NIGERIA

straight ups

nigerian youth on the change they want to see

Nigeria is about to vote in a new president, and the outcome will have a vast impact on the country's youth, who make up over half of the population. 17-year-old photographer Isabel Okoro captured her peers and asked them what they want for the country.
Isabel Okoro
2.13.19
Culture

skating in lagos with the wafflesncream crew

WNC is a skate company and clothing brand, cut from a similar cloth as Supreme or Palace but run through with a Nigerian ethos and POV.
Carmen Hogg
1.11.19
Culture

akwaeke emezi: the 'freshwater' author standing on the edge and claiming it as central

Akwaeke Emezi’s extraordinary debut novel 'Freshwater' is the real life tale of a queer, trans, black, African, Nigerian writer as they attempt to navigate the occasionally odd sensation of being alive.
Matthew Whitehouse
12.26.18
Music

a guide to the exorcisms, witches and cults of nigerian horror

Let your new fave musician and huge horror fan Santi give you nightmares.
Frankie Dunn
10.3.18
Photography

ruth ossai's vibrant studio portraits celebrate nigerian tradition

The young photographer takes influence from traditional Nollywood movies and old Igbo gospel videos — even when she's collaborating with Miu Miu or Kenzo.
Sarah Moroz
9.25.18
Fashion

tokyo james makes suits for the streetwear generation

The British-Nigerian designer blends London grit with African spices, modeling puffer coats after luxury smoking jackets.
Amira Rasool
4.23.18
Music

this essential lagos playlist will instantly improve your weekend

Afropop your heart out with DJ Spinall.
Frankie Dunn
3.31.18
Culture

toyin ojih odutola's art is collected by solange and shown at the whitney

The New York-based Nigerian artist imagines a radically soft Afro-present.
André-Naquian Wheeler
3.13.18
Fashion

daniel obasi's fashion film explores being alien in nigeria

The photographer's afrofuturistic short, 'An Alien in Town' illuminates how African fashion and culture are perceived by foreigners.
Amira Rasool
2.8.18
Fashion

the nigerian fashion industry is ready to take over

i-D spoke to the stars of Nigerian fashion (and one designer visiting from NYC) as they showcased their latest collections at GTBank Fashion Weekend in Lagos last month.
i-D Staff
12.15.17
Arts

a nasty boy magazine is challenging what masculinity means in nigeria

Living in a country where labels are deadly, founder and editor Richard Akuson chooses to paint otherness as nothing but a beautiful time.
André-Naquian Wheeler
8.4.17
Music

​has the time come for nigeria’s music scene to step up?

As Davido and Wizkid go global, we look into the mainstream’s growing embrace of Nigerian sounds.
Helen Jennings
4.23.16