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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 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
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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
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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.
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A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
A distributor offloads a consignment on Ologede Street
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Methodist Cathedral  Agbeni  founded in 1905.
Methodist Cathedral, Agbeni, founded in 1905.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
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A street hawker. She is a mobile mini-shop
A street hawker. She is a mobile mini-shop
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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 Sunlight.  A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
"Sunlight." A popular brand of laundry soap in Nigeria
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Note the woman with the carton of  Petals Hair Oil  balanced on her head. She is a petty trader. She...
Note the woman with the carton of "Petals Hair Oil" balanced on her head. She is a petty trader. She buys a carton of the product at a discount at Agbaje, breaks the carton into smaller units and resells to final users.
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 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."
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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
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