Tag: Port Harcourt

Obscure Spots: 1925 Building

Known as the 1925 Building, you probably won’t get any prize for guessing when it was completed seeing as it also has 1925 written in concrete at the top of the building. Said to be the first building built in the area that’s is now called the Rivers State Secretariat complex, it used...

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Rumuola: Egelege

Wrestling festivities in Port Harcourt and its environs for this year are almost coming to an end. Sadly, I was only able to attend two events despite wanting to visit several more this year. The both events involved the Rumuola community. The first one was in Rumuola and the other when...

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Sand Traders

On my way back from Enugu the bus I was in met the usual traffic on Aba Road getting into Rivers State. Stuck at the bridge across the Imo River I watched labourers load white sand from canoes onto head pans. Each group creating little hills of white sand by the shore. I was intrigued and wanted...

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Omagwa: Ite Festival

I was in Omagwa on Saturday for the wrestling event hosted by the Imogu community. It turned out to be the best wrestling event I have ever been to (the photos I ended up with are another matter though). I totally enjoyed it. I’ve never seen so many backs end up on the ground as much as I...

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Seven Hundred to Enugu

Like I said in my previous post, I took a train to Enugu from Port Harcourt as I wanted the Nigerian train experience. I’ve never been on a railway trip in Nigeria before. My dad says the last one he was on, was when he left Lagos for Jos for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and that...

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Bakana: Masquerade Display

A couple of weeks ago I had a post up on Tumblr talking about the dearth in masquerade displays in my corner of Nigeria. Well maybe that dearth has been greatly exaggerated, by me. Just maybe. On New Year’s Day I got invited for two displays in two different locations. One was in Isiokpo and...

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Photowalk: Old Port Harcourt Township

I went on a photowalk with a friend through the Old Port Harcourt Township recently. Most of the photos I shot are of the Creek Road market and the Bille Jetty. I had been planning this walk for weeks but had to cancel several times because of the rains. I hope you like the...

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