Idiosyncrasy of South-West Nigeria [Photo]

According to the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (8th Edition), idiosyncrasy is a particular way of behaving, thinking, etc., especially when it is unusual; an unusual feature.



Now, this is one by the South-westerners i.e Yorubas which definitely appears alien to non-Yorubas …One wakes up in the morning in villages, towns and cities to see stuffs like this, almost everyday, on road sides, street sides, etc in places like Lagos, Ogun, Ibadan, Osun. Indeed a constant K it has become. Even on buzy mornings in major roads, they are often positioned close to traffic lights and you begin to wonder if we are living side by side spirits who come to consume them physically at some point in time 😀

Often, the mixture inside the calabashes appear so irritating as you can see – with palm oil always the major constituent – in the pix above.

Aside the usual calabash, palm oil,dry gin, chalk, cowries, charms, bones and carcasses, one tends to see any of Coke, Fanta, Pepsi, Mirinda drank half-way in a bottle (lol) and left beside the calabash of whatever.

Took some courage by yours truly to take these shots and put together I must confess, not everyone can 😉


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