S01E04: You Made A Black Girl Blush By Minna Davies | #YMABGB



They both leave. 

The woman turns on her phone, she goes to her whats App massager clicks on the contact "little brother" and in the messages is a picture of Bunmishe tears a little as she watches her daughter walks away. 


 16 YEARS AGO 
NEW YORK. MARGARET’S MANSION, NIGHT. 

Two year old Bunmi is at the corner of the mansion playing with her toys, laughing, the heavy music distracts her from seeing her parents argue. Margaret and Dean bantering one another, Dean tries to walk away from her, but Margaret is not taking it, she pulls him back, he returns with a slap on her face. Margaret Furious goes to her drawer behind her, in it are some files and hard drugs, she shuffles it and pulls out a gun, Dean is already about to carry Bunmi when She shot him not thinking twice. Dean fall on Bunmi’s toys confused Bunmi begins to cry. 

Mike Immediately rushes in, seeing the scene he takes the gun from her and Takes crying Bunmi away. 

NEW YORK. PRISON. DAY 
Visiting hours, Mike carrying Bunmi on his laps waiting, Margaret enters, delighted to see her child, she takes Bunmi off Mike playing with her. The smile on Margret’s face as Bunmi giggles. 

MIKE 
What now? 

MARGARET 
You are going back to Nigeria. 

MIKE 
Hell no, my boxing career is beginning. 

MARGARET 
(She grabs his hand, looking 
At him intensely, almost begging) 
You have toplease Michael. 
 MIKE 
I can take care of the business, 
the club, I don’t have to go back. 

MARGARET 
I have Godiya for that. 

MIKE 
Come on Meg. 

MARGARET 
Michael Olubumi Johnson, you are the  
Only one I trust right now, I want my 
daughter far away from all this shenanigans. 

MIKE 
You got yourself in this mess,  
Why should I bail you out? 

MARGARET 
Because you are family, and that is  
What family does. 

MIKE 
Then you have to explain to me 
What is happening here, because  
I am lost. You killing Dean came  
all of a sudden, I didn’t even  
know you had a gun. 

MARGARET 
I don’t, now keep your voice down. 
The gun was Dean’s. He started selling 
Drugs in at my night club. 

MIKE 
Was that why you killed him? 

MARGARET 
No, of course not. He made a deal 
With the devil I had to break it, 
Now the devil is after me. 

MIKE 
What do you mean? 




MARGARET 
You would not understand. This  
Is why want you to leave, take my 
Daughter out of here. Join our  
Brother, you both can run the  
club in Nigeria. Don’t worry,  
I would always send cash.   

MIKE 
Alright. 

She plays with her daughter a little more. 

MARGGARET 
Mama would always love you. 

She kisses her baby before handing Bunmi over to mike, tears in her eyes as Mike leaves 

MARGARET 
Michael 

Michael turns to look her. 

MARGARET 
Don’t tell her anything about me 
I don’t want her think of me like 
this. 


She looks at him intensely again, he cannot say no. 

PRESENT DAY. HOSPITAL, DAY. 

Bunmi on her bed, resting looking at the ceiling and throwing a small ball up, catching it. This goes on for a while till Benjamin enters; she does not notice him till his voice awakens hey from her thoughts. 

BENJAMIN 
You like to play catch. 

Hearing hivoice, she loses control and the ball lands on her face. 

BUNMI 
Not really. 
Bunmi tries to sit up, but never once looked at him in the eye. 

BENJAMIN 
Hi. 

BUNMI 
Anjola is not here. 

BENJAMIN 
I came to see you. 

BUNMI 
Okay. 

BENJAMIN 
You can look at my face, I know 
I am ugly, but you can try. 

She slowly puts her head up to look at him 

BUNMI 
I am not really in the mood. 

BENJAMIN 
For what exactly? 

BUNMI 
To talk. Why did you come to see me? 

BENJAMIN 
Honestly, no reason, I just  
felt I  should come. 

BUNMI 
Thanks. Are you going to sit?  
Or you enjoy standing? 

Benjamin Giggles a little as he goes to sit. 

CLUB, EVENING 

Mx and Mike enters the office office, they meet the T.v On 

MX 
I turned that off before I left. 


Margaret comes in from the toilet at the corner. 

MARARET 
Hi guys. You still have 
 poor test Maxwell. And hmm, 
you are all big now Michael. 

She goes to sit on mx’s seat, Mike and MX Are really surprised to see her. 

MIKE 
You said you were coming  
Next week 

MARGRET 
I liedI have seen her, she 
 is beautiful. 

MX 
We tried to talk to her about 
You coming, she flipped, its going 
To be difficult convincing her Meg. 

MARGARET 
Then, we don’t do that. She hates her  
Mother, maybe she might like a friend. 


……………………. YOU MADE A BLACK GIRL BLUSH BY MINNA DAVIES………….. 
minnadavies@yahoo.com

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