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The Glam Miniature Wedding of Every Doll’s Dream! All You Need to Know about Obi Nwokedi’s Black Barbie & Ken Nigerian Traditional Wedding Shoot



Ok, I have already confessed my love for weddings on the Funke Akindele wedding post and I am sorry to bore you on how much I love and can’t stop talking about it but I just have to. Apart from the couple’s first dance, the first kiss, the food (Yes, ke, a wedding has to have good food), I also love a wedding that has a good photographer. A friend and I were talking the other day about wedding photographers that truly know how to capture the most memorable moments couples would like to see on their wedding albums and the name Obi Nwokedi came up.

After surfing through his website, I found a one of a kind wedding shoot the London based photographer had for the black barbie and ken dolls. Short of words and truly impressed by the attention to detail by the photographer, I knew that I had to catch up with the brain behind this spectacular shoot that has gone viral and ask him a few questions.

Obi Nwokedi told us that the inspiration for the shoot came from Vogue Italia‘s Black Barbie shoot as well as some French photographer’s barbie based wedding shoot. Let’s not bore you with talk, see for yourself Obi Nwokedi’s glam miniature wedding shoot.


The Traditional Wedding

More Questions for Obi Nwokedi
How long did it take you to finish the shoot?
The whole shoot took about 5 months, basically because of the sewing and difficulty finding the little accessories.

I must say the clothing and accessories used for the shoot are simply impeccable, who designed them and the set of the shoot?
I designed the set and built a mini stage. My wife, Olachi made the outfits

And I humbly speak for all wedding lovers out there, when should we expect Ken & Barbie’s white wedding shoot?
Ken and Barbies white wedding .. er… I rather doubt that

Let’s Imagine black Barbie and Ken are real human beings, can you tell us how they met and how Ken proposed to her?
They met through a mutual friend Jennifer, who set them up on a blind date and funny as it may seem they clicked and became an item.  For the proposal, Ken took Barbie to Eiffel Tower in Paris and when the moon was about to set, he knelt down and said “I know I am not the best looking guy, I don’t have all the money in the world, but what I do know is that I can’t live without you, will you please marry me and be the mother of my children?”, with tears in her eyes, she screamed Yes!

How much did you spend in creating this shoot?
A couple hundred pounds I guess,  I sort of lost track because the dolls and accessories were bought in bits over a 5 month period.

As an experienced photographer, what to you are some of the most memorable moments every photographer must capture when shooting a wedding?
For me, its the emotional shots. They could happen anytime, bride looking into husbands eyes during the vows, parents faces and vows are read or during the first kiss, dad’s face when he first sees the bride all dressed up and more.

Obi Nwokedi

 Just for Fun

Your favorite color is? I like to think its White but my wardrobe is a sea of blues.
On a hot day, you will caught eating what? Nothing, drinking is more like it.
Your best form of relaxation is? Legs up, drinks, movies and someone I love (or at least I like)
What’s on your i-pod? Loads, but now currently listening to oldies from the early 90s
Your favorite reality show is? Really don’t watch much of those, I’m more of a movie addict

Vendors (Lol!)
Photography: Obi Nwokedi (
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Make-Up Artist: Barbie’s Best Friend Jennifer


  1. hilda

    June 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Awww…….so cute!
    So Ken is taken.

    • Toyosi

      June 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

      This is so beautiful

  2. ushees

    June 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

    omg!!!! dis is super cool…i luv it!

  3. tinu

    June 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

    funny pics

  4. Austine Da Whizchap

    June 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Simply Gorgeous and Interesting……Dis is Creativity at its Best!

  5. tinuola

    June 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    awwwww me likey sorry i looooooooooooove dis. 🙂

  6. stella

    June 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Whaooooo! good job

  7. Me

    June 22, 2012 at 11:13 am


  8. Anu

    June 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    WOW!!!!! Awesome

  9. yk

    June 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    seriously? ………………………………….*lips sealed*

  10. caroline sarki

    June 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Wow, creative, lovely, beautiful and impressive..God bless your handiwork

  11. Karonwi

    June 22, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Saw this sme days ago nd i was amazed!!! Indeed veryyyy creative. Plus ken is fine too

  12. the intricacies of life.......

