Monday, November 21, 2011

Emufest 2011

Dancing time
 This year's event began in Lagos with a show on Sunday evening at the Blue Roof of the Eko FM.
Afrolife Beats dancers


Backstage: Orlando Julius, Latoya Aduke, Yinka Davies, Lagbaja, Pa Chris Ajilo, Omileyan and other performers

85 year-old Pa Chris Ajilo still plays the saxophone and dances with vigour

Ruth Michael

Beautiful Nubia

Crown Troupe of Africa

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chinese in Africa

 More and more Chinese companies now send workers to Africa. I recently encountered these men doing construction on a site in Kogi state. They are building a third conveyor line for Dangote Cement's Obajana plant, touted as the biggest factory in Africa. They were very eager to pose for photos and I hope that they are able to take home with them interesting experiences from my country.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rear view: Traffic

Young man selling in thick traffic at Gbagada
Shot this image while driving through Gbagada Expressway traffic towards the Anthony bye-pass during the week. It was made as I stared at the "world through my rear view".

Monday, November 7, 2011

First Nation Airlines: First flight

Last week I flew First Nation Airlines from Abuja to Lagos and was impressed by the new company's outlook. It was the first week that they were deploying their Airbus A320 aircraft and it looked really neat. The best part of the flight was when they served lunch. It was a full compliment of rice and chicken, unlike the dry snack that's served on most local flights. Plus they put a can of Pepsi/7Up/Teem, not just a cup!

Well, I know it was just a marketing appetizer and they would soon revert to status quo, but I wish they'd continue with what they've started. Airline passengers deserve the best. 

(Photos taken with a Google Nexus One camera phone)

Inside the cabin

Friendly crew