Ada and Michael (not real names) met each other for the first time at an event in Enugu state in Nigeria, this was shortly before both of them traveled to United kingdom to study for their masters degree program at different universities, although they stayed at different cities in UK, they kept on communicating with each other. Sometimes they pay each other visits, their love and relationship kept on growing stronger every day. They were convinced that they are meant for each other, they agreed to marry after their studies when they return back to Nigeria.
In 2011, both of them completed their degree program and decided to get their post study visa extension to enable them stay back for two years in UK to get some work experience before going back to Nigeria. In 2012, Micheal called his parents to tell them that he has found the lady he wants to spend the rest of his life with, his parents were very happy to hear the good news especially his mother who didn’t waste any time to sing joyfully on the phone that she has gotten a daughter in law[proper African mama]. Michael’s father requested for the Ada’s family name and the name of the community she came from so that they can ask questions about the family as their tradition demands. Michael happily obliged, gave his dad all the information(s) he needed. His dad promised to call back to tell him what he found about Ada’s family.
Two weeks later, on a Thursday evening, Micheal came back from work and was about to take a shower, then his phone rang he was so excited to see that it was his dad calling from Nigeria he quickly picked the call, lo and behold; that was the call that broke his heart, the call that took away his joy. His father called to warn him to stay away from Ada if he still want to be his son. Micheal could feel the anger in his father’s voice when he told him that he won’t allow him to bring the wrath of the gods upon their family by having an affair with an osu, he told Micheal that it is a taboo to marry Ada’s kind , when his father was talking, Micheal could hear his mother crying at the background cursing Ada for trying to bring abomination into their family.
Micheal tried all his best to convince his parents that the Osu myth was a thing of the past and that as Christians, Jesus has disconnected them from any ancient diabolical cultures. But all his explanations didn’t change his parents’ mind about Ada. As soon as the call ended, he got a call from Ada. Her voice was screaming ‘distraught’, it was different, just like someone who has been crying for a long time. On hearing the tone of her voice, his heart skipped in fear, Ada tearfully told Micheal that she was a month pregnant for Him[as they got involved sexually and regretted as they promised to wait till they were married],it felt as if his world was crashing down. Now, Micheal is a devastated young man left with two options: either he marries Ada and be disowned by his family and community or he obeys his family by staying away from Ada, the love of his life and his unborn child. [it is not a movie]