Photos of market in US that looks like Makola in Accra go viral online

Photos of market in US that looks like Makola in Accra go viral online

- Ike Aguata has shown that there are dirty places in the United States even though Hollywood only shows the world the beautiful environments

- Aguata, who is based in the North American country, shared two images of a market in Queens, New York, and it bears a resemblance to Makola market in Accra

- The man said he felt like he was in Lagos when he visited the market

An African man based in the United States has shared images of a market in Queens, New York, which looks exactly like Ladipo market in Lagos state or Makola market in Accra.

With his tweet, the man identified as Ike Agụata is suggesting that despite the portrayal of the United States as a country with beautiful structures and environment, there are dirty places Hollywood does not show to the world.

I found Ladipo Market Extension here. Same "ndị Ọsọ afịa
Ike Aguata shared photos of a market in US that looks like Ladipo market in Lagos and got people talking. Photo credit: @Ike_Obiora/Twitter
Source: UGC

Aguata with the Twitter handle @Ike_Obiora captioned the images:

"I found Ladipo Market Extension here. Same "ndị Ọsọ afịa", same bad looking environment. No difference at all. Felt like I was in Lagos."

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Many people on Twitter took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts and one of the tweeps noted that there is a place in Dubai that is exactly like Ladipo market.

@AdannaPapa wrote:

"There is a place like this in Dubai... Same settings... Plenty ndi oso afia... Omoh i weak."

@EAE_Africa commented:

"It's everywhere... Toronto has one too."

@chinaydu_ wrote:

"I think this the first time I'm seeing overhead powerline so scattered in the abroad. This doesn't look different from ladipo at all."

@KemEwah commented:

"Even NEPA reach that side with their poles and plenty wires."

@iam_ucheee wrote:

"Wait, are you sure this is not Lagos?"

In other news, Babatunde Adebiyi, a Nigerian man serving in the United States Army, has announced that he will be resigning from the armed forces soon.

Adebiyi took to LinkedIn to make the disclosure, adding that he has about 120 days of active duty time remaining.

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