ukpuru:


A group of I[g]bo warriors in ancient battle dress

Ibo Warfare, M. D. W. Jeffreys, 1956

ukpuru:

A group of I[g]bo warriors in ancient battle dress

Ibo Warfare, M. D. W. Jeffreys, 1956

nigerianostalgia:

Chief S.O. Alonge photographic collection, 1926-1970s
Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Hausa girls in a compound. 1970s
Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Agbo Masquerade, Abeo, Itoko (1978)Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Agbo Masquerade, Abeo, Itoko (1978)
Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Picture of a Nigerian lady shopping for clothes, Lagos 1910s. Published by Comptoir Henry Dupuy.Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Picture of a Nigerian lady shopping for clothes, Lagos 1910s. Published by Comptoir Henry Dupuy.
Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Fishermen and trap at Olokemeji. 1910Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Fishermen and trap at Olokemeji. 1910
Vintage Nigeria

studioafrica:

Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, better known as The Lijadu Sisters, are the much loved Nigerian singer-songwriters. Born in Jos - northern Nigeria - in 1948 the pair sang and wrote songs from a young age and later established themselves as session singers. By the time they were 20, their beautiful voices and unique sound helped them get ahead, even in a music industry whose best-known stars - Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Victor Uwaifo, Ayinla Kollington - were men.  At just 20 they had released their first single ‘Iya Mi Jowo’ (“mother please”). The track ‘Danger’ was released in 1976 on an album of the same name. On the surface at lease it’s about a ‘dangerous lover’, but it might also be said to address broader contexts (compare it to Fela’s ‘Zombie’, also released in 1976, an eviscerating take on army and police abuse of power). A little known about ‘Danger’ is that it has a bridge which is almost identical to the one used by Jamaican duo Althea and Donna on their international hit ‘Uptown Top Ranking' (1975) and Trinity's 'Three Piece Suit' (1977). The Sisters say the influence is a matter of coincidence, 'something that was in the air at the time'.

nigerianostalgia:

A fisherman throws his net beneath the unfinished bridge. Originally planned to connect the island of Lagos with the University campus, the bridge was abandoned due to lack of funds. 1982. Photo taken by Peter MarlowVintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

A fisherman throws his net beneath the unfinished bridge. Originally planned to connect the island of Lagos with the University campus, the bridge was abandoned due to lack of funds. 1982.
Photo taken by Peter Marlow
Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

A Nigerian market in the 1940s. Iddo IslandVintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

A Nigerian market in the 1940s. Iddo Island
Vintage Nigeria

ukpuru:

Olaudah Equiano, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, (1789) autobigraphy, Free read/download (PDF/EPUB) on Google Books.

ukpuru:

Olaudah Equiano, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, (1789) autobigraphyFree read/download (PDF/EPUB) on Google Books.

nigerianostalgia:

A family in a village near Benin. 1982.Photo by Peter MarlowVintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

A family in a village near Benin. 1982.
Photo by Peter Marlow
Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Yoruba girls with facial scarification, Meko, Nigeria. 1970sVintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Yoruba girls with facial scarification, Meko, Nigeria. 1970s
Vintage Nigeria

ukpuru:


Nwékpé mask from Ibom village on Nkwo Ekpe Ibom day of the Ikeji. Ibom Village, Arochukwu, September 23, 1988. Nwekpe is a benign (i.e., not aggressive) type of mask with an anthropomorphic headdress. Photo: Eli Bentor

African Arts, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Winter, 2005), Eli Bentor.

ukpuru:

Nwékpé mask from Ibom village on Nkwo Ekpe Ibom day of the Ikeji. Ibom Village, Arochukwu, September 23, 1988. Nwekpe is a benign (i.e., not aggressive) type of mask with an anthropomorphic headdress. Photo: Eli Bentor

African Arts, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Winter, 2005), Eli Bentor.

nigerianostalgia:

A Lagos man, 1910Vintage Nigeria
nigerianostalgia:

Bornu trumpeters (1912)Vintage Nigeria

nigerianostalgia:

Bornu trumpeters (1912)
Vintage Nigeria