If you were just passing without knowing before hand what was going on, you might or would have mistaken the whole scenario as a scene from a film or movie being shot by some Nollywood producer and his team as the whole thing was quite unbelievable!
The shock on the face of onlookers was intense and very real, not the type that is contrived at all, but it wasn’t just shock alone, it was mixed with amusement, for this somewhat actress, not a professional by any standards, was playing this role with gusto and it was evoking emotions of all kinds, from the shocked but very curious onlookers! Only thing was, she wasn’t acting at all and neither was she an actress at all. It was real life occurrence happening right before everyone there and then, real time!
The venue was “Shitta” that famous enclave, along the road in Surulere made famous by the Amala joints, “other types of joints” and also made world famous again by the Wiz of Nigerian music, Wizkid in his songs. You cannot talk about Surulere in the heart of Lagos, without mentioning Shitta. If you claim you know Surulere or ‘Lere’ well, like some have tagged it and you say you don’t know Shitta, then you can be tagged a JJC!
This here (story/write up) is a eyewitness account! Day was Wednesday, November 8, 2017, particular time was sometime in the afternoon. 2 young lasses (ladies) from around, came to the joint near the road known by all in that hood, where you buy and smoke weed and whatever. Not too long after their arrival, everyone minding their own businesses, not necessarily caring or minding what others were up to. Food vendors making brisk business, across the road the Mallams were trying to get customers to buy or sell forex, the beer parlours too were doing their thing, in all of these cacophony and unscripted daily grind, only from out of the blues a little commotion suddenly erupted and began, that got everyone’s attention!
One of the young, somewhat beautiful girls that had come around not too long before was undergoing some strange type of moves or dance of the macabre! She was foaming from her mouth, gasping for breath and was stretching and obviously in some form of major discomfort. There was commotion all around, this same lady passed not too long ago, moving sexily and not necessarily caring about those around, as she had where she was headed to go fuel up and blow up and be lifted sky high, where she would be communing with the extra terrestrials on other planes or planets. It took the effort of those around for the sexy young lady not to strip off or tear off her own garb/clothes! Alas! What has just gone wrong?
Who could have done this to her?
How can someone so sane now, just in under how long was about going insane?
What could have triggered such a show of shame and grotesque dance of the macabre?
Can you imagine that no one else in particular can or could be blamed, except the lady herself! Apparently she is a known customer of the joint, who is quite a regular, so she’s not one to engage in unneccesary attention grabbing drama! So on this particular day, she apparently puffed on a strain of weed, that was far more (potent) powerful than what she was normally used to experiencing, this particular one is nicknamed or called “Black Mamba”.
This joint named after one of the deadliest and most poisonous snakes in the whole universe, “the Black Mamba is said to be a one of a kind”. Little that we could gather about this strain is that, it is an uncommon weed, so powerful, so potent that not just anyone can take a drag. It is so strong that one puff alone or one drag hits home so bad, so intense, so mind boggling, that just that “one puff gives a whole day of supreme unimaginable high”!
So this young and very impressionable lass, had this smoke and the experience nearly turned into a major disaster! But for the timely intervention of those who were around, the lady would have either lost it (gone bunkers/berserk) or worse still, could have choked and died.
Apparently to save the situation, she was held down forcefully and then given “palm oil” to guzzle which seemed to work wonders as it calmed the lady down after a while and she regained her senses and could sanely control herself again.
Why anyone would want to go through this sort of madness, beggars belief? Why the need for a temporary high, which later brings you down to an imaginably terrible low? What’s the need for this step up and step down stimulants for?
Can you now imagine the shock of life again, as these ladies (including the one that went through the mad, unpalatable experience) came again to the same joint yesterday Thursday, November 9, 2017 (just a day afterwards), with her friend in tow! To come do what again, we all wondered? People were totally gobsmarked! Wondering whether it was normal or it’s a curse!