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Big market scenes from Ibadan, Nigeria — Oja-Oba/Orita-Merin Special

Ibadan - The heart of the indigenous section of Ibadan originally settled by Oyo war refugees in the nineteenth century is today a massive sprawl of commodities market. Oja-Oba/Orita-Merin is as big as any commodities market you will find anywhere in the world.
 

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Haggling can be very prolonged indeed
Haggling can be very prolonged indeed
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Offloading begins after the brief delay
Offloading begins after the brief delay
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Oja Oba: Sacks for sale
Oja Oba: Sacks for sale
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A new consignment of cassava tubers ready for offloading. The young men in the foreground are Hausa ...
A new consignment of cassava tubers ready for offloading. The young men in the foreground are Hausa laborers. One of them eyes the photographer suspiciously and calls the stall owner.
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Fruits section: Mangoes  Oranges. Note the little boy. He s making a request the photographer ignore...
Fruits section: Mangoes, Oranges. Note the little boy. He's making a request the photographer ignored
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Stalls at the edge of a gully. Quite risky  but every space is precious
Stalls at the edge of a gully. Quite risky, but every space is precious
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Oja Oba: The owner of the stall appears and gestures at the photographer:  Hey  you!  The photograph...
Oja Oba: The owner of the stall appears and gestures at the photographer: "Hey, you!" The photographer explains he is a tourist sightseeing. He accepts the explanation reluctantly
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An endless succession of small stalls. Note the yellow kegs to the right contain red palm oil  a fav...
An endless succession of small stalls. Note the yellow kegs to the right contain red palm oil, a favorite ingredient in Yoruba Nigerian stews rich in Vitamin A.
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Side view of the King s Mosque  or Ibadan Central Mosque
Side view of the King's Mosque, or Ibadan Central Mosque
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Haggling: The customer appears to have questioned the quality of the product. The seller offers a sa...
Haggling: The customer appears to have questioned the quality of the product. The seller offers a sample for inspection
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Young men loiter in the market. Stay alert  pickpockets on the prowl
Young men loiter in the market. Stay alert, pickpockets on the prowl
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Oja Oba: A side entrance to the King s Palace
Oja Oba: A side entrance to the King's Palace
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Descending into the Gege valley from Basorun Oluyole s compound in Oja Oba
Descending into the Gege valley from Basorun Oluyole's compound in Oja Oba
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This little boy asked to be snapped. He finally had his way after he stalked the photographer for a ...
This little boy asked to be snapped. He finally had his way after he stalked the photographer for a while
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Oja Oba: Hawkers and buyers mingle at the market
Oja Oba: Hawkers and buyers mingle at the market
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Oja Oba: The King s mosque is next to his palace. The indigenous Ibadan are mostly moslem
Oja Oba: The King's mosque is next to his palace. The indigenous Ibadan are mostly moslem
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A young load carrier (called  alabaru ) pulls a cartload of bags of rice up the hill with some assis...
A young load carrier (called "alabaru") pulls a cartload of bags of rice up the hill with some assistance
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The frontage of the King s palace: He is known officially as  Olubadan of Ibadan.
The frontage of the King's palace: He is known officially as "Olubadan of Ibadan."
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 Afin Olubadan ti ile Ibadan : The Palace of the King of Ibadan
"Afin Olubadan ti ile Ibadan": The Palace of the King of Ibadan
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