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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 10

Click to read Episode 9 Femi held Tomi’s gaze. ‘Can I see you after church tomorrow, please.’ Sunday seemed a long time even though it was just the next day. Tomi wished they could go somewhere quiet to talk. She wanted to know what he’d been up to since he left Ado for Lagos. She …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 9

Click to read Episode 8 Tomi pulled out a long Ankara gown from a cabinet and handed it to a young fair skinned lady sitting on a stool. The woman held up the gown and ran her eyes over it. ‘You can try it on over there.’ Tomi said, pointing to a makeshift changing room …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 8

Click to read Episode 7 Becky’s phone rang. She stared at the caller ID and quickly tapped Peju on her shoulder. Peju was sitting on the bed beside her, legs crossed, typing furiously on a laptop in front of her. She leaned towards Becky and squinted at the phone screen Becky was holding up to …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 7

CLICK TO READ EPISODE 6 ‘Sweetheart, you’ve not spoken to me in a week.’ ‘I have told you to stop using pet names for me when we are alone in the room. Paul, My name is Folake.’ Tomi’s father sighed. His patience was fast sipping away. How long would his wife continue to treat him …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 6

Click to read Episode 5 19th March, 2015. I have done some terrible things in my life, yes. But pushing Stella to carry out that abortion, I had no part in it. I still remember the morning before I was excommunicated from Garden Assembly. I woke up feeling empty. I wanted to start a new …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED – EPISODE 5

Click to read Episode 4 ‘I watched you grow up in this church.’ The Pastor’s wife started, her buttocks pushed backwards and her hand resting loosely on her thighs. ‘I still remember when you were a tiny little girl. You and my daughter, Hannah, would fight to sit on my laps. I’d give you biscuit …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 4

Click to read Episode 3 Tomi’s thoughts ran in one direction. What was it Femi wanted to talk to her about? Was he finally going to ask her the question she’d been waiting to hear him say for the past five months? She’d never forget the day Becky paid her a visit two months after …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 3

Click to read Episode 2 Femi opened his eyes, squinting at the light that shone from the ceiling above. For one moment, he forgot where he was. His eyes stopped at a man snoring beside him. He jerked backwards. Who is this? He rubbed his sleepy eyes and peered closer at the man. Rotimi. ‘What’s …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 2

Click here to read Episode 1 ‘Hey, what are you thinking about?’ Femi raised his head to find his sister standing at the door. He glanced at the clock on the wall. It was noon already? Had he been sitting there for so long? He rubbed his hand over his face and stretched out his …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 1.

Tomi’s heart quickened as the taxi took the corner that led into the bubbling Adewale street where her parents lived. It’d been three years since she left home. How time flies. She stared out the car window. A smile lit up her face revealing a gap tooth and dimples on her freckled cheeks. Nothing had …

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