The Rude Rich Girl Episode 3 (The Adeoyes Family)
Poverty is not a friend of man and it will never be. In life, it is either you are rich or poor and take note, there is nothing like average class.
In a world where we have Honourable Grey Oladunjoye and family who were born and brought up with a silver spoon, it is the same world we have the Adeoye family in the rural part of Lagos. When life is not fair to you, you know it but what can you drag with God? Is it the God that you are not seeing, is it that God you want to fight or shout at? Then you are a big fool. In any position or situation you meet yourself in life, just thank your creator because it is the God that created you that also created the Adeoye family. Atleast you are eating three square meals but the Adeoye find it hard to eat twice in a day.
I am sure you [Readers] are curious about this family. Now let me tell you, the Adeoye consists of Five people, no Four people. I dont want to count their dead father but I am still going to tell you about them.
[Sigh] Mrs Elizabeth Adeoye, a very strong and hardworking woman. When I say Strong, it does not mean she carrys weight or go to gym regularly. I mean emotionally strong as she had taken the responsibility of both mother and father on her children after the demise of her husband. She is a woman in her late fifties and looking quite haggard. Her husband Mr Adeoye [Late] was once a driver in the house of Honourable Grey Oladunjoye and back then, they were very okay. Yes! No staff of Grey is not okay, atleast each of them had a house on their own and Mr Adeoye even built three while He was alive but then He was diagnosed with Stroke. On the process of trying to look after him, there was no money again and you know since He was down with Stroke, he has stopped work. They spent all cash on his sickness and even ended up selling two of his houses at a cheap price all in the name of taking care of him. It was at this process Nineteen year old Alex also got admission into the university. At that point, Alex was ready to forfiet his admission but his mother and father decided against it.
Mr Adeoye talked to his wife about Alex.
Mr Adeoye: [Paralysed] I don't want my son to forfeit his admission.
Elizabeth: But we don't have money and here you are battling with stroke, no work.
Mr Adeoye: We will go to my boss and I am sure He will help us. He will lend us money. Alex must go to school.
Elizabeth: In this your condition? How?
Mr Adeoye: Get a cab and we will go together.
Truly, the couple followed as they discussed and they hired a cab to go and meet Honourable Grey for help. On getting there, all the staff pitied Adeoye as they have all missed him for his word of encouragement. After discussing with Honourable Grey, He agreed to borrow the family money and they collected a huge amount of money with the agreement that when Adeoye becomes perfectly okay, He is going to serve for eight years without collecting a penny except end of the year allowance and they agreed to it. They returned home and gave Alex the suprise of his life but they did not tell the poor boy the clause. Alex went to school to study Mass communication and at the end of his first year, his father died. It was the saddest day of his entire life as He watched his father being being buried inside his house. Before I move far, let me make you know that Alex had two younger ones and they were twins, a boy and a girl. They all cried hard and stick with their mother. Few months after Mr Adeoye's death, his family members pursued his wife and three children out of his only house and they moved to the street. They were able to get a house and were preparing to start hustling when another unexpected issue popped up, Honourable Grey located the family and brought in their mother for slavery. Although, the clause was the husband serving for Eight years and since the husband was not alive, the wife serves as the replacement.
It was a hard decision for Alex but Honorable Grey wanted only his mother. Alex became the man of the house as He started going to school from home. The twins were already fifteen at that time and He enrolled them to a government school. While studying, Alex became the hustler also trying to meet up with the family's need. They speak to their mother frequently and assured her that all is well.
Alex graduated from the university with a first class and the twins were out of secondary school at eighteen. Every day of his life, He would advice them to always be good and not to take what does not belong to them.
Taiwo Adeoye, the male of the twin, a very handsome and brilliant boy who immediately after finishing secondary school wanted to start hustling like his elder brother but Alex stopped him because He was a sickle cell anemia. Yes, you heard me correctly, sickle cell anemia. At the end of every three months, Alex's budget use to include his drug of about eight thousand naira. At the end of the year, the maids working at Honourable Grey's house were always permitted to go and see their family but not at the same time. Whenever their mother wanted to go and check on them, she go with provisions.
Kehinde, the female of the twin, was the princess of the family loved by her brothers. After her secondary school, she started a petty work of being a sales girl for a woman around her neighborhood to support her brothers.
Alex Adeoye, the man of the house currently and also a graduate. He is twenty -five currently and He works as a filling station attendant.
NEXT: The return of IREYIMIKA to her father's land.