THERE ARE TWO LIBERTYS; ONE FOR THE RICH, ONE FOR THE POOR
EXT. LIBERTY HALL II – DAY
MUSIC PLAYS OVER IMAGES – MISS INDEPENDENT
A car drives into the compound and stops by a building.
SITANDA 20, comes down with shopping bags.
Sitanda is a very BEAUTIFUL AND CLASSY GIRL. SHE IS ON A NICE TOP AND A MINI FLARE SKIRT COUPLED WITH A KNEE BOOT HEEL.
She walks glamorously towards her flat.
INT. SALOME FLAT – DAY
SALOME 20, walks into the living room, holding her hair backwards with her hands - like packing it as Trish enters
Sitanda just drove in.
And what should I do with the info?
EXT. LIBERTY HALL I – DAY
Four ladies RACHEL, RONKE, YEMI and UNI are sitting outside the compound at a corner
They are dressed down; some in their short wears; doing one thing or the other
Yemi is filing her nail
Rachel is engrossed in a beauty magazine
Ronke is plaiting Uni’s hair
THERE ARE TWO SALONS, ONE FOR THE RICH ONE FOR THE POOR
INT. BARON SALON – CONTINUOUS – DAY
THE ATMOSPHERE SEEMS HOT.
Alexis is shouting on top of her voice at Mandel while she does her customer’s hair in a displeasing way. Everyone seems not to mind them.
Why did you have to call her when I did huh? Why?!
Mandel, who seems to be calm and busy, looks at her.
Would you keep quiet for a sec?
Of course you would say that. I am the lousy one here while you on the other hand are so gentle. You always do that!
What else do you want me to do? You said you called her first, I released her and she’s with you, so what is your problem now?
She looks at Chika beside her and snatches the weave on from her hand angrily.
Get out, get out of my side! I don’t need you, go back to him!
Chika looks sad; she looks at her and walks slowly and reluctantly back to Mandel. Alexis sees that
And if I dare see you go to him, you’re dead! You fool!
Chika jitters and stand in the middle of the room in confusion
Alexis starts combing her customer’s hair in a very rough and annoying way in anger. The customer shifts in pain on her seat stopping Alexis pounces on her.
Xcuse me, if you know you can’t sit and maintain a straight head, move away!
EXT. LIBERTY I – DAY
They all look at Ronke in confusion, she just focus on her hair plaiting while she laughs
Hmm... Some girl will try that with my Jaidon, she wan die?
We all know that one na thuggery na; not thug this time cos thug is a low version of thuggery.
THEY ARE ENEMIES
EXT. LIBERTY I – DAY
Ronke is plaiting Uni’s hair.
Rachel, I heard you went to make your hair at Baron yesterday.
(not looking up)
Yes. You see, those people need to be shown we are not equal; they might be living in Liberty II but we were the first Liberty, we are their leaders in everything and we can make hair in Baron too.
Man, they are too full of themselves, arrogant even in class they feel they know it all.
Arrogant is an understatement; I don’t know what they have that we don’t.
For a starter, you can park into Liberty II.
They all stop abruptly and give Yemi an annoying look.
A GIRL AND HER SPIRIT
INT. SIMI HOUSE:BEDROOM – NIGHT
Simi is lying in bed; she’s rolling up and down, seems something is bothering her mind
She sits up thinking
You don’t need me in this; just let this go.
Simi stands and start to walk out of the room
How can I?
If you ask me, that hair was still shining, you could atleast leave it for another week.
You know I can’t leave a style on for more than a week; you should get used to it already.
SHE NEEDS A FLATTIE
INT. SITANDA FLAT – DAY
You think getting a flattie would solve it? I would just tell you to tell your dad
I just need a flat mate for a month or two so.
You know your dad must not get to know you have a flattie.
HE NEEDS A HOUSE
I heard you girlfriend’s friend is looking for a flattie.
Why would she be looking for flat mate?
HE BEATS HER
INT. JERRY HOUSE
Tracy rushes in at the yell
Jerry lands a hard slap on her face, she falls on the couch holding her face; she whimpers.
He pounces on her and beats her madly.
A stylist TONIA, is attending to a woman, SIMI. She is wiping her wet hair with towel.
Trust me it’s more than crazy if you hear it all; the guy actually has a whip for her in the house. I didn’t know until they had issues and she told me everything she’s been going through. She has lost many pregnancies because of the beating ‘cos anytime he beats her, he targets her tummy and hits it continuously hard
Everyone in the salon listens to the two ladies but says nothing though they are heating up in their seats.
Alexis is making hair for a customer. The customer hms at the comment. Alexis chuckles. They talk to each other voice.
I’m sorry, when I’m not crazy, a man would treat me like that?
As a matter of fact, a man wouldn’t treat you like that if you are crazy. Some women are just fools.
What! They are not married?
No they are not.
They are not married and they are living together?
Yes; she packed her bags to her house.
Simi who has been shifting on her seat couldn’t take it any longer. She excuses herself from her stylists and looks at Yolanda.
WRITTEN BY EMERALD BLUE OKIKI
INT. SIMI HOUSE:BEDROOM – NIGHT
No I can’t! she is suffering, he is hurting her.
She is hurting herself.
(looks back sharply; frowns)
How could you even say that? That was not our way, our philosophy.
Jerry brings out a whip and starts lashing Tracy; she screams in pain dropping on the floor. He whips and kicks her in the tommy; she cries in pain and gasps like she’s dying.
Suddenly Simi’s spirit enters her on the floor. She stops crying instantly and looks up at him
A strange power overtakes her. She becomes extra strong.
MUSIC STARTS PLAYING: REDEMPTION SONG
INT. SIMI HOUSE – NIGHT
MUSIC PLAYING: REDEMPTION SONG
Simi appears on her bed, gasping for breath.
I warned you against this; you know when you do this it reduces your life span.
That’s why I change my hair every week; that should count for something.
Yes; but not compare to you doing nothing and now you have Tracy’s life; who knows what characters she has.
INT. SITANDA FLAT - DAY
Sitanda rushes in and closes the door instantly, resting on the door with her eyes widen in confusion
What do you mean you don’t know? What does he want?
The impossible. He wants to be my flattie
Tania springs up.
INT. RONNY HOUSE
Ronny opens the door.
He looks happy to see her but shocked and confused seeing her bags.
What’s happening? Where are you coming from?
From home and coming here; you know I gave it a lot of thought and decided to move in.
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