May 21, 2008

SUFFERING,YET SMILING






How come most Nigerians are so hardworking,yet things are never getting any better for them? This question is not begging for any answer.The system have long abandoned all of us to our various fates.
I took these pictures during my recent visit to Owerri,Imo state.I met the woodcarver and the metal scrap seller busy under the scorching afternoon sun.They exuded so much pride in the execution of their businesses.That is the typical Nigerian spirit.Resillience meets contentment.Little wonder one international survey conducted some years back concluded that Nigerians are among the happiest people on earth.Fela Anikulapo Kuti reffered to this as 'suffering and smiling'.

1 comment:

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

I read all the posts on your homepage.

The red and orange colors are not good for my eyes.

I am an artist, and the more visible the colors the more legible for readers.

Cheers and God bless.