Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria




I couldn't list the number of things I love about this photo of Pepper Okwesa and her gorgeous sons.

Too many.

This is a picture that matters today, will matter a year from now and will always matter.

The world is too beautiful.

And this is proof.

PS: Gentleman in the photo is a colleague :)


Sometimes it's about the day of the week.

Sometimes there's just too much of a heat wave to dress any way other than casual.
Either way, it's typical of Lagosians to keep on an element of style.



Realizing I have quite a few photos of some of the other style hunters that I spotted in the surrounding area of Lagos Fashion & Design Week, I thought to dedicate one post to them.

Besides, they clearly make their own definitive style statements.


Okay TY Bello is NOT a street style photographer but she's such a worthy photographer, including her was a no-brainer.


As I go along, I find out the identity of the people I have photographed long ago.

Whitney is studying to be a Lawyer (well done Missy, we cannot wait to welcome you to the bar).

Whitney is also a model.

Whitney has a You Tube vlog.

Whitney is a natural hair enthusiast.

Whitney is every inch a Queen.

We like Whitney.



"Girl In A Blue Dress" is a book by Welsh author, Gaynor Arnold.

It's on my (ever growing) to-read list.I'm not completely keen on Victorian romance novels but I'll give this one a try because Booker Prize and Orange Prize and all that jazz.

Plus the reviews say it'll be worth my while.

Reviewers, please be right.

To my style subject, at sighting this girl in her blue dress, she gave me Scotland-nostalgia with her tartan purse. 

Altogether lovely.


This is an old photo.

She's wearing gold shoes.



Writing this post on a whim.

In case someone reading this is wondering what to do in Lagos.

Have you heard of the GET Arena? It's an entertainment and activity establishment mostly known for its go-karting experience. 

Being that we lived in the UK for several years, there was never a dearth of things to do on a weekend or even when we felt like a random flight of fancy on a weekday. 
Lagos however, has been said to be guilty of not having enough to do.

We're trying to discover the city's spots so we went off to GET.
 I don't have many pictures but I'll show you what I have.

We played air/table hockey (the big son and I) and he went racing on the karts (not for my old bones, sorry). After that we had a meal. 

Can I be controversial and say GET Arena has about the best burger so far in Lagos? 
Or was I just on a lucky streak?
I don't know but trust me that burger gave me pleasant dreams!

Check the place out, if you can. 
It makes for a decent family fun day.
But be sure to wear heat resistant clothing.
Entry is free and games are reasonably priced at about N200 per pop, except for the go-karts which are N2,500 for kids and N3,000 for grown-ups. 
Now, unless I get a Formula-One qualification afterwards, then no. I'm not keen. But I'm happy enough to let the kids be kids and enjoy it!


The big son, he's only 10 but thinks he might be ready to take on the big wheels. Not on my watch, kid...not on my watch.

I know I mentioned their burgers in the post but I only managed to get a decent photo of their club sandwiches. These aren't bad really, but honestly...the bread could have been fresher.

Across from the club sandwich is a chicken sandwich. The chicken was excellently spiced. Quite a sizeable portion too.



Anything that showcases my Lagos, in pretty print, wins.

This newspaper print inspired shirt caught my eye because of just that.




First things first, Back & Forth by Aaliyah. What. A. Jam.

However this post isn't about music.
The reference to the song is in tribute to the timing randomness of when I shoot a photo versus when I post. 

You must forgive this attribute of mine, I've apologized before but every time I find myself posting without organization, I can almost see my military Dad's disapproving look. He's been gone for several years but clearly, his regimented teachings live on. 

Truth be told, does anybody really care about my photo organization (or lack of)?
More pressing issues on God's green earth. 

Going through SD cards and folders is what I do when I'm totally lacking motivation. Today, my motivation factor was minus 10 trillion so here I am. 
Looking through old (ish) photos and realizing I haven't posted a few lot from the last 6 months or so.

This was from LFDW 2015.

He has Cookie Monster on his tee-shirt.

Smile already. You know you want to :)




Love in any size really and one can't go wrong.

Spotted these cuties in London. 

Aren't they the most lovely?


Hand holding couples will always be a firm street style favorite. 

And even better when the couple consists of a world famous footballer (and one time captain of the Nigerian National team) and his beauty queen wife (whose face you can't see because I was a proper photography klutz on the day I spotted them).

Here's Joseph Yobo and his lady, Adaeze Yobo.

PS: Happy birthday Adaeze :)