Lon­don based pho­tog­ra­ph­er Obi Nwoke­di posed Black bar­bi­es and Ken dolls into 54 frames detail­ing a Niger­ian wed­ding!! The work is intri­cate and the con­cept is amaz­ing!!! I’ve includ­ed a few of the frames here, but head over to Obi’s offi­cial web­site, Pho­tog­ra­phy by Obi, for the full gallery. 

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Ladies, what do you think? Isn’t this incred­i­ble!

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This is tooooo cute!

African Violet

I’m dying at the mon­ey spray! I’m an African born in the U.S. (both of my grand­moth­ers are Liber­ian, one grand­fa­ther was from Sier­ra Leone, and the oth­er was from Niger­ian. My par­ents were both born and raised in Liberia.) and I think that this pho­to shoot is awe­some.


Anoth­er Sier­ra Leonean! Both my par­ents are from Sier­ra Leone and my father’s father is Niger­ian! Nice!


As a women born in Amer­i­ca but both par­ents come from Nige­ria, I think this is awe­some. Who ever thought of this and put it togeth­er, did a very good job, It put an instance smile on my face. It may have even con­vinced me that hav­ing a Niger­ian style wed­ding isn’t a bad idea.


NAIJA O! NAIJA 4 LIFE.All this com­ing from a half breed.


me too As a women born in Amer­i­ca but both par­ents come from Nige­ria, i think this is beau­ti­ful . I think black bar­bi­es need to show more of their cul­ture not just say­ing they are “African ” . Where in Africa , that’s why so many peo­ple now a days think Africa is a Coun­try .…


Same here, both my par­ents were born in Nige­ria and see­ing this makes me smile!!! Nija Love!


I total­ly agree!! Love see­ing our cul­ture pre­sent­ed in a dif­fer­ent way. Proud to be Naja!!!!!!


Very cool!


OMG so cute! Love it!


I’m not African, but I had heard of this on anoth­er web­site and thought it was a won­der­ful idea. It cer­tain­ly looks like the wed­dings of sev­er­al Africans (in par­tic­u­lar, Nige­ri­ans) I’ve seen on Face­book.

Its exact­ly like u see on facebook.I wish I could go into details and describe it to you.it is col­or­ful and I par­tic­u­lar­ly like the fact that the groom has to prostrate(with his friends and some oth­er junior male fam­i­ly mem­bers) in front of the in-laws to for­mal­ly ask for the bride’s hand in marriage.And then he pays her dowry in the form of money,many tubers of yam,fruits,a she-goat,kolanut etc.and that’s why u see, Nigerians(both home and abroad),prepare for wed­ding days like our lives depends on it.and some also want peo­ple to be able to talk about their wed­ding for… Read more »