Remembering Nigerian 'Hairstyles' Photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere

Remembering Nigerian 'Hairstyles' photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, who passed away February 2nd, 2014, at the age of 83.

Iconic Nigerian photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere passed on Sunday, February 2nd, at the age of 83. Ojeikere, who first picked up a camera aged 20 and went on to become an active member of the Nigerian Art Council in the late 1960s, has been celebrated worldwide for his Hairstyles series, a collection of 1000+ photos of Nigerian hairstyles that have risen to an iconic status in the worlds of fashion and photography for their role in documenting a key aspect of Nigerian femininity. Above we remember Ojeikere's contribution to art, fashion and history through his photos of Nigerian hairstyles.

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