“I have been teaching him this job for over two years now. But he doesn’t take it as seriously as he should.
“He is a good child and sometimes reminds me of myself with his little tricks and games; but I was not as playful as he is. One day he will understand the importance of doing well in this trade and realize he cannot be a child forever. Oge anaghi eche mmadu”
Lexicon Analysis: “Oge anaghi eche mmadu”is a popular Igbo phrase which loosely translates to “Time and tide wait for nobody”. It is spoken by over 24 million people in Southern Nigeria.
Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”.
NoCoolStory is in existence for the sole purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.
These series entitled “Picture Stories from the Motherland” attempts to do just that through the lens of the ingenious NoCoolStory photographer Drew Obiekwe.
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By Terry Odenigbo
Edited by Obi Odenigbo