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Offline Ohwojevwe Ese Ganiyu
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Preparations galore
   25 liters of fuel
   10 liters of kerosene
Down payment for one create oflimca
   Pre-birthday good wishes
Topes’ call
   Kudirats’ calls
Iya aluwe call
Aunty Titi calls
On main day I cut
No birthday cake
Then came Adeniji’s
Ever willing to leave me with one thousand
And distribution must follow
   Mama Deji-one malt
Iya iyabo-one malt
Their Iyabo-one malt
Iya  dami-one malt
Mama ‘tosin-one malt
Iya and baba Micheal-two malts
Iya niyi isale-one malt
Iya bolu-one malt
Mama Togo-one malt
Bayo Togo-onemalt
Davidi-one limca
‘Yemi-one maltina
‘Laoti-one malt
Broad niyi-one malt

All these; just Malta Guinness distribution
And in-between
Cooked i
   Goat-meat stew
Eaten with bread-stew, rice-stew
And one cold malt to top it
On musicals
   Jennifer Lopez
   Worship with Don Moen
We thank God
I will sing
   Bran Adams
The very best of me
   Olumide Seal
Live at the point
Marshal Eminem
Encore video
Michael learns how to rock
   Michael Bolton
Soul and passion
   Hilltop music-women of faith
Touching heaven-changing earth
   Barry White
Soul seduction
One hundred and seventy two songs
   West life
Uptown girl
   Phil Collins
Platinum collection 2000
   Shinaya twain
Greatest hit videos
   The animation film
Shreck two
I Robot-one and two
Wrestlomania XIX
Road wilde
Then the rains
First wet my generating set
That’s for first starters
I blended my tomatoes
This made stew available
More text messages
   You ‘re too good…
   Prof. live it on…
Ese we love you…
   How old are you now…
Dem dey faint for London
Then this message reads…
…a birthday means…
   A completion of a
   Year that has seen
   Success and the
   Beginning of another
   Year that is filled
   With happiness. So,
   Here is wishing you
On your special
Birthday that may…
Laughter, joy and
Cheer bring happiness
That fills
   Your day and lasts
   Through the year…
And more messages on glo fone
Happy birthday sir, d
Lord dt sustained u
Up till this yr will
Protect u
Next yr, if he tarries…
Long life & prosperity,
Thanx Stephen the governor
Ojo annex…
2 U. FROM MR. & MRS. &
Then this message…
Wo,kiyesi ogo aye re
Yio buyo, e wa re ki
Yio dibaje, aunrere
KO ni soro fun olati
Se, aseyori ni iwo yio
Ma se ni igbagbopgbo
Oluwa yio si ma se
A tokun ayere
   -mike Oresanwo
Then the break-tide
Protruding stomach filled
In no other tides
Have I felt this kinky
Jehovah has powered rain
To fill on birthday that
Forced the day break with
Sun crackers in the cloud
Then later we must accent
To the creator
Now that the morn’
Is over to Port Harcourt and Benin City
We had telephone conversations
But what makes this evening
More interesting
Other than praying
One my 36th birthday.

Ohwojevwe Ese Ganiyu is a lecturer in Lagos state Polytechnic and Author of Lagos Visa. He has taught in various programmes of Lagos State Polytechnic full time and part time including in annexes of the polytechnic.


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