Of rust and gold: Man captures beautiful but rusty roofs of Ibadan buildings in viral photos

Of rust and gold: Man captures beautiful but rusty roofs of Ibadan buildings in viral photos

Nigerian poet and essayist, J.P Clark-Bekederemo, might not be the first author to write about the beauty of Ibadan but it was through him the historical city was given a befitting representation of class and lure - all from its "rusted roofs" and wonderful seven hills.

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Sitting in the heart of southwest Nigeria, Ibadan which is the capital of Oyo state is known for its rich history, magnificent culture and beauty that transcends ancient curves.

Perhaps, this is why Clark, in his eponymous five-line poem "Ibadan" explored the city and resolved to praise it for its "running splash of rust and gold" representing its old and decaying roofs "flung and scattered among seven hills" that cover the city.

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Of rust and gold: Man captures beautiful roofs of Ibadan buildings in viral photos
The beauty of Ibadan buildings was captured by a documentary photographer. Credit: @theayoadams
Source: Twitter

Inspired by Clark's poem, a documentary photographer and art enthusiast, Ayo Adams has given a glimpse into the blend of colours in the roofs of many buildings in Ibadan.

In a picture post on his Twitter handle on Thursday, March 4, Adams who is known as "Ayo of Ibadan" captured houses spread in manifold up to the hill as JP Clark described them.

The area captured in the camera is known as "Agbadagbùdù."

Ibadan indigenes who know the area have since been reacting to the pictures.

A twitter user, Motolani, commented:

"There is a well at Agbadagbudu that doesn't go dry during the dry season especially this period of the year.
"We do trek from Oke-Are, St Theresa's Minor Seminary to the well in order to fetch water back then."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a young Nigerian has gone viral all over again after she shared photos of the food she just finished. It should be noted that this is not the first time the lady would posting such.

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Using the format of 'how it started vs how it ended", the lady with the Twitter handle @dinma_x shared two snaps of how she finished a mountain of food, two bottles of zobo, and fresh apples.

Many people who must have seen her food photos before were amazed, as they wondered how she could eat such a combination.


Rahaman Abiola is a result-oriented journalist and content writer with a firm grip of over 5-year corporate experience stranding diverse roles in digital & traditional media and social media communication.

A published literary writer, freelancer and public commentator, he has written over 100 essays covering diverse issues on economy, politics and current affairs, entertainment and leadership published in virtually all notable Nigerian national dailies and digital media in Nigeria.

He is a graduate of English Literature, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Follow him on Twitter via @ShugabanR.

Source: Legit.ng

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