“Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio”


Three anchor like holding three ‘Okpoho Manilla’. Anchors symbolise vessels that are used to transport slaves to americas.

In 1500s, manilla was actually refered to “slave trade money” after Europeans started using them to acquire slaves. Accorrding to google, manilla are pennanular armlets, mostly in bronze or corper. Very rarely in gold which serves as ‘community money’.

The shot was taken at Nwaniba by Oron road junction in Uyo. But Calabar significance is relevant here being the seat of power during colonial era and slave trade route exit.