Images from a quick trip to Wuse Market…
1. I can’t say whether hopping across a pile of gear in the back of a moving truck is a good thing to do. But there is a certain freedom in taking the responsibility to do things your own way.
2. I was busy looking at the goats and, it turned out, so was the guy on the motorcycle: Dinner, perhaps?
3. To say evangelical Christianity is big in Nigeria is a gross understatement. Billboards like these ones on the right are everywhere — and these are super mini compared others we’ve come across.
4. Blessed are the block makers. No blocks, no houses.
5. A fine example of mobile enterprise. We get excited at the idea of ordering stuff via an online app, but something about this style of business gives me a happy heart.
6.Crossing highways is pretty simple; it’s just a matter of timing and, I suppose, good fortune.
7. Forget about the suffocating rigidity of modern town planning; here, almost every patch of ground has the right to be used for a business opportunity.
9. A young member of the chicken-chopping team makes a point.
8. The formerly-alive-chicken section of Wuse Market. I had to think about our relationship to what we put in our mouths: how honest is it?
10. I had absolutely no problem with the semi overcast sky. Nigerian sun has an awful lot of attitude: it can (and often does) knock you senseless.
11. I’m sure these ladies are sisters.
12. The power was out, which meant the generators (foreground left and seemingly as far as the eye can see) shouted and spluttered as loudly as they could. Think of it as a weeping eardrum situation.