    June 22, 2012 at 11:27 am


  13. SOBIX

    June 22, 2012 at 11:29 am


  14. anonymous

    June 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Ken is handsome…

  15. Madam Wokie

    June 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

    creativity at its best… these photos are just beautiful
    I cant wait for barbies white wedding, hehe

  16. -x factor

    June 22, 2012 at 11:39 am


  17. Bella

    June 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Best photo shoot I’v ever seen ever since I discovered my luv for photography….. Pls we want the white wedding…. U need to complete the story nau….being creative is an understatement for dis shoot

  18. alexie

    June 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Cant stop smiling, he did a nice job buh dem dolls,looooool,cute dou

  19. Traditionalbay

    June 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

    the last pix is so hilarious. well done!

  20. ije

    June 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

    yeah i love all thiings wedding & this is really creative. but Dear Bella, can we have a real wedding post? it will make my weekend……………..Thank You!

  21. tbn

    June 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I love, love looooove this… its creativity at its best! wow I had a smile on my face throughout and especially at the last pic where they were wasted after partying lol. The photog has a good sense of humor… good job!

  22. Divanesss

    June 22, 2012 at 11:55 am

    OMG….m al ssmiles! i never comment on here! i just have to give it up to u! LOL!! Welldone man!

  23. TobechiDaniel

    June 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

    And the barbies all have Brazilian weave:)

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      June 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      I think we should just leave the blame squarely on Mattel for that one, don’t you? 🙂

    • CHI

      June 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Well ofcourse TobechiDaniel., how else could the identify as naija. Shay you know 99% of naija babes are bald – so a Brazilian is necessary. LOL

    • hhj

      June 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

      If that ratchet straw looking hair is Brazilian hair to you, it is well.

      The dolls have always had this type of hair. Now if if it looked like remy and they were sporting the Kim K look then ehen, maybe your point would fly. Alas, this is not the case.

  24. kem

    June 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    creativity no doubt but a way to keep us busy since we av no wedding post….lol

  25. ruth

    June 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    l love dis

  26. Bola

    June 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I LOVE it..Very creative. Made me smile. NExt time though, the dolls should have more African features.Right now, the look like white dolls dipped in chocolate….None the less, i love the concept…;-)

    • Wow

      June 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Have you tried looking for an ‘African looking’ doll? Lol; They look like ‘shigidi’. These are really good looking African dolls sans the hair which the photographer has no control over.

    • Martha

      June 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      @Bola is that not what we naija babes look like with all the brazilian , peruvian and all what not hairs. SMH

  27. folake

    June 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    nice concept

  28. Dee

    June 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Love it!!

  29. Mz B

    June 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    i actually adore the picture where they’re dancing and the guest is getting down with her white canvass shoe!!!!! hahahahahahaha

  30. i no send

    June 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    wowzer….this is amazing…….

  31. muynee

    June 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    very creative piece………………thumbs up!!!

  32. fruiti

    June 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    This is Art!!! Simply gorgeous

  33. Adedoyin

    June 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Awwwwww. so creative, Couldnt help but smile while scrolling through the pictures…Thumbs up!

  34. sista in the Lord

    June 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    wooooooowwww!!!!!! im scraming inside cos im @ work…this is awesome. Look at all the details. me likey

  35. sista in the Lord

    June 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    err sorry “screaming inside”

  36. Cool cat

    June 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Brazillia hair oooo. I like the photographer’s inspiration but you also know that oyibo can stare at a mosquito to earn a living, if oyibo is snapping doll baby, we need not follow them o. Just my 2 cents.

    Funny pics tho

  37. princess

    June 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………….. totally love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. d

    June 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    really creative and his wife did an amazing job with the outfits. <3

  39. Tayo

    June 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm


  40. christy

    June 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    [email protected] can stare at a mosquito to earn a he begging you to earn any living from you? Haba naija,perhap you should also knw dat western education were also a white man invention,even d so called christianity that seem to have litter all over the street,yet the most insincere,corrupt and d most backward pple n d world.why did we claim to knw so much,wen all we could do is to study wat the white man has already written

    • Sandi

      June 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      I agree with what you’re saying, but please do note that Christianity was not invented by the white man or westerners for that matter, just ask the Copts in Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea etc and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. I think that false knowledge needs to fly somewhere. Thanks.

    • deedee

      June 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Was not invented by the whites but eho brought it to you africans?..Stop being a know too well when you dont!

  41. toluwa

    June 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    wow!!! brilliant. welldone sir

  42. bimbim

    June 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    too cute! lets know when they have babies…..

  43. BIMBY

    June 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Wooow! Simply ingenuous.

