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The picture speaks volumes about the life of the bachelor and the Nigerian situation. The bachelor  can't be bothered about buyinng a new knife but he puts his dexterity to use by using a rubber-band to hold together  the handle and the blade. I suppose a woman, could be a wife, sister or live-in lover would have purchased a new knife. The box of noodles pictured upside down also depicts the life of the bachelor who has no time for elaborate cooking when a quick meal will suffice.

On the right hand  side of the picture is a stabiliser used to protect against electrical power surge which is commmon place in Nigerian homes.  The appliances (which are strangely present in Nigerian kitchens: the equivalent of computer UPS) are only used intermittenly i.e if and when  electricity is provided from the national grid. The power generating sets industry is thus booming in Nigeria despite the billions of dollars spent by the federal government on revamping the power sector and countless electoral promises made by the politicians .There is a campaign on facebook and twitter by the Nigerian youths called   @LightupNigeria to protest the lack of constant electricity and to demand an end to the nightmare.

Curiously, in a study published in the UK's New Scientist magazine, Nigeria topped a happiness survey (BBC, 2003).

Support @ LightupNigeria.

Omelette

The picture speaks volumes about the life of the bachelor and the Nigerian situation. The bachelor  can't be bothered about buyinng a new knife but he puts his dexterity to use by using a rubber-band to hold together  the handle and the blade. I suppose a woman, could be a wife, sister or live-in lover would have purchased a new knife. The box of noodles pictured upside down also depicts the life of the bachelor who has no time for elaborate cooking when a quick meal will suffice.

On the right hand  side of the picture is a stabiliser used to protect against electrical power surge which is commmon place in Nigerian homes.  The appliances (which are strangely present in Nigerian kitchens: the equivalent of computer UPS) are only used intermittenly i.e if and when  electricity is provided from the national grid. The power generating sets industry is thus booming in Nigeria despite the billions of dollars spent by the federal government on revamping the power sector and countless electoral promises made by the politicians .There is a campaign on facebook and twitter by the Nigerian youths called   @LightupNigeria to protest the lack of constant electricity and to demand an end to the nightmare.

Curiously, in a study published in the UK's New Scientist magazine, Nigeria topped a happiness survey (BBC, 2003).

Support @ LightupNigeria.

comments (2)

  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 7 Nov 2009, 09:17
Definitely a naija bachelors kitchen. I like your interpretation. I'd like to welcome you to shutterchance even though you are 11 photos up. Thanks for passing by.
Thanks Aisha, you are a legend.

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