Cultural Coifs: Rich Nigerian Tradition Captured in Bold Hairstyle Images

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  • Star Koroba HD 229/71, 1971
  • Atiai HD 262/70, 1970
  • Udoji HD 838/75, 1975
  • Onile Gogoro Or Akaba, HD 275/75, 1975
  • Ife Bronze HD 323/72, 1972
  • Pineapple HD 14/69, 1969
  • Shangalti, NES 306/71, 1971
  • Hair-Raising Works of Art
  • Modern Suku HD 916/75, 1975
  • Mkpuk Eba HD 694/74, 1974

Udoji HD 838/75, 1975

Ojeikere launched his professional career in 1954 working as a darkroom assistant at the Ministry of Information in Ibadan, Nigeria. In the wake of Nigeria’s decolonization in 1960, he was hired as a studio photographer at the nation’s first television station, Television House Ibadan.

(Photo: J.D. Okhai Ojeikere/Courtesy of Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp)

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