Fulani Lake Overflow After Heavy Rains.

Residents walk through the overflowing lake at Fulani in Accra after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. Accra, Ghana. (Nipah Dennis/@iamnipah)

“Fulani Overflow” were the first words a man said to me when I arrived in the area. There have been times the lake overflow when rains, “but this one we haven’t seen before,” says another man.

I was cycling when a motorcyclist coming in my direction told me about the flooding in the area. I wondered why he told me. Perhaps he has seen me go to the lake many times to make photographs. I have been photographing my neighbourhood lately. Playing loud music from my speakers while cycling, perhaps I’m getting noticed.

Arriving at the lakeside, a woman shouted, “4 more for Nana”, with her four fingers in the air. Like everyone else gathered at the scene, I laughed and started to make these photographs.

(left) Residents walk through the overflowing lake, which covered most of the walkways at Fulani, Accra, after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. (right) A man carries his shoes pushes his bicycle through the overflowing lake at Fulani, Accra, after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020.
(Nipah Dennis/@iamnipah)
A motorcyclist rides through the overflowing lake at Fulani, Accra, after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. (Nipah Dennis/@iamnipah)
(left) A motorcyclist carries a passenger across the overflowing lake at Fulani in Accra after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. (right) Residents help a driver move his car through the overflowing lake at Fulani in Accra after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. (Nipah Dennis/@iamnipah)
(left) The lake at Fulani in Accra overflows into homes after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. Accra, Ghana. (right) A woman narrates the impact of the overflowing lake at Fulani in Accra after heavy rains in the area. Accra, Ghana. October 28, 2020 (Nipah Dennis/@iamnipah)
Residents walk through the overflowing lake at Fulani in Accra after heavy rains in the area. October 28, 2020. Accra, Ghana. (Nipah Dennis/@iamnipah)

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