Oloture: The Journey (2024) s01e02 Episode Script

Episode 2

- [cheerful music playing]
- [man 1] Ben pass the ball.
[man clapping]
- [man 1] Hey!
- Hey!
- Hey!
- [man 3] Pass the ball.
[cheerful music continues]
- [man 1] Hey!
- Hey!
- Hey!
- [man 4] Pass the ball.
- [man 1] Hey!
- Hey!
- [man 5] Hey!
- Hey!
- [man 2] Hey!
- Hey!
- [man 2] Hey!
- [all] Hey! [cheering]
[all clapping] Hey.
Where did you go to?
- I went to a phone booth to make a call.
- [man 7] Hey pass the ball.
[man 2] No, no, no!
- Hey!
- [man 4] Nice one. Let's go.
- Hey, hey, hey!
- [man 2] Hey, hey, hey!
- Hey, hey!
- [man 3] Hey, hey, hey!
- [man 4] Hey, hey!
- Hey, Ben pass the ball.
- This is the United Nations of football.
- [cheering]
There are many people here
who don't have much knowledge,
- [Peju] but they understand football.
- Ben pass the ball to me.
- [Peju] Some are even from Ghana.
- Hey, pass the ball!
- [Peju] And they play well.
- [men continue cheering each other]
- Like that handsome one.
- [man 4] Give me the ball.
- So he plays well or
- [man 2] Hey!
- he is handsome? Which one?
- [man 6] Hey,
- See for yourself.
- [man 6] Pass the ball.
[Ehi sighs]
Come on! How many times did I pass
the ball to you and you wasted it?
I skyed the ball only once.
If you had passed me the ball,
- I would've scored it like Michael Essien.
- My friend, you are lying.
- You're lying. [laughing]
- [laughing]
I watched you play. You played well.
Oh, thanks.
Uh, it seems she was
actually talking about both of us.
- My name is Peju. This is my friend, Ehi.
- Yeah.
We are both from Nigeria.
Please, we need your help.
- Hey, we can't help you.
- Oh my man,
- come on.
- Ben!
How did you know my name?
I heard your friends calling out to you,
"Ben pass the ball."
And we don't intend
to ask for money from you.
We were headed to Europe
but our bus was attacked.
Now we are stranded
and we need some advice.
- We can buy drinks or food.
- [Peju] Drink.
- Drink.
- Anything you like. Please.
- [Oloture] Please.
- Er my friend.
- I really need a drink.
- C'mon keep quiet.
Come on!
[wind blowing]
[Ben] There are many people here
from all over Africa on the way to Europe.
But if you look closely,
for every one of them, there are about
five waiting to take advantage of them.
They want to rob them or maybe rape them,
or just take advantage of them.
So friends,
I'm telling you to be extremely careful.
- Hm.
- So where is the next stop from here?
[both] Agadez.
Some people say
it's the gateway to the desert.
So, how do we get there?
Is it far? How do we get there?
- There are many ways
- Mm-hmm.
- if you have the money.
- Hmm!
[Ben] Write their names.
- Hm?
- [Ben ] Yeah.
Please see what you can do. Please, eh?
[Ben] Er He said he can't
- What happened?
- guaranty a hundred percent.
- [Ben] Oh, I said it. This guy.
- But he will see what he can do.
Thank you very much. God will
bless you for what you have done for us.
- No problem, okay? Let's go.
- Let's go.
So I gave him
a hundred dollars for each of you.
[Ben] Let me show you both where we stay.
[family playing] Eleven, twelve, thirteen,
- fourteen, twenty-one,
- [female voice] Well done.
[distant police sirens]
[upbeat music playing]
[upbeat music playing over stereo]
[vehicle hooting]
[Chucks] Look at you,
do you think no one knows
about your fallout with Tony?
[Alero sneers] So, because
Tony and I are having problems
means you and I are on the same level?
- [Alero hisses]
- [Chucks chuckles]
[Chucks] Alero, Alero.
- You no longer have
- Get out of
- any level in this business.
- my face before Ogun strikes you dead.
With all the class you are forming,
look at where you want to pass the night.
- [Alero] Fuck you! Mother fucker.
- Eh?
Don't you follow me.
[Chuks] I will tell Tony I ran into you.
