Hello Everyone, contained in this posts are important details from the book Life Changer which is the Jamb required Text. 

Kindly make good use of it in preparation for your Exams.


These words were selected from all 9 chapters of the life changer (recommended novel for JAMB)

1 Belligerent
Aggressive, hostile, likes to quarrel or fight

2 Tactless
Without skill or wisdom. Careless

3 Besiege
Attack, confront using arms or weapons

4 wrenched
Remove forcefully, collect with force and aggression

5 Lafayette
A village, small quiet town

6 Sparingly
Not frequent, unusual, ones a while

7 Archeology
Science of studying the earth and historical artifact and monuments

8 Ominous
Predicting or indicating danger

9 Orgled
To behold or look with sexual intent, to stare seductively

10 Voluble
Talkative, vocal, eloquent

11 Ululate
To celebrate loudly or to make loud sounds about a particular thing

12 verisimilitude
Appearing to be true, real or credible

13 Impecunious
Poor, broke, Having no money

14 Commiserate
To show compassion, empathy towards another

15 Quintessential
Very important, necessary, unavoidable.

16 Inevitable
Unavoidable, sure to occur, certain

17 Romeo/Casanova
Male Lover, “lover boy”

18 Clairvoyance
Having a higher sense/perception. Ability to know things beyond mere human reason

19 Uproariously
Loudly, nosily, great celebration.

20 leeringly
With sexual intent

21 Antecedent
Happening before, occuring prior to.

22 cul-de-sac
(French origin)
Dead end, bling alley, one way ticket

23 “by the skin of your teeth”
Narrow escape

24 Comeuppance
Justly desevered payback, revenge


23 Characterization Summary

1. Ummi Ahmed
Ummi Ahmed is the main character and the narrator of all the embedded stories in the novel; “The Life Changer”. She got married to Mr. Ahmed before she proceeded to the university as fulxlling her father’s condition
for her to get a university education. She is a teacher and a mother of
Four children; Omar, Teemah, Jemila, and Bint.

2. Bint
She is 5 years old and the darling of the Ahmed family. She is a brilliant
and very inquisitive child. She boldly answered Mallam Salihu’s question
in French but in return asked him a question that he couldn’t answer.
This somewhat embarrassed Mallam Salihu out of her class.

3. Mallam Salihu
He is a meddlesome social studies teacher in Bint’s school. He believed he has a little bit of knowledge of every subject especially French but he was somewhat ridiculed in Bint’s class when she asked him a question in
French and he couldn’t give an answer.

4. Jemila
Jemila is the third child and the second daughter of the Ahmed family.

5. Teemah
She is the second child and the xrst daughter of the Ahmed family.

6. Omar
Omar is Ummi’s xrst child and the only son. He is eighteen years old. He is always decently dressed and clean. He described his SSCE as
outstanding performance as ” by no means a small feat”. He also passed
his JAMB and gained admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to
study Law.

7. Talle
He is named Talle because his mother died shortly after his birth.
However, he is called the “quiet one” because of his quiet nature even as a child. He is born and bred in Lafayette. The ghastly car accident that
claimed his father’s and stepmom’s life when he was barely twenty years
old compounded his state that he withdrew completely to himself. He conspires with Zaki to kidnap a young boy to extort his father. Talle and Zaki were sentenced to some year imprisonment with hard labor.

8. Salma
Salma is a fair-complexioned girl, tall, slim and busty. She was expelled in 400|evel from her former school on the offense of Examination

9. Tomiwa
Tomiwa is a Muslim girl from the west, lbadan to be precise. Tomiwa is
the brightest and the cleanest in her room. She abreast herself with the
latest information in the entertainment industry because of her ambition
to become a singer. She also knows the latest and the craziest fashion
outxt. She dates Honorable Habib.

10. Ada
Ada is from Benue but insists that people call her place birth Middle belt. She is also Salma’s roommate at Queen Amina Hostel.

11. Ngozi
Ngozi is Salma’s roommate who is from Umunze in lmo state and she is very a quiet and reticent person. She is always reserved and withdrawn
but she is generous to a fault. She will never cook for herself alone.

12. Habib
Habib is a politician. He and his friend, Labara met Salma at Kwangila and offers to give her a ride to the University campus.

13. Labaran
Labaran is Honorable Habib’s childhood friend and his driver. They grew
up together but when Habib chooses education he chose to go to a driving school. He sometimes supports his friend before he became a politician with the little he earned as a driver at the local government and
to pay back for his kindness, Habib made him his driver when he became a politician.

14. Zaki
Zaki is the brain behind the idea to kidnap his friend’s son and extort him as well. He involved Talle in his evil plan because Talle needs money and involving in the kidnapping seems to be a way to get some money.

15. Dr. Samuel Johnson
Dr. Samuel Johnson is a young lecturer. He has a tribal mark that almost
confused him to be an lgala or a Yoruba man. He is the HOD at Ummi’s
Department and a very dear friend to Ummi’s husband. He also assisted Ummi to gain admission into the university.



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