Whose Favourite am I?
Olu is the middle child in his family. He often feels unloved and left out and is convinced his brother is his daddy’s favourite child. He also believes his sister Funmi is his mother’s favourite child. He tries to be extremely helpful to his parents by doing more house chores than his siblings.
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His plan is to win their love and become their favourite child. Olu’s parents try to tell him they love all their children equally and that there is no need to compete. Olu doesn’t believe them. When his birthday arrives, he compares his birthday celebration events to his brother’s birthday events and realizes, to his surprise, that he is as loved as his siblings.
About the Author.
Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is a Nigerian writer and ophthalmologist. Chigozie wrote her first unpublished novel at the age of six and has been writing poems, scripts, short stories, and songs since then, mainly for leisure. One of her poems, “The New Yam Festival,” won second prize in a nationwide poetry competition in 1983. She was the recipient of the silver prize at the Kanagawa World Biennial Children’s art competition in Japan in 1987. Her debut publication – a collection of short stories titled Beyond the Trial was awarded the Samuel Ajayi Crowther prize in 2017. She has written six children’s books to date and hopes to write more books before her hyperactive muses grow up.
Chigozie A. Mbadugha