Date Archives April 2015

Through Mr Johnson’s Eyes

My really good friend Mr Johnson spent the last year, serving our country in Imo State.
He takes really good photos so I will share a few of Imo State 
I really want to see Nigeria one day travel state to state that sort of thing and I pray it is possible.
But before that happens I will visit in photos.
Enjoy!!!

I know this doesn’t address the big issues like politics, global warming, tribalism etc but I also know that little things matter

The tragic thing about Imo, Owerri specifically, (and Nigeria by extension) is that it had some of the best public spectacles – awesome theaters, kickass stadiums, handball courts (How many of you have actually seen a game of handball played, it’s quite intriguing)

It’s tragic really, because it ‘WAS’ not ‘IS’ – imagine a Nigeria where It was common place to hang out at the stadium and watch the local teams practice while the stadium management harasses you for littering (because face it, you’ll be littering one way or the other) or a Nigeria where, instead of saving money to watch a movie (not saying that’s not equally thrilling) you’re saving money to support that team you’ve watched practice every other for years, maybe it’s just me but I won’t mind living in that Nigeria

It beats a Nigeria where diverse people only come together to fight one injustice or the other amongst themselves, hardly ever to support themselves

I know this doesn’t address the big issues like politics, global warming, tribalism etc but I also know that little things matter

These pictures just show a little bit of the beauty that WAS, that SHOULD and CAN BE

Oh and a grasshopper, just because I can 😀

Mr Johnson.