When your friend is too talented!!!!
where to begin? over the past several weeks i worked my tail off on a creative project that i knew would stretch me, using muscles i've never really revealed publicly. most of you know me as a writer, which i am. but those who really know me are also aware that my creative vision is impossible to contain with just words. i love curating and designing creative projects and i love taking photographs. i've just not really done all of those things in one project that would go public. until now. as the photographer of all 13 images (there are two i appear in) i did not anticipate being the first image. but it all turned out so lovely. i will spare the details of the stress and exhausting work that went into pulling this together, getting designers, scouting locations, finding models, coordinating so much ish, dealing with other magazines. it was supposed to end up on one platform and then god took it to another at literally the last minute. i trust it is where it is supposed to be, here on @essence. this is the end result, a combined feature on fashion, eid, and northern nigerian female designers. i wanted to present a different narrative about this part of the country. something about women beyond the very important stories of chibok girls, idps, child bride debates and uneducated girls. all these are so vital to discuss. but the narrative is always grander than we often allow room for. there are also things to celebrate and feature about women here. this feature helps celebrate the diversity of nigerian women and culture. the designs are by creative northern women @lerougebyamma@pinkfleur@northernbelleng@aisha_falke. the models (me included😉) come from all over the country, @whinphrydania@ruddiyeh@thenwando@mzojayy@abdulking1 and laura okam. a big thank you to a couple people who assisted with this in necessary ways and without whom certain details couldn't have all come together- @kassimbraimah@claire_makeupart@faithadamsmakeup. link in bio. #onenigeria. please share 🇳🇬🇳🇬 #africaisnotacountry
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