Friday, January 12, 2007

My Brother the Protection Commotion master!!

Good morning Blogpals. My people Ndewo nu.

It feels like I’ve been away for ever but that’s not true. It’s the beginning of the year, and one needs to write their vision statement down and make it known for what it is they are expecting from God this 2007.

As many of you know I went home for the Christmas and New Year break. I was sort of tired of my cooking, and I wanted to go and really be pampered and feast on my mum’s food. She’s one of those that will keep you awake all night chatting and eating at the same time. You end up having 4 meals a day, plus plenty of snacks in between. And later on she will be the first to tell you, “your fine figure has stared to take a turn for the worse. You know you are a beautiful girl and you need to loose some weight – only a little will do”. So to say when I was growing up in my parent’s home, my weight always fluctuated, and would loose weight when I was away from home. Her food was too good not to eat. It was simply belisimo!!!

It was fun catching up with all my sisters and brothers and to hear that my baby brother – let’s call him ebere – was running a protection commotion at school. Yep you heard it correctly.

Let us start from the beginning. Our neighbourhood is an all white neighbourhood and ebere has always been very tall for his age. Year 7 boys in my high school (which is first year of secondary school) always had their own lavatory room, so that they don’t get bullied by older boys, and they would always have teachers and 6th form prefects monitoring their toilets. When ebere was in year 7, he was never allowed in these toilets unless he had his school book showing his name his year and his form teacher, a form of Id for him, and sometimes he would cry (bless him). All his class mates were significantly shorter than him and the prefects and teachers would never believe ebere was a year 7 student. This carried on throughout year 7.

When they moved to year 8, they were now prime targets to be bullied by older boys, so his friends had a meeting with other boys from the same year and they agreed to ask ebere not only to be their friend but to also protect them. They told him that they would each pay him £2 each day for the honour of standing next to him. Imagine!!! Ebere agreed, he didn’t really care. Every day boys from all over the year would come and pay him money just so that they would hang out with him. The other older boys never came round them whenever they were with ebere, cause not only did he sound like a man, he was built like one too.

My sweet brother would run home every day and give my mum his change to hold for him. Ebere has always had money. I sometimes send him money weekly to charge his cell phone and he has 3 other older sister to give him money apart from me, so my mum never really thought anything of it, because she was ebere savings manager, and at the end of the month, they would go to the bank together and deposit it. So on the second day, my mum felt that the money he was exchanging with her was a little more than normal and felt to ask ebere where the sudden increase in funds was coming from. He subsequently relayed the whole story about how all the boys in his year came to him for protection. After the third day, the sweet boy he was, told them not to pay him anymore for protection and that he would protect them for free. He felt sorry for them and allowed them to hang out with him if they wanted (Imagine – If that was me, I would have made some serious money out of this venture – but that wasn’t his style).

I also think there’s more to the story. Ebere is the only student in his school to have scored top marks consecutively in the years he has been in that school. The school sends out postcards at the end of each semester informing us that he is the top scorer in all of his subjects and that they would like to congratulate him yet again. So I feel that they probably hang out with him to see if there was something they could learn from him (maybe not all of them, but at least some). We as a family have been blessed by him. Not only is he a blessing to his friends and all that know him he is also a delightful and generous Youngman. I think He also gave them back their money (Silly boy!!). He is still growing and acquiring more friends by the day. He is well respected – Imagine that from a young boy.

21 comments:

temmy tayo said...

I am FIRST!!

Your brother na correct person jare.Protecting his pals for free.... he has a good heart. You are lucky to have him in your family.

azuka said...

What? £2 each day? Hmm, you confessed you'd take it ;-).

Now that's a cool way to make money. And as for protecting his friends and making high grades, kudos to him!

Funmi said...

wow!he definately has a good heart.

liuhongyao0527 said...

Come quickly Many sexy girlin you,Make friends with the most beautiful girl

DiAmOnD hawk said...

wow...pay him money...just to hang...what a nice thot...ppl pay u...

he's favored for sure....

