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My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles - Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo

The final episode of 'The Lagos Chronicles' from My Africa Is features a story of Nigerian fashion from Lagos photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo.


On the third and final installment of the Lagos Chronicles, the My Africa Is documentary team delves into the world of Lagosian fashion from the perspective of a fundamental player of Nigeria's artistic landscape. Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo has raised his hometown's eyebrows in light of his risque portfolio.

Producer Nosarieme Garrick uncovers Ogunbanwo's experience as an artistic revolutionary in a relatively conservative country as she kicks it with the Lagosian local on set of one of his photo shoots. Watch Ogunbanwo's story of cultural innovation in the fashion world below and catch episodes one and two of the Lagos Chronicles via the My Africa Is youtube channel. This week's episode features music from OKA favorite Temi Dollface with her first single, "Pata Pata."

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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