Tuesday, December 10

nigerian nostalgia project.

Lagos Municipal Transport Buses at Race Course in the 70’s, Vintage Nigeria

Interior of a European textile store, Nigeria 1930s.
Vintage Nigeria

Ibadan Teaching Hospital,1950
Vintage Nigeria

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Celestial Church of Christ (Aladura), 1982Vintage Nigeria

Fishermen in Calabar, 1981
Vintage Nigeria

Children in Calabar, 1981
Vintage Nigeria

Photo by Paul Almasy. Nigeria, 1972

A beach in Apapa, 1910s
Vintage Nigeria

Twins Seven Seven/Taiwo Olaiyi Salau (his real name) - musician, actor, poet and writer. His music (as is his art) is heavily rooted in Yoruba culture and mythology.

View of Afikpo Village. Ebonyi, Nigeria. 1950
Vintage Nigeria

The Nigerian Nostalgia Project is a wonderful archive collecting photographs of Nigeria from the late 19th century to the 1990s. The blog is run by Nigerian-raised Olayemi, alongside other administrators. They write:

The Nigerian Nostalgia Project serves as a place for the estimated 6 million Nigerian users online to gather and piece together through commentary and discussion, the fragmented history of our collective recent past. In the Group, pictures are posted from a variety of sources that highlight lifestyle, achievements, values, thought processes, and standards that existed in Nigeria prior to 1980 in contrast to what holds today. This is an interactive and emotional experience for the group participants as it emphasizes what is perhaps a basis for our national pride. Parts of our history are neither comprehensively documented, nor part of the standard education curriculum nor generally understood. The group activities add value by reconnecting many people to the ideals which were present prior to, and at the inception of, the independent Nigeria. They are critical to any effort to motivate the Nigerian population as the country strives to rediscover its identity and confidence, and position itself for sustainable future growth.

Click here for more.