On fire + Akanni Street - Spoken Word by Atilola Moronfolu

I thank you guys that rose to the occasion of helping me in the previous post. I have complied the suggestion and came up with just thirteen topics. This means I still have a long way to go so please and please, I still need your ideas oo. Click here to read and help if you don't know what I am talking about.

Yesterday was not a good day for me at all but I thank God that I am alive and kicking sha. Part of my car caught fire and burnt. I was so weak. Good Samaritans came to help me put the fire out. For the first time ever, I realised I did not have a fire extinguisher. A trailer on the other side of the express parked and passed his extinguisher to my side. I was too shocked to do anything reasonable. People helped me put the fire out and pushed my car to one side of the express. There are still good people in Lagos o, don't listen to everything you hear.

This incident has affected my schedule a great deal. I am supposed to have a reading at the US Embassy this afternoon, but I will be absent. Yes, I know its somehow , but if it were worse nko? From there, I am supposed to be at another reading event at Maryland in the evening. I can't even imagine going to the island in a cab at this period when third mainland bridge is being renovated. I can't be doing my normal up and down in this Lagos without a car as I spend 90% of my working hours on the road.

I decided to just sit at home and sulk a bit, then take time to thank God that my life was spared cos I believe my brain actually disconnected for some seconds as I did not seem to know how to unlock my door and get out. I was just praying for God not to allow the car explode. I am taking today to replace the burnt parts cos it must be ready today. Yes it will cost me some money, but meehhhnnn, I just have to close my eyes and do it, even if I might have to drink garri for a while. Another good news is that the car engine was spared.


Away from the bad news, lemme cheer myself up a bit. The video below was supposed to be a normal poetry reading, but it turned out to be something else, Maybe it was because of the topic or because of the way I read it. I think I read it as if the issue pains me, because sometimes it does. In fact, this particular poetry and video is what some people saw before I was invited to the US consulate to read some of my works, and they asked me to do this again there.

Some of you might remember when I posted the poetry version on this blog last year, as it attracted loads of comments.

Watch what happens in the middle of the reading. Even though the stuff wasn’t funny to me, I ended up being infected as I had to start all over again.

40 comments

  1. Thank God you're alright. And yes there are still good people out there...

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  2. WOW. Thank God you were not hurt in the fire incident. Thank God also that your car wasn't badly damaged. I'm now off to watch the video.

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    1. Ye oo, thank God. At least the garri I will drink is still food, lol.

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  3. Wow! I am glad that you are okay. Yes, there are good samaritans out there. Please go and buy yourself fire extinguisher for your car.

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    1. Yes o, I have learnt my lesson. Thanks

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  4. I loved the video and it was funny to me too. Yep, I can relate to the story of having churches all around me. While growing up, there was a mosque and several churches side by side in my neighborhood and it was really crazy. Now, I attend the church just adjacent to my home, but somehow, the sounds are not as disturbing as before. Maybe, I've learnt to ignore them.

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    1. Naah, they can't disturb you, cos you are part of them, lol.

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  5. OMG!!! That was a nasty experience. What was the cause of the fire?
    Thank God you're fine.

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    1. Something very avoidable. My battery wasn't placed to sit well when someone fixed it. The head contacted the bonnet and spread fire to other parts of the car

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  6. Thank God you're fine and it wasnt worse. God will replenish your purse

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    1. Amen ooo. I need serious replenishment at this point in my life

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  7. im glad ure okay...someone must have been praying for you and thank God for ur helpers oo
    hope u got my text sha...stay blessed and cool
    off to see the video u mentioned to me on my blog
    akanni street

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    1. Yes oo, it could have been really worse. I got the text, thanks.

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  8. ohh...lest i forget...u have a lovely smile..like a child's smile

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  9. lol...ur frnds re nt serious ooo...ahn naaa....lool...they kept laughing and disrupting your reading...you tried to compose yourself for so long but yet to no avail...

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    1. Don't mind them joo. I really tried to stay still but they broke me

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  10. Hope you are feeling much better
    Like you said, it could have been worse....
    This is evidence you are loved by many
    xxxxxxx

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    1. Yes oo, I am fine. Trying not to think of the unplanned expenses. But everything is fine now.

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  11. I join you in rejoicing and thanking GOD for HIS mercies.
    As long as there is life, you will get your money back in a thousand folds.
    Take care and wish you the best in your endeavors.

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    1. Yes, as long as there is life, there is hope for better things. Thanks so much

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  12. ((Hugs))Thank God for your life. I'm happy you came out unhurt. God will continually preserve you and don't worry God will replenish you in multiple ways

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  13. 'Thank God you're ok. That must have been scary. Every disappointment is a blessing in disguse - as they say. Onwards and upwards, dear.

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    1. Yes, I was scared and shocked. Thanks so much

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  14. Oh dear,sorry about your car.

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  15. wow, sorry about the car. I can imagine how you must have felt.

    The reading was really nice. I like!

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    1. Yeah, I felt really down. Thanks

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  16. Sorry about the accident,better things ahead.

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  17. sorry about your car. thank God you're okay

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    1. Abi oo, thank God I am still alive

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  18. eyaah! sorry about your car my dear, please get a fire extinguisher asap and make sure its always in the boot or somewhere in the car. its well..

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  19. Na wa. So sorry to hear about your mishap @ilola. God will help you to restore the car to an even better state than before.

    I enjoyed the reading! it was certainly funnier listening to it than reading. That laughter definitely made you human. plus your laughing audience. The poem was something everyone could relate to.

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    1. Amen ooo.

      Ahn ahn, are you saying I was not human before? If I catch you ehn...

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  20. Was also wondering why you were not present at Loudthotz. Thank God you're fine jare, that's key. I remember this day at the reading of 'Akanni Street'. LOL!

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    1. Loooll. You were one of the culprits.

      I hope the Loudthotz I missed was fun.

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