Jide Alakija

03 Oct 2007 2,339 views
 
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I have never before in my life felt so loved! On my facebook page I had about 300+ birthday wall messages, which is totally overwhelming.

Today I'm putting up something rather subdued. I really don't know what to say about this one, apart from the fact that it's a true representation of how little work there is for a lot of people in Nigeria. This is a very common sight on the streets of Lagos. Sometimes you can find it here in the UK too. 

comments (13)

sad but true, nice shot.
True depiction of so many in African countries
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 3 Oct 2007, 04:33
On one hand it's so picturesque, and at the same time so depressing. Very well done, Alakija.
Z
The subject matter is sad, but the photograph tells the story very well -- a tribute to the skill of the photographer.
"Sign of the times", good composition
  • adaoha
  • 3 Oct 2007, 07:58
Reality in its entirety.

Very well captured.
sad but wellshot.
Nice shot Jide
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Oct 2007, 16:00
an alakija type shot, well done
its a very strong shut smile
  • corrine
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Oct 2007, 17:55
beautifully shot
A very strong picture, Bravo !!
  • Collins
  • Houston, TX (USA)
  • 17 Oct 2007, 23:18
LOL! Love the shot, love the title.

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