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Art & Fashion Enthusiasts gather at Terra Kulture for Lakin Ogunbanwo’s Exhibition – “The Mask” – Photos of Temi Dollface, Bez, Obi Obi, Nkechi Bakare & More

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On Thursday 2nd February 2012, Lakin Ogunbanwo held his first conceptual exhibition tagged The Mask at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos. The exhibition was a one-day display of twenty photographic works taken in celebration of the mystery of the human mind and face. It also explored the idea of masking people and forcing the audience to appreciate the strength of the visuals as opposed to making a preset judgment based on first impressions in such cases where faces are revealed.

The well attended event saw Lagos-based art and fashion enthusiasts arrive in style and also a few surprise drop-ins like The First lady of Lagos State – Her Excellency Abimbola Fashola. Apart from speeches from Curator – Marc Purst and the photographer himself – Lakin Ogunbanwo, attendees couldn’t help but be attracted to a photo area where they got the chance to take their own portraits with the mask – all images taken where given to the guests as souvenirs.

A fun filled gathering to celebrate art, we wish Lakin Ogunbanwo all the best. To find out more about “The Mask” Lakin Ogunbanwo, Log on to his Website

Photos

Lakin Ogunbanwo & Tokini Peterside

Nkechi Bakare & Bolaji Kekere-Ekun

Lakin Ogunbanwo & Adeola Ayilara II

Ebi Atawodi

Tomiwa Alademoko

Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh, Lakin Ogunbanwo & Odien Willie-Harry

Bobo Omotayo

Funmto & Funmbi Ogunbanwo

Bez

Eku Edewor

Noble Igwe

Olamide Adedeji & Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Marc Purst

Ore Olunuga II

Temi Dollface

Funmto Ogunbanwo & Folawe Omikunle

Lekan Ogunbanwo

Bolanle Austen-Peters, Anne Efuru & Dundun Peterside

Oseyi Etomi & Eku Edewor

Obi Obi, Oseyi Etomi, Eku Edewor & Bolaji Animashaun

Lekan, Ladun, Deji Adeleke & Lakin Ogunbanwo

Lakin Ogunbanwo & Folake Folarin-Coker (Creative Director, Tiffany Amber)

Lakin Ogunbanwo & Ono Bello

Lakin Ogunbanwo & Lisa Folawiyo (Creative Director, JBL)

Lakin Ogunbanwo & Her Excellency Abimbola Fashola (First Lady of Lagos State)

About “The Mask”
A simple proposition – Let’s use photography to foster the discussion that we are all one – regardless of status, creed, and gender. “The Mask” is made up of photographs taken of public figures and average law-abiding citizens – all identities are disguised by the mask however the object is to ensure that each subject’s personality comes through.The collection is made up of the photographer’s shortlisted subjects whom he admires – some are more known than others. Subjects include a current first lady, a former first lady, a composer, a designer, a pastor, a judge, and regular high school students.The object is to create powerful images whilst remaining true to an artist’s aesthetics as an artist and photographer.This theme is as much a doorway into conversations about topical subjects, as well as about artistic techniques and style.

Photo Credits: Bobo Omotayo

29 Comments

  1. lily

    February 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Ebuka will you marry me *batting eyelashes*? btw didnt realize Bez was dis fine….

  2. Kimbo Slice

    February 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Almost didn’t recognize Folawe.

  3. bih

    February 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    dis lakin dude is handsome..but his chubby 🙁

  4. bubu

    February 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    very cool concept and creativity is at its peak here……is lakin taken pls?

  5. UsaveOne

    February 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    To me the Masks look the same or …? But whatever that a nice concept.
    Check..
    http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  6. Editorix

    February 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Dundun Peterside is FIERCE! She oozes class and sophistication!

    • NikkyJay

      February 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      I agree. Love Dundun Peterside

  7. Personal Shopper

    February 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  8. annie

    February 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    BEZ!!!! he cute.

  9. Turn turn turner

    February 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I agree oh…Ebuka!!!

  10. I talk am

    February 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Awwwww… BEZ!!! He has gained good weight. I trip for him. *Whispers, I haven’t seen him before ooo* LOL

  11. Style by Cesca

    February 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun. Everyone looks nice!

    http://www.stylebycesca.blogspot.com

  12. Kemi

    February 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Bella, thanks for sharing nice to see my family (the Ogunbanwos) up here….makes me realize how much I miss 9ja.

    • Hiiiiii

      February 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      see how naija pple like to dey claim sha, “my family” abi? I can swear that these pple don’t know you. abi u r Lakin’s sister abi?

    • Onyx

      February 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Wow… just wow. It’s 2012 for lawd’s sake & you people need to ditch this attitude. So what if someone posts a shout-out claiming it’s to their family? If it is their family, maybe homesickness prompted that comment and if it isn’t their family, why are you so bothered? It’s no skin off your own nose. Let me repeat that – No.Skin.Off.Your.Nose.

    • hiiiiiii

      February 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      i believe i was talking to kemi. thanks 🙂

  13. hi hater

    February 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    umm, who r u Kemi? claiming “my family” i bet they don’t even know you… muhahahahaha, lool

  14. chika

    February 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    temi dollface is mos def on top of her style game! chick rocked it waaaa!

  15. them

    February 18, 2012 at 4:54 am

    why do people think Eku Edewor is beautiful! i think there are tons more hotter ibo, yoruba babes finer than her

    • u-jay

      February 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      whoeva said she wz beautiful? or does fair skin equal beauty?

  16. queenB

    February 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    eku looks weird today

  17. BukiOni

    February 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Well, I think Eku looks lovely as per usual. Temi Dollface looks fab, I love her outfit. And although i can’t see much of Nkechi Bakare’s hair cut, what I can see is hot and rather Yayoi Kusama-esque. I’m also lovin Ono Bello’s luscious long braids, the colour really suits her gorgeous complexion.
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

  18. dat Chick

    February 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    ONO’S BRAIDS IS DA BUSINESS!!!!!!!

  19. redfunnylips

    February 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

    nice…lakin used to be so fine in school(babcock university)…he was not chubby back then

  20. marvel

    February 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Nice crowd but as masks go, the photographed mask in the first pic is a dressed up version of the Festac 77 Mask. I am hoping that BN paste the pics of the other 19, where I hope to see 21st Century take on masks. Sci fi influences, political (2 faced). Gosh, even across tribes in Nigeria and how they would have evolved. Don’t mention….

    • okay

      February 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Marvel, did you read this
      “About “The Mask”
      A simple proposition – Let’s use photography to foster the discussion that we are all one – regardless of status, creed, and gender. “The Mask” is made up of photographs taken of public figures and average law-abiding citizens – all identities are disguised by the mask however the object is to ensure that each subject’s personality comes through.The collection is made up of the photographer’s shortlisted subjects whom he admires – some are more known than others. Subjects include a current first lady, a former first lady, a composer, a designer, a pastor, a judge, and regular high school students.The object is to create powerful images whilst remaining true to an artist’s aesthetics as an artist and photographer.This theme is as much a doorway into conversations about topical subjects, as well as about artistic techniques and style. ”

      It was right beneath the last picture

  21. Oga taskforce

    February 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Looks pretentious

    • hiiiiiii

      February 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      and how does it look pretentious fellow one?

  22. Daniel

    February 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Nice event! I think the Ebi lady is gorgeous. Minimal makeup but really striking face.

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