Four brothers, Ikenna, Boja, Obembe, and Benjamin, begin to fish at the Omi-Ala river near their home in the village of Akure. They do so despite being forbidden from doing so by their parents, as the river is heavily polluted. While on one of their fishing trips, they encounter Abulu, a madman who delivers prophecies that the residents of the village believe. Abulu predicts that Ikenna will be killed by a fisherman, presumably one of the other brothers. The prediction undoes the family and the expectations the brothers’ parents have for them.