THE NEWS AT NOON
Bring life to the wireless. Let it boom – Papa ordered
Let our thirsty auricles get food to eat
For the chief priest has made a decree like a military dictator
All the “UP NEPA” vocalists must hide their voices
No reason, no excuse
- I thought we had a constitution
Forget that. Do your duty brother – feed us
Silence. Aerial cable adjusted. Waveband refused to cooperate
That familiar sound of already heated water –“rrrrrrr”-
a faint voice, inaudible words. Maybe he’s tired
“Come on bud” – a huge smack. Fitting his fists
Pity to the wireless. Speak well, work well.
“Good day dear listeners; here is the news at noon”
- we know. Just go straight to the point
The breadbasket belonging to the ear is protesting and grumbling already
“My name is” –“rrrrrrr”- another water heated. Who knows for what?
Two minutes of continuous boiling
but he came back. He probably went to use the heated water to prepare tea
“Sorry for the break in transmission
It was due to power outage”
Coughs. Not in English. Is “poho” among the headlines?
“Firstly the headlines ………………………………………………....
Here is the news in full”
“Yesterday; boastful bomb experts
went into a church crowded with worshippers
interrupted their service with a blast
leaving forty-five people dead and several people injured.
In conclusion of their deed, our eyewitness reported
they began to chant
hmmmmmm. Papa hummed like a hummingbird
Put it off Papa ordered
This piece of meat is too bitter.
By the way the movie “LOVE IN SAMBISA” in which our girls were nobbled for
When will it be aired in the cinemas and when will the shooting be over?
Beautiful religion made ugly
©Odukudu Felix Abayomi