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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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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...
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 boy hawks fresh pepper and tomatoes. Child labor? He is probably about 14 or 15
A boy hawks fresh pepper and tomatoes. Child labor? He is probably about 14 or 15
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
Young hawkers on the main street. The girl in the foreground hawks plantains  while the girl ahead h...
Young hawkers on the main street. The girl in the foreground hawks plantains, while the girl ahead hawks popcorn.
 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."
A motorcyclist weaves his way through the traffic jam. A bike ride is always the fastest way to move...
A motorcyclist weaves his way through the traffic jam. A bike ride is always the fastest way to move around town both in Lagos and Ibadan
 Sunlight.  A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
"Sunlight." A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
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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.
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.
A street hawker. She is a mobile mini-shop
A street hawker. She is a mobile mini-shop
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
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.
The traffic jam worsens. Pedestrian traffic now mingles freely with vehicular traffic
The traffic jam worsens. Pedestrian traffic now mingles freely with vehicular traffic
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.
Nigerian women learn to balance loads on their heads from very early in life. Women prefer to balanc...
Nigerian women learn to balance loads on their heads from very early in life. Women prefer to balance loads on their heads because unlike the men, they lack arm strength required to lift and carry heavy loads.
The human traffic at Agbaje Street is crushing.
The human traffic at Agbaje Street is crushing.
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

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