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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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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.
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
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
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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...
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
 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."
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.
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
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 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
Methodist Cathedral  Agbeni  founded in 1905.
Methodist Cathedral, Agbeni, founded in 1905.
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
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.
The traffic jam worsens. Pedestrian traffic now mingles freely with vehicular traffic
The traffic jam worsens. Pedestrian traffic now mingles freely with vehicular traffic
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
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.
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
 Sunlight.  A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
"Sunlight." A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
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

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