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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 16


Human beings were naturally ingrained with the instinct to survive, to exonerate self and shelve responsibility when the chips were down. No one wanted to take the fall for another or step up and be liable for other people’s actions. In fact, people didn’t want to be liable for their own actions and would rather shift the blame to someone ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 15

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The day was gradually breaking as Martins stood beside Deji who sat down on the pavement looking tired after one of the longest two hours of their lives. If the circumstances were different, he probably would have laughed at the soot that covered some parts of his face but there was nothing funny about the situation. Some of the women ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 14

Deji was laughing at the so called plan Martins had while Martins stood, arms akimbo, a quizzical frown on his face. “What’s funny about what I said?” Deji tried to respond but only laughed out harder, annoying Martins who hissed and turned his gaze away from him in exasperation to the different happenings on the street. It was a busy ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 13

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“In life, two things are guaranteed to come your way: opportunities and challenges. How you choose to deal with these two things is what determines your outcome in life”, his MD had said this morning when he was exhorting them for the day after the morning prayers. The quote kept ringing in Martins’ head, as he mentally took note of ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 12

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Martins stared confused and utterly at a loss on what to do. His rent was not due yet and although the landlord had been harassing him about it, he shouldn’t have gone as far as locking his room since he did not owe yet. Martins wanted to ask Rotimi if he had an idea of why the landlord locked the ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 11

Getting through a long day was enough stress, but having to contend with the traffic that plagued Lagos roads was something, like other commuters, Martins wished he could take away from his day. He was physically and emotionally drained and having to deal with a stubborn customer he inherited from the former marketer who occupied his position had contributed to ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 10

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Martins walked into his office, a spring to his steps. After a short, eventful but disaster-free weekend, he felt alive and invigorated and his date with Aisha contributed to it. He smiled at the thought of her. These days, his life was full of so much drama, it was a sharp contrast to just sit and talk with a woman ...

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He perused the menu as the waiter stood patiently beside him, waiting for him to place his order. It wasn’t that he was indecisive about what to order, it was his pocket that cried out in protest. How could a N50 bottle of water cost N500?! Wetin happen? He thought as he glanced at the waiter who was still standing ...

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Brouhaha of Oga Martins Episode 8

“Where have you been in the past one week?” Martins demanded as he opened the door for Deji who removed his shirt as soon as he came in and slung it over his shoulder. Martins was also bare-chested. The weather was hot and as usual, there was no light. “Anything to eat? I’m hungry,” he stated as he walked to ...

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Brouhaha of Oga Martins Episode 7

“Yes! Yes! Yes!” Martins shouted over and over again after his first reaction. He turned excitedly to Ada and the others who were looking at him curiously. “He’s buying five plots,” he stated proudly. It was Ada’s turn to rejoice. She clapped her hands in excitement and nodded her head in approval, beaming. “You did it! I can’t believe you ...

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