Oga’s office […]

The House Girl – Part Nine

Donald could hear the sirens from a mile away.  He looked out of his bedroom window and saw the police cars as they drove on his street and parked outside his house.  They were here!  Ms Ebuka had called the police! Donald panicked.  They had already blocked the […]

The House Girl – Part Eight

“Three nights ago, my niece showed up at my doorstep soaking wet and looking like she’d run into some thugs, who had beaten her mercilessly!  She fainted moments later.  How she got to my house, I don’t even know.  Why she left your house, I still don’t know. […]

The House Girl – Part Seven

Osinachi returned home on Thursday morning, as she preferred to return when she knew Donald would be at work.  She wasn’t yet ready to see him, and they still hadn’t spoken since she’d left home on Monday.  She’d contacted the nanny service to request for the woman she […]

The House Girl – Part Six

Chinwe Ebuka was shocked when she opened her Abuja apartment door at 9:30pm that Monday night to find her niece standing there, unkempt.  She opened the door wider to let her in, her thoughts racing as she wondered what could have happened to her. “What happened to you, […]

The House Girl – Part Five

August 2003.  Garki District, Abuja. Osinachi took Monday off to interview a few nannies.  Her friends had given her the names of some reputable agencies in Abuja, and she’d contacted them all on Saturday.  She was expecting six women to show up for interviews today.  She had specified […]

The House Girl – Part Four

“Osinachi, what’s the matter with you?!” “Donald, I did it for us!” “NO!  No!  You did this for yourself!  How could you plan this without me?” “It wasn’t like that, Baby…” “Don’t!  Don’t Baby me…  I don’t even know who you are anymore.  God!  All these secrets and […]

The House Girl – Part Three

It had been a long night for Osinachi.  She’d arrived in Lagos around 8pm and had headed straight to the hospital.  Her sister had given her the details for the room they had booked, and she was shown the way at the lobby to the Maternity Ward. Daluchi […]

The House Girl – Part Two

Chinyere was singing as she scrubbed the bathroom tub.  She was so happy because, earlier that week, her lesson teacher had informed her that she’d passed the mock exams he had given her the previous week, and she would be able to enter direct to SS1 with the […]

The House Girl – Part One

March, 2003.  Garki District, Abuja. “Chinyere!  Chinyere!” Madam’s shrill voice sounded in the air, causing the house girl to raise her head slowly and rise up from her task of washing Madam’s lace wrappers and beaded blouses, which she always demanded were hand-washed with her special soap.  She […]

Editor’s Pick: Dina on Remarriage

Hi dear readers, I’m starting something new, by striving to answer hard questions on my blog through new posts, as a lot of my content is thought-provoking, and may require further clarity.  I’m starting with a series of questions by Dina on remarriage.  You may post questions as […]