Allure Modeling Agency on independence day reminded Nigerians what we’ve been through with their story telling pictures.
Led by Tiamiyu Daniel, check below for their independence day Conceptual photography;
I give you a replica of liberators like Nnamdi Azikwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello etc. For you who, like these heroes, took up the mantle and struggle to liberate your people. For you who, like these heroes, are and will always be a true freedom fighter…
Model: @Jazzpah @tiamiyuolugbengaezekiel @kevzyabdul @alex
Creatively Directed by:@oau_bossman and @DeluxeROckz_
Photography by: @ayofe_photography_
Captioned by: @tiamiyudanielolufemi
MUAs: @biddys_glams and @eddie_makeovers
Since the advent of the British, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.
Models: @Jazzpah & @tiamiyuolugbengaezekiel
I am human. I feel the agony and pains of a Slave. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But tobecome independent, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave which I am quite aware of.
It is to be noted that the existence of slavery cast the shadow of hypocrisy over the otherwise noble proclamation of the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in our Declaration of Independence.
Model: @Jazzpah & @tiamiyuolugbengaezekiel
We are Nigerians , we are not birds, no net ensnares us and no shackles bind us. We are free human beings with an independent will.
Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and everyone of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and for each other.
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