Jide Alakija

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So far I've taken mainly street shots since I've been back. I'm hoping I'll be able to visit the beach at some point.

This is a very comical shot, in that this motor bike is a city mode of public transport called an Okada. You'll notice in my archive I have a lot of these in my archive. They can be used to carry anything from people to equipment used for building. This one is being used to carry this Valcaniser and his supplies for the day. Oh and I have another shot of these guys next to the police which is really interesting as this is accepted as law in this country.

Oh and one more thing we were moving along side his at about 50MPH when this shot was taken.

comments (16)

  • Ben
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2006, 00:55
Beautiful shot - love the toning!
hey jide,

this is such a comical shot. i love the expressions on the guys' faces. i also love the way the tires are situated around the guy's body and head. the tones are perfect and really compliment the mood of the shot.
  • Shailja
  • Boston, USA
  • 23 Dec 2006, 02:21
Thats a funny shot - they look really sweet carrying all those tires all around them smile
great candid shot. i love the expression on their faces. the b&w works very well.
LoL, R U serious?!?......Only in Nigeria!!!...that's too kewl!!.....Nice picture, Jide!
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 23 Dec 2006, 10:38
Amazing...absolutely amazing. Only Africans can innovative like this. Reasons (sob) why I am a (sob) Management consultant (sob sob).
  • micki
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2006, 14:03
I do enjoying seeing the differences in how things are done and what is accepted, and not, around the world. Very cool shot.
lovely. what a cool find.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 23 Dec 2006, 23:35
Great capture and the processing has made it look very 1920's or ken burns. great stuff jide.
  • DamyB
  • 24 Dec 2006, 04:44
lol...how many tires!!!
well done sir and when r u coming back.
  • donchichi
  • UK
  • 25 Dec 2006, 14:04
LOL!! Fantastic shot. I love it!! Naija o Naija. Chei!!
This could easily pass for a stunt in the west.
wow, fantastic capture! love that color tone!
lol, this s one shot I like... You'll be amazed what these cool rders can carry with their 2 -wheeled pardners. welcome to eko
  • nkemo
  • 29 Dec 2006, 02:39
wonderful. i really love this Jide
rider's expression, the monochrome and contrast here make this shot more dramatic for me than the coloured version, though the coloured one shows the tyres in thier full glory

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