Source: HtcExperiments.org

Source: HtcExperiments.org

Can anything good be found on/in red earth?

I’ll answer that with a story about what happened in Awka when I did a 2 week vacay (hmmm!) there.

2 weeks vacation (vacay!) moving around from here to there.

August, 2015
It’s a story about innovation and why we should strive for that: to provide new and better ideas of doing things.

If you’ve seen a road bump or speed bump (who hasn’t?), that ish on the road that helps your four wheel or three wheel drive not run amok on the expressway like a unfettered mad man, then you know what I’m talking about.

In any case, you’ve been flying since you were born, I attached a picture to help.

Source: TamGroup.com.ag

Source: TamGroup.com.ag

That’s not our Nigerian own; our Nigerian own isn’t sexy but I’m trying to make a point here.

So, towards the end of my 2 week vacay in Awka, I had to mount a bike to kiss Awka goodbye (goodbye kiss, anyone?)

We got to this street and there were road bumps made out of red dust. Red earth.

Your okada can’t over-speed there, neither can your car or keke.

You’ve got to maintain a speed limit.

You’ve got to go sllllllooooowwwww. (See what I did there?)

I couldn’t find out if the occupants of the street did that or if, it was the building contractors but they looked beautiful.

Really beautiful. Innovative.

It was a simple reminder to me that when you don’t have all the resources you need to build your dream, you can start with the little you have.

It still is a simple reminder and I needed to share it with you tonight, “When you need to make a road bump and you don’t have gravel or tar, use red earth for the time being.”

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Written by Okwukwe

Writer + Entrepreneur + Designer + Creative Artist + Tech Lover + Firework Lover + Travel Freak + Retired Economist (’08-’12) = Okwukwe

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