Quirky Telegram from Palmgrove, Lagos

Daniel Obasi

 

With millions of people living in Lagos, it’s hard to just be anyone. Sometimes walking through these streets can be scary, not just because of the street thugs or thieves, but because everyone else is a judge. From the way you walk, talk and even dress… To say Lagos is a liberal city would mean ignoring those side talks and glances that creep up your skin and make you uncomfortable. There seems to be a standard style or attitude expected even amongst the most elite circles, an attempt at being too different is considered weird, shouty or just ugly. A lot of personal styles follow a rigid frame of expression; there is always the nagging question “where can you wear this to?”. A place where one compliments you in the face and calls you a freak behind your back. Truthfully it takes courage to walk down the streets of Lagos in your true style, unapologetic of the consequences.

– Daniel Obasi

 

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

Daniel Obasi

 

Photography, Creative Direction, Styling and Words by Daniel Obasi
Model: Chima Boluwatife at Beth Model Management Africa

 

Designer Credits:

Green and yellow print jacket: Tokyo James
Gray sleeveless shirt and gray shorts: Fruche
Printed pants: Fruche

Red jacket: Bodun
Black silk sequin shirt: Fruche
Black pants: Fruche

Gray dungarees: Fruche
White and black knitwear: Bloke
Navy blue jacket: Bodun

 

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