He is now left with no option but to confront the mother to reverse the curse on his life but he does not know the right way to go about it.

Read his letter here:

"My name is Peter, a 46-year-old man from Akwa Ibom State but I have been living in Lagos for a long time now. I have had so many misfortunes in this life. At my age, nothing has ever worked for me. Anything I touch has never been fruitful as I roll along life like a stone gathering no moss.

At my age, I am neither married nor have kids; I do not have a house of my own (I mean even a rented apartment), as I squat with friends who are younger than me. I have no job as I survive through menial jobs. It gets so bad at times that I have contemplated suicide, only to have a change of heart later.

I do not even have a girlfriend because I can't even afford that luxury. All these, according to a man of God I went to for prayers two months ago, came from a curse my own mother placed on me.

A friend of mine invited me to the church during a tarry night programme and during the service, the pastor called me out and told me that there was a curse on my head and that if it is not removed, I will go through life as a vagabond.

He told me clearly that my mother is a witch and had placed a curse on me that I would never amount to anything. He said that my destiny was buried under a kola nut tree in my father's compound and that we have to go there to uproot the pot or I will continue to wallow in abject poverty.

At first, I did not want to believe him because my mother has always shown concern about my plight, always praying for a change. She attends church programmes regularly and never misses the opportunity to fast for me. But the pastor has continued to repeat the same verdict and I am beginning to believe him.

I have sworn that if it turns out that my own mother had really done what the pastor says she did, that I will kill her with my own hands.


The teaser for the day was:

What would you do if you found out that your mother is responsible for all the misfortunes in your life?

How Nigeria voted:

I will kill her immediately - 8%

I will beg her to reverse the curse - 49%

I will deal with her spiritually - 26%

I will never believe such - 17%

How would you vote here?