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Photographer Behind Jay Z’s Debut Album, Jonathan Mannion Arrives Lagos for his Tour | Says he is “Already in love with the vibes”



Jonathan Mannion

Legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion has arrived in Lagos for the Hennessy Artistry 2016.

He is the man behind the album cover of Jay Z‘s debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and the iconic #straightoutta campaign directed by Dr. Dre. Mannion will be in Lagos for 6 days to capture the Hip-hop industry while sharing his knowledge and experience in photography.

The photographer shared his thoughts on being Nigeria for the first time on his Instagram page saying, he is “Already in love with the vibes here!!”

Jonathan Mannion 2

While in Lagos, he will be having a photo exhibition, shooting album covers, meeting with photographers among others.


  1. Marlvina

    October 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    And he just had to pose with some pawpaw policemen? Policemen that on hearing the sound of a bomb, wld take-off and leave Jonathan Mannion still standing there confused. Btw last I checked Mark Zuckerberg came into Nigeria twice and I never saw any pic of him with policemen or bodyguards. Hmm! Welcome Mannion, enjoy your stay. Have some jollof for the moment.

    • Iris

      October 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Ooo they must have been there for Mark Zuckerburg, make no mistake. He probably got a private security firm involved.

    • Marlvina

      October 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Yeah probably, but thank God we dint get to see any of them, which still implies to us he dint have any!

    • Not quite

      October 29, 2016 at 7:28 am

      People should stop saying Mark Z came without security. Facebook spends $4million per annum on security for just him alone. He had a heavy security presence around him every step of the way. Those buff looking guys in t-shirts you saw before, beside and after him everywhere he went, are the no joke type of security detail that protects billion dollar investments. If you look closely enough at the pictures, you could see they were all wearing wires, there were even a few of them sitting in the crowd like ordinary guests. Then remember he arrived without announcement, no mention of hotel and left without announcement. No opportunity to pre-plan an ambush. Real security is not the loud, lousy detail that our big boys run around with for efizzy.

  2. keeks

    October 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    so funny the guy looks like he is the one more capable of protecting them even with their rifles. nigerian policemen, you will never see any buff one. only some SARS officials (those ones are wizards) and military men. but police look buff tah. like its an abomination for a nigerian policeman to look like he lifts weights.

    • No chaser..

      October 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Will they lift weight with an empty stomach?

    • LemmeRant

      October 26, 2016 at 2:51 pm


  3. survivor

    October 27, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Shame dey catch me for our policemen
    always looking hungry,no good better allowance still majority of them marry every where they are being transferred to

  4. dome

    October 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Its sad that foreigners need police officers to protect them in Nigeria. Not surprised as the ordinary people in Nigeria do not believe in the police or receive the justified assistance from them.

    • Hmmm

      October 29, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Its the ‘wayo’ we event organisers use for celebrities when they come to Naija to make them feel special and they always fall for it :). No need to take it so seriously.

  5. Xanthos

    October 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

    …………and the iconic.#straightoutta campaign directed by Dr. Dre…..or u mean #straightoutta compton?????

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