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article imageYoung Nigerians hustle it out on Kuramo beach Special

By Samuel Okocha     Mar 13, 2012 in World
Kuramo beach, one of the popular hangouts for fun seekers in Nigeria's commercial capital city, thrive on the entrepreneurial activities of young Nigerians who sell sea fish, wine, sweet, chewing gums and improvised live music in exchange for money.
The beach on Lagos Island wears a more daring and adventurous identity at night, [watch out for a special on that soon], but this review will focus on some of the goings on during the day, allowing photos to tell the story.
Kuramo beach
Kuramo beach
A frontal view of the beach at Kuramo in Lagos
A frontal view of the beach at Kuramo in Lagos
A typical weekend at the beach greets visitors with the serenity of the ocean interrupted by regular surges that come with a ferocity that leaves you staring at the wonder of nature. While nature plays with itself and those who are skillful and brave enough take a swim, hawkers and small business men swing into action ensuring they don’t go back home the same.
A hawker at Kuramo beach  Lagos
A hawker at Kuramo beach, Lagos
‘On a good day I make 3000 Naira [$19]], at times more,’ says a hawker who sells sweet, chocolates and chewing gums at the beach.
Others are a little more novel in their approach to business on the popular beach. A group of very young boys, numbering about 3, entertain guests with live music, using traditional instruments, plus bamboo sticks found on the beach.
Band boys entertaining visitors with live music at the Kuramo beach
Band boys entertaining visitors with live music at the Kuramo beach
If you enjoy their music, you voluntarily part with some money to show support. They can play for as long as you want, provided you ‘like’ their performance. Tell them your name, and you will be treated to customized live music with your name in the lyrics. You can call this praise singing.
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