Jide Alakija

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Let's discuss dancing....what's his next move?

Okay yesterday I got such a huge reception on my arty image, I didn't anticipate it at all so I'm sending in my gratitude to all you who have supported me, especially through these hard times through my PhD writing process, it's not been easy juggling it with this blog and other things that I'm doing, so a big big thank you. As I said when I find the time I'll do some more stuff like that.

Oga here is really displaying for us! He shows us he's not only a professional drummer but also a bit of a dancer too. From the drummer series I decided to show some more.

Okay people, let's have a party and talk about this one literally not technically please. I can tell you his next move is to slowly approach the lady on the right with his head moving forward and backwards chicken style. What else can you tell me from this picture?

Oh I processed this one very differently as I was trying to create the old picture look from way back in the day, Inye, what are your thoughts on this one?

Guys (members AND non-members), are you aware that shutterchance is currently running a competition? Every two weeks you could win £100 cash! You can find the details here.

comments (21)

  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2006, 06:22
this is dude is having a grand ol time, i think his gonna crib walk. love how u brought out details. PS I think U should call her.
Jide Alakija: Sorted it out with her....."cript walk"...funny.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 2 Jun 2006, 07:02
Loving the shot fantastically captured, GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!
I know that now he will break into hip hop and spin on his head and start rapping with a bit of boombox, ya dogg?
Jide Alakija: LOL....you'll all funny. Thanks.
  • rayts
  • Philippines
  • 2 Jun 2006, 07:33
you've captured the movement in this image. nice accentuation on the expression.
Jide Alakija: Thank you very much Rayts
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 2 Jun 2006, 09:30
wonderful image today my friend. i like how he looks like. and its great capture too.when he plays and everything. see ya
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Jun 2006, 09:55
I think he is about to get up unexpectedly then turn clockwise then anti clockwise with his agbada twirling around him..
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jun 2006, 11:11
Interesting photo!

Have a great weekend!
  • micki
  • 2 Jun 2006, 11:23
I love the look of this shot! I hope I'm still movin' around as good as he is when I'm that age.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jun 2006, 12:19
love it!!
(copied inye's comments to try myself)
Happy weekend
  • Mona
  • London
  • 2 Jun 2006, 12:45
Interesting - very good capture. He's probably gonna keep drumming stay squatted till people start spraying him with money wink
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2006, 13:04
You loast two posts have been incredible. I'm properly inspired and at least we know what you'll be doing after your PhD ;-P
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2006, 13:06
he looks like he is having a lot of fun.
  • Banke
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2006, 13:55
In the words of Lagbaja..."ibadi ni jo wa" i bet he sticks his back out and proceeds to baraje.
  • Banke
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2006, 13:58
I just thought about it again after reading E Etomi's comment...this is a classic move that my sisters and i refer to as the "stop drop and roll" my mums church dancing special...he will rise slowly twirling his agbada and his hips in a most "seemly" manner wink
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2006, 14:51
LOL!! BANKE UR A NUTTER!!!! LOL!! Nice way to put it tho...... Im feeling this Jide! I must say... u never dissapoint.
  • ABe
  • Iran
  • 2 Jun 2006, 14:54
never seen dances like this before // so i decide to sit back relax n enjoy the photo//...!!!
  • nkx
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2006, 15:11
Love these moment shots reminds me of your the drummer shot. Keep up the good work- u continue to inspire us!
  • Mask
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2006, 17:13
if you want your image to have the film look, grain and all, check out a software called Exposure !!!!!!.

I am just speechless,you guys just leave people in awe. This photoshop thing is not beans !
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2006, 17:17
Hi Jide no disrespect to inye wokoma I have a far easier solution, buy and old slr/rangefinder put some of that magic stuff in (film) pref B&W, expose dev ideally Rodinal, scan and hey presto the finished article... I still use it and will never stop...

I quite like this, but it's not one of your stronger images. I like the angle but would have included more at the bottom of the frame..
  • Foluso
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2006, 18:40
The main is ko mo le'ing (getting down) and will not leave that place until he gets cash. Interesting shot.
  • Keith
  • Canada
  • 2 Jun 2006, 19:03
Looks like an old newspaper photo to me.
  • Yanik
  • Sri Lanka
  • 8 Jun 2006, 16:08
This guy looks awesome....great shot...

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