Oh girls, how many times have you heard this? Check out this scenario,
A: Hi Chukwudi, long time oh, what's up?
B: I just dey oh!
A: So what are you doing now?
B: Actually.....ehhh....I'm in Abuja!
A: Wow! that's great!, yeah, i remembered your mum told me.
B:Things are tough you know......but by God's grace, I'll make it.
A: So where are you working in Abuja?
B: Ehhhhn, actually, i do a bit of everything....(coughing), this and that.
A: Ohhhhhhh, Okay, soooooo you are into business?
B: Ehnnnnnn, you can say that, but you know......we are in Abuja....we are hustling now.....you know how things are
A:You are what?
B:Hustling now......you know...
What the hell does hustling mean? does it mean "I am trying to get a job, i wake up early, look at the newspapers and apply for all the jobs i see" or does it mean "i wake up in the morning, go to the nearest internet cafe and spend all my money looking for mugus" or "i am basically unemployed but i am perching at a friend's house untill he makes it and then, maybe he'll help me out".
What the hell does it mean?
Yeah, thats what my ex, was doing. He was hustling. I visited Naija a while ago, after 8 years and that is what that fool was doing. I really hoped he would be doing well. I really hoped.He was a good guy, honest, helpful so i wished him the best.........I expected that when I came home, people would say "ah waffarian, Chukwudi is a big boy now oh! he is now working at so and so, did you see his house? infact, his wedding was the talk of the town, men, you missed!"........that is what I really hoped for him, that he would be settled and doing well.....instead, on that early morning, when the dogs started barking, my brother ran in to tell me he could see Chukwudi strolling towards our house. I went out to meet him, he had not changed, he still looked the same, he was wearing a pair of jeans, a "chequered " shirt,(short sleeve), one of those "reiging" sandals, glasses and one of those bags that go across the front and then "lands" at the back. I remember seeing that entire look on one of those comedians on "1001 laughs". Anyway,I was excited to see him, hoping after 8 yrs, he was doing well for himself.......and that is what he was doing, he was hustling!