Black Barbie & Ken’s traditional Nigerian wedding

June 15, 2012

I just saw an image of black Barbie and Ken’s traditional Nigerian wedding by photographer Obi Nwokedi on Facebook posted by  Shadders and it just made my day.

Inspired by the 2009 Black barbie spread in Vogue Italia, London based photographer Obi Nwokedi decided to create a traditional Nigerian wedding shoot with black Barbie and Ken. With the help of his wife, it took 5 months for Obi to create black Barbie and Ken’s special day. Covering all aspects form wedding. Starting with the bride’s make-up session, feasting, the ceremony, break down sessions on the dance floor and the drunken guests passed out at the end of the event. It’s smart and humorous concept!

You can view the complete album from the wedding at



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