Hausa/Fulani girls street hawking food, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Washing clothes in the river, Ushafa Village, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Women enjoying a relaxing afternoon in, Millennium Park, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Peugeot 504, Usuma Lake, Ushafa Village, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Corn farm with added traditional protection against theft, Ushafa Village, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Sunset over Ushafa Village, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Ushafa Village, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
Dutse Market, Dutse, Abuja, Nigeria, #JujuFilms
This is 10 minutes of a new documentary am still editing, The New African Slave. Codeine is sold over the counter (OTC) in Nigeria for about $1.50 for a 12oz bottle. There is a codeine addiction epidemic in Nigeria affecting the youth and women including married women.
There is extreme poverty in Nigeria, where the few rich infect the poor with the devil’s english.
Soundtrack by Shabaka Sounds
Hand Fishing in Usuma Lake, Ushafa Village, Abuja, Nigeria.
16yr old Abayomi is your average Nigerian teenager and the face of millions of teenagers from poor homes. Today Abayomi is working at a construction site as a day laborer for $3. At 16 he is already a skilled mason, carpenter and electrician.
Based on living in extreme poverty you might expect Abayomi and his friends to be roaming the streets high on codeine, robbing and stealing, or an easy recruit for a terrorist group, on the contrary, Abayomi and his friends Taiwo and Kehinde are working hard everyday and going to school.
The other day I asked Abayomi why he had so much positive energy. He told me it was natural to him cause his father is the same way. He said he wouldn’t take drugs cause it would alter the natural highness he was gifted with.