Ibadan July 5 2013

Ibadan July 5 2013

Land of red dust

Land of red rust,

Changing yet still the same

Noisy

Fast

IMG_1076Slow

Crowded

Ekaabo

Eku ile

Odaabo!

Shrill noises of horns

Do little to distract Okada

From it’s pointless      IMG_1023

Rituals.

Refusing to avoid

Burnt mud coated roads

And hills!

Obuko continues

Its stubborn journey

Undeterred…

Nameste now replaced by Ni Hao?

They dig and build again…

The hills are more scarred

The roofs stay stained

Unbridled noises

Coat moonless generator drowned skies

Petrol and sweat the main perfume.

In the midst of all these,

Laughter and music reign,

Only interrupted

By never-ending calls to prayer!

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