By- Okafor Chika U.
Make People Happy fondly called by its creator is a motorbike. No no no..!!! It’s not a motorbike.
It’s a six(6) passenger seater, modified 150cc powered, unique four wheeled vehicle, designed and fabricated by self taught maker, designer and motivator by the name Ibrahim Adekunle whose informal skill training is focused on soldering and welding of automobile radiators.
"Adekunle" whose make shift garage cum workshop is situated under the Opebi - Oregun link road bridge in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria might be lacking cutting edge first world fabrication tools,equipment and a non conducive operable environment.All but makes up for that shortcoming with an instinctive “Passion for Creation” devoid of earthly and societal distractions.
He picks a piece here, another piece there, a discarded shock absorber, adaptable ingredients to his wizardly brew that would form the basis of his conceptual unusual yet lovable motorbike known as “Make People Happy”.
“Make People Happy” is reflective of the creator's mind grounded in the sociable
nature of a people. An adept recreational rollerblader and skillful motorbike rider himself, he owns two or more power bikes but one cannot help to notice..is it a bike...is it an ATV..a car.. eye catching, head turning, colourful bike as it vroom's through the streets of ‘Eko’ either on a publicity drive for
hire or simply cruising away time making both his passengers and onlookers happy. Vroom Vroom....!!!
I must say that Ibrahim Adekunle is talented truth be told but one must also ask, how many more Adekunle’s are out there yearning to be heard in this cacophonous society.