Jide Alakija

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Ouch! Ouch!! Just got back from a wedding which Skee and I covered. I'm in a lot of pain and can't think too much at the moment. As usual we got some really good shots and also decided to do some blog stuff there too.

Okay why don't you tell me what you see in this photo and why you see so. That would be very interestng to me and the rest of the Alakija.com fans.

Till tomorrow enjoy

P.S. Oh I'll also reply all your comments tomorrow...too tired to do anything right now!

comments (11)

It reminds me of a piece I wrote a while back... its called "Sweet child o' mine" (this is a reprised version)

Precious one...
“work” is mama’s life...

“struggle” is my
only garment.

Dusk till dawn...
I sweat;

...saturated in labour...
enthused by love.

Yet amid strain,
I offer my bosom...

as your sanctuary
of peace...

and my lips... to ‘ever
speak forth scriptures

to calm the turbulence
of present adversities...

Sweet child o’ mine,
flesh of my flesh;

I offer also...
the fruits of my being

that you may eat
and be agile...

for the season of
your “work” draws near!

© O. Adenubi 2007

(I have assumed "mother and daughter" here)
I really would have love to see the emblem of that SUV in the background. This to show even more the shame of Nigeria while some live in undeserved luxury many, destitute and struggle to stay alive. Great work here, Jide! Damilola, your poem quite fitting…great job!
I see a bigger picture called greed- and I see a beautiful woman and child. Will the rich ever learn to stop justifying their greed?
  • Yeni
  • 10 Jun 2007, 13:03
" A womans work is never done".....Tracy Chapman
I see a picture of contrasts - the western brands of soft drinks on a table that can hardly stand, the gas guzzling SUV & the cooler that doesn't close but most of all the relaxed concentration of a mother against the inquisitive attention of the child. They are off centre - but hold the eye due to your excellent capture of the moment. Mike
its just about survival isnt it?...i dont see sadness as much as i see a sort of impassiveness on the woman's face...her grandmother may have been selling oranges and now, in a newer age she's selling carbonated drinks but its basically the same, simple need to earn hard cash and afford 2 meals a day for her and her daughter...who knows though, she might be able to afford an education for her daughter who in turn might go on to (hopefully) break tradition...
  • Ellie
  • 10 Jun 2007, 23:46
I see somebody selling at the equivalent of a car boot sale, with a little girl who's growing fast as they all do at that age. smile
  • omos
  • 11 Jun 2007, 12:22
i see the nice shiny cars parked behind the seller.
such a contrast to the way life is lived.
  • deola
  • 12 Jun 2007, 11:01
i see lagos,nay nigeria...its a contrast ...always
not sure why anyone would automatically assume the SUV owner is greedy or undeserving of his car...such is life...another life and that woman and her daughter could be in that same suv buying drinks from the woman selling by the road side...smae ol,same ol
Jide Alakija: Hmmm....I'm not sure I buy your arguement but I also don't buy that of Ade's either. Thanks for your input.
Chiaroscuro. Hint of a color tone in the b/w. Love. Care. Hardship. Entrepreneur. Living life gracefully, completely, despite....

(good exercise, Jide)
  • Lara
  • 18 Jun 2007, 15:38
I love the way she's feeding the child. Very emotive.

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