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Ibadan Rooftops

Ibadan is an ancient and the 2nd largest city in Africa. The roofs are corrugated iron sheets that have taken a huge beating from the African Sun over the years. This is the look you get when you visit the centre of the town although there are many parts of the town that are not like this.

Ibadan Rooftops

Ibadan is an ancient and the 2nd largest city in Africa. The roofs are corrugated iron sheets that have taken a huge beating from the African Sun over the years. This is the look you get when you visit the centre of the town although there are many parts of the town that are not like this.

comments (6)

  • N.Z.G
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2009, 19:43
Dude, nice one. Keep them coming.
Heyyyyyyyyyy! You need to enter town to get more beautiful shots, oh! You just gave my Ìbàdàn a bashing. This must be Oríta-Mérin, Òjé or something where the earliest warrriors first setttled. It is comparable to places in Lagos island such as Aroloya, Oke-suna, Igbosere, Lafiaji and Odunlami as well as Cemetary street in Ebute-metta, which all have just as many "corrugated iron sheets". The only reason why Ibadan's are more apparent is the undulating topography of the terrain that makes for a a wider view as against Lagos which is a Coastal plain and mostly flat.

Please take more flattering pictures of the city to correct the impression, Ohiseme.

Forgive my taking up so much space, but i spent 2 decades of my life living there abd i know that this picture is not a true representation of my beloved Ìbàdàn.
Thanks.
Ohiseme Olubunmi Ozoya: I lived in Ibadan for more than 20 years too and this is not a form of bashing. I guess one can interpret it in many ways. It is an ancient city and you don't expect to see new roofs in such a city which is what you notice in cities in Europe like London and Rome. You don't get to seeg new stuctures and whatnot. In my opinion that is one of the beauties of the city which is possible with the help of the topography. I get this reaction from indigenes of the city but I'm proud to say I'm not a tourist who chose the 'worst part of town' to portray. Your reference to some parts of Lagos is true and so are many other cities in the world. I was filled with revulsion when a friend referred to Elephant and Castle in London which is close to Peckham where I lived as 'the ghetto' but in reality maybe it is.

Here is a music video from an Ibadan artist on Youtube, Jay-Ru who did something similar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKz9CxvayVs
Hmmm...mn, ok.
Wow, what a view!
Yay ! My hometown. Ibadan is always a fantastic scene/landscape to shoot. A true historic city that has been (unfortunately) ravaged and raped by the verrryyy corrupt government and political godfathers.
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