The adventures of Solape and her identical twin siblings Ololade and Omolola. She came 14 months after they were born and bear striking resemblance to them so she easily passes off as their triplet and ÈKÉTA OMO.
(Weekend. At home. Solape, Ololade, and Omolola in the living room)
Solape: Na wah o. This punishment don dey tire person o.
Omolola: What punishment?
Solape: The ‘no monthly allowance’ punishment na ni. I need money for groceries and other stuff o. I’m tired jare.
Ololade: Are you the only one serving punishment? Why are you making noise?
Omolola: Abi o. Stop whining make we hear word joor. As if we are having the best of times. No be all of us dey serve punishment together?
Solape: Why won’t I whine? If you don’t have needs, I do. Month end still dey far, biko.
Ololade: Abegi! Come off it!! Who doesn’t have needs? We do have needs, we’re just not ‘cry cry baby’ about it ni.
Omolola: Even if you whine from now till eternity, what’s done is done. Just serve your punishment jeje and stop wailing like bush baby. Next month is round the corner and things will return to normal.
Solape: No be una fault na. Shebi na because I dey cover una. If to say I don open mouth now, I for don collect my allowance. (hisses)
Omolola: Yen, yen, yen, yen, yen. See her mouth like something-I-don’t-want-to-mention. Goan open the mouth na. (rolls eyes)
Ololade: You didn’t just say that! You wan open mouth? Have you forgotten so soon?
Omolola: Don’t mind her. When we covered for her, didn’t we serve punishment without making noise about it? Now that it’s her turn to return the favour, the world must know. Shiooor.
Solape: What stupid favour is that? When I misplaced mum’s coral bead, was the punishment as grievous as this?
Ololade: We didn’t get Christmas gifts. That’s not grievous enough?
Solape: And you want to compare that with not having money to spend for a month? Does that make sense to you?
Omolola: Abeg, punishment na punishment. We all served that punishment and we will all serve this one, so stop the rant already!
Solape: Ehen? Okay na. Wait till I tell mum who bashed her car. (angrily walks out of living room)
Omolola: (to Ololade) Did you hear her?
Ololade: Don’t mind her, she’s just bluffing.
Omolola: Hmm, I don’t trust that girl. If she intends to do as she said, it’s better we beat her to it.
Ololade: Itumo? What does that mean?
Omolola: We’ll tell mum that she was the one who misplaced her coral bead na ni. We’ll spill the beans before she can rat us out.
Ololade: Ahn ahn, haba! E never reach like that. I know her; she only spoke out of anger. She’ll do no such thing.
Omolola: Issokay o. Hmm…
(Minutes later. Omolola enters Ololade’s room)
Omolola: Lolade, shebi I told you…
Ololade: Pe kini? What?
Omolola: I saw Solape entering mummy’s room just now.
Ololade: Are you stalking her?
Omolola: Why would I stalk her? What kind of dumb thing is that?
Ololade: And when has it become a crime for her to go to mummy’s room? Na today?
Omolola: It’s different this time. She threatened to tell on us some minutes ago. Did you develop sudden amnesia?
Ololade: Watch your mouth!
Omolola: Oya, sorry. I’m only being cautious ni.
Ololade: She was bluffing. Chillax.
Omolola: How can you be so sure?
Ololade: I’m not but I’m willing to give her the benefit of doubt. Solape get mouth but she’s no snitch.
Omolola: She’s been complaining about the things she needs to buy. At times, desperation can push someone over the edge o.
Ololade: Then you should have lent her money nau, so she won’t be desperate.
Omolola: Which money? Am I also not suffering and smiling?
Ololade: Well, you should. You put us all in this yawa.
Omolola: Something is wrong with you. (hisses and walks out of Ololade’s room)
To be cont’d…
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