Apr 18, 2009

PROUDLY MADE IN ABA,NIGERIA

Tie...made from Ankara


flip-flop and Hand-made Sandal

Picked up these items from a road-side shop, when I visited Aba,the commercial nerve centre of Eastern Nigeria and the home to Enyimba Football club,two time Confederation of African Champion's Leagues winner.I was marvelled by the rugged ingenuity,industry,hardwork,dedication and ruthlessness that the typical Aba man exudes.I was very impressed and proud of the indigenous industrialist who litters all nooks and crannies of the city-from Shirts and Suits makers at Cameroun Road,to Shoe,sandals and Belt makers at Powerline/Bakassi area on Faulks road to the desperate traders at Ariara International Market who are ready to deploy all tricks they know just to convince you to buy from them,even when you don't need such items.
I just wish the Nigerian government will give all the necessary financial and technical support to transform the business face of Aba.

5 comments:

StandTall-The Activist said...

Wonderful innovations! Naija govt where are thou?

The tie isnt in Ankra but Ghana Kente- I think

StandTall-The Activist said...

My blog isnt among the ones you listed that you visit. Kini mose?

Afrobabe said...

We have so much talent in that country...most just need resources...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Nigerians are enterprising people. Too bad we have to rely on the government to provide electricity and roads. If we had those we just might solve a majority of our problems....

That tie is nice.

The Invisible Man said...

Since Government dont wanna do nothing, the youths are gradually stepping up doing things for themselves.... I guess thats the way to go since we cant wait for them forever... Love your blog.
Holla!