  44. Berry Choco Latte

    June 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    LOVE TIMES INFINITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. mamou

    June 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    very cute and i like it
    good job and thank you

  46. Milk Chocolate

    June 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Very interesting and creative concept I must say only thing is either Ken forgot to bleach his neck area to match the rest of his body or maybe ken has the wrong head attached to his body

    • Funmi O

      June 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Haha. I noticed that too.

  47. Ginika

    June 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    First thing I thought was: “That hair needs some serious taming”. Cool Idea.

  48. Emelda

    June 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    This is amazing, can I work with you?


    June 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    @milk chocolate..hahahahahahahahaha. you are soo correct! my friend and i had to scroll up to catch that detail. hahaha!!!

  50. Iphie

    June 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    very creative!

  51. anoymous

    June 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    See all the ladies falling for Ken… Dont forget that Ken is a doll!!! hahahaha

  52. speaking of Which

    June 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    One Word…..SPEECHLESS

  53. nnenne

    June 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Waoooooo! Creativity @ its peak. Luv d detailing in all d pics. Thumbs up!

  54. Nnenna

    June 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    AMAZINGGGG…..That is such hard work to pull off n d work’s all paid off…such attention to detail… well done.

  55. kenny

    June 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm


  56. babe

    June 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Tooooooo cute

  57. Focus

    June 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I have no words to describe this guy!!! I pray this hard work of yours pay off a million times!!! Welll Done!!!! Excellent job!!

  58. clairebaby

    June 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I loved the last picture best!! Really cracked me up! Beautiful shots

  59. oso opeyemi

    June 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    this is thinking out of the box. it felt so real. this is wonderful.

  60. Minki

    June 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Simply Put Lovely… Yes to a white wedding tho Lol!

  61. Tinuke

    June 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Awesome, so creative and interesting

  62. posh

    June 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Amazing! Only one almost hate comment, hmm,good. Bellanaija pls when are we goin to see ur wedding pix naaa? Can’t wait anymore oo

  63. jade

    June 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Umm, did anybody see the minature Ipad, lol, hilarious. Very lovely and inspiring… beautiful

  64. Janded

    June 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    This is so AMAZINGLY CUTE. love love love it!

  65. Dimbo ATIYA

    June 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm


  66. UP

    June 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I”ve never commented on BN before but I couldn’t just stay quiet after seeing this piece. This is just AWESOME!!! That’s the word. Awesome it is cuz I am awed…

  67. Pendo

    June 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    i saw this on facebook first..very well done simply beautiful i wonder how long it took them to sew the clothes though so cute…

  68. Mide

    June 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Love, love, love, loveeeeeeee this. 🙂

  69. asabii

    June 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    wow! dis is so beautiful

  70. onut

    June 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    This is beautiful and entertaining. Meanwhile o, their names should be Bambi (Yoruba name) and Kene (igbo name)…. Barbie and Ken could never can’t rock it like these guys can!

  71. Bukky

    June 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    This is so nice and creative. I like it…buhh the last pics…are they drunk

    • Aku

      June 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm


  72. HRS

    June 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Wow!!!!!!! I haven’t seen anything more beautiful!!!!! So creative! What made u think of such a wonderful idea! I’m overwhelmed!!! God bless U!

  73. adah

    June 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Wow.. this is so creative

  74. lina

    June 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I’ m just short of words,Keep it up.

  75. Purpleicious Babe

    June 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    [email protected] the love story soo cute…

    well done bro and well done to ur wify. nice concept.

  76. xoxox

    June 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    really creative, love love love, totally want to see the whit wedding, she should arrive in a really cool car

  77. faith

    June 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    i enjoyed evry photo…so beautiful n funny at d end…still smiling

  78. Happychiq

    June 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    awwww. Very creative. Alot of work was obviously put into this!

  79. temmy

    June 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    this is beautiful, wooooooooow i love

  80. Bimby

    June 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Love it!!

  81. Me

    June 23, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Awesome, and good job Olachi!!!!!

  82. honeymix

    June 23, 2012 at 4:47 am

    i simply luv dis,my mum also is laffing her head off here.

  83. naijababe

    June 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

    This is the best thing I’ve seen in a while. I can’t stop smiling, really captured a true Naija wedding. Naija women and their obsession with Brazilian weave. The doll with the curly hair is really cute.

  84. tfp

    June 23, 2012 at 7:32 am

    definitely d best n most creative piece av seen in recent times.. am still in dat state of bewildermnt.. somborry pinch me!!!!!!

