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Literal Opera with JODEKSS
« on: July 03, 2017, 03:27:17 AM »
Yus... You'd know what opera implies. I think that is only the hard word there.
This gonna of cause be dramatic and would be like the common TV opera were or are used to, Super story. It is gonna be once in a week. You could stop by and read and drop comments though but this is my own story, but about us, about this society.
My own keyboards are in the hands of the Jesu.

 Abule
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Re: Literal Opera with JODEKSS
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 02:24:12 PM »


[Enter]

Oba Jagunlabi, Jungunnu, Op
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Re: Literal Opera with JODEKSS
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 02:30:44 PM »
Abule Etan

[Enter]

Oba Jagunlabi, Jungunnu, Opeejije, Jangbalajugbulu.


Crowd:
Eemo reeeeee o, Kabiyesi Come outside
Oya, come out now o,
Wa wi tenu e...

Jangbalajugbulu:

Wait... Kabiyesi, e duro sibeyen
It is you they have issues with not me
Let me talk to them
It is my duty.

[Exit]
 
Oba Jagunlabi, Jungunnu, Opeejije


Jangbalajugbulu:

[Sighs]

People... people... calm down
Ani e calm down na
What is the problem huh?

One old man from the crowd:

Wait... Enough of your pretence Jangbalajugbulu, don't
We respect you but now it seems you have even joined those rubbers

The crowd:
[Shout]

He has joined them.

 One old man from the crowd:
E calm down na.
...
Ani e calm down... Let us be calm and things shall come to light.

Another rugged voice from amidst the crowd:
[Shriek]

Shut up!
You, shut up!
Who are you to tell us to calm down?
Kuro...
Look here chief, we are active-minded indigenes of this big village and we are no tomfools. Go in. Tell the Oba Jagunlabi to come out now and tell us how much he or they or whoever bought the oko.

Crowd:
[Shout]

Abi o... who needs it!
Thieves. Yeye...

 Jangbalajugbulu :
 Jungunnu, don't just stay there calm looking like Efo... Help talk them down na...

Ahem!
E take it easy. Let us be civil, please na. About what was bought, I can exactly tell you I know nothing about it.


[Re-enters]

...
Ah... ah...

Kabiyesi o... Kaaaaara o le o...
I thought I told you not to come out. I am handling this.

Oba Jagunlabi:
[Hisses]

It does look like the opposite.
Go away, I'll take it from here...

Ahem!
Good, great and ever conscious people of Abule
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Re: Literal Opera with JODEKSS
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 12:56:51 AM »


Act one Scene Two

[Enter]

Gboungboun, Igbaladogi, Akoko.

 Igbaladogi :
Good morning everyone here
As this is a formal gathering, let us try and be formal...

[Shouts from the crowd at the market square]

Please... please... please... let us maintain decorum
One house please...
Thanks.
I... Igbaladogi , your humble representative... am here now to do exactly as you have sent
This matter is not the only one at hand, you'd know.

Crowd:
[Exclaim] Yes...

One of the few adult in the village:
Yes... that witch must be dealt with too o.
Ole ni...
"Like husband like wife"

 Igbaladogi :
We cannot just deal with anyone without following and or consulting the oracles.

Crowd
[Shout]
We have done that...

 Igbaladogi : 
Where was I?
Gboungboun, Akoko, where was I?

Akoko: At that moment...ahem... ehn...

 Igbaladogi :
What is all this ehn? Just go on, tell me, where was?

 Akoko:
Awe...right. Three meetings held right after you were beaten into coma.

 Igbaladogi :
I was down for days real? Whoa...!  wait... wait... getting the flahes now...
I was beaten and done close to death where a snake climbs a sign post for pills.

 Igbaladogi :
I told that before sir...
Aye... you were in sick bed.

Oya o sha, don't just sit down there...
 
Gboungboun, Akoko:

You are the one still having the floor na...

Thoughts from among the crowd:
[Aside]
The gods are being nailed to earth
By bigger gods, o, or by the checkers in their declaring wigs
The youngs to come here in disarray
And past god we worshipped is being bunt on the way.

 Gboungboun:
[Chuckles]

Ahem... These are the troubles filed against her majesty
She should show up lest she should be dealt with
Any hands for this should be cut
Any hands stain from you all here at the market square must remain forever tucked.
...

Mm...
Appearing... appearing...  she's to come and answer these questions... when she appears. She must...
Why she had take our cowrie and lavish it selfishly for kangaroo services ah!

Another voice from the crowd:
Beat her to stupor...
Beat her as we beat the king...
Beat her... chastice her at her butt...
Female rubber...
...

Crowd:
Female rubber...
Female rubber
Female rubber...
Female rubber
Female rubber...

Thronging crowd:
 Gboungboun ...
Female rubber...
Female rubber
Female rubber...
Female rubber
Female rubber...

[Shouts continue]

Ehn hey...! He's passed out o...

Some voice from among the crowd:

Carry him again, he is weak too...
We shall continue to take our left
Tell him to wake up
Give him a hot slap
Pour him hot water
Overly cold water or some scary shouts...
Wake him and make him explain...

[Enters]

 Opeejije

 Opeejije:
 Let us be civil... I...

