Jide Alakija

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You whaaat?

I bet someone can help me explain this one, I don't fully get it.

Any offers? (HINT : It was taken at a Church in Lagos)

comments (19)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 19 Oct 2006, 02:02
Only in Nigeria smile

  • adebanji
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 19 Oct 2006, 02:54
i fully understand it.
some churches are near schools eg St Agnes Catholic church,which is near immaculate hearts comp sec sch and Maryland comp sec school.There are also primary schools near the church but i doubt the sign concerns primary school kids.
The grounds of St agnes has or had a basketball court where students go and hang out.I dont think the priest minded,but he did own a catapult andi think he fired it a few times.Unfortunately i guess the "wrong" crowd started hanging out there,and you know what that means.
Im not sure where you took this pic from,but im not surprised.
Im sure it was directed at high school kids. I dont see university students doing this,there are too many places to hang out in Lagos which they can afford. I guess this sign is aimed at high school truants either during a school term or holiday. some kids simply like to be truants

Does it make sense now?
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 19 Oct 2006, 05:12
it is interesting that the placard has been written as if it has been signed off by the big fella himself. Also interesting that what should be a house that preaches tolerance is not as good at practising it. nice spot
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 19 Oct 2006, 06:08
Beware!! Lol usually they add "offenders shall be prosecuted"
Good eye jide wink hehe
Funny one smile
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2006, 09:50
lol, nice one jide...
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2006, 10:17
I haven't been to Lagos so no I can't help but also I couldn't stop laughing.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 19 Oct 2006, 10:35
Interesting and funny smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2006, 11:02
That is interesting. Maybe they should put those signs up here. Sometimes I cannot understand the manner of dress on some of the young people here, even in church.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2006, 12:03
I understand it now after reading adebanji's comment. It's still a shame, though, that today's youth would enter a church, even in a non-services event, dressed "inappropriately."
  • keracare
  • Dominican Republic
  • 19 Oct 2006, 13:06
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  • Me
  • united Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2006, 14:08
I think the number of churches in Nigeria is ridiculous. Who is to say what is moral or immoral. Churches are just an extension of colonisation and are they to exploit people's vulnerabilities. Who cares about heaven or hell, lets deal with the now. We need to start thinking for ourselves once again.

Oh love the picturesmile
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2006, 17:14
I'm surprised that the kids have not nicked the sign, I'd like the sign for my wall at home! wink Mal
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  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2006, 22:54
Nice sign ... they try the same idea with the supermarkets here. I think it's a pity it's outside a church, wherever in the world it is, a sad 'sign of the times'. sad
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  • akingbemi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Oct 2006, 09:28
it's quite simple, you know how we black people do things some time we under dress to go to church all in the name of 'liberal society'.thongs, mini skirts, backless tops(for lack of a better explanation) the works !! that even the pastor might just miss a beat if he saw some of the sisters!!.

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