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First Look: BBK Homecoming 2018 Fashion Editorial

Photographer Baingor Joiner teams up with Lagos' fashion tastemakers for a fresh editorial during BBK's homecoming to Lagos.

BBK's Homecoming 2018 was not only a showcase of music, but also a showcase of leading international and Nigerian brands on a cross cultural platform. Beyond having a concert, they also hosted a three day pop-up that exposed the potential for creative endeavors (beyond fashion) to transcend within the youth culture of Nigeria.

Photographer Baingor Joiner teamed up with some of the Lagos' fashion tastemakers like co-founder of Lagos streetwear label Vivendii and models like Alani to create a unique fashion editorial.


"Working with the Metallic Crew was a really insightful experience which brought me into the world of the BBK crew," Joiner reflects. "It's easy to lose track of the constant work going on because it doesn't feel like 'the grind' when you're doing what you love surrounded great people who inspire you; the lines between work and play can be blurred out but it's important to know when to bring it because everyone else does."

His inspiration for the editorial stemmed from wanting the creative scene in Lagos to transcend to a new stage and show Africa in a unique light to the world, featuring brands including Nike, Patta, Mains, Off-White and WAFFLESNCREAM. He sees the photographers, videographers, stylists and all others involved in bringing the fashion culture together as key parts in shipping it on the world stage.

"Shooting the editorial was straightforward because [Alex] Sossah trusted me with the execution and everyone involved brought their own personal flair to the table to bring this idea to life," Joiner says. "I'm really happy about the way things turned out and the memories we made, can't wait till when next we chop it up."

The Nigerian brands included in the pop-up live by the same truth—they each have a unique and authentic voice, influences and aesthetic. The lookbook editorial reflects Lagos as it is today, a city on the rise and draws inspiration from its very essence—a bubbling city with many more stories to tell.

Get inspired and check out the visuals below.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Credits

Producer: Amarachi Nwosu

Photographer: Bai Joiner

Models: Ifeoma Nwobu & Alani

Stylists: Alex Sossah & Stephen Tayo

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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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