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Names:
Other: J.D. Okhai Ojeikere 
Dates:  1930 - 2014, February
Born:  Nigeria, Ojomu Emai
Active:  Nigeria
 
  
In 1950 he purchased a Brownie camera and in 1954 became a darkroom assistant at the Ministry of Information in Ibadan. In 1961 he became a studio photographer under jazz musician Steve Rhodes, at Television House Ibadan. During the time he worked at West Africa Publicity in Lagos (1963-1975) he initiated a longterm project to document Nigerian hairstyles and this project gained popularity with his first solo exhibition in Nigeria in 1995 and his first international exhibition. The Cartier Foundation in Paris gave a solo show of his work in 2000. In March 2006 his work was Included in the 'About Africa' exhibition at Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium.

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