Photo © Habiba Bobi
The old mendicant.
17th of October, 2018 this picture of the old mendicant was taken by me when I went for my first photo walk in wuse market, Abuja, Nigeria. I met this old man right outside the mosque under the sun begging so passionately because that was his own way of earning a living. You see, I felt sad and angry when I walked up to this old man because he already made the street his happy place and begging his happy thing. You see, people like him think it’s okay to beg and it’s because we’ve made it look okay over here. Why not pick them up from the street and get them a job or take the little kids to school instead of handing them money . I think and believe it’s not okay to beg and it’s not fair to walk on the street or in the market and see people begging. It is important that begging is stopped. Nobody should be encouraged to beg.
Habiba Bobi NIGERIA
My name is Habiba Yusuf Bobi . I am 19years old. I am from Niger state, Mariga local government . I live in Abuja, Nigeria with my siblings and my parents. I attended Great Heights Academy nursery and primary school in Abuja, Nigeria. Then, I went to New Horizons college Minna in Niger state where I got my secondary school certificate as a science student. I am a second year student from the department of Natural and applied sciences studying Micro Biology at Nigerian Turkish Nile university Abuja. I was initially a medical student but things went wrong and I had to transfer back to micro biology. I am Also a photographer who started photography in 2017 after attending photography classes for the whole of my summer at Foto gallery Abuja Nigeria where I got my certificate of completing basic photography and graphics course . I have great interest in nature photography but I practice as many types of photography as possible. I went ahead to advance photography during 2018 summer where I completed my advanced photography and graphics course. I also write so I consider myself a poet or rather a writer. I love to talk and I love the color purple. I read a lot of books and I have an obsession for mugs and spongebob. I’m just a regular girl who has great passion for photography and I think I’m an extraordinary photographer.
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