“I’ve been hawking grand nuts since 2015, but to my own surprise, I’m still shy about it.
I really love my family and I’d do anything for them, but sometimes when I think about life, I wonder why or how some people find themselves in a wealthy family and people like us ended up in a poor family, the reason or process remains a mystery.
Right now, it’s in the clear that my dad can’t handle the financial part of the family any longer, my mom did her best to do a lot of cover up for him, which we knew about all along but acted like we don’t know. It began to get obvious when he couldn’t pay our school fees any more because we are many; I’m the second born of a family of seven—three boys, four girls. Things got worse when he and my mom started fighting; sometimes about feeding and mostly about money. They are not talking to each other at the moment because they got physical again last week—I was in a prayer camp when I got a call from one of my sisters saying I should come home immediately because our parents had started fighting again, on getting home, I learnt that my dad had taken 20 thousand Naira loan from my mom and he has been paying in bits which my mom doesn’t like. It’s very sad seeing ones parents throwing punches at each other every now and then but this is what we have been leaving with.
I’m closer to my dad and I have been talking to him about reconciling with my mom. I’m going to try again when I get home.”