Jide Alakija

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Ajegunle's three amigos

Let's not miss the point here. It's not the fact that one has constant running water, electricity and a w/c that makes one happy. Let's not forget that it is in these western parts of the world that we live on Prozac to maintain life. One though wonders if the British Royal Family see the same image of us when we hustle day in and out in life as we saw in the image of "Wale" yesterday. Let's take a look from a different perspective on today's image and remember we as human beings tend to judge everything around us from our own standpoint. I personally don't think it's fair to do so and this I have learnt from my personal experience with my girlfriend's sister who is relatively disabled compared to the rest of us. But with this condition she seems happier than many people that I have met, such that I feel more disabled in that area than she. So there is a balance. This shot was the one I promised to show you when the lad, Wale returned with his playmates. I don't know what their names are all I know is they are good contender for Nigerias next top male models. If we do however want to help the orphans in Nigeria why not visit the Link-a-child website for information on how you can make donations to the various charities in Nigeria. Now I wonder what I can tell you tomorrow....

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By the way guys.....I lost all the comments to this shot on my old database. So if you like you can repeat some of the old stuff you put to this shot. If you don't feel too fussed don't worry I really appreciate your inner thoughts anyway.
  • tokini
  • London
  • 14 May 2006, 15:22
I love this! Know next to nothing about photography but I've been so impressed by your shots. This one I couldn't pass by without leaving a comment.
Was it really taken in Ajegunle? I love how you've captured a different mood in each child. The boy on the left is my fave. He looks so vulnerable and unsure, while his friend in the middle is loving having his picture taken. Its excellent.. really

Do you happen to have the link-a-child url? I'd heard about what they were doing, but I've googled endlessly and come up with nothing.
Jide Alakija: Tokini, thank you very much for your kind words, I think the url is www.linkachild.org, I've been in contact with their director and I'm very impressed with what they are doing. How did you hear about them?

Your name sounds very familiar, not my brothers friend are you?

Thanks again and keep spreading the word about Alakija.com smile
  • tokini
  • London
  • 15 May 2006, 09:12
Yeah I'm friends with Rotimi.. surprised you recognised my name! I've just been to the link a child website, so thanks so much for the link. My mum had told me about them, as a friend and I are thinking of getting involved in something similar. If it works out according to plan, we just might be getting in touch with you to take photos for us.. Lol. Will keep you posted.

And great work with this site. Will be telling everyone I know xx
Nice Jide...The three lil dudes really jump out at you here...like the yellow vans as well..Pretty cool
  • Katharine
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2006, 20:45
I've always loved this image of yours. It reminds me of Nigeria and the purity of emotions you see there - fab.
very nuce, d lil one just seems 2 wanna b in d pic cos of his frends/brothers. very nuce i must say.

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