My Black Hair Journey

Photos of Nigerian Hairstyles

Posted on: May 22, 2009

Photos - OjikereIf you have read some of my earlier posts on this blog, you know that I started out talking about my childhood in Nigeria and my recollections of the fancy hairstyles that I grew up accustomed to seeing on the heads of Nigerian women. Even though I don’t wear those styles now, I have always admired them for their beauty and artistry. As I was digging around on the internet, I found an online collection featuring some of the work of J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, the photographer who I talked about earlier on this blog. This online display is part of the Contemporary African Art Collection, which is a private collection that was created by a Italian named Jean Pigozzi.

The above photo, from the collection of Klara Kristina is licensed under a creative commons 2.0 license

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J.D. Okahi Ojeikere in his book "Photographs" documents some of the traditional hairstyles of Nigerian women.
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