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keep your friends further & your enemies closer

The normal phrase should have been, Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but in this instance, keep your friends further away; this literally means, keep extra eye on those you call your friends, cos they cause the greatest damage, let me explain:

Way back in SHS, during the last days of our final high school exams, someone I call my friend betrayed me. I was a day student, na I be hustler, but God dey, so I survived. In a couple of weeks I’d been a high school graduate, and failing my exams wasn’t an option. Sake of this, my best paddy and I decided to rent hostel around our school, he was also a day student.

The whole point of this hostel thing was to get enough time to study for the exams, and in case apor drops, we go get am quick sake of we dey closer to the school. My paddy in name be Vans, short for Evans. He was a nice guy, we had lots in common, so that’s how we got along from SHS 1 to SHS 3. The friendship was deep so we never fought or argued, not even once.

He proved to be a trust worthy guy so he was the guy I always confide in, he knows most my secrets, and I knew most of his too. The brotherly love between us was deep! Others even thought we were brothers, same mother same father. When you see me, you’ll see Vans. We’re always seen together.

There was this chick in my school, in name be Comfort, charle the girl fine. Some dark skin girl bi like that ooh, in ass paaaaaa heerrrhhh check like BMW X6 bumber! Na she dey the home Econs class. Na the girl dey feel me, she was all over me. She could stare at me for hours from a distance. Last time bi, she spy me saaaaa, I gather vim go in body, go biz am why she dey watch me so, she flow me say, she dey feel my red lips. Since that day, we became friends.

Sake of me, this girl will skip her class, and join me in my class all day without going to her class. Then she start dey buy buy me things, I fit dey class, then she go carry waakye, biscuits, drinks den things come give me free, and as usual me den Vans go chop lol. Every Monday this girl always buys me shortbread, life was good. Charle the girl get money, in dad be police commander, so you can imagine. If I needed anything, I just call her and my wish was done.

Last time bi di3, me den Vans dey hostel inside, we dey hung like prisoners, na we dey mow, but eno dey go sef. Norrr we some bro knocked on our door, I open the door, ebi Comfort. She carry KFC den Pizza and one large bottle of coke come give me. That night, I chop like it was my last meal on earth, she really came through, like by now we make funeral.

She sent me a text message, saying she dey love my red lips, ebi sake of my red lips that be why she dey love me, she really likes me, I be cool guy, and that’s the kinda guy she’s looking for. Way I reply am say, we dey rep exams, make we rep fini, if she start dey talk love matters, I go conf, the exams sef I no go fit rep, so make she relax gimme. But the girl no hear, she was still bothering me with this love things. Charle I be hustler, I make hot, I no get time for love.

 So I told vans about what was going on between Comfort and I, I wanted advice, but this guy was laughing at me. Way he biz me why I’ve not accepted her proposal. Then I flow am say, I no dey love de girl, my heart dey for one girl top, she dey my hood inside, in name be Victoria, Vic for short. This Vic girl, me den am go the same JHS, that girl if I tell u say I no dey feel am, den I dey lie, ebi that girl I wan marry sef, we dey feel wanna body.

So Vans asked me, if I no dey feel comfort, why I dey chop in money?, way I talk am say, kwasia if she dey carry the food come, ebi me p3 I dey chop? Ebi me den you dey chop and the ecomomy make hard, I can’t allow free food to go waste. She naa dey take the food come, it’s not as if I dey force am, me I dey, if she carry the food come di3, I go claim and chop!

Guess what Vans did, Vans go tell Comfort say, the reason why I no dey mind am be sake of, I get girl inside my hood called Vic, ebi that girl I dey feel, eno be her. Vans go spoil me potorrrrrrrrr give Comfort, Vans flow Comfort say, me I get another girl inside the school, but that ebi codded, no bro know, ebi him p3 way know. Vans flow comfort say, I make two girls do abortion, I be bad guy, make she no mind me. Charle the lies Vans put for my top ehh, I no fit carry. But I had no idea what was going on.

It got to a time, if called or text Comfort she no dey mind me la, I see am for school sef, way I bell am, she dey come. Like then times, if I bell am, she go run come hug me sef, but this time di3, she was keeping her distance. She shun dey bring food to my hostel sef. Charle I knew something was wrong somewhere.

So I gather vim go comfort in class, to find out why she’s been ignoring me lately. The first question she biz me was, who is Vic? The girl in your hood way you dey feel am such, who is she to me? I was surprised, cos no one knew about Vic, ebi Vans p3 I tell. So I pretended I didn’t know what was going on, but the chick saw right through me.

That day I think saaa, trying to figure out how Comfort got to know about Vic. And the only conclusion was, Vans might have told her, cos ebi Vans p3 way I flow am about that chick. I confronted Vans about it but he denied it. From that moment onward, I couldn’t trust Vans anymore, the guy betrayed me, even though he denied it, I knew he was the Judas Iscariot.

It was later that I found out from my other friends that, na Vans dey feel Comfort waaaa, he dey love Comfort, but na the girl no dey feel am, na ebi me the chick dey feel. Na Vans dey text am love messages and proposals but the chick no mind am. Sake of the chick curve am, she go spoil me give the chick. Comfort changed her number sake of me, she wanted nothing to do with me charle.

Careful what you tell your friends, it’s only a matter of time they use that information against you. Trust nobody and keep your secrets to yourself.

Evans where ever you dey, God go punish you waaaaaaaaaaa sia boy! All those guys who dey spoil your friends give girls sake of you dey feel am eehhh God go punish you all, you no dey value friendship eehh?


story concept by: Martin

written by: @AbokiCleDre (follow me on twitter)

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9 thoughts on “keep your friends further & your enemies closer

  1. lol…hmmmm..dis Vans guy.hmmm..make u no mind am bro..he be greedy monkey..en p3 want chop the pizza den KFC stuff..sialydat..lol..surely God go punish am gv u..
    bt how u manage survive the rest of the term..lol
    and how far with Vic?an update no go be bad mmom..lol


  2. May God punish them all not just sake of women but also for being a good friend and they pay you back with so much pain. May they feel such pain a thousand times till they cry and beg for years. Amen.

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  3. May God punish them fake ass friends and them pussycat niggas all. Not just because of a girl but also because they pay back your kindness with pain, may they all feel the same pain a thousand times over and cry and beg. Amen

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