‘Recurring themes reflect the challenges people face today and Bolaji manages to expose beauty where it is not expected.’ Continue reading Photo Exhibition: Urban Culture, Historical Continuity
Felabration 2018 themed Overtaking overtake (A Fela song title) doubling also as the 80th posthumous birthday of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) – Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. He has been called “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend. Felabration has become a phenomenon that grows exponentially and with every year it keeps getting … Continue reading Felabration: Nigeria’s mind blowing back to back celebration
Something happened to Lagos nightlife in the past decade that many in the rush of their everyday existence have seemingly forgotten. There was a unique way of life for a generation that went through the battering of the 90’ies, suffering from the lack of basic amenities and recovering from the brink of war and crises around the country due to the annulment of a national … Continue reading Kuramo- Beauty in the eyes of the beer holder
Showtime on 29th July 2018. Venue, Central Park New York, a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. Femi Anikulapo-kuti and The Positive Force were scheduled to play a free open-air concert at the annual Summerstage festival. Fans were excited, including my fiancée and her mom. It was a concert she had been particularly looking forward to as she had seen Femi playing live at the Afrika Shrine … Continue reading Made Kuti, A Dynasty in continuum
A revolution in the Nigerian Photography scene was ignited in 2017. Eyes Of A Lagos Boy (Bolaji Alonge) rolled out some photos taken around the world, underwater, overland and from the skies, triggering a unique kind of Photography in Nigeria.
Of course, Nigeria we can arguably state has some of the best Photographers in the world and the race to Documenting History is on.
The African must be able to tell his/her story. mainly from the African eye using Photography and history not just for those here and around today but with the ultimate aim of reaching out to generations unborn.
A people with the knowledge of their own HISTORY are proud people. Africa is contributing its part in the Information Highway and with the internet at our disposal, there’s never a better time to do so.
The Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition held at Freedom Park, Lagos (A formal Colonial Prison from the 19th century) created quite a buzz, drawing people from all walks of life, Students, photographers, Captain of Industries, Members of the Diplomatic Corp and Africa’s first Nobel Laureate (Literature) Emeritus Prof. Wole Soyinka.
The photos in the following were exhibited to the excitement of the public and the response positive, leading to sales of T- Shirts and a popular call for another Exhibition talking about the Nigerian experience
These Photos were on sale and almost all flew off the walls by the end of the Photo Exhibition.
They are still on sale and you can get yours.
Lagos state, a vast expanse of lagoon, creeks and estuaries with substantial coastal terrain cannot fail to be both a place of interest and enigma. The coastal terrain is Kerala, Amazon and some deep rainforests in South East Asia combined. Continue reading Beautiful disaster (A visit to the coastal villages of Epe Lagos, Nigeria)
The campaign on Documenting History is generating a huge interest by the Nigerian and international audience. I was invited to the studios of one of Nigeria’s largest TV stations, TV Continental. On the ten minute interview on the breakfast show ‘Wake Up Nigeria‘, I highlight my desire for the African kid to pick up the camera and take pictures of his environment to then upload … Continue reading Documenting History (The TVC Interview)- Bolaji Alonge
Please watch video below. Bolaji Alonge is an Artiste, International Photographer and Blogger from Lagos, Nigeria who has been traveling the world for the most parts of the last decade documenting exotic cultures, participating in experiences , Tourism, Networking, exchange of ideas and information that sometimes books and the internet do not offer. He conducted a successful Photo Exhibition themed, “Eyes Of A Lagos … Continue reading EYES OF A LAGOS BOY (The Documentary) – Bolaji Alonge
For many Afrobeat fans around the world, to be in Lagos Nigeria, especially during Felabration is huge and huge it indeed was Continue reading Felabration 2017 (Boundless Ecstasy ) -Bolaji Alonge