  85. bsafa

    June 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

    This is soooooooooooooo lovely, it reminds me of my childhood. So creative and depicts the typical Nigerian wedding ceremony. Keep it up……

  86. ttt

    June 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Amazing!! and proposal too was touchy…lol. thumbs up

  87. efe

    June 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Just couldn’t stop smiling at all the pictures,this is indeed creativity at work.Thumps up

  88. Candy

    June 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    yea reminds me of my so creative

  89. Maegan A. Whisnant

    June 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    one word….genius!!


    June 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    EVEN the BARBIES have BAD WEAVS 😉 lol

  91. Abs

    June 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely love itttt…made me laugh as well. A very well done job to you!

  92. awo

    June 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    wonderful pictures and the creativity was just too much. the setting was very beautiful too. keep it up waiting for the white wedding please upload or work on it soon.

  93. Dodo

    June 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    This is outstanding!

  94. myladymo

    June 24, 2012 at 2:36 am

    My gosh,too cute..very well done with amazing details.They had a blast from what i bless the mans waiting for the white wedding too..loving the black ken and barbie.

  95. Zara

    June 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    As a Nigerian, I’m proud of this and he did a great job. But as an Igbo, I am disappointed by the mere fact that Obi Nwokedi clearly an Igbo man used Yoruba wedding to portray his ideas instead of Igbo wedding. What a shame that our men embrace other cultures/customs instead of their own. A Yoruba man would never have used an Igbo wedding.

    • Wowza

      June 27, 2012 at 6:08 am

      Please carry this tribalism stuff to Nairaland, what does it matter? Maybe he is bigger person and chooses to embrace all tribes instead of tit for tat, there is nothing wrong with that…

    • Krista

      June 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Seriously? Sweetheart, this is the 21st century; feel free to go back in time if you’re uncomfortable or disappointed with this.

    • Chi

      July 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      I agree – wish I’d seen some traditional beads Igbo style…lol

  96. cutie

    June 25, 2012 at 12:52 am

    loool very cute and creative

  97. cynthy_amadi

    June 25, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Is ken’s brova single and i dint know barbie has ipad,she is ballin’ ooo

  98. Seun

    June 25, 2012 at 8:56 am

    madam zara take am easy o. u dont need to be unnecessarily tribalistic. wetin dey always do una sef? i dislike poeple who are so short sighted dey cant even see beyond their cultures.

    Dont igbo women marry roruba men & vice versa?
    Dont yourubas employ igbos and vice versa?
    abeg sharp make we hear word jur. mtchiewwwww ( u can spell it in igbo if u like)

  99. Seun

    June 25, 2012 at 8:58 am

    by d way – since you are so tribalistic, u had better be living and working in ur vilaage o, marry from ur side of d country.
    if i see ur leg in lagos ehn! nonsense

    • Zara

      June 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      My post must have touched a nerve, ehn? You had to post multiple times. Smh! You can cry all you want and post as many times as you want my post still stands. Now go hug a transformer!

  100. Seun

    June 25, 2012 at 8:59 am


  101. tarexy

    June 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    This is really creative!!!lovely concept,kudos to a job well done

  102. Akwugo

    June 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Almost cried with pure joy as I moved from one picture to the next, the child in me wanting to jump out and join the party!! Great storytelling. Awesome attention to detail. A work of art. Well done.

  103. Kemisola

    June 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

    why are they all looking like dolls…im confused.

    • ella

      June 26, 2012 at 8:52 am

      Cos they are dolls …Duuuuh!

    • Sansarai

      June 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Bwahahaaaa! Your comment just made my freaking day! You can’t possibly be serious..? LWKMD! “Why are they looking like dolls”? Hahaaa…what won’t I see on this BN?

    • Beau

      June 28, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      I will assume that this is a trick question or perhaps you are being funny because I cannot and do not want to believe you are seriously asking that kwesion! As in really?

  104. sumin

    June 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    awwwwww……i love dis…. creative *big smile*

  105. MizV

    June 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    very very creative.. i love

    visit for wedding ideas

  106. Loi

    June 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    This is called art. Fantastic idea. Good Job.

  107. modupe

    June 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    wow!!!! this is amazing. a very nice one from the photographer. may God continue @ giv u more creative ideas

  108. yeancah

    June 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    the cutest thing i’ve ever close to reality,meeeen,a big thumbs up to are such a genius.keep it up,that child in me almost jumped out..we hope to see their white wedding pix soon…so so nice

  109. kreemiedee

    June 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    lol, all dis comments are so hilarious, by the way Ken is really cute oh how come i dint meet him first, kai Barbie is one hell of a lucky babe.

