Princess: Eh eh! You remember me today, Abi you don travel since that time?
Me: Yes ooo! Na work jare, but I dey always come check you on Sunday when I free, I no dey see you.
Princess: Sunday! I no fit remember the Sunday wey I come work last self.
Me: no wonder, because I dey always check on you.
Me: Abeg give me koko (Pap) and Akara (beans cake). .
Princess: Na here you want chop am or Na to carry go?
Me: Na here joor, make I take am as e dey hot. .
‘Princess and I met for the first time February this year. I was new to the area and as norm for me, I was taking a stroll to get familiar when I discovered her space where she sells Akara(beans cake) and Koko(Pap). I had a taste of the sweet Akara which I then promised to patronise her some other time.
Today after several months, Princess was glad to see me and though we only met once, she recognized me as soon as I approached her. One of the conversations I had with Princess during our first contact was about her business and how she rarely finds time to rest working Sunday-Sunday, yet she makes little returns from it. Having confirmed she no longer works on Sunday to enable her rest, Princess beliefs if she has more capital to invest in her business, she will earn more returns.’
Once upon a time, I thought I could get the ball rolling all by myself. I thought of the possibility of making legendary footprints alone. And yes I was right but something kept telling me that something is missing.
What if it could be better achieved as a team?
What if it could be faster as a team?
What if we bring together our intelligence,resources,creativity and commitment?
What if we set aside our differences and aim for the price and the price only?
What if,just what if?
Since I embarked on the photography journey,I have come to realize that indeed there is greatness in togetherness. Individualism will get you this far,but togetherness will get you even farther.
We all must have heard things like "oh,I went through hell,let him too go through such" forgetting that that is only setting more years of retrogress. You have learnt whatever you have learnt in many years to advance the course of another to review and rebuild and not to start all over again only to get to the same point as yourself where not much can be done and the cycle continues and all we have is an unfinished and unending project of continuous foolishness.
Photography has taught me so many things.I can categorically say,that photography has liberated my soul(permit me to call it a religion) to see beyond prejudice and individualism.
Find yourself,identify your purpose,unlock your potentials.
I remember those days in the University and how I looked forward to the holidays.
On the trip to Lagos, I enjoyed the view of various rural communities. Sometimes, the vehicle would come to a halt in some of these small towns, and the local traders would surround the vehicle displaying their various wares.
The aroma of freshly fried akara, fresh bread, dodo Ikire and various tasty traveller junks, always filled the air.
Even when I made a pledge to abstain from buying too much food, my 'busy-mouthed' self never really adhered to my own rules, as I'll stuff my mouth with various junks. .
Of all my favorite street food and traveler junks, the fried shrimps and crispy fried fish was my favorite. On my arrival to Lagos, my first mission was always to give myself this treat.
There was a spot in Berger where a woman sold this yummy street treat. I would buy loads of those 'yummies' and vow to keep some for later, but soon I'll find myself munching and crunching away on the bus to Igando (my main base). .
This photo brings back those sweet memories.😁
•Photo Credit: @foodbankgh
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