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Portraits the Nigerian Monarchs

Posted by rod - 04.09.2013

In the western world there is not much talk about African Monarchs, and definitely no Nigerian Monarchs. I hope this changes in the future because I think these individuals have quite an history and live an interesting life.

Nigerian photojournalist George Osodi has had the opportunity to get up close and personal with many of the country’s tribal kings to document them. His photos are going to be exhibited at The Bermondsey Project in London, October 11th. I am sure it is worth checking out if you are in the city. via creative review

Portraits the Nigiran Monarchs

HRM Obi James Anyasi II (JP) The Obi of Idumuje-Unor (2012)

Portraits the Nigiran Monarchs

HRM Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooyell, Ataoja of Osogboland (2012)

Portraits the Nigiran Monarchs

HRM Oharisi III – Ovie of Ughelli (2012)

Portraits the Nigiran Monarchs

His Highness Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman The Emir of Katsina (2012)

Portraits the Nigiran Monarchs

HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi the First (Keagborekuzi 1), the Dein of Agbor Kingdom (2012)

Portraits the Nigiran Monarchs

His Highness Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero Emir of Kano (2012)

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Looking 4 Transwonderland – Travels in Nigeria

Posted by rod - 24.02.2012

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Looking for Transwonderland – Travels in Nigeria is a book by Noo Saro Wiwa who re-explores the country from Lagos to the eastern mountains. The book cover was designed by british illustrator Rod Hunt.

“Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria – a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was murdered there, and she didn’t return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. She travelled from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the empty Transwonderland Amusement Park – Nigeria’s decrepit and deserted answer to Disneyland. She explored Nigerian christianity, delved into its history of slavery, examined the corrupting effect of oil, investigated Nollywood. She found the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despaired at the corruption and inefficiency she encountered. But she also discovered that it was far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, and was seduced by its thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all she introduces us to the people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the Nigerian character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.”

via africandigitalart.com

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The Durbar festival in Nigeria

Posted by rod - 23.11.2010

Amazing photos of the Durbar festival in Nigeria, shot by Iris. A Durbar festival is an annual festival celebrated in several cities of Nigeria. It is celebrated at the culmination of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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Welcome to Lagos – documentary

Posted by rod - 09.06.2010

Welcome to Lagos is a documentary put together by the BBC. When I spotted it over at African digital art I was glued to my screen. “This extraordinary three-part observational series explores life at the sharp end of one of the most extreme urban environments in the world: Lagos, Nigeria

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Yoruba

Posted by rod - 20.01.2010

The Yoruba’s are among the most impressive artistic cultures in the world, the Yoruba people live on the west coast of Africa in Nigeria, and also in the eastern Republic of Benin and Togo. They are one of the largest cultural groups in Africa with around 40 million Yoruba world-wide.. They created a strong economy through farming, trading, and art production and their outstanding and unique artistic traditions include woodcarving, sculpture, metal work, textiles, and beadwork. a2 cest mieux designed the Invitation, press, posters, postcards and catalogs for the 2008 exhibition in St. Cyprian. via typojungle

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Phyllis Galembo

Posted by rod - 09.08.2009

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The pictures ABOVE are from Nigeria and the BELOW are from Tahiti

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Photography by Phyllis Galembo who has series of portraits showing the masks and costumes worn by priest and priestesses for religious rituals in Nigeria and voodoo in Tahiti. The photos above are from the Steven Kasher Gallery. via Africa.Visual_Media

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Nigerian animal keepers

Posted by rod - 29.04.2009

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Nigerian animal keepers photography by Pieter Hugo. Found via pieterhugo.com

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Branding Nigeria

Posted by rod - 16.04.2009

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Branding Nigeria. Read the full article at Nation Branding

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Badu Nigeria Poster by Emek

Posted by rod - 15.04.2009

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Found via omgposters.com

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Virgin Nigeria

Posted by rod - 01.04.2009

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The Virgin Nigeria livery was designed by UK based design agency Start Creative

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