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A Celebration of Nigeria’s Independence – Photo Story by Mr & Mrs Jones

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To celebrate Nigerian Independence Day, Mr & Mrs Jones put together an impromptu shoot showcasing some amazing Nigerian talent in fashion. The idea for the shoot was inspired by the word Independence; and was a demonstration of strength and beauty, things that are synonymous with our great country Nigeria.

Nigeria is a country that is filled with raw talent which is being developed and has started flourishing on an international level. There is currently a fashion revolution taking place that will change the landscape of Africa in the next few years as well as the impact we will have on the fashion world; we believe this is only the beginning of this renaissance

This shoot was to celebrate Nigeria and its ongoing campaign to showcase its creative and independent hand in the world of fashion and photography.

Credits

Look 1
Military Jacket and Hat – Stylists own

Look 2
Black Pencil Skirt – Kemkemstudio from MyAsho
Croc Print Cape – Nkwo from MyAsho
Beret – Stylists own

Look 3
Maxi pleated dress – Tiffany Amber from MyAsho

Look 4
High waisted cream trousers – Tiffany Amber from MyAsho
Statement Necklace – Anita Quansah

Photography: Mr Jones
Styling: Mrs Jones
Makeup: Princess Amayo

Models
Monique Burrell from D1 Models
Brooklin Soumaharo from D1 Models
Dapo Coker
Leonyl La Bete

Stockist: MyAsho – www.myasho.com

If you like to know more about Mr & Mrs Jones check out their site
www.mrmrsjones.co.uk
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http://mrandmrsjones.tumblr.com/

46 Comments

  1. partyrider

    October 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    nice!
    pretty chick

  2. FIRST

    October 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    First? Lovely shoot

  3. Bims

    October 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    love loe love it. But what is the “black power” sign that is in the first picture. Na who dey oppress us o? abeg o dont portray us a s victims, Nigerians are “victors”

    Love the fashion and the green white green balloons.

  4. Christine Leon

    October 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    This is really cool but I don’t really c dis representing Nigeria dressing cus Nigerians don’t really believe in showing so much skin esp 4 d females.

    • Butterfly

      October 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      I was thinking the exact same thing. The photos don’t exactly showcase/celebrate our culture. It’s a great concept however it lacks personalisation in my opinion

  5. ima ima

    October 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    the black prolly means we are africans and not victims.

  6. SARAFINA

    October 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    D GIRL IS VERY BEAUTIFUL……DOSE GUYS R SO YUMMY HMM HMM HMM!!!!!!!!
    ME NO LIKEY D CONCEPT

  7. Hali

    October 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Beautiful.

  8. Bims

    October 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    and the point of this shoot is?? another pointless photo shoot. The time donated on this shoot should have been donated doing something positive to uplift our nation.

  9. ihy

    October 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Lovely!! i want the croc print cape, absolutely gorgeous.

  10. notty

    October 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    this model is so so hot

  11. gb

    October 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    omg totally cool…

  12. Enwongo cleopas

    October 1, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I just love the photography and models but effective imagery representation of what Nigeria is what is lost kinda. But honestly this is a great work! I Love it.

  13. trish

    October 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Nice concept! Well done!!

  14. Tosin

    October 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hot shoot. Love the “comrade” concept, the Che Guevara style; cool. The female model is absolutely captivating, the most alluring female model I’ve seen maybe in years. Hawt.

  15. chi

    October 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    plz i want to make an enquiry about ur rate 4 posting wedding pix

  16. undecided/decided

    October 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    i soooo love this…
    abeg its better dan d photo shoots of the ankara wasters “who re showcasing our culture”
    this is just perfect.. the models, the color, the outfits..

  17. ifeoma n.

    October 2, 2011 at 1:43 am

    the shoot was fine. but really what is the story behind this shoot bcos i seriously dont get? see as common photo shoot just turn 9ja babe to blonde!!!!!

  18. Beverly

    October 2, 2011 at 1:56 am

    This is so random.

  19. Rolex

    October 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

    stunning model!

  20. LocalCeleb

    October 2, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Beautiful photos, wonderful to see

    http://www.localcelebz.blogspot.com

  21. Bukky

    October 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

    blah

  22. Woman

    October 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Took the words right out of my mouth, the first pix of the lady showing soo much skin was a turnoff for me, thank goodness it was later remedied, otherwise the pix are really good

  23. Miss Face

    October 2, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Over-sensual/sexual in my own opinion! How does this depict independence? Yeah,yeah, i know, those ones will soon come out to call me a hater, bad belle, whatever…. Na today? Entitled to my opinion ain’t i? We musnt have the same view point! A celebration of Nigeria’s independence indeed! Was this theme called thus for lack of a better way to capture it or what?

  24. Tee

    October 2, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Absolutely fantastic! More grease to your eblow – you’re up there with the global best

  25. virgodiva

    October 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

    the stylist is the biznessssss!!!!!!!! i want everything the girl is putting on in all pictures from head to toe.

  26. virgodiva

    October 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    boy is she pretty! lovely makeup love the purple eye makeup

  27. Egor Efiok

    October 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Yeah, that’s my girl, Princess Amayo, representing E4 PR as usual with her flawless Make up skills. Well done Princess. Proud of you girl. Xxx

    • Tamilore

      October 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Lol

  28. winch

    October 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Lovely photo shoot!!! Beautiful girl!

  29. faith

    October 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Culdnt relate d beautiful pic τ̅☺ our independence…SMH….

  30. Mimshack tee

    October 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    This has nothing to do with Nigeria….otherwise, I guess it’s ok for what it is

  31. sisiekomi

    October 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm

  32. Qutey...

    October 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    which kain nonsense be this….abeg get real.

  33. ziggie

    October 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    absolute rubbish and pls stop insultin my country and my flag

  34. cathy

    October 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    nice work

  35. purple chic

    October 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    dnt see 9ja in this but otherwise,great job

  36. Akpeno

    October 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    What is this??? Mschewwwww!

  37. iTawa

    October 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    This is straight up POINTLESS!!!!

  38. the general

    October 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    The guys in this shoot look VERY camp

  39. [email protected]ft ideas

    October 4, 2011 at 6:42 am

    these models are very hot and dashing. these models are best on Nigerian independence day. nice post

  40. :)

    October 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    More like pics of an African American Story, how we fought for our freedom then got our priorities wrong. This ain’t got nothing to do with naij, even though my former sentence does represent us too. This is just rubbish and over copying, the result of a loss of identity, cluelessness about our heritage and what matters or is just pure denial or utter fakery like almost everything that is the Niegrian youth today… Nonesense.

  41. :)

    October 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    *Nigerian (typed in irritation) If it was just a fashion shoot and not symbolic of anything and without the flag, maybe I would see it in another light, but don’t say this reps my country because it doesn’t.

  42. fokasibe

    October 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    That maxi pleated dress by tiffany amber? END OF STORY!!! (y) (y)

  43. Festus Asemota-Ero

    March 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful job but nothing to relate it to our independence picture. Suggest o visit to the Nigeria Archive at Ibadan will further enhance your work.

  44. Audrey90171

    February 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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