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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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A massive traffic jam on Ologede Street that remained unresolved in the few hours the Digital Journa...
A massive traffic jam on Ologede Street that remained unresolved in the few hours the Digital Journal reporter was at the market
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
 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."
Methodist Cathedral  Agbeni  founded in 1905.
Methodist Cathedral, Agbeni, founded in 1905.
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
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.
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
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.
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...
Agbeni is a single stretch of open air shopping mall  consisting of hundreds of small shop/stall own...
Agbeni is a single stretch of open air shopping mall, consisting of hundreds of small shop/stall owners. The women sometimes pool resources to negotiate better prices with their suppliers
Ologede Street. The lady hawks loaves of bread with margarine. She applies the margarine spread for ...
Ologede Street. The lady hawks loaves of bread with margarine. She applies the margarine spread for the buyer. Because of its high energy content, laborers, popularly called "alabaru" at markets, feed heavily on bread and margarine. The association of laborers with bread and margarine is a popular joke in Ibadan.
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.
The mainstreet is absolutely choked up with vehicular and human traffic. Strangers have to rub again...
The mainstreet is absolutely choked up with vehicular and human traffic. Strangers have to rub against each other when they pass. Note the man hawking picture books.
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.
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
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
 Sunlight.  A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
"Sunlight." A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
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.
A street hawker. She is a mobile mini-shop
A street hawker. She is a mobile mini-shop
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.

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