BUSINESS ABROAD: Admen in Africa

This story we tell, it concerns three farmers.

One carry him money, to go for him villay,

So all de people come, an' they borrow

everything. Another farmer put him own money

for ground, But thief steal am for night, an' ant eat some too. One of them farmers, him got plenty sense, 'E go for Barclays Bank an' they keep him money well.

Brown shoulders swayed and laughter filled the night as this simple tale in pidgin English wafted last week from the screen of one of Nigeria's 45 open-air...

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