Monday, June 19, 2006

Images from Lagos

Our Lagos Live photographer Omonigho took this picture recently. Jankara market (on Eko - Lagos Island) is the main juju market in the city. Here you can buy all the fetishes and charms you need - monkey's heads, crocodile skins, tail of horse. Despite the visual and verbal noise of evangelical christianity, the frantic business being done at Jankara reveals the indigenous underbelly..


culturalmiscellany 12:51 pm  

Hhhhmm. I had a nasty run-in with voodoo in Benin which I won't be repeating again. At least now I know where to avoid. The images alone bring back very nasty memories. I may not be an evanglical christian but I know what's not good for myself.

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