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Oluwakayode Adigun a rare name
I heard as I breezed down 
the city of Lagos in search of 
pecuniary gains. Does he teach?
So I was told but when he walked in
 it was unannounced, subtle, oh yea!
His presence I reckoned not!
As often, these stories, of trade and 
lending bored me with winter fevers.
Petulant and non stop barrage of didactics
permeated the horizon but this Adigun, 
a different breed with brazen 
intellectual antenna,
some what of a gem, in a split
seconds, the session rendered
aglow. we laughed and roared.
And  sweet was the banishment of boredom!
Passionate and exited, teacher of trade!
An intellectual of rare nicety, a 
sublime mental gladiator with untainted 
credentials in a delicate trade!
In obedience to the east and
custom, Adigun deserves colanut
and water, the greatest
yoke of friendship! To this
man, Adigun, I invoke the sacred
ancestral homage meant
for kings foremost knights!
I have known him albeit
a few hours, my balls wish I 
had known him all eternity. Adigun,
a connotative Yoruba appellation!
Oluwakayode, named after the deity of 
fortune ,Paykay as often, revered
by friends  and admires of equal 
trade! This stranger, in his episode
of transition to adulthood reminisced
noble candies not common
with  the poverty stricken mortals of
his time. My poetic hand relishes 
this holy flirtation in volumes.

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