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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by kennynikky(m): 7:50am On Sep 06, 2016
wealthpin:
God bless u...op!
Many here on Nairaland may not comment on this piece because what we celebrate in Nigeria is nudity and senselesness.
RIP to the foremost and famous thrift collector.
y? what makes u thnk xo, buh nt all nairalanders r dumb...mind u, u c dat little story's xo xo inspiring, no 1 will comment rubbish.

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by hadura29(m): 7:52am On Sep 06, 2016
MissingBudget:
Brymo has a song by that title, I think.

The video to the track came out yesterday. Guess the op took the advantage.. I am a fan of Brymo...

Good morning.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by 8BitGee(m): 7:52am On Sep 06, 2016
This biography lends credence to the story of the dominance of the Ijebus in areas like Shomolu, Bariga, Oyingbo, Ebute-metta, etc in the past.

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by mofebosola(m): 7:54am On Sep 06, 2016
What a story of the good old days of Nigeria populated by God fearing men and women. If it were this age, they will frustrate the man out of the job by falsehood and dubious character. People who contribute, N100 but will swear with Bible/Quaran that it was N1000 they contributed. And if that does not work, they will go to court to seek injunction restraining the man from operating until the substantive suit is heard! When shall truthfulness return to our country?

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by mbhs139(m): 7:58am On Sep 06, 2016
wealthpin:
God bless u...op!
Many here on Nairaland may not comment on this piece because what we celebrate in Nigeria is nudity and senselesness.
RIP to the foremost and famous thrift collector.

In fact, I was shocked to know that he died as recent as 2012; I thought he lived and died in the dark ages. So, Alajo Shomolu was not a myth afterall? God bless his soul

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by NaLaugh: 8:03am On Sep 06, 2016
Brymo's new video has him as the title and premise. Alajo Somolu.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvMJ1WkOCIY

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by ihesiuloa(m): 8:08am On Sep 06, 2016
I actually saw tears drop off my eye when I read the part that says customers would go to his house to give there contribution to him at his old age.

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by femi4: 8:09am On Sep 06, 2016
Interesting...grew up in Somolu, never knew the story was real
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by remonics: 8:10am On Sep 06, 2016
[quote author=Consultville post=4s. great story! op, am overwhelmed. may God bless you. for baba his name will always be whispered from generation to generation amongt yoruba folks.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by 989900: 8:15am On Sep 06, 2016
This is a brand name going to waste . . . in the states, this brand would have metamorphosed into a multi million dollar brand, minimum.

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by olamds(m): 8:17am On Sep 06, 2016
Thank You OP......Am inspired.....
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by 989900: 8:22am On Sep 06, 2016
femi4:
Interesting...grew up in Somolu, never knew the story was real

True, I grew up in the 70s, some part of the 80s and early 90s in the Somolu-Kosofe LG axis, and my mum and her friends are fond of the 'alajo Somolu' saying, but I never knew it was for real.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by 989900: 8:24am On Sep 06, 2016
ihesiuloa:
I actually saw tears drop off my eye when I read the part that says customers would go to his house to give there contribution to him at his old age.

Hard work, perseverance, and honesty pays.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by shukudi(m): 8:25am On Sep 06, 2016
I can still remember Baba clearly. Growing up in the 80s/ early 90s @ Osho street adjacent olorunkemi street, later moved to popoola street, my mum was one of his consistent clients. One sure thing about baba was his ability to keep to time.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by femi4: 8:27am On Sep 06, 2016
daretodiffer:
People can liesad

How can triplets be an abomination in Yorubaland and I wouldn't know about it?

kilomode e mo
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by femi4: 8:28am On Sep 06, 2016
989900:


True, I grew up in the 70s, some part of the 80s and early 90s in the Somolu-Kosofe LG axis, and my mum and her friends are fond of the 'alajo Somolu' saying, but I never knew it was for real.
I remembered that lagbaja song, O fe lo saya banker....Alajo Somolu

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by juman(m): 8:29am On Sep 06, 2016
See a man that was barely educated contributed significantly to the the growth in peoples lifes.