  110. amy

    June 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    still rolling on the floor ………………..lwklmddddddddddddd

  111. DFD

    June 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Me likey! likey!

  112. InCotonou

    June 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm


  113. Nneka

    June 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    this is beyond amazing. pure talent. keep it up. meanwhile plsssss we want u to do a photo shoot for the white wedding too. many thanks.

  114. Just me

    June 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Glad to see that black barbies are being produced. However, at the risk of sounding a little pedantic, there is something a little disturbing (if not very disappointing) about having black barbies that are essentially white barbies dipped in chocolate. I can’t say I have ever seen that many Nigerian women (without the famous brazilian weave of course), that naturally grow straight hair down to their bottoms. Nor have I ever seen that many Nigerian women with clear eyes. Just saying, if you’re going to start revolutionising the whole barbie industry and introducing black barbies, may as well do the job properly. My 2 cents.

    • Chi

      July 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      I agree – it’s important to show the diversity of black culture, skin tones, and hair

  115. prasio

    June 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    This is nice, looking it.
    The last picture is hilarious 🙂

  116. Kiss My you know what!

    June 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    what this is just creepy. He obviously needs friends

  117. ajiri

    June 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I like his interpretation. I like that it tells a story that is uniquely African. I hope it brings him the opportunity to exhibit in fabulous places.

  118. o3 wifey

    June 26, 2012 at 7:37 am

    OU EMMM GEEEE!!! absolutely stunning!!! the details are flawless. “kiss me you know what” you are just a hater n dont know jack about artistic creativity. kudos to Obi and like Bella said we need the white wedding version.

  119. Debs

    June 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Wow…very creative indeed.
    All the ladies asking for wedding pictures, God go answer una, make una do marry too so bella go get plenty wedding pictures…No offence meant ooo.

  120. Priscy

    June 26, 2012 at 9:45 am


  121. ada

    June 26, 2012 at 10:23 am

    simply lovely

  122. The White List

    June 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    OMG! I saw this the other day!!! It’s absolutely amazing!!! Especially the attention to detail!

  123. Omo

    June 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Wow!! Barbie Dude is hot o..beautiful concept

  124. Show some love

    June 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I love it. Pure talent

  125. elaine

    June 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    this is creativity at its peak.
    you actually deserve an award for this..

  126. jayne

    June 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    okk…now am sittin in front of my computer and am supposedly doin my prioject work 4 skul….i jst cant help but smile at dese pix…:D

  127. ao

    June 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I had a ton of barbies growing up from “Barbie and the Rockers” set to the entire barbie house, car, Skipper, you name it. I really enjoyed the pics! It was fun.

    On another note, some of you really need to chill out with the comments about weave, skin color, or what you think is supposed to be the phenotype of Black people. Live and let live. No Black person should dictate to another about how they should present themselves to the world. Yes, we are all entitled to our opinions, but when one wants to ram their opinion down everyone’s throat, it is simply suffocating.

  128. ws

    June 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    this is simply pretty…nice work

  129. Alexander McCathy

    June 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    beautiful,extreme creativity…..well done guys

  130. Jummy

    June 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    omg i’m so loving it…haven’t seen something this cool in a awhile plus Ken is so… HAUTE, wish i was invited *in my mind* : D

  131. Mafia

    June 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This is Wonderful!!! It takes me back to my childhood when I used to visit the tailor shop across the street and use his scraps to make clothes for my Barbies!

    That last picture is hilarious!!

    (I also now feel like rocking my shoes that I covered in that green and brown fabric!!)

  132. Nneka

    June 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    While i was going through the pictures,I found myself smiling all through. Great work.

  133. lilian

    June 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    this is really unique and i love it. not an easy job though!

  134. Bianca

    June 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I don’t think he needs to do the white wedding because there’s something similar already done out there. The tradition wedding gave it a unique beauty and appeal. I can’t stop looking at it over and over again, love it. Excellent job!!!

  135. francisca

    June 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    this is so nyc,beautiful but absurd,weird n creepy.

    • ella

      June 28, 2012 at 9:09 am

      go and sit down somewhere jare nobody forced u to look o before u concluded it was creepy …What have u made in ur somethin something years on earth except food? 🙂

  136. oluwabee

    June 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    awwwwwwwwww niceeeeeeeeeeeee; was smiling t the screen through out

  137. Bianca

    June 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm


    You must not be familiar with Nigerian weddings. Are you creeped by the dolls or just the display of creativity? There’s nothing absurd or creepy about this. You should have left it at the first sentence about it been nice and beautiful.

