Saturday, November 22, 2008

Do not despise them

It is election season in Ghana where I am at the moment and anything can happen during campaigns. This is just an example.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our Obama moment

In the office yesterday, we didn't pop champagne, but we had our Obama moment serving some coke round in the library and generally discussing the new world order which America has set in motion. At once, everyone felt like an American, even though most of us had never been inside an American embassy to apply for a visa not to talk of visiting America.

So I suggested to the other guys that we pose for a picture with the day's papers to etch that day in memory and history. It is the result of today's post. Our vintage Obama moment.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Three Elders of Lagos

In Yoruba, Agba Meta, the Three Elders of Lagos are always on hand to welcome every visitor to Lagos along the Lagos-Benin Expressway. The statues are replicas of the traditional Lagos White Cap chiefs and the stand more than 12 feet high.

According to popular folklore, they each have a different message for everyone coming into the metropolis: O gbodo ridin (thou shalt not be stupid), O gbodo suegbe (thou shalt not be slow), O gbodo ya mugun l'Eko (thou shalt not allow thyself to be taken for a fool) in Lagos.

Lagos is a place for the strong, hence, the poignant words of advice.,

Sunday, November 2, 2008

No hangar here!

This seems like installed art but this is exactly how I found this set up opposite my work place. It had been left there by some dump men.

Amusing isn't it? Now who's ready for the flight?

Passengers on Flight MS2/11 from Lagos to Cairo boarding at Gate Five!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


One of the more popular books in Lagos these days is Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope. I got my hardback a couple of months ago and only feel it necessary to flaunt it here on a book-themed day like this.