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Photo Essay: Agbeni Market — Ibadan's 'mother of markets' Special

Ibadan - Agbeni wholesalers market is the "mother of markets" in the city of Ibadan. The market specializes in wholesale distribution of processed household provisions and supplies produced by the light manufacturing industry in Lagos and Ibadan.
 

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The human traffic at Agbaje Street is crushing.
The human traffic at Agbaje Street is crushing.
Ibadan  Nigeria: A trader displays cartons of different brands of household insecticides and malaria...
Ibadan, Nigeria: A trader displays cartons of different brands of household insecticides and malaria drugs
Products never come with a price tag at a Nigerian market. Women haggle endlessly and sometimes quar...
Products never come with a price tag at a Nigerian market. Women haggle endlessly and sometimes quarell over the right price
This woman is eaten up with curiosity. She has been trailing the photographer for a while.
This woman is eaten up with curiosity. She has been trailing the photographer for a while.
 indomie  is the most popular noodles on the Nigerian market. The top floor of the building is the s...
"indomie" is the most popular noodles on the Nigerian market. The top floor of the building is the sales office of a wholesaler. Wholesalers at the highest level of the distribution channel are called "distributors."
There was a massive traffic jam on Ologede Street that remained unresolved in the few hours the Digi...
There was a massive traffic jam on Ologede Street that remained unresolved in the few hours the Digital Journal reporter was at the market
The traffic jam worsens. Pedestrian traffic now mingles freely with vehicular traffic
The traffic jam worsens. Pedestrian traffic now mingles freely with vehicular traffic
Methodist Cathedral  Agbeni  founded in 1905.
Methodist Cathedral, Agbeni, founded in 1905.
Note once again  that the top floor of the building to the left is the sales outlet of a wholesaler ...
Note once again, that the top floor of the building to the left is the sales outlet of a wholesaler, termed "distributor" in Nigeria.
 Sunlight.  A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
"Sunlight." A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
Most traders in household provisions and supplies are women. This woman guards her purchases jealous...
Most traders in household provisions and supplies are women. This woman guards her purchases jealously.
This is the main street at Agbeni (Ologede Street). Agbeni is a busy market on any ordinary day  but...
This is the main street at Agbeni (Ologede Street). Agbeni is a busy market on any ordinary day, but the street is choked up today because the yuletide business season is at its peak
Newly purchased cartons of detergents  tinned tomatoes are stacked and secured on carts.
Newly purchased cartons of detergents, tinned tomatoes are stacked and secured on carts.
A young child hawks packaged water. A case of child labor commonplace in Nigeria
A young child hawks packaged water. A case of child labor commonplace in Nigeria
Note the manner in which product cartons are stacked high to optimize use of cramped space. Tinned t...
Note the manner in which product cartons are stacked high to optimize use of cramped space. Tinned tomatoes, cocoa beverages, and tinned milk products. "Milo" (the green-painted building in the background) is a popular brand of cocoa beverage. "Cowbell" (the blue-painted building in the background) is probably the most popular brand of powdered milk in Nigeria.
Road rage. Vehicular and human traffic merge. A man pulls a cart of planks through the traffic.
Road rage. Vehicular and human traffic merge. A man pulls a cart of planks through the traffic.
Agbaje Street is single massive sprawl of open-air shopping mall consisting of thousands of small sh...
Agbaje Street is single massive sprawl of open-air shopping mall consisting of thousands of small shops operating collectively at the level of the North American retail store. But behind the scenes at the market are the wholesalers,' as we shall see...
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market