Akinola Davies on his film for Kenzo, celebrating Nigerian traditions and culture

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Filmmaker Akinola Davies talks about about his collaboration with photographer Ruth Ossai and stylist Ibrahim Kamara on a film for Kenzo, named Gidi Gidi Bu Ugwu Ze, Unity is Strength. Capturing a beauty pageant starring Nigerian Igbo youth, the film celebrates the varied nuances within Nigerian traditions and African culture as a whole, from hairstyles to familiar icons of day-to-day life, in an authentic and beautiful way.

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