Victoria Island on Saturday. It explores the link between the earth and environment, a call to examining how humans treat the environment. Using a technique derived from the traditional papier mache, Okore weaves newspapers, starch, glue, twigs, ropes and clay to create "biomorphic forms" which leave some curiousity in me. I think I need to go back and see again to make better sense of it.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The World Cup comes up in Africa next year and many young footballers would be hoping to be part of the various African national teams to participate at the fiesta. I have been chosen among a select group of African journalists called the All Stars that will be trained by World Press Photo and Freevovice.nl to cover the tournament in South Africa next June.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Zigzag skating on busy roads is not a common sight in Lagos. But this guy really had great confidence going as he moved without fear in traffic on Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, one evening recently.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Drummers at a traditional Yoruba wedding ceremony. The drums are an intricate part of Yoruba culture, they are used to speak to the community. I did a photo documentary about the beauty and intricacies of traditional Yoruba wedding and the role of the drums for a cultural blog Mali to Memphis. Please check it out here
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
This fellow tried to dodge my shot by covering his face with the papers. Today June 12 is when we remember Nigeria's freest and fairest ever elections of 1993 which was won by MKO Abiola . In the western states of Nigeria it is usually a public holiday.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Fin Bank has changed its name a couple of times over the last five years. It used to be called the IMB Bank before it became First Inland and now Fin Bank. One thing remains constant though, the blue glass walls that many locals believe creates an aura that attracts the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean overflows its banks at the Bar Beach close to this building but seems to have been well checked lately by the concrete boulders erected at its shores.