Kemi, a mechanic, walks right into the seemingly lifeless body of Aisha Bashir as she opens her workshop on a rainy November morning. With a gunshot wound to the head and at the brink of death, Aisha lays still as she recounts all the salient moments that led her there. From meeting Zeebaby to her emancipation as the ‘new girl’, she would never have thought she would be holding on to her dear life on the floor of a mechanic’s workshop.
While Aisha grapples with life, a whole world of chaos has befallen the once-sleepy hills of Maitama. Like Beverly Hills, Maitama is the playground of the rich and powerful. Nestled on the hills of Abuja, she knows many secrets and could tell many tales of the scandalous elite who call her home.
Salma, a Maitama trophy wife with a secret, inexplicably finds herself at the centre of an international drug ring after meeting a dashing young Turk – Altin. Her husband Tanko Danlami, a prominent businessman with a secret life of his own would set in motion a series of events which intersects their lives in dangerous and exciting ways.
Maitama Linen tells a story that unravels and then entangles the lives of numerous characters, and while these stories are unique to these characters, there is a common scandalous thread unifying them all. At its core, the book exposes the hypocrisies that typically underly the deeply held cultural, ethnic and religious norms and values upheld by the masses but often decimated by the elite.
– Ohimai Oyeleke ( Editor & Friend of Author)
About the Author
Shehu Usman Yakubu is a Fashion designer and entrepreneur living in Abuja. This is his first book, which he started writing during the Covid-19 lockdown.