Pix Stories from the Motherland: Business n’aga ofuma

“School is back in session, so business n’aga ofuma


“I love what I do. The primary schools (elementary schools) close earlier. So I make sure to sell enough before making it over to the secondary schools. That’s where the big money is. Some of them are rich kids. They love me and my ice-cream.”


Lexicon Analysis: “business n’aga ofuma” translates to “Business is going great” It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 24m people.

Background info:

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 purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.

It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier reading.

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