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She is Nigeria! Femi Alabede celebrates Independence Day with Patriotic Editorial



In celebration of Nigeria’s Independence day, talented photographer Femi Alabede presents a new photo editorial inspired by the colours of the flag; green, white, green titled She is Nigeria.

The write up following the thought-provoking photos tells the story of a strong Nigeria, represented as a woman striving through all trials and tribulations.

Broken pieces of love,
Strength and pain
Bound in history
As far-reaching as the stars
United in culture and traditions
Of seemingly blurred lanes
She is strength
In the dark,
She finds her light
For all the earth to see
She serves her beating heart
To share the message of strength;
Of inner power
She is pain
It makes her invisible
The bullets in her heart,
The knives carved in her back
Still she survives, not by choice
She’s a warrior at heart

Nigeria, she is the love of love
That perches in the soul
Whispering beats like Gypsy tunes
The sweetest of wine
To add a spark to life
Intoxicating the battered hearts of men
Drawing them to tangled moves
Making them one
as she creates a pure magic of undying unity.

See all the photos

Photography & Concept: Femi Alabede | @the.alfe
Model: Adun Osilowo | @adun_osilowo
Makeup: Kofoworola Adu | @makeupbykofo
Body art: Casey | @henna_dd
Face art: @the.alfe
Styling, Direction & Post Production: The Alfe studio’s team | @alfestudios
Shoot Location: Pyragraph Studios
Assists: @falade_lukmon@jaiyeola_adesubomi@pyragraphstudios


  1. Consty

    October 2, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Happy birthday Nigeria! Amazing work guys! ??

  2. Tobi

    October 2, 2017 at 12:23 am

    These images are captivating! Too lazy to read the writeup though. lol.
    Happy Independence Day.

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