But instead, people of useless generation are curse to nigeria.
They could not add any value to the country but rather they removed value from nigeria. They destroyed everything.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by oluwafestus(m): 8:33am On Sep 06, 2016
For those of us that lived or still live in Shomolu, we should help by posting the church he attended till death and the house he lived so that the story will b complete
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by Aiholi(m): 8:35am On Sep 06, 2016
rip 2 him.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by ifeanyi83(m): 8:38am On Sep 06, 2016
Very educative. I never knew that saying had history attached to it...
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by Rajosh(m): 8:39am On Sep 06, 2016
daretodiffer:
People can liesad
How can triplets be an abomination in Yorubaland and I wouldn't know about it?
were you born during his time?
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by akasueba(m): 8:43am On Sep 06, 2016
What a Great Hero.
Waoh so inspiring,
dont know this m:an is still alive till 2012 o, for past 10years now i dont think he is alive o, but now i can see that he died now is 4yrs ago. RIP Baba Alajo Somolu.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by danbrowndmf(m): 8:46am On Sep 06, 2016
daretodiffer:
People can liesad

How can triplets be an abomination in Yorubaland and I wouldn't know about it?

triplet and twin was an abomination in yoruba land before.go ask ur mum or dad.they will shed for light for you on it.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by danbrowndmf(m): 8:48am On Sep 06, 2016
MissingBudget:
Brymo has a song by that title, I think.
yes brymo has a song about him. I think he just dropped the video sef.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by phreakabit(m): 8:55am On Sep 06, 2016
[size=18pt]Yoruba go just dey one side they claim title.
"Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector"
Do you have the slightest idea how big Nigeria is?
Did you conduct a survey before coming up with this conclusion?
Did you go to the North, South-South, South East, or Even other parts of the South-West to ask about his popularity?
Just goes to show how limited and frail your supposed intellectual abilities are, if you possess any.
Not saying he shouldn't be acknowledged for his good works or diligence, but making a far fetched claim like that is absolutely RIDICULOUS!
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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by amurx(m): 8:57am On Sep 06, 2016
I thought it was just a myth, but could it be because brymo just had a title of his song after him?
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by antispexish(m): 8:59am On Sep 06, 2016
Never knew he really existed, wow!. anytime i did something smart in those days, I get to hear that phrase, not only from my mum, but from other women to other kids my age.
I can bet even our mothers don't know that the man really existed, you will probably be laughed at if you brought that idea up. That man's name traveled so fast with no social media!
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by Nobody: 9:02am On Sep 06, 2016
Twins in Yorubaland? sad

Seriously?
Have you ever heard of ewa ibeji before?undecided
danbrowndmf:
triplet and twin was an abomination in yoruba land before.go ask ur mum or dad.they will shed for light for you on it.
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by SIRTee15: 9:05am On Sep 06, 2016
danbrowndmf:
triplet and twin was an abomination in yoruba land before.go ask ur mum or dad.they will shed for light for you on it.

twin was never an abomination......
Yoruba worship ibeji.....
I'm not sure of triplets....
Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by coolhumble(m): 9:06am On Sep 06, 2016
badaoyeyemi:
Then we do abuse people with that name ooo

grin
Yes o

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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by Oblang(m): 9:09am On Sep 06, 2016
phreakabit:
[size=18pt]Yoruba go just dey one side they claim title.
"Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector"
Do you have the slightest idea how big Nigeria is?
Did you conduct a survey before coming up with this conclusion?
Did you go to the North, South-South, South East, or Even other parts of the South-West to ask about his popularity?
Just goes to show how limited and frail your supposed intellectual abilities are, if you possess any.
Not saying he shouldn't be acknowledged for his good works or diligence, but making a far fetched claim like that is absolutely RIDICULOUS!
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Re: ALAJO SOMOLU, Nigeria’s Most Famous Thrift Collector by bossy512(f): 9:10am On Sep 06, 2016
Great Man, I no his home town Isanyin Ijebu, not far from my home town, Odolameso in Ijebu Imusin. and d Torimiros. what a good man, continue to rest in the Lord Baba o lo to

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