Grateful said...

hey loascm.......i de O. Just havnt been inspired to blog recently so I have just been reading people's blogs....but thanks for checking tho. Happy New Year.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

That sounds very cool. My kid brother too has that kind of heart. He's so generous I don't believe we could be the same blood considering my type.

So if it were you, you would continue collecting money? Where is thy heart?To drop the money sef go be wahala. EriEri!

Daddy's Girl said...

Eeyah... that's sweet.

Biodun said...

How I wish I could have had some opportunity to make easy money like that too, lol You are one proud sista and I see why!

In my head and around me said...

Your brother has not reached his full Igbo-boy potential. He would have continued charging them and even increased the charge after a while. LOL!

He sounds like a lot my my youngest brother (for real). A really GOOD person. Let's hope the teenage years don't rub him of his sweetness.

Ariiyike said...

It looks like your li'l bro has a lot going for him and also got a lot of potentials. He's definitely a leader in the making. Keep a good eye on him.
Cheers!

Belle said...

lololol...i really like your brother! i really do! lol

Naijadude said...

Hahaha...smart man right there! If I dey hin school as well, heaven knows I'd be paying him 10 pounds per day! ...LOL

NaijaBloke said...

So ur bros na Voltron now ..LOL..seems ur bros is loosing is Igbo pontentiality o,he refused to charge them money again ke ..LOL

Howz ur side of town,hope not to cold and I went to Nashville for an interview ni o.Am starting the FL job on monday sha so include me in ur prayers o..

confusednaijagirl said...

aww i like your brother. can we exchange brothers!!

NaijaBloke said...

Aunty my birthday is not until the 19th o ..Friday ..LOL..which calender u dey look @

Naija Vixen said...

Aww your lil bro is a diamond.Luvvn ur blog gurl!

Dipo Tepede said...

Immagine we have to pay money to God to be protected.....

When we recognize the one that can protect us we run to person but without a cost....

Isn't this God marvelous?

protection without payment!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

@temmy, azuka and funmi - he does have good heart; when he was alot younger than he is now, we feared that he might be bullied...who would have thought!!

@diamond - that is serious favour. I wonder why no one paid me money to protect them. Im sure all 5ft. 3 inches of me will not do.LOL.

@grateful - so you are alive. Try and just post something, even hello will be fine.

@anthony - yes isn't amazing, u actually wonder what part of the genes he inherited. Im not saying im not generous, but I will keep the money. Finish!!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

@dgirl - I wonder what you wonld say when u see him, u will defo know he's still a child. aww.

@biodiun - me three - imagin, I will not let such opportunity pass me by..LOL..

@in my head - you're a killer - which one is "full Igbo-boy potential" - LOLOL - lets hope he stays permanetley nice in Jesus Name - Amen.

@Ariiyike - I pray so -

@Belle - he is wonderful, and he can be hillarious at times, u should have heard what he told me when he was growing up..LOL..Im still killing myself laughing just think of it.

@nijadude - na man. They will be paying you £10 for protection. All 6.4.of you. When the older boys see you, they will pick race and run - becasue you might do some serious damage with your height..LOL.

@nijabloke - which is voltron? pls refresh my memory. All this Igbo potentiality ..nna na wa oo..LOL..its seems like there is somthing I dont know. Biko tell me. Wow so u will be moving to tampa then this weekend. Who is helping you with the moving. or will your stuff still be texas?. Im sure all will be well. Will keep you in my prayers.

- oh and thanks for reminding me. I thought I had missed your birthday and was fretting a bit. glad to know I havnt. so what will you be doing for it??

@confused - Im sure your bro is not as bad as you think. some brothers especially the younger one, sometimes like picking on their sisters..LOL.

@nija vixen - Thanks for stopping by. He really is a rare gem.

@dipo - what an analogy. What a wonderful God we serve. To know that He can protect us day and night for free.

Ajike said...

i feel your mom big time... moms are blessed... their food and gist cannot be compared to anyone's....
high five to your brother... :)