It was some minutes past 11pm and I was already dozing off when my phone rang.
“Is this sabinews?”the deep well fec voice on the other side asked.
“Can I speak to Kanu? ”
“You mean Kan?”
“Yes o. ”
“Speaking sir, ” I said.
“My name is Abobaku, ” he said and the sleep cleared from my eyes.
“Good evening, sir. How are you, sir. ”
“I am fine and as you can hear I am not dead. I want to give you a story. I like sabinews because I used to read your column in Hints magazine. Shit and stuff abi ki lo’n ti pe? ”
“Ahh, you are shocked. You think Abobaku does not read. I watch CNN every morning. As the King does so do I.”
“So, why are you refusing to to die with the King.? ” I asked searching for my tape recorder.
“Die with the King ke! You think to die is an easy something? Please listen to me let me tell you why I called o jare. Are you ready to listen? ”
“Yes sir. ”
“Good. I want to announce a name. Help me tell the world that I have changed my name from Abobaku to Tanfeku because I cannot come and go and die just like that.”
(If you believe this you are on loooooooong thing! )