Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria




In the 10 months since I moved back to Lagos, 'Derenle Edun is one of the media personalities I've come to know of.

I mean I didn't have a choice in the knowing of him; his energy is inexhaustible!

He makes no apologies for his quirk. Such an individual, such a force. Almost to be tangibly felt through the lens of my camera.

He dazzles and confuses. And I love it!


(of a person) slender and elegant.

Synonyms: slender, slim, graceful, elegant, willowy.

Doctor Without (STYLE) Borders

Still on Africa Fashion Week...

If you're a style enthusiast and you don't know Akin Faminu, words...just no words.

Be introduced to this Doctor in the making, whose personal style is interesting enough to keep you coming back to his blog, but at the same time timeless enough to remain relevant in the years to come.

He maintains this expression, as if he's got some insider understanding that isn't quite reachable to the general public.

Get inspired on this gentleman's blog, ARTISTIC INSANITY.

Of Africa Fashion Week

Africa Fashion Week Lagos.

At EKO Hotel

I was there.

I took photos.

Love her pants.



My mum has always had strong disapproval for a man in shorts.

She's inexplicably resistant to seeing a man's legs.

But Ma', you must see this Mister.



Because she's so teeny-tiny-cutey little.

But her presence was so unaffectedly huge! 


Vibrant green.

And she does the palettes so beautifully.



"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don't bother you — don't bother me." —  Yohji Yamamoto


This is when I do this thing. I see someone and abstractly start imagining who they are and what they do. Most of the time it's very idyllic and borderline halcyon.

So while photographing her, I again lapsed into my mental flight of fancy and this is what I imagined.

She's a 50% partner in a business that caters to lovers of all things vintage. They've just opened their 5th store in Lagos and are looking to expand out of state. In her spare time, she makes pretty wigs for women who've lost their hair to cancer and she also takes part in kick-boxing classes. 

The other 50% partner in the vintage store is her fiance who she met at 2013's national kick-boxing championship. He's an investment banker, specializing in private equity and the investment in her store was a business interest at first, but quickly turned into something more when he realized he couldn't live without their intellectually stimulating conversations.

I'll just leave it here with my randomly Utopian imagination of other people's lives. 

Enjoy :)



Since moving back to Lagos, I've gone a bit over-the-top in rekindling my addiction love for our local cuisine. Suddenly salads seem like plates of culinary punishment and all my taste buds really desire is a good ol' hearty (and rather calorie-filled) Nigerian meal.
And then you see people like these, not just that she looks amazing, but she's comfortable in her skin, walking with a literal spring in her step, and you just know she's eating right and exercising right.

So this week, I intend to start the journey to reduction of my "foodploitation", and develop more of an appetite for the gym.

She's beautiful on purpose. You know...?

Enjoy :)