Once upon a time, there was a man called Akikereh in the Ntenako Kingdom. The chief had sent the town-crier to inform the people that everyone should come and take yam heads from the palace for the planting season. Many people went, but Akikereh felt that it was belittling him as a man to go and take yam heads from the palace like a newcomer to the village. A law was passed in the village that when the harvest season comes, everyone will only eat what they planted. People planted a lot of yams. The harvest season too came, and they harvested a lot.
Akikereh did not have much to harvest. He was ashamed to even beg. His neighbors realized he was only getting thinner and thinner. More so, the chief had warned them that anyone that will give Akikereh food will be skinned alive, so he could not benefit from the largesse of the people. Hunting was not one of his skills; meanwhile, it was the last resort for him to survive. Akikereh starved until he died. Do you know people who are too proud to even help themselves?
Until then, beware too much pride will make you die a premature death.
Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk
“No matter how a rat becomes the house pet, if it is sleeping beside the bag of groundnuts the owner may not have much sleep. ” (Hamilton Ayuk)."If a goat runs from the owner’s leash it will be tied by the council in a market square" Hamilton Ayuk).