Jide Alakija

14 Aug 2007 1,911 views
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This is a shot I've been meaning to process and post for about a year now. I've never got round to doing so. Anyway in the end I'm glad I didn't post it as it wasn't ready.

More info on my ever so dramatic life to follow in the morning.

comments (8)

Y'know, one day I will try to understand when/how you know a photo is ready grin till then, I will keep enjoying your posts.

I think that this shot shows just how tenuous this life is... this okada man and his passenger (esp the passenger) are in so much danger, and yet they do not realise it.
the slightest nudge,
the loosening of a nut,
the hidden oil slick,
the lack of protective gear,
the Lord help them.
  • Babak
  • Tehran
  • 14 Aug 2007, 08:22
i like your shots, and I hope to see your country one day...
  • adaoha
  • 14 Aug 2007, 10:14
I wanted to know how you took this picture. Were you in a car behind them or did you zoom. All the photography trickery is new for me. I am so amazed how the lady was able to hold the basket as well as the can, and how the driver was able to balance them.

This picture should definately serve as a warning shot, as well as an awarness shot of how little value people place on their lives, in the bid to getting somewhere faster. But then again, they probably didn't think anything terrible could happen.

So your todays post for me touched on lessons to learn when placing a value on your life. Its pricesless and should not be thought of anything less. OK, so I liked it then.
  • mal
  • 14 Aug 2007, 14:11
lol - how on earth is that lady balancing on the bike? Anyway, love the shot. mal
Nice shot Jide , the Okada now seems to be the primary form of transport in all major Nigerian cities .. very dangerous ..
  • Suru
  • 15 Aug 2007, 06:15
Looks like a shot from a movie. Nice
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 15 Aug 2007, 10:58
I suddenly realised that I was so busy yesterday that I forgot to comment on this picture. Love the angle but not happy with the shadow (bottom left). Could even be a place in Port Harcourt by the looks of it but knowing you...it is most likely Lagos.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2007, 10:43
Excellent image.
Just one thing...I ride motorcycles, and I have this continuous urge to get the machine upright.

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