[melancholy music playing]
[Sherrif] Babadoon Njune.
Hademah Binden.
Binta Hashiru.
Mary Okonkwo.
Ben Asari.
- Andrew Koffi.
- Ah!
- Adama Issa.
- Andrew
Moni Koffi.
Ocheno Wasika.
Domitila Irabor.
- [car engine starts]
- [all shouting]
[indistinct chatters]
[foreboding music playing]
[somber music playing]
[Ben laughing] You are funny.
Ah. [laughing]
You know, if I could just reach there,
just make them see how I play.
Eh! They will sign me immediately.
I saw how well you played that day.
- Aw, you were watching me.
- [laughing]
Yeah. [chuckles]
[guitar beats]
[vehicles hooting]
[tense music playing]
Good day ma. [gasps]
Ma? [pants]
Can't you see I'm busy?
I'm sorry, I'll wait. [gasps]
Please, what do you want?
Please, I just need a place to sleep.
Really? Do you have a job?
No job means no money. No money, no stay.
I don't know how to.
Tell me, where are you from?
Edo State. Benin.
[Rose] How did you get here?
I've been here before.
That means Sandra my sister will know you.
But she is not in Lagos right now.
So, I don't know if anyone knows you here.
Ah, I know this girl.
Are you not Linda's sister?
That babe who was beheaded in Europe.
[woman 4] But that doesn't
mean she'll stay here with us.
She looks like
she will bring bad luck to this place.
They've put a magic charm
on all the girls who went to Europe.
And it looks like
the charm still has effect on her.
Did you hear what Vanessa said?
I don't want anyone
who will bring a curse to this place.
[inhales] Please I don't have anywhere.
My house got burnt down.
My mother is dead. Please. [pants]
That does not concern me.
- [Beauty pants]
- You can't stay here.
You can't bring
a curse on us here, please.
- Come on leave this place.
- [melancholic music plays]
- [Rose] Leave this place.
- [Beauty sighs heavily]
[Beauty sighs]
[Beauty panting]
[vehicle engine roaring]
[melancholic music continues]
[Christine] What are you looking for here?
Christine, please.
I just need somewhere
to hide my face, for some few days.
No. Alero, you will lie
on this bed, you have laid, Alero.
- Ah.
- You were the one who chose money
over your family.
- You chose money over your God, Alero.
- [birds chirping]
Please I'm begging you, leave. Don't
bring trouble to me and my family, please.
- Where do you want me to go?
- Go to the streets.
- Christine, please.
- Don't come back to this house again.
- No, Christine.
- [wistful music playing]
[Chucks] Sweet babe.
I saw you coming out from Sandra's
place just now, and I said to myself,
"I know this girl".
- Maybe you know my sister, Linda.
- Ah.
Are you Linda's sister?
What is your name?
Beauty? That's a beautiful name.
Sorry about what happened
to your sister. She was a good person.
I'm Charles, but you can call me Chucks.
Would you like some water?
[upbeat music playing]
What are you doing in Lagos?
[exhales, clears throat]
Mr. Chucks, I'm here because
I need help. Please, I don't have anywhere
to go, I don't have any money. [smacks]
- I need a job. Please can you help me?
- [Chucks] Hm.
Can I ask you a question?
Are you still a virgin?
[gentle music playing]
- [guard 1] Five dollars.
- [guard 2] Five dollars.
Five dollars. Five dollars.
- Five dollars.
- [guard 1] Five dollars.
- [guard 2] Five dollars.
- Five dollars.
- Money for two of us. Two of us!
- [guard 2] Five dollars.
- Do you have five dollars? You have?
- [guard 2] Five dollars.
- [guard 2] Alright, go! Come down.
- Five dollars.
- [guard 2] Five dollars. Quickly. Five.
- Come. Go on! Outside!
[guard 2] Let's go, quickly.
- Please, we have to pay for this woman.
- [guard 2] Let's go, let's go.
- Why?
- [guard 2] Let's go, let's go.
- We still have enough money.
- [guard 2] Move.
- Pay for her.
- We will need it!
- [woman continues sobbing]
- You this girl, who exactly are you?
Are we the Red Cross or Mother Theresa?
- [woman continues sobbing]
- [guard 1] Go on!
