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Do You Know The Names Of These Gorgeous Naija Hairstyles From Way Back?

   

Long before TY Bello, Aisha Augie-Kuta, Kelechi Amadi Obi and the other photographers we all love now, there was J.D. Okhai Ojeikere (1930 – 2014).

In the sixties, he began an amazing photography documentary. He photographed Nigerian women and their evolving hairstyles all over the country. The collection has over 1000 pictures of Nigerian women rocking gorgeous hairstyles, and the pictures have been exhibited at many galleries around the world.

Many of those hair styles are no longer common, but some of the styles will trigger fond memories. Here are 20 pictures from the collection, name as many of the styles below as you remember in the comments:

 

18Number 1 – This is the Ile Gogoro (High rise building) style

 

2Number 2 – Name the style

 

1Number 3 – Name the style

 

3Number 4 – Name the style

 

6Number 5 – Name the style

 

7Number 6 – Name the style

 

5Number 7 – Name the style

 

4Number 8 – Name the style

 

9Number 9 – Name the style

 

8aNumber 10 – Name the style

 

11Number 11 – Name the style

 

10Number 12 – Name the style

 

17Number 13 – Name the style

 

16Number 14 – Name the style

 

15Number 15 – Name the style

 

14Number 16 – Name the style

 

12Number 17 – Name the style

 

20140204-222559Number 18 – Name the style

 

7l,mNumber 19 – Name the style

 

20Number 20 – Name the style

 

Here is a BBC video about the collection:

 

All images by the late J.D. Okhai Ojeikere1421149828268

 

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. onogurlagos@gmail.com'

    Onome

    November 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Numbers 2 & 14 are variations of Shuku

  2. Bibigal83@gmail.com'

    Bisi

    November 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    No 10 is the Snake park

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