Nigerian Photographer, Obi Nwokedi Captures Traditional Wedding With Barbie Dolls (PHOTOS)

Obi Nwokedi So I got bored sometime last December, and then came across French photographer Beatrices’ Barbie and Kens’ wedding shoot, and with some inspiration from the black Barbie shoot on Italian Vogue, I decided to create a Nigerian Traditional wedding shoot with black Barbie and Ken. It started up as a pretty simple shoot that would have taken about a week or so, and ended up taking up to 5 months. I had to enlist my wife to help out with the outfits, as well as with searching the internet for all the little accessories. Anyway, I’m glad its now done, and glad I can get rid of the dolls…

I was beginning to get weird looks from my son whenever I came home with a barbie and he’s asking if it was for him or his baby sister.

I hope you like the shoot:

The Wedding Accessories
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The bride's friends helping her get dressed

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Getting last minute gists about being a bride

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My Head-tie must be kampe!

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I know I look so fly... it's my wedding 🙂

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The table set for the meal

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Yes, this is the lucky guy... my man!

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As part of our tradition, the groom and his friends have to prostrate in front of the bride's parents...

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Your daughter is worth much more...

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The wedding proposal is read during the ceremony

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Here comes the bride dancing with her friends...

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Oh, don't forget the veil

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The maids of honor

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And then comes the traditional changing of the groom's hat

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Let’s get the party started in here
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Naija girls getting low

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DJ playing Naija-Jams!

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Of course loads of dollars had to be sprayed. Really love these mini dollar bills I found online, they look so cute in real life

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... couldn't help this ... think I simply bought too much booze and just had to use them...

About Obi Nwokedi
My name is Obi Nwokedi, and I’m a London based photographer, who with my team, loves shooting weddings, fashion and portraits, however, we occasionally photograph other social events, concerts, and night life.

I’m afraid, I don’t have any emotional story about getting a camera as my 14th birthday present, or how my father was a photographer. I’m a regular IT analyst who a couple of years back, simply happened across some amazing photos online, and a passion was ignited. So after loads photography books, thousands of images shot, countless hours on photo forums, and several years later, here I am, using my God given talents to do what I simply love doing.

Please check my website: http://photographybyobi.co.uk/

  1. aj Reply

    some people are just brillaint

  2. Yomi Reply

    Africa! Naija got talents.kip up d gud work.

  3. Sonia Reply

    Wow, what a creativity!! May God continue to give you the wisdom & knowledge to carry on, most of all long life… Keep it up…

  4. Mj Reply

    Simply awesome

  5. Ugo Reply

    Very cool stuff. Kudos

  6. fat moj Reply

    The animation work is great

  7. pberriez Reply

    Awwwwww.. Captivating!

  8. Abayomi Reply

    Wao Obi, one word…BRILLIANT! Welldone bro…lovely stuff. #yourock!

  9. Tony bawa Reply

    Bros, u no get part 2 u are the best

  10. Natasha Reply

    Wow! So so fab. Love it xxx

  11. Tayo Reply

    This is an awesome project, very detailed and life like.

  12. airsta Reply

    Wow this is simply amazing, Genius, niz job Mr obi kip up d good work

  13. Anonymous Reply

    This is simply awesome, I guess this is the 100th time I’m previewing these shots


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