Living In The Ghetto

The ups and downs with life in the ghetto. At the centre of the ghetto, is the biggest face-me storey building in the neighbourhood buzzing with daily activities with people going on with their day-to-day businesses.

In this comedy driven story about daily lives of people from different walks, converging to cohabit in the same environment, you will be entertained all through.

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Episodes
    • Living In The Ghetto - Introduction

    • My name is Chimaobim, a thirteen year old boy and the first son out of the two children my parents had. Life in Lagos had been hectic for my parents that we moved away from the roo...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 1

    • It was a hazy morning. Chimaobim opened the door and walked out from the hallway; it was the entrance of the building. He looked and observed the not-so clear sky. A neighbour stoo...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 2

    • "Kpom! Kpom!! Kpom!!" There was a loud knock on the door. Mama Chimaobim dropped the mirror in her hand on the bed. She stood up and walked toward the door. She...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 3

    • In the night, Mama Chimaobim had tucked Chimaobim and Adanne well under the duvet. She sat on the bed with her hands placed below her jaw, brooding on different thoughts she couldn...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 4

    • Chimaobim sat on the slab and watched his mother hang clothes on the rope while Adanne assisted her. "Adanne, give me the other one," mama Chimaobim said. ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 5

    • Chimaobim and Adanne were enrolled in schools when the new session resumed; Adanne was in primary while Chimaobim was in secondary. The first day at school, Chimaobim felt totally ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 6

    • Adanne cowered her face while she sat on the slab outside the classroom waiting for Chimaobim. Other students from the primary school loitered around the secondary school lawn. The...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 7

    • I know I have failed with updates but I'll be serving double episodes everyday from henceforth. Bear with me.    _______________________ ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 8

    • It was Papa Chimaobim, with smiles plastered all over his face. His face glowed in happiness as he watched his wife stared unaware till she responded to stimuli and turned toward h...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 9

    • "Hey. Hey. Hey..." A voice kept whistling while Chimaobim and Adanne ignored. They kept walking down the place where the tap was located. It was few kilometers away. They...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 10

    • When Adanne got to school, she saw Ngozi and Shola. She hadn't seen them before in their school. Maybe she had, but she wasn't aware it was them. She got to school early an...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 11

    • "I don't understand, what you just said" Adanne finally retorted. Her face slightly calm to indicate she was ready for him to explain what he just uttered....
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 12

    • The following day, Mama was surprised when Chimaobim told her he was going to visit a friend. It was 5:09PM, after they were back from school and had eaten the delicious potato Mam...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 13

    • Mama later allowed Chimaobim to visit his friend. She was surprised that Chimaobim finally had a friend. She exchanged glances with Adanne till Chimaobim waved at them and had vani...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 14

    • It's been some years after and Papa Chimaobim still hadn't been financially buoyant so they would move out of the ghetto. He had developed a sickness that weakened his acti...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 15

    • Adanne's friendship with Ngozi and Shola didn't last long after they entered secondary school before Adanne. While they were in primary school, they were not so close but o...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 16

    • Mama exhaled after they had narrated how scary the day was for them. Chimaobim exaggerated the whole scenarios. He stretched every details and gesticulated his hands while Adanne s...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 17

    • After the break hour at school, Adanne sat on the slab outside the classroom and watched the students scurried all around. They played and she wished she should join them but wasn&...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 18

    • Chimaobim looking surprised, took a glimpse at each of them and his eyelid flared up. Oh, Simi wants to fufill the threat she made the other day, he thought. Amaka standing by the ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 19

    • Chimaobim continuously hit the keg on his knee as he walked slowly till he got to the tap. It was unusually filled with people and they lined up their kegs in a row, while they fet...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 20

    • Simi walked toward Chimaobim and grabbed his shirt. Chimaobim hit her hand and it fell off from the grip. She staggered back and weakly gasped for air. The atmosphere smelt lively ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 21

    • Chimaobim read hard in preparation for his senior secondary school certificate examinations. He was made the head boy due to Tobi's calm nature while Tobi became the assistant ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 22

    • It was memorable for Chimaobim the day he was done from the senior secondary school. There was no valedictory service unlike all the big schools outside the ghetto. Chimaobim clinc...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 23

    • When the University admission list came out, Chimaobim was glad to see his name on the merit list. He saw his name on the number ten after the cafe attendant had helped him to down...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 24

    • Immediately Chimaobim got to the gate, he stopped and a thought ran through his mind. It's been long you visited Tobi, the thought clicked. He nodded in an affirmatio...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 25

    • Chimaobim had always noticed Iyawo staring at him in an uncomfortable manner. Their eyes would always lock together while Chimaobim would remove his face. When he tries to stare ag...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 26

    • Adanna was finally on a summer holiday. They called it summer holiday which had a third term summer coaching, though Nigeria has only wet and dry season. Everybody in the school al...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 27

    • "Really?" Chimaobim asked. A memory flashed through his mind and he remembered articles he had read online on how freshmen in the universities are being extorte...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 28

    • Chimaobim alighted from the tricycle at the bustop which was a stone throw to the heart of the ghetto. The tap water was located opposite it and people fetched water from there. So...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 29

    • When Mama, Chimaobim and Adanne returned back to the ghetto, everywhere was calm. Adanne's school break had ended and it was just a week to resumption for Chimaobim. Mama had m...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 30

    • It was a Sunday afternoon and they were back home from church. Mama served the white rice and chicken stew she had prepared. She prepared the chicken stew on the Saturday evening a...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 31

    • He held the luggage by its handle and rolled it on the ground, while it moved with its little tyres. Getting to the down of the stair, he had to drag it up till he climbed the stai...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 32

    • The first week in the University was weird for Chimaobim. He would always attend classes and walk back to his room. Since he found out about a church he attended at home, in the ca...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 33

    • Adanne days in the secondary school looked miserable for her. She missed her elder brother and the protection he offered to her everyday. She felt lonely at most of the tim...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 34

    • Mama walked, holding the goods bag while Adanne followed close and her eyes ran all over the environments. It met with a bird that perched on top of a tree as it flapped its wings ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 35

    • Adanne hadn't been herself for over some days when she finally learnt Mama died. She cried till her eyes were red and sunken. It's been a week and she hadn't stepped he...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 36

    • Adanne's life changed instantly when Mr. John arrived. Mr. John made her to resume school again. When she finally did, she segregated herself from her friends and wouldn't ...
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    • Living In The Ghetto - Episode 37

    • It was 7:15AM and Iyawo had taken Emma to the school bus that came earlier than usual. Iyawo adjusted her wrapper tightly and walked back to the house dragging her feet on the floo...
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