Author: Titilayo Oladapo-Ariyo

[rev_slider alias="lupercalia-by-thompson-ekong-1-1-1" slidertitle="VISIONS"][/rev_slider]https://secureservercdn.net/192.169.220.245/uvj.669.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_5143.mp4What happens when all else fails?  What is a life without vision?  These are the questions all men must answer. For me, these visions make me who I am. Although the visions of other men who came before me from my ancestral deities my spirit father...

[rev_slider alias="lupercalia-by-thompson-ekong-1-1" slidertitle="WOVEN "][/rev_slider]Woven is a dance photo editorial which tells the story of the long awaited wish denied us - UNITY, CHANGE & TRANSPARENCY. The key elements in this editorial merges two distinct dance styles - ballet & contortion into one beautiful piece, explaining the possibility...

[rev_slider alias="lupercalia-by-thompson-ekong-1" slidertitle="AFROVAGANZA: THE INNATE ‘EXTRANESS’ OF AFRICAN ROYALTY"][/rev_slider]The essence of an African woman has been captured in several ways over the years but Teni, a Lagos based fashion stylist allows us to see the African woman through her eyes in this editorial "Afrovaganza". Creative CreditsStyling...

[rev_slider alias="la-recolte-1" slidertitle="OTHERNESS"][/rev_slider]Andrés Martí (Bogotá, 1989) is a Colombian artist and designer. In his photographic project Otredad (Otherness), he seeks to meet himself by portraying other people in a melancholy and surreal way. Coloring their noses and eyelids in ruby red, he  immerses each character...

[rev_slider alias="zongo-ss20-by-larry-jay-1" slidertitle="LA RÉCOLTE"][/rev_slider]Through her art, Goldie Iyamu advocates that by radiating love, support and protection, her fellow African women and men will slowly end the misogyny and subjugation of the African Woman. Creative CreditsPhotography and Creative Direction: Tope Horpload / @Tope_horploadArt direction & Styling: Goldie...

[rev_slider alias="idakeji-1" slidertitle="ZONGO, SS20 by Larry Jay"][/rev_slider]SS20 collection took us back to the cherished place of birth of our founder and designer Larry Jafaru, who was born and raised in the slums of Accra, Zango (corrupted to Zongo).He has always yearned to change the negative...

[rev_slider alias="discarded-1" slidertitle="REBEL (POISED) "][/rev_slider]In this playful and fun editorial, Brampton based photographer Janice Reid was inspired by rebellion, 90s fashion, and punk aesthetics. /*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Creative CreditsPhotographer: Janice Reid / @janice.reidStylist: Queenetteolu / @queenetteoluStylist Assistant: Naomi’s Art /...

[rev_slider alias="visual-story-absorption-1" slidertitle="IDAKEJI"][/rev_slider] /*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} “IDAKEJI, the word means opposite in Yoruba, one of the major languages in Nigeria. We live in a country where marching to the beat of your own drum is frowned upon because you...

[rev_slider alias="my-ghosts-at-the-shores-of-badagry-1-1-1-1" slidertitle="Visual Story: ABSORPTION"][/rev_slider] /*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px}In the words of the artist “What is black?Historically, it has been the symbolic colour of dignity and authority, and for this reason, is still commonly worn by judges.Fashionably, it...

[rev_slider alias="my-ghosts-at-the-shores-of-badagry-1-1-1" slidertitle="Rise In Light"][/rev_slider]Alton Mason in collaboration with creative platform Melanin Unscripted has released the short film and social impact campaign “Rise in Light” with an aim to shed light on one of the darkest corners of the world, and provide relief to children...