Vlisco&co X Nigeria 3rd Edition - A Beautiful Struggle, 2019

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A Beautiful Struggle is the third edition of Vlisco&co in Nigeria. 


It was based on a series of research in Lagos that aimed to understand the whole picture of the city and all its layers. 


Vlisco&co met up with Dafe Oboro, who was born and raised in Ajegunle - a neighborhood known for its danger but which according to Dafe, has more good stories to tell than bad. 


That encounter was the birth of the project, resulting in a short film by Dafe Oboro, two fashion collections by Abiola Olusola and Papa Oyeyemi, and two photo series by Kadara Enyeasi and Louis Philippe de Gagoue.


All research explorations were presented during a screening and a panel discussion in Lagos on the 18th of July, 2019 


Panelists:
Dafe Oboro, Papa Oyeyemi, Abiola Olusola, Tushar Hathiramani


Moderator:
Lola Pedro
 

 

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Film

A Beautiful Struggle

A beautiful struggle is a fashionable portrait of a young man’s pursuit of stardom set against a vibrant, psychedelic backdrop of Lagos city. He hustles like many other migrants to achieve his big dreams and escape the slums of Lagos despite the elusiveness of hope in a place like this.
 

Credits

Dafe Oboro - film direction
Papa Oyeyemi - fashion design & styling
Abiola Olusola - fashion design
Smart Song - music

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Photo Series by Kadara Enyeasi

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Photo Series by Louis Philippe de Gagoue

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Event Photos by Clement Ogoh

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