Jide Alakija

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MJ aka Eric

I have been getting a lot of requests from a lot of loyal fans of this site to try as much as I can to keep up what I've been doing in the past. In a way I'm sorry for letting you all down, I'm sure you'll say that I'm only putting pressure on myself. You are probably right.

Basically as one person said "Jide, behave yourself!!!!!!"

Anyway I've decided that I'm not going to let my personal circumstances affect my posting, I think I've learnt a big lesson in that I should never let my passion become me, which is what has been happening over the past few weeks. So far I'm just going to put up what I feel like and if I don't I wouldn't. Anyway here is something that Sola and I discovered the weekend before I went to Prague. This is Eric, he's a young (homeless?) boy who just loves Michael Jackson. All he wanted to do was dance like him. From his display you couldn't miss his moonwalk, screams etc so much so that he managed to pull a whole crowd of people around him.

Two guesses as to where this was taken?

Thanks to you all for supporting me! I really appreciate it.

comments (31)

  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Oct 2006, 11:11
love his pose....great to have you back jide....8.5/10
  • Feyi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Oct 2006, 12:18
'cant leave rap alone, the game needs me' - Jay-Z
...somewhere in the docklands or canary wharf.
  • Sinem
  • 7 Oct 2006, 13:03
Kindda looks like the National Gallery... but I feel there's a very similar building like this somewhere in Liverpool St. Not sure, dude... It's been such a looooooooooong (add Miss Jocelyn intonation) time since I last lived in London smile
Jide Alakija: You're right. It's the Nat Gallery.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 7 Oct 2006, 14:03
Jide beautiful shot. you can feel the elation and joy emulating from this shot. The light in the background is really nice and is like a new light. Perfect post which encompasses how shutterchancers feel about your return. Thanks for posting.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 7 Oct 2006, 14:27
Superb shot!
This makes my day !
Congrats!
  • Folake
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Oct 2006, 15:03
Welcome back Jide
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 7 Oct 2006, 15:14
LOL lovely shot, what a moment.
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 7 Oct 2006, 16:43
This is a great shot - it just like good music makes me want to move. I like!
  • Hendra
  • Singapore
  • 7 Oct 2006, 17:04
I can hear the music. smile
Very lively photo.
lovely lively shotsmile.
  • Suby
  • MK, UK
  • 7 Oct 2006, 19:59
Sorry, me not miss you, nonsense boy, think the Subster will beg you back, you know I am evil and allow no-one to suffer self pity, and not to forget, while you was away, more visitors to the Subster's blog, dang now I have to start sharing veiwers with you again and not have the most visits (that is apart from those that can't seem to keep there fingers away from the F5 key sad

Okay on the serious tip, if you need a break, take a break, we all need one once in a while to recharge the batteries. Feeling overwelmed, then maybe a break is what you need.

Suby

P.s
Love the shot
  • BBK
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Oct 2006, 21:04
Hi Mr Alakija,

A real talent indeed. Whatever you may be going through can only multiply you in every sense - that is ifyou see it from that angle. This site surely inspires. Your photographs tell stories. I am truely a fan.

In case you are not aware of this, your site features on the www.rockshocknews.com .

Congratulations and keep up the FANTSTIC work.

God bless you sir
  • BBK
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Oct 2006, 21:06
Hi Mr Alakija,

A real talent indeed. Whatever you may be going through can only multiply you in every sense - that is if you see it from that angle. This site surely inspires. Your photographs tell stories. I am truely a fan.

In case you are not aware of this, your site features on the www.rockshocknews.com website.

Congratulations and keep up the FANTASTIC work.

God bless you sir
Very appropriate photo, welcome back Jide.
Good Piece of work.Could have been much better if you'ld blur the background little more.But realizing your F stop is 1.8,am happy with this outcome
You're back! we really missed you-Shutterchance just wasn't the samesmile. Very expressive photograph. My guess is Liverpool St. Bishopsgate.
You're back! we really missed you-Shutterchance just wasn't the same.

Very expressive photograph. My guess is Liverpool St. Bishopsgate.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Oct 2006, 23:19
I love it, he looks so happy, makes me want to dance too. grin
The building behind? Something serious like a museum?
  • martin_d
  • no-kangaroos-land
  • 8 Oct 2006, 00:30
even if it's not from jackson my first thought was "i feel good". he seems to be really into it..
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 8 Oct 2006, 04:28
thank you for sharing this photo. I think this photo is like a movie inside of me. It captures how i WISH i could behave in public and laugh, sing and dance around parks and trees i adore. This is freedom, and you found it.
  • Lajumoke
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2006, 11:35
Nice to see good pictures again. Prague?? seeing u've just been
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 9 Oct 2006, 03:58
So glad that you decided to keep on posting. I don't have as clue where it is, but it is a great exuberant shot.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 9 Oct 2006, 07:52
Great work ! Looks like he is enjoying the dance whole heartedly smile
wow, what a great capture
  • Barb
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Oct 2006, 10:13
Welcome back..this is Covent Garden
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Oct 2006, 11:21
I think I've seen that guy. I'm sure I have. Anyway nice shot, really like it.
  • Muyiwa
  • Nigeria
  • 9 Oct 2006, 14:34
It's nice to have you back. It was painful to see that black picture with a sad message when I was looking forward to another lovely picture here. I'm glad u are back. I'm a regular visitor here but a quiet one. I dont post feedbacks.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 10 Oct 2006, 07:49
Wonderful moment, wonderfully presented
Love it. Such a happy care free expression. Made me smile. Well framed as well.
  • shiv
  • India
  • 7 Nov 2006, 09:23
WOW.....
amazing candid shot.....!!
I was at the gallery the day this was taken. I didn't see you but i clearly remember the guy and the clothes he had on. He attracted so much attention as he didn't even bother who was watching. I spotted him immediately i came out of the gallery. YOU'VE DONE AN AMAZING JOB TO CAPTURE THE MOMENT!

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