Certainly one of the best examples of ingenuity I have seen in recent times. It also has the uncanning characteristic of representing the earthly feel of a whole continent.
Let’s relegate concerns like flammability and the perils of tropical African rainstorms to the background for a brief second.
Let’s discard any notions that we will be seeing this on a Formula 1 track with a grinning Louise Hamilton in the driver’s seat.
Let’s suspend the possibility that the maker of this will soon replace his daily garri meal with cavier as punters flock to his “factory”.
Let’s assume that we will, as we have always done as a people, continue to import cars (including the petrol a derivative of the oil we have in abundance).
Let’s for a brief moment pretend a “starving” North Korea is not preparing its first missile launch or that the mullahs in Iran are not about to join the elite in the world with their own nukes or that a 16year old Israeli boy has not built a mobile app for missile detection during the 7days Israeli-Hamas war and lastly that the US has not just launched an ultrasonic plane!
The owner of the car is Obaniyi Ojo, a 40 year old cane craft artist in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
On a pure artistic and aesthetics appeal basis, this rocks! And for a brief moment or two let’s just forget about some of our woes and embrace this guy for having the courage to forget about his woes to produce this. Minister of “Culture”, “Creativity”, “Innovation” “whatever” etc, please take note!