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Photo by Stephen Tayo.

In Photos: Nigerians Show Off Their Hip & Individual Style at GTBank Fashion Weekend

Nigerian photographers Stephen Tayo and Baingor Joiner took to the premier fashion event to capture top-notch Lagos street style.

Lagos was once again a hub for all things African style during the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend. The event not only highlights designers from the continent and the diapsora to watch—but also provides a space for discussing the business side of the industry, especially in Nigeria's ever-growing fashion market.

While GTBank Fashion Weekend was flooded with stylish Africans who strutted their hip looks in between programming and presentations, we had Nigerian photographers and artists Stephen Tayo and Baingor Joiner capture a glimpse of Lagos street style for OkayAfrica.

"GTB Fashion Weekend was filled with so much color by young people," Tayo shares with us. "They are channeling so much freedom in expressing themselves and fusing style from all perspectives."

Joiner's goal was to capture each subject's individual essence. "My aim was to capture a range of styles that struck me as African, colorful, exciting and personal," he says. "Individuals with a strong sense of identity showed that through their way of dressing."

Take a look at the street style coming out of GTBank Fashion Weekend below. And check out more Nigerian street style photos from Lagos Fashion Week 2019 here.


Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Stephen Tayo.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Photo by Baingor Joiner.

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The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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