Pix Stories from the Motherland: Life ana aga-aga

“The saddest moment in my life was when I lost my two siblings


“It felt like the end of the world and sometimes I ask God why he let them die. It’s crushing. I used to be a very angry man, but now I channel that anger into working out. I am now a fitness instructor and help people reach their goals. Life ana aga-aga”


Lexicon Analysis: Life ana aga-aga” translates to “Life goes on” in the Igbo Language- spoken by over 24m people in southern Nigeria. It is not uncommon to find people jumbling English words with Igbo words as English is Nigeria’s Lingua Franca.


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.

These series is captured by the lens of ingenious NoCoolStory photographer Drew Obiekwe.

For feedback, inquiries; please contact info@nocoolstory.com, obinnaodenigbo@yahoo.com or drop a comment.

By Terry Odenigbo

Edited by Obi Odenigbo


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