"Following these traditional good girl ways, I learnt to cook, clean and sweep at the age of 8. Today I am 16 year old and all I do is cook, clean and sweep, preparing myself for the days when I turn 21 and cook, clean and sweep for eternity while my husband-the doctor/lawyer/engineer/rich man/ Igbo to the core-goes about his daily business making money to provide for me and my 4 children who will be First In All Their Classes."
Ifeoma Asika is an 18-year-old girl from Lagos, born into Nigerian Elite. She is First In All Her Classes (as she was born to parents who were First In All Her Classes), beautiful and talented. She speaks fluent Igbo and drives around in tinted Range Rovers, unaware of the evils that lurk. Cynical and world-weary, she dreams of a life untouched by Nigerian values and Marriage. She lives a repeated life of school, housework and church desperate for a chance to do something different.
Then comes Bankole.
He's unlike anyone she has ever met. He is the tall muscular son of her father's new employee. With his close-shaven head, rapid-fire Yoruba, his free spirit, he is a light at the end of the tunnel.
When-in a series of unfortunate events-she finds herself pregnant, disowned, expelled and in debt to the local dibia, she seeks the help of Bankole in which they find the one thing they have both been looking for.