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Go Melanin | Go Fro 

Hey guys,

What’s up with you all? I hope you all read my previous post on how much I hate the NYSC program and how I’m currently praying and fasting that they should scrap it lol, if you haven’t,you check it out here.

So my course mate / friend decided to rock her natural hair and I said to her;

Chisom, let’s do a photo shoot…with you wearing your afro.

And she said agreed.

Let me say this now and I’m not trying to brag or whatever but I basically inspired her to start embracing her natural hair since e were in 200 level and I must say I feel really proud of myself lol!

So Chisom is a bad ass makeup artist too, you can check out her Instagram page @thecla121 and her makeup page @cvabeauty.

We had to work with two styles,

1- where she wore her natural hair in a puff

2- where she finally embraced and wore hear hair in an afro. Mind you, she doesn’t wear her hair in Afro. This was her first major time.

We basically decided to make it fun and just shoot in some areas in my school.

When we were done with the first style, I found a perfect place to take these dope ass shots which blended well with her afro.

Please, Yall, let’s appreciate her melanin and my editing skills!! claps I think I’m really getting better at this, or what do you think?

During the shoot, she made a statement which made me all mushy ;

Zainab, I’ve never really embraced my afro and I don’t even like wearing it because I wasn’t sure if it would look good on me. But you just made me love it now.. Thank you!.

plus i look like my mom in the 70s lol!

See me feeling like a motivator lol! And I hate feeling mushy. It’s just weird!

Did Yall notice the retro hippie sunglasses, well it’s from my #getshaded collection and you can always send me a dm on Instagram or Twitter for your affordable Vintage shirts and sunglasses too?

P.S- I was about to sell my camera about last week and I started figuring out some things about it and I’m just falling in love with it the more. This baby is staying with me forever!

Thank you guys for reading, if you would like us to work on some sort of collaboration, click here and let’s work together!

Roqeeba X Shona || saturday in lere

Hey guys,

I hope you all are doing great today. I’m just here counting down to when I’m going to be done with my internship and I can’t wait because I need proper rest and I need to have a life lol!

Anyway, some weeks back,roqeeba and i got talking and if you don’t Know her, she is a photographer and a creative one at that. we actually met on Instagram.

So we got talking  and we felt it would be nice to do a collaboration so she came up with a phone booth concept. Since the phone booth was invented ages ago so we thought to make it a complete retro theme.

Outfit Details

I wore a Black turtle With a vintage shirt. Together with a boyfriend Jean and a black and white platform sandal. I got the sandal at Konga, you can check it out.

She came to pick me up, I mean ow nice was that lol!

This was actually our first time of actually meeting and I must say,  we bonded so well Masha Allah.

We headed over to the phone booth at Sam Shonibare, Surulere. I took my new camera along just to check out the quality in broad daylight and of course to get used to it. by the way, I’m starting to find my way around the camera, we have really bonded lol! you can check out the post on the Samsung nx 3oo here. 

here are the pictures which were taken at the Phone booth.

 

When we were done shooting at the phone booth, we started thinking of other cool places to take pictures so we sorta drove around Surulere looking for location and we found this really cool place with really dope paintings on the wall at Adelabu. would have loved to take pictures of all of the paintings but the owner said we had to pay and we got no money. but I already took a few shots before he decided to chase us away lol!

on our way, we met this little girl who was selling pomo (cow hide) and she became our muse. I will be sharing pictures from our shoot with her in another blog post. stay tuned!

All in all, I had a very fun day with roqeeba. when we were done, we headed over to her place so I could get the pictures and then she taught me how to use the lightroom software. using lightroom is actually pretty easy but I just couldn’t help being graphic lol! so I decided to turn some of the photographs we took into some sort of graphic Art. Roqeebah was shocked because this was the first time I would ever use lightroom and I changed the whole game lol! I guess I’m just a natural.notice how I changed the colors of the wall.same wall, different colors lol!

when we were done at Adelabu, we began looking for other places to take pictures again lol! so we got Eric Moore to take these shots.

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it was an amazing collaboration with Roqeebah

Roqeebah and I cant wait for many more collaborations. you can follow Roqeeba on Instagram or even check out her blog in the links below.

Instagram: @roqeeba

blog: https://theroqeebaho.com

I hope you guys enjoyed the blog post and don’t forget to stay tuned for THE POMO GIRL’s post on the blog.

drop your thoughts in the comment box below!

#outandabout || Jakande lekki beach

Hey guys,

I hope you all are doing alright, have you checked out my previous post on what I wore for Eid and one vintage shirt like that here and here. A few of the photographs I captured at the beach were featured on 360 nobs  so you can go check them out . you can also check out my portfolio here

We decided to go do ‘yawo Sallah’ which actually means going out to chill after Eid in Hausa lol.

My  family and I planned on going to Elegushi because it was basically the only beach we knew of  (and because it is always hyped) so off we went!

We got to Elegushi and then the guys at the entrance decided to charge us ₦9000. LOL! We laughed thinking the guy was joking but he wasn’t.Like was he insane , 9k for what? To enter the beach. A natural gift from God and it’s not like they maintain the beach with all the money they extort from the masses.  I was so darn pissed!

Long story short, we left Elegushi because we obviously couldn’t pay that much mind you, we were nine of us in the SUV. The guy’s attitude was just nasty and even if we were to end up paying the cash we wouldn’t have because it was just nasty.

So we decided to head home…

On our way home, we saw a traffic sign indicating that there was another beach in that same area so we decide to check it out and we landed at JAKANDE LEKKI BEACH.

And they didn’t even charge up to ₦5000 and we gladly paid lol. (I still don’t understand why we have to pay though).

We got to the beach and the fun began, tItried to be very careful with the ocean because the last time I went to the beach, I went back home PHONELESS. I wasn’t going  to let that happen to me again.


Jakande beach was fun and I captured so many beautiful people and beautiful moments. and I watched the sunset and it was breathtaking!

 

If I were to go to a beach anytime soon, it’s going to be Jakande Lekki beach. Even though tit’s all The same beach just barricaded. And did I mention how neat it is? Like way neater than that Elegushi everyone is always hyping.

 

I hope you enjoyed this  post and the pictures. And have you ever heard or been to Jakande Lekki beach? Let me know in the comment box below.

Zainab s.

#whatIwore||First Blog Post.

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Hey, guys!!!

Well, this is my first blog post and I am quite excited. I have been procrastinating on when to start this blog. But like I started my YouTube videos which you can check out here, so I took a deep breath and just give it a go. I didn’t want to start because I wasn’t sure if I was going to have readers who could relate to what I  wanted to blog about but I said to myself ” what the heck” I definitely know that if I didn’t start now and didn’t think I’m ever going to.