[guard 2] Give it to me.
[guard 3] Give me my money.
- [upbeat music playing over stereo]
- [vehicle hooting]
[Chucks] You will be alright.
- Come with me.
- [car door closes]
- [indistinct chatters]
- [car door opens]
- [cock crows]
- [children chattering in background]
[upbeat music playing]
This is Beauty. Hmm?
Linda's sister.
Give her something to eat.
You can help me clean her up too.
[Jewel splutters] As as how?
Take a look at her,
just make her look pretty.
I'll be back.
[tense music plays]
[car engine sputtering]
[guide] Follow me,
I'll take care of you guys. Come.
[suspenseful music playing]
You're all welcome.
My name is Femi,
we'll bring you food and water.
[both sigh]
I also wanted to go to Europe.
I tried several times,
but it didn't work out.
It's better that you didn't go.
See what happened to my sister.
Yeah, sorry.
[Beauty] Before we left,
they took us into the
bush to see an herbalist.
They put a lot of spells on us.
They even made us lie in a coffin.
They told us not to try to escape,
that if we do,
many bad things will happen.
- [Jewel] Hm.
- But I escaped.
I escaped because of what happened.
When I got home
[Beauty sighs]
my mother had died.
Our house was completely burnt.
[Beauty whimpering]
Because of the charm.
- [Beauty sobbing]
- [Jewel] Sorry.
- It's okay.
- [Beauty sobbing]
[vehicle hooting]
Now, let me see what you've done.
You will make me a lot of money.
- [cars hooting]
- [music playing]
[keyboard tapping]
- Good morning.
- [man 7] Good morning.
[Oloture] Phone? Nigeria. Yes.
[phone keypad clicking]
[phone ringing]
[Ma Oloture] He hello?
He hello?
- Oloture, is that you?
- [phone beeps]
[Oloture] That food I ate, where did
you get it from? It was really delicious.
- Really delicious.
- [Andrew] Ben took me where we bought it.
[Andrew] Hey, my friend.
- [Femi] How are you?
- How are you?
- [Femi] I'm fine.
- I want to ask you something.
- You want to go across right?
- Yes, we want to.
It's not so simple.
They say the sea drowns
a lot of people. Hm!
You see the desert?
It claims more lives.
There are enough stories about it.
Are you sure you want to cross?
[scoffs] Father.
[man 8] Hey my brother, are you ready?
- We should be good to go.
- [Andrew] Let's have a look.
[man 8] Come on.
How are you doing?
- I'm good.
- Ah-ah.
- As I am here, I have my reasons.
- [Oloture] Ah.
- But why are you here?
- Ah.
- You see all those people in there?
- Yes.
- Do you know what I smell from them?
- What?
Desperation. They reek of it. [sniffs]
You can smell it from here.
But you, did you get on a wrong bus?
Why are you here?
Truthfully, I got on the wrong bus.
And it was because
of a story I was writing.
- Femi, I messed up.
- [wistful music plays]
I really messed up big time.
People have died because of this issue.
See, when I started this journey,
I thought I would become one
of the topmost journalists in Nigeria.
I thought I would be more
prominent than Christiane Amanpour.
I've been sacked, I no longer have a job.
Femi, I have blood on my hands.
I don't know what I'm doing anymore.
- I have a friend, she's also a journalist.
- Really?
I swear.
And she can help you.
She's a French woman.
She works with Aljazeera.
She shuttles between here and Libya.
And she can help you.
Why hasn't she helped you?
I don't understand.
[smacks] I don't need her help now.
As I am now,
I'm in control of things. I'm okay.
But you, you will need it.
- I can help you.
- Thank you.
Don't worry.
- Thanks so much.
- No problem, I will help you.
[all] Happy birthday ♪
Happy birthday to you ♪
Happy birthday, happy birthday ♪
Happy birthday to you ♪
Happy birthday to you ♪
[hopeful music playing]
It's good, very yummy.
[Oloture] Hm?
- [Andrew mumbles indistinctly]
- [Oloture laughing]
- [Femi] Ah, no problem.
- Thank you. Thank you so much.
This is the only thing
that's keeping me going.
- [Femi laughs]
- So, I can't even explain my joy.
