MTV Shuga Naija | SE6E09: Checkmate
MTV Shuga Season 6 Episode 9 was yet another rollercoaster, with each character making even more decisions to their detriment or betterment. What went down? Read and find out! SPOILERS WITHIN!
Unfortunately I couldn’t recap last weeks episode and I’m sad but I made up some pretty entertaining captions for some scenes – check out my Instagram here to see them! Here’s one below:
On Mumu Buttons & Infatuations
First of all, let’s all get one thing – no guy is worth your future! Honestly, I was so mad at Leila because she’s basically squandered her opportunities and dulled her shine because she’s hopelessly fascinated by some jerk.
Tobi really showed himself in this episode, and we were all very disappointed. I get that sometimes we have our mumu button pressed, but Leila‘s has been pressed for too long. Now look at this – she gets pregnant, has a miscarriage and has to deal with her parents saying that she might as well say goodbye to her USA education.
*Mumu Button: An intangible button which once activated causes the one the button is attached to to lose common sense, often throwing all caution to the wind.
All this loss – let’s answer this, what has she gained from all the frolicking and stress with Tobi, apart from heart palpitations, judgement and stress? Did she make money? Did he buy her a Porsche (lol)? Not to mention that when stuff hit the fan he just sent her money and shooed her away, leaving her to find solutions – which might have been lethal – all on her own. May we all undo our mumu buttons on time before things go wrong – and this advice is definitely for me too. Amen!
Oh yeah, we find out Leila is 18. That’s some sad stuff. Not judging at all, because I understand. I just would hate to be in a position where my opportunity for betterment and moving to the next level was interrupted because of some guy. The painful thing is the guy won’t be as affected!
Diana is Up to No Good (As Usual)
Of course, Diana has been ditched ever since she pulled that stupid party stunt a few weeks ago. Her once-squad members caught sense and bounced, knowing she was no good. Unfortunately, she doesn’t want to let go and seems to want to take revenge. How? She’s planning to shut down Corper Yasmin‘s club. She first tried to get a recording of Corper Yasmin saying stuff that would send Principal Yetunde’s wig flying off, but failed.
Unfortunately, she got into Cynthia and Frances’ bags and got some pretty implicating stuff. I mean, a hospital test following a gang rape and some contraceptive/sex education pamphlets are nothing, but when given to an uptight, highly traditional woman like the principal, trouble is on the horizon – we’ll see it all go down next week. I feel it will backfire on her, because first of all – how did Frances get into that situation? It will all come back to slap Diana in the face, you bet. I bet we all wished that cane hit her when Principal Yetunde swivelled around.
Love is in the air, but we don’t want. Face mask please.
We all caught that cute moment between Cynthia and Ebisinde, but frankly I’m over it. Cynthia should just continue being her awesome self. She doesn’t need Ebisinde, especially now he’s planning to pull a car theft stunt which is bound to end up horribly, especially with those two goons he calls friends. Ebisinde is cute and nobody wants him dead! He needs to settle down – can’t wait for next week anyway.
At this point, we don’t like Tobi. He makes things worse by just throwing Faa under the bus. First he goes on about how he wouldn’t be able to tell what certain sounds are like – valid point. BUT, he clearly walked in on Faa in her bloodied state last week after the rape occurred.
It’s so sad! We’re hoping he’ll have a change of mind and actually catch a conscience. We’re also curious as to what the hell will go down with him and Leila. But wait, Khalil also saw Faa – how come he wasn’t called as a witness?
And to the Star of the Episode
We’re all very proud of Hadiza for the brave steps she took, standing up to her husband and her outdated father. She made a monumental move, bringing in an Imam and declaring she’d divorce her husband. Who saw that coming?
It was quite a deep scene with deep quotes thrown around, and was a learning moment as we saw the girl child fight for her education – Hadiza found her voice! She was tired of running away.
She talked to her husband and they resolved that she’d finish her schooling then go back to Kano. Joy all round – but will it last? Will she just go to secondary school and that’s it? What is the next step for her? We’re all wondering!
What happens Next?
The comments suggest that next episode might be the last, but let’s see! I have some predictions for the next episode:
Ebisinde will get caught and end up in jail, dead, or badly injured. Faa will get justice – hopefully.
Tobi will say the truth, and this will likely affect this his new career path along with his relationship with Bada (duh). Bada will go to jail. Khalil and Faa will be alright.
Hadiza gets her happily ever after, Corper Yasmin and her husband drive off into the sunset. However, with the way her husband left for Kano, I’m hoping everything will be alright. I mean she was only trying to help her sister who was drowning under pampers, cries and formula.
Corper Yasmin‘s Club plans will get ruined – they were preparing for a performance but things aren’t looking so good. Cynthia and Frances will be exposed by Diana due to Diana reporting to the principal. Frances’ parents will then find out and a lot of stuff will ensue. However, Diana won’t go unscathed because she will equally get into trouble, and might not end up writing those all-important exams. She won’t get any help from that boyfriend of hers (who has been in ghost mode for like 4 weeks now).
We’ll just how to see how it’ll all go down next episode!