Artists' portrait... Zoom on J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere

Let's discover together a very talented Nigerian photographer, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere

Zoom on... J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere on Kelen, African art promotion

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere was a photographer born in Nigeria. He died in 2014.

I loved diving in his universe. He used to photograph the elaborated hairstyles of the women from his country as if they were scultpures.

I really was impressed by this and by the diversity of these original hairstyles.

Photographer for television and ad campaigns at the beginning of his career, he started, at the end of the 60s, a vast project: making an inventory of Nigerian hairstyles. In the framework of this project, he shot a thousand of women's hairstyles in Africa.

Artistically yours,


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