Orlu, a town located in Imo State.
Orlu is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and friendly people. During my visit to Orlu in 2012 to photograph a burial ceremony, we found something surprising – women riding motor bikes around the town.
As we explored the town, we noticed women of all ages and backgrounds riding these bikes whether on their way to work, market or simply enjoying a leisurely ride. It was fascinating to see how comfortable they were on their motor bikes and how easily they navigated the busy streets.
We decided to document our experience. As we toured Orlu, we met a group of women with their motorcycle bikes going to work.
They told us that in their culture (tradition) the bride price list included the motor bikes, which is why more women were sporting around on these vehicles. I concluded they must ride their bikes with pride because its a beautiful gift of love ❤️.
We also saw families riding their bikes together, with children perched on the back. It was heartwarming to see.
Our expedition around Orlu was an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the fresh air, the beautiful scenery, and the warm hospitality of the people we met along the way.