I have been having writer’s block for a while now hence the silence in over a month. Apologies for that but in all honesty, I think it is partially based on my diverted attention to my other business. I promise to be a better multi-tasker and share more on my travel experiences (which is a lot by the way). So help me God.
In order to break the silence, I’m sharing some photos of Badagry.
Sometime in early May, I went on a photo-walk in Badagry. I had been meaning to visit this historic town for a while now because I’m quite the history buff. I get excited in learning more about how customs, traditions and people have evolved over the years.
Badagry is a small town by the coast about 60 km from the Lagos Metropolis. It was an important town during the slave trade and the cradle of Nigeria’s educational system as the first primary school was established here in 1843. It also has the site where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria.
The challenge was for us to document the spirit of this quaint historic town that was paramount to the slave masters during slave trade. Not sure I did justice to the challenge but here goes…
Becoming a Documentary photographer isn't an easy task. I always like candid shots which is very challenging because people become immediately defensive once they see you trying to photograph them. This was the case with this palm oil hawker in Badagry. She kept insisting on not having her photograph taken but with a 55-250mm lens, I got what I wanted. A Candid shot! And the best part is, she was unaware😜
Did you know that hazelnuts grow in Nigeria? I had no idea till I visited Badagry about 2 weeks ago. They grow freely along the Slave route. I generally like nuts and hazel is no exception. It's just a shame that Nigeria has so many resources that aren't fully exploited. #Nigeria #explore #travel #discover
I was really surprised to learn that Hazelnuts grow wild and free in Badagry.
Have you ever been to Badagry?