  138. Lamole

    June 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Amazing! I absolutely love this! Kudos to you and your wife!

  139. Dee

    June 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    nice work!

  140. Ofili

    June 28, 2012 at 7:56 am


  141. Tasteberry

    June 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Dis is so nice, i cant stop looking @ dem again ad again

  142. Bex

    June 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Awesome!!!! I actually cried cos it seemed so real. Loved the spraying money part!

  143. TruthTeller

    June 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This is an amazing shoot and let me address those negative comments first. y’all must be real sick and sorry shallow minded people to say anything negative about such an uncommon effort!
    I do appreciate the details, story behind it, and precision (by the way, his wife is amazing)! it’s most difficult sewing such little things.
    I laughed so hard many times and smiled throughout. Thumbs up!!!

  144. chi-chi

    June 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    loving it like mc.donalds…i loved barbie dolls a lot!!! was so obssesed with the till i turned 13 ………………i still love them jo!!

  145. tomisin

    June 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    you da bomb man
    can u nwa c dat 9ja us ful of talents

  146. Pumpkin

    June 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    really cute and creative. I can’t believe i atually looked at all of the pictures! Well done but Ken kinda looks gay! too much power/makeup/fine boyness. He needs to look more rugged! lol!

  147. k

    June 29, 2012 at 1:05 am

    i love it love the story telling-typical Nigerian traditional wedding, i love the attention paid to the glamour the brides depict on their weddings.

    to the one who said the dolls look like white barbies dipped in chocolate…. do you know how beautiful we are in Nigeria? pls take a look at previous wedding posts and you ll see what i am talking about.
    my favorite has to be the second to the last one…..owambe toh crazy
    it only shows that photography is serious business now in Nigeria…people now make money and comfortably live from non-white collar jobs. i once again love and appreciate this. well done obi

  148. Couture By Makioba

    June 29, 2012 at 8:51 am

    OMG….this is so beautiful….

  149. Kmer doll

    June 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    This is the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen! Even better than my own (lol).
    Great work, Obi. Looking forward to discovering more of your creative, thoughtful, incredibly fine and sensitive work.

  150. Tobi

    June 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    One Word – “WOW”!

  151. naijarepresent

    June 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    This is very creative. His wife has some talent up her sleeves, to design the outfits in that much detail is not easy. I love Nigerian weddings, no other culture does it like we do it. The outfits are great, the bridesmaid, the groom, just awesome. Obi, you better get ready, you will have more great offers now.

  152. Nubiyen

    June 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Absolutely Brilliant!!!!……Captured every moment of a real wedding…..Brilliant!!!!! Very Creative and innovative….love it!

  153. ritzmisan

    July 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    am sooo in love with this photo shoot. its breathtakingly beautiful and creative.

  154. spice girl

    July 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

    just got my heart melting. the only thing i’d replace thoough, is the money, for naira notes> well done!

  155. chinny

    July 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    awwwwwwww dis is really cute

  156. sweet mama

    July 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    cutest thing ever. very well done obi

  157. anonymous

    July 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    haaahhahahaha i love this!!! this is cute!!

  158. ooooyesshedid!

    July 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I love this post its one of the cutest things I’v seen on bella

  159. Tosin

    July 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hmm, no wonder I don’t care for such…never had dolls growing up. Really sappy tradition.

  160. Tosin

    July 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Hahaha, it makes nice photographs though. Nice. Hey DJ!

  161. felicia

    July 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    i am completely blown away…. i can really feel the passion in his work…one word… AMAZING!!!!

  162. U&I EventDesign

    July 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    This is so creative! Would love to see a white wedding version 🙂

  163. Bo

    July 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Oh WOW! Obi well done! I’m simply speechless! This is absolutely amazing work… Sooo creative! You have so much talent. It struck me as if I was at a real wedding…. Simply Beautiful! I’m campaigning for Hausa, Edo, Delta, Cross River and Igbo traditional weddings! 😉 God bless the works of your hands!

  164. diva

    July 13, 2012 at 4:44 am

    really cool

  165. Online Nigeria

    July 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Absolutely amazing. such creativity and good representation of Nigerian weddings.

  166. ebunoluwa moiett

    August 18, 2012 at 12:15 am

    This is so creative! I love it

  167. Marysylvy

    September 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I am so in love with this creation!

  168. linda

    April 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    wow so beautiful nige you people are awesome

  169. peace

    November 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

    i wish ken is real look at his eyes hair nd lips he is so cute

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