Jide Alakija

05 Feb 2006 1,745 views
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The road side mechanic of Lagos, it's interesting how these people know what they know, how they get their business, how they establish themselves. I doubt they have business cards, email and web addresses, or even listed in the yellow pages. How do they get their businesses? These are the questions that fox a typical western ideal. One thing for sure is that you know that when you have a problem with your car they somehow seem to turn up, coincidence? I'm not sure. You thoughts......

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  • Funmi
  • 5 Feb 2006, 13:30
i can tell u that these road side mechanics dont know much abt cars. they're only there to quick fix any issues u have at that time and if u know wats good 4 u... u'll take that car to a proper mechanic asap!!!
  • Funmi
  • 5 Feb 2006, 13:32
the photograph doesnt have the 'it' factor... its just a good shot.
Funmi, Thank you for your message. As not many people respond on weekends, I reserve my best shots for during the week. =)
  • bola
  • 5 Feb 2006, 21:06
hmmmm.... u never know who's watchin.
  • Duane Bong
  • 6 Feb 2006, 02:12
Argh... it's so exotic and really portrays life. I gotta travel more.
  • Jide Ibitoye
  • 6 Mar 2006, 14:40
this is a good shot... it is about catching the ways people live. the road side mechanic in Lagos might not have the best tools and up with technology... but he gives a service within what his society can afford him.
Thanks for this.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jide. How did you hear about alakija.com?
  • Jide Ibitoye
  • 6 Mar 2006, 15:25
just was browsing the net for some photo blogs... was actually looking for inspiration. never knew my "bruvs" were into these... i am encouraged to start mine...
Jide Alakija: Send me an email, You can have an account on Shutterchance.com, it's built by photographers for photographers. I can give you some more details on joining.
  • ApeHouse
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2006, 04:32
MEN! this takes me back. I miss Nigeria so MUCH. Eventhough it is not that good but it is still BEAUTIFUL.

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