American Hawks Gala On Lagos Highway

Date: 30-06-2009 10:22 am (14 years ago) | Author: King Samuel O Dguy
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- at 30-06-2009 10:22 AM (14 years ago)
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An American, Mr. Sean Alsilski, was seen hawking a particular brand of snacks called Gala at the Ojota area of Lagos State.

He easily drew a large crowd as people laughed and wondered what could have made him to hawk Gala in Lagos, and on a sunny day too.

But Alsilski, unperturbed by the people watching and giggling at him, continued to sell his stuff to motorists and passers-by who were eager to buy from him, some just for the fun of it.

He rebuffed people trying to ask him why he was out in the streets selling snacks, saying he was too busy to talk to anyone. After much prompting by the writer of this report, he opened up on why he was out selling Gala on Lagos streets.

Alsilski said he came to Lagos to carry out a six-month research project on hawking and street trading in Lagos, and the best way to get the answers that he wants was to get involved in the real business rather than be an observer.

He said he had already spent five months in Lagos, hawking snacks at different parts of the state.

“I am here to do a research on hawking and street trading. I was billed to be in Nigeria for six months as part of the Fullbright exchange programme.

“I have been here for five months now, hawking. I have one month to go. I am going to give a presentation to the United States Embassy about my research,” said Alsilski.

Born in the city of New York, the United States, Alsilski lamented that from what he had observed, government was harsh on hawkers and street traders.

“Hawkers here are under stress right now from the government and I am studying what the government is doing right now. We can make some recommendations.

“Government is harsh on them. Some of them have had their goods taken away. I am not sure that is the best way to go about it.

“In some cities, hawkers and traders are given licences and allowed to go to certain areas to hawk. But hawkers should not be allowed to hawk in places like Oshodi,” he stated.

Alsilski’s hawking business has taken him to Yaba, Ojuelegba, Mushin, Ojota, Mile 2, Apapa, Lagos Island and Agege.



Posted: at 30-06-2009 10:22 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- benomax at 30-06-2009 11:13 AM (14 years ago)
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 Very funny but, he is just doing the right thing, when one researches, one must understand every thing about what the research entails, by the way, me I don miss gala oh, any body fit send gala to me, them no get am for here,lol.
Posted: at 30-06-2009 11:13 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- Recoverd at 30-06-2009 11:38 AM (14 years ago)
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Omg! Dis is so funy. Hehehe
Posted: at 30-06-2009 11:38 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Phil2 at 30-06-2009 04:59 PM (14 years ago)
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it is nt funny, he is a gud marketer, trying to do product penetration by creating awareness dt halking is nt a bad biz
Posted: at 30-06-2009 04:59 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nollylove at 30-06-2009 05:10 PM (14 years ago)
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Posted: at 30-06-2009 05:10 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- eoadex2003 at 30-06-2009 05:53 PM (14 years ago)
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Dis guy is doing d right thing, i think we Nigerians should rather learn 4rom him than moking him, moreso we do worst than this when ever we travel to their country.
Posted: at 30-06-2009 05:53 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Recoverd at 30-06-2009 06:36 PM (14 years ago)
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No 1 is moking hm. I kno hs tryin 2do hs job...Am just sayin its goin 2b a funy site seein hm on d streets selin gala.
Posted: at 30-06-2009 06:36 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Everton at 30-06-2009 06:53 PM (14 years ago)
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This is how Spy used to do.
Posted: at 30-06-2009 06:53 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sl3mshadii at 30-06-2009 08:11 PM (14 years ago)
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loooooolz omG 4realz..dats koool atleast they kno wat we goin thru looooollllz heheh
Posted: at 30-06-2009 08:11 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- fireman at 30-06-2009 09:09 PM (14 years ago)
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Very ingenious research....I wonder what his final outcome wud look like?

Posted: at 30-06-2009 09:09 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ephi at 30-06-2009 09:21 PM (14 years ago)
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I smell CIA!
Posted: at 30-06-2009 09:21 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- temi07 at 30-06-2009 09:47 PM (14 years ago)
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At least he's not just following someone doing it about, he's getting first hand experience in what it feels like to be a hawker.
Posted: at 30-06-2009 09:47 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bali4real at 30-06-2009 10:58 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: benomax on 30-06-2009 11:13 AM

 Very funny but, he is just doing the right thing, when one researches, one must understand every thing about what the research entails, by the way, me I don miss gala oh, any body fit send gala to me, them no get am for here,lol.
abioh! Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 30-06-2009 10:58 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- black_samurai at 1-07-2009 12:09 AM (14 years ago)
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Yeah that a smart fact finding procedures.

Posted: at 1-07-2009 12:09 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- portiphar at 1-07-2009 12:31 AM (14 years ago)
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na lie joooo, the guy don lost for Lagos and he dey find money to take get him tickets back to wherever he came from
Posted: at 1-07-2009 12:31 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- herdeysohjy at 1-07-2009 08:55 AM (14 years ago)
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no be small thing
Posted: at 1-07-2009 08:55 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Temmysam at 1-07-2009 11:28 AM (14 years ago)
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Are you sure portiphar
Posted: at 1-07-2009 11:28 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- teeco at 1-07-2009 11:34 AM (14 years ago)
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passing

Posted: at 1-07-2009 11:34 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- melody7 at 1-07-2009 03:50 PM (14 years ago)
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yeah he is doing the right tin. if u want to get information dats d best way to go abt it. u have to feel it to talk abt it.
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- sagir at 1-07-2009 04:47 PM (14 years ago)
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Some may see it as a funny things, but not me. there must be a mission to that,. Lips Sealed wait for the out come of his so called research
Posted: at 1-07-2009 04:47 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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