Friday, November 20, 2009

An Igbo traditional wedding

I attended an Igbo traditional wedding some time ago. The Igbo people are eastern Nigerians renown for their enterprising spirit. Their traditional weddings are usually something to write about.  

There is the first step of sharing Kolanut as a form of welcome to their guests and the groom's family. After the Kolanut is shared, a bunch of other native snackeries are served as seen in the pix below - the garden egg and groundnut paste, a mixture they called native salad, some chicken and a keg of palmwine.

The wedding cake was an interesting piece. Cake designed with Kolanut. The Igbo's treasure kolanut so much. It is alway said that the Yorubas grow Kolanut, the Hausas eat Kolanut while the Igbos celebrate Kolanut.

And then there was a trick played on the groom to guess whether it was actually his wife that was brought before him or another. It wasn't his wife so he was told to drop some cash to usher in the REAL wife.

Fianlly, the real wife steps out and dances round to welcome everybody.

I'm sorry I forgot to snap a key part of the ceremony - that is where she had to carry the wine to the man who had come to ask for her hand in marriage, whom was hidden in the crowd for her to search out.

Culture can be quite interesting. lol.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Ilesha trip

I had limited time to take photos on my trip to Ilesha, an ancient town in Osun State, Nigeria. But I did manage to catch a couple of pics, like this old church with the beautiful ancient brickwork...

And this residence with an old unique design. This old masterpieces kick of nostalgia in me.

Then  on our way back, we passed through Ibadan, Oyo State and this house on the hill caught my eye....

Lets zoom in a bit closer. Nice!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Random Snapper

It was a Sunday (yesterday to be precise) and my camera was looking for something unusual to snap. Then the rain fell for some hours...later the sun came out and both gave birth to this beautiful spectacle in the sky.

P & P Chicken Restaurant? Makes me wonder what kind of chicken they sell in this funny structure of an eatery. Hope they can give Chicken Republic a run for their money. 

These Asians have come again! They are about finishing this magnificent looking hotel situated between Lekki and Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. How did I know it was Asian? Check out the name and those funny symbols.

Thanks to my Canon!

Friday, August 28, 2009

What's on the average guy's mind?

I'll leave that for you to determine by looking at the pix below. Afterall, pictures say a thousand things!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Scary Changes

Its amazing how innocent kids turn out to be controversial adults. A look at any of such individual's kid photographs will always contradict what we see today. Who would have thought they would become who they are today?

Believe it or not. This gentle looking dude is Marilyn Manson

And looking geeky here is Avril Lavigne

Hmm, I'd never have thought Kanye West had so many white friends way back.

At this age, I don't think Eminem had started cursing.

And at this age, I don't think Notorious B.I.G ever dreamed he'd get shot.

Okay, I'll stop there. You want to see more surprising photos of stars? Check them out on the sites where I got these from:

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Is this for real or fake? Found it circulating the internet. Anybody know its origins?

Okay, who ever did this should have at least put him on a larger denomination. But hey, he fits the naira one kain!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Aaargh! Its a Plate Numba!

I was on my way home one night, cruising through the streets of Lagos between 8 to 9pm when I noticed the plate number of the car in front of me. I had to take the pic successivrly to be sure that it was clear enuff to be seen.  

If you're a Nigerian, you'll be very familiar with the meaning of the numbers (minus the alphabets) seen in the pics. If you ain't, just google it for more explanation!

Friday, April 17, 2009


LoL...I needn't say much. Let the pictures do the talking.

Funny shirt. Designed the wearer and a shirtmaker.

The owner of this shop must have been suffering serious recession for he or she to have written

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Lagos you may not have seen 1

I don't own these shots - as in I didn't take them. What strikes me about these shots is the fact that they are taken from angles that show you Lagos (Nigeria) having a diferent look. And I must say Lagos does look beautiful from some angles

 Somewhere in Victoria Island

This must be Victoria Island at Night

Falomo Roundabout Ikoyi

Lagos cityscape at the edge of the lagoon on a rainy day

A neighbourhood somewhere in fast developing Lekki

I once saw this location in the movie 'Phat Girls' starring American actress Monique. Anybody (from Nigeria) have any idea which location this is? I know its near the Lagoon so its got to be around Lekki or VI.

Ozumba Mbadiwe around the VI/Lekki axis. The building with the metal arc design is the Civic Centre where a lot of big time events take place.

Next entry, we'll see the other side of Lagos.


Friday, March 13, 2009

On the Lookout...

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria...

Focus: Gas stations with funny names


'Onayinka Brothers Agency'...for a gas station?

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria...

Focus: Palace (white buildings with mosque) of Late Politician and Godfather, Lamidi Adedibu

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria...

Focus: Restaurant with odd name. Okay there's fake wine. But is there fake food ?

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria...

Focus: The famous and ancient Mapo Hall. Magnificent structure

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Focus: Strange church

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria...

Focus: Entrance of the enclave of Sat guru maharaji

Location: Lagos, Nigeria...

Focus: Bar beach. Every year during festive period, the beach seems to always take a life. People watch a lifeless body among the weeds that had drowned in the sea.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Obama look-alike

Imagine how being a presidential look-alike can transport you into stardom as is the case of Ilham Anas of Indonesia.

“When Obama won, my colleagues played a practical joke on me — they made me wear a suit, a tie, and took pictures of me posing as Obama,” said Ilham.

Let the pictures do the talking.

He starred in a commercial. Watch it here.

His personal site is here

Courtesy Weird Asian News

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Funny Factor Fotos #3

Random collection

Somebody was bent on pimping his ride anyhowz!


Oh my goodness! This spinx looks very much like a celebrity I know!


Can you believe this? This painting of Bush being stoned by an errant reported was sold on eBay for $321.42 on February 3rd, 2009.


Guess what this small structure is? (notice you can't see inside)

Its a craphouse! And you can see outside from inside. But isnt this torture? How can I get comfy without thinking I'm crapping in the open?


And the name tells you that the tissue will surely live up to its name!


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