Collection: PART 3

PROJECT 3 & 4

Research on other British Nigerians

I asked some of my friends who are of Nigerian heritage about their experience as a British Nigerian to see if their experiences were similar to mine. I asked them both what they like about being Nigerian as well as the negative connotations they have.  

Consensus gathered from feedback

- Nigerians are often negatively seen as corrupt, scammers and dishonest - the often referenced 'Nigerian prince' scam

- They wish they knew they're native language more

- Other Nigerians often consider them to be weaker due their British upbringing 

Outcome ideas

- visualizing stereotypes and making a satire of them

- making a poster based around '419' - the Nigerian legal code for fraud

Photographing a Nigerian prince - exploring negative stereotypes

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Practice background for shoot

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Ruth Ossai - Nsukka, Nigeria

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Vogue article on Ruth Ossai

Ruth Ossai portrait

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Commentary on above image

The composition of this image is striking to me because it communicates to me the model's existence so well - with the house in the background, the scarf is almost like a protective armour.