Pix Stories from the Motherland: Street Rambo

“My friends call me Rambo. I’m the real life John Rambo on these streets”


“When it comes to keeping the streets safe; a di’m ezigbo agile. I and my brothers can’t afford to slack. We stay vigilant and stand for hours to scare the bad guys. Our job is very dangerous. So we must appear strong and fearless.

Lexicon Analysis: “A di’m ezigbo agile” translates to “I’m very agile/alert”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating to over 2500 BC

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 comprehension and consumption

By Obi Odenigbo

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