Oyinbo, a war child spawn on the ruins of war, is consumed by an obsession for royalty. Will her vaulting pride and conceit allow her to take the lid off her pot of secrets and save her children? Events roll one upon the other, custom and tradition keep their rigid course and the king, the custodian of tradition, plays Hamlet even as the lives of the beautiful royal couple hang in the balance. Their mother, Oyinbo, holds on tenaciously to her royalty, undaunted even as her unwary princely husband, caught in the web of her scheming and conceit, takes a walk into the river to his untimely death leaving his best friend to take final possession of the bed that he had been sharing secretly over the years. In the intense hush that ensues, friend and wife sneak out of town under the cover of night in a race against shame.