Western Africa (southern section): Their People

Challenge #56 in the around the world in 80 ways series. Hosted by santamonica812.
Challenge has finished
UPDATE: I will be allowing 3 entries per person for this challenge.] As we move (roughly) south thru Africa, the next two challenges will cover the following countries: [1] Nigeria; [2] Cameroon; [3] Eq. Guinea; [4] Sao Tome; [5] Gabon; [6] Congo; and [7] Angola. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or clarifications, and (3) follow each of the challenge rules...including voting WITHIN THE FIRST SIX DAYS of the challenge.
Show full rules
phase has
9 entries
phase has
201 votes
Dancing in homage to the Oba
by merops
Click here for full size original image
8th place
This young man is brandishing a replica eben, a ceremonial sword used by chiefs dancing in homage to the Oba, that he has made as part of a partially UNESCO-funded project to review traditional methods of brasswork (think Benin bronzes, which are actually brass) in Benin City (which confusingly is in Nigeria).
Submitted: Saturday, 18th January, 2014 12:23 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 1st September, 2011
Focal length: 6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Views: 631
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Saving ...
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote