Archive for December, 2006

Artvertizing in Lagos, Nigeria

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

kablog-j2me 2.0.8 for Nokia6233

In Lagos – 3

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

We have now seen the milk factory and the packaging process, went to the market were Peak Milk products are being sold and talked to the people there, went to Apappa Harbor where the ships with milk powder arrive, and filmed pretty much all we need at this stage. In two days we will be in a truck that will take us to the north again. Hopefully we will be able to get a nice GPS track out of that too.

In Lagos – 2

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

I was very uncomfortable with this way of transportation. This is a not-so-cool way to move around in this city. In my opinion it only draws more attention and creates more distance. At one point, a busdriver who didn’t move aside quickly enough was threathened by the armed guy right on the streets…. Luckily Esther was able to persuade these men to turn off their sirens the 2nd day.

In Lagos -1

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Tuesday, Esther and I arrived in Lagos by air from Abuja. We were in the same plane as LL Cool J and his entourage… The arrival at the airport went smoothly, we were picked up by people from WAMCO company (producer of Peak Milk and Three Crowns Dairy products). Our car was accompanied by a security car with 3 people, one armed, and blasting sirens, assigned to us by WAMCO, who had arranged everything.

Out in the bush

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Fulani Shonong village We’ve met some Fulani herdsmen out in the bush in the village of Shonong, district of Bachit, Plateau State. Ab has been there for a couple of days now and has managed to get aquainted with quite a few people already. They are kind of wary towards strangers. The first family we dropped in on were shy and distant, since the head of the family was out since dawn (with his cattle?). Quite an awkward situation arose when one of the younger men yelled to the more curious younger boys and women to get away from us. The second group we met was a lot more friendly and receptive. The main man was there and silently approved all this, it seemed. Beautiful landscape too. Seems like great place to work!
Fulani boys