- The only
- I will tell her everything. I have
[Femi] The thing is she leaves tomorrow.
We can only see her tonight. If not
[Oloture] What are we doing? Let's go.
We don't have anything else to do.
- [Femi] No problem.
- [Oloture] Femi, thank you.
[tense music playing]
- How are you? I'm fine.
- [Femi] I'm good and you?
- [Oloture] Good evening.
- Go in. Enter.
[gate closing]
[tense music continues]
[Oloture] Okay, should I wait here?
[Femi] Yes, just wait okay?
- Let me go get her.
- [Oloture] Okay, she will
- [Femi] Yeah.
- Okay.
[Oloture sighs heavily]
She will tell me to
[writting down]
- [police woman] When last did you see her?
- [siren in the streets]
[Ma Oloture] About two to three weeks ago.
Where does she work?
She works at The Scoop Newspaper.
She's a journalist.
Mama, there are
too many people in this city.
- [Ma Oloture] Ah.
- That's how people go missing every day.
Hm, madam,
I beg you in God's name,
- will you help me or will you not?
- [melancholic music plays]
I will open a case file
for you, if that's what you want.
Do you have her picture?
A photo? Yes.
This is her picture.
[keys jangle]
So when are you getting out of this place?
[Oloture] Femi!
Femi! [door handle rattling]
One day soon.
[Oloture] Femi!
[Oloture calling frantically] Femi,
Femi, Femi!
- [panting]
- [tense music playing]
[lively music playing]
- [Beauty exhaling]
- [man 9 panting]
[lively music continues]
- [man 9 continue panting]
- [Beauty grimacing]
[Madam] You make a lot of noise.
I don't even know what is going on.
I'm a journalist.
I'm writing a story
about human trafficking.
That's why Femi brought me here.
If anything happens to me,
the Nigeria [gasps] Ma'am, ah!
- [Oloture] Ma'am.
- Are you done with your little story?
Now let me tell you
my own beautiful story.
I run this house, and you work for me now.
I am your new boss.
No ma'am. No, I I
You owe me four thousand dollars.
You will work to pay that off.
Four thousand do [gasps, groans]
- [Oloture screaming]
- [Madam panting]
I own you now. I
I own you. You do not You don't
Girl, relax.
I already told you I'll take care of you.
- Do you hear me?
- [music playing over stereo]
Here, take this.
Take this.
I already told you,
if you're with me you'll be fine.
- [Ben] My man, have you seen this girl?
- No.
[Andrew] You haven't seen her?
- You haven't seen this person
- [woman 8] No.
- [man 11] No.
- [clicks]
What do we do now?
My friend, I don't know.
Where in Agadez can she be?
[man 12] Let's go.
- I'd rather die before that happens.
- [man 12] Come on
[man 12 panting]
Wait, wait! [yelling] Open the door!
- [frantically] Open the door! [whimpers]
- [Madam] Hold on. Hold on, I'm coming!
Crazy bitch.
- [Oloture sobbing]
- Look here, I'm bleeding.
[Madam] Abby,
Abby, go sort that lunatic out.
She's a wild horse
that needs to be broken in! Sort her out!
[man 12] I want my money back, now!
[key jingling]
[Oloture yelps]
My friend,
were both of you not together over there?
What did she tell you?
She said she was going back home.
So you're saying
you don't know where she is?
- Where is she?
- Hey Andrew, leave him.
- Where is she?
- I told you to leave this guy alone!
This guy can mess things up for us.
He can't do anything!
Do you know who I am in Koforidua?
- Hey, this guy. Andrew
- Look, is he Nigerian jollof?
[Andrew] Is he
[Ben] Do you know this guy?
Sorry, my friend.
What's wrong with you?
He knows something.
Guys, maybe he is telling the truth.
Or maybe she has gone back to Nigeria.
[Ben] I don't believe him.
I don't think so.
I'm certain she is somewhere around.
[Ben] Let's go in first.
Stop showing yourself here.
- [Ben] Stop behaving like this.
- He knows something.
[man 12] What kind of place
do you people run here?
[Madam] Come back
tomorrow, it will be better.
[man 12] Crazy people everywhere.
[melancholic music playing]
[keys jangling]
Subtitle translation by: Regina Njoku
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