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See lavish Lagos in brand new exhibition

COLOURFUL: Turn It Up (Copyright: Jide Odukoya)

A VIBRANT new photographic exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens features traditional Nigerian weddings and a contagious spirit of celebration.

Nigerian photographer Jide Odukoya’s series Turn It Up: On Paradoxes shows Nigeria abuzz through some of the world’s most opulent ceremonies – ‘turn it up’ is Lagosian vernacular for lavish fun.

Odukoya’s presentation of extravagance, indulgence and global consumerism deploys a critical lens to highlight the extremities of wealth in Africa’s richest nation as a demand for the recognition of underlying inequality.

Johanna Zetterstrom- Sharp, Deputy Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, said: “Turn It Up: On Paradoxes explores parallel Nigerian worlds, contrasting cosmopolitan affluence and extravagance with economic fragility, and highlighting global consumerism alongside moments of everyday intimacy. “

The Horniman also commissioned Odukoya for a series of photographs in 2018.

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