Archive for November, 2006

Advertisement for mobile phone operators

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

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Advertisement for a mobile phone operator, 28 Nov. ’06, Kaduna Nigeria.

Interestingly, in the ads here you hardly see a mobile phone actually being used by people.

Talking to film producers

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Today we were in Kaduna to meet the folks from New Age Film Company. Nothing spacy in long robes but a professional looking company. Esther talked her head off…I shot some stuff with the dv we brought. We both have a good feeling about it. Tomorrow to Jos..

Mobile online access in Nigeria

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Oh, and I just posted these last 2 items from my mobile phone…well done MTN for having gprs access in Nigeria!

The eagle has landed

Monday, November 27th, 2006

We have arrived in Abuja safely. We were picked up from the airport by driver and an armed man… that moist smoky air and thick sound of crickets… their absurd style of driving: drive on the right side, pass on the right side. The cook Pierre at Daniel’s (Esther’s cousin in Abuja) place is from Benin. Weird that one of the first conversations here in anglophone Nigeria is in French….
Tomorrow we go to Kaduna to meet some film people from the “New Age film company”, to see if they are interested in collaborating.

Going to Nigeria

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Tomorrow Esther Polak and I are going to Nigeria on the NomadicMILK field trip. Packing my bags now… I will try to post some new stuff here once in a while when we are able to get online.

Apparently our telcom operator in Nigeria MTN has gprs access too, so I’ll check that out as soon as I am there. However, as you can see here, there are still some white areas in Nigeria…(and that’s only the GSM network).