|By Whitney Richardson, NYT Photo
Credit J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Courtesy of Gallery Fifty One
When the country celebrated its independence from Britain in 1960, a hairstyle called the tall house literally sprang up.(...)
Through the following decade, hundreds of other braided styles could be discovered throughout the country, each carrying a distinct meaning.(...)
The Nigerian photographer J. D. Okhai Ojeikere sought to preserve these traditions by creating a visual time capsule of close to 1,000 portraits of different looks including braids, twists, plaits and buns.