“It all went bad.”Shaken, Mrs. Agbani and her team left and did not return to Yaataah for months.
“Something’s sizzling round my legs,” said Mrs. Agbani, 45, laughing, leaning on a stick, and struggling to get a foothold in the mud.
But Mrs. Agbani had arranged for villagers to clear a large patch of the palms.
“Carry me dey go-o,” one of the women, Jessy Nubani, sang, bobbing up and down as she worked, adapting a popular call-and-response song.
The other women sang back in harmony: “Martha, carry me dey go, dey go, dey go.”
”, Agbani, Martha, dey, Jessy Nubani
Yaataah, Bodo, Niger Delta, Nigeria