I don’t joke with Okpa at all. Especially when it’s hot!
I wasn’t sure I was going to see my friend who sells them by this time of the day. She’s usually done early. Normally, I buy it on my way to school, but I woke up very late today and could not stop to buy it before school. If you’re late; the teachers flog you. So even though I love Okpa; I don’t plan on getting flogged for it.
Lexicon Analysis: Okpa is an Eastern Nigerian delicacy made from a special type of flour processed from Bambara nuts. It is usually prepared with palm oil and habanero peppers among other ingredients. It is then wrapped with green banana leaves or transparent plastic bags before sale.
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By Terry Odenigbo
Edited by Obi Odenigbo