The leader from the left:
Shut up.
The sitting had had you held dangling for 2 moons...
If guilty of the so called oko you and your king had.
That would be very bad
For judgment shall role its dirty wrath side on you both next.
Leave us...

[Exits]

 Opeejije ...

 
Thoughts out loud from among the crowd:
The good old god is about being nailed in a bad land
The good god who's mighty hands fed us well to give vast life, hope and living sessions to run....
Other gods are to be blamed. They are not to be blamed. Things like this takes time. At times moons to shine many nights and sun to grow thousands of maize for towns.
Mm...
The king and his purse on hold.
The gods we fear and perhaps loved before rested on the quizzing words of checkers...
Abule Etan under etan as usually.

To be continued...

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Re: Literal Opera with JODEKSS
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 11:02:54 AM »
Abule Etan

Act One Scene Four

[Enters]

Oracle.

[Chuckles]
You, you too...? And you all too...?
Abba ah ah... abi... bones of these days are as irresponsible as fart
Yes na... fart from a lousy lazy lass's bottom in precision
I say in precision... who'd only shout making mouth wey no action.
Wo... Iwo... Iwo oya........... e fara han nisisiyii here...

[Appeared]
 Opeejije , Oba Jagunlabi.

So... I don't even know
No I know
I am the oracle
The source of all wisdom here - Abule Etan - ehn...
Exactly...
Look here... the two of you ehn... what or who do you think you both are huh?
Okay, come here...

 
 Opeejije
 Opeejije :
[Exclaims sharply]

Yeh!
A knock on my...

Oracle:
[Shushes]
Shhhhh....
Old your lips nay lest I cut them for my pigs to crush.
Now, you come over here too.

 
Oba Jagunlabi:
Ah are...
[Swallows a lump spittle]
Are... ehm... you talking to him abi?

Oracle:
Before I count two...

1...

 
Oba Jagunlabi:

[Paces fast]

Here I am o...


Oracle:
Ole ole...

[Paces closer]

 
Oba Jagunlabi:

[Screams out loud]

Yeh... agagagagagaragah... osi ma ta mi o...

I am the king na... Oracle, I am the king na...
Ah, slap on my face... ah! 

Oracle:
Ehn, you are the king for now...
Leave... wait jo...
Go and stay over there
Let me summon the rest of my sleeping powers
...

[Rushes of winds sequel]

Yay... welcome. Welcome, welcome and welcome.
You may have your seats.
Common seat all of you...
Eh... where you heading ni ti e...


Oba Jagunlabi:
I... thought you... asked us all to... si...

Oracle:
Common pa enue mon. Iwo, you have no values no more. The people of this village voted for you so that you would make the difference
But the sun that shun on us never change to set for the East.
Shio... oya... sit on the ground.
Oya oya... a o ri ojo mu so lokun o... kia kia... ehn ehn. Kare.
You nitie, remain standing.
No, sit on the ground too... and now now kia kia...
Ehn ehn... okay.

Now, powerful powers o...:

[Awon agbara]

Ooooooooooo...

Ma se lo... You are doing great.

Oracle:
Okay... thanks for that.
Now, bring out your scripts. Act them.

 
 Opeejije :
I have not been transparent enough I know
In deeds
I am such a stupid akapo
I knowg
No -- I know
I never merited my seat but seat in the pit.
Pardon me
Hence, now that I have made it back here
For the time being
I shall before the end of this week visit the Oracle himself
With the rest sacks of cowry left in my care to show I mean my words.
Thanks o e je ebure.

Awon Agbara:

[Murmur]

[Murmur continues]


Oracle:

Decorum please ...
E jo... one house na...
Please, please, please, one house.
Thank you.

We still have one more script to listen to.

Oya...

 
ObaJagunlabi:

I... I am so sorry for not considering procedural avenues before you all
And most importantly,
The villagers interest which I am and we at the EC are representing.
Forgive.
Forgive me. Put the whole blame on me...
Besides, I am glad competent hands are already looking into the oko we bought with the cowry.
If they found out there was any sort of misuse or looting or...
I shall happily open the calabash.

Awon Agbara:

[Murmur]
p
[Murmur continues....]


Oracle:

One house...
Thanks...
I the Oracle, the wisest here sha remember and have you... ehm ehm...
What is your full name again ehn?

 
Oba Jagunlabi:

Oba Jagunlabi Atetjaye 1 ni.

Oracle:
Ehn ehn... thank you. I shall remember the said name said he would do what he has just said...


[Exit]

Apter]

Awon Alakori, two villagers...

Leader of the Awon Alakori:

Has your neighbour released your opon?

1st villager:

Yes o...
He said he was just trying to prank me ni o...
Abi o...
He added he stole it because I was always careless of keeping it right.

Another of the Awon Alakori:

You wanted to say 'kept' abi, in the stead of 'stole' ehn?

1st Villag...
He returned it when it was close to the time of the day you gave to release it. 

He...

Another of the Awon Alakori:

If truly you are careless with your opon. If you lose it for re tomorrow and your neighbours say your levity over it caused it. We attempt to attend.
How much did you buy it?

1st Villager:
I don't know. They bought it for me ni!

The leader of the Awon Alakori:

Ah... abalajo... oku o moye won ra oko.

Bye-bye...

[Exit]
All.



To be continued ...
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