Walls Of Ibadan Is Retelling The Story Of West Africa’s Largest City
Walls of Ibadan is a brand dedicated to photo-documentary on the everyday life of Ibadan people. Founder and lead photographer, Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, a poet and photographer says that the brand was conceived because Ibadan has been misrepresented by the media.
He said, “They say it is not a place for dreamers, for achievers, for people whose bodies are knitted with blood and the hustle for survival. They say that the city where my father made his first cash as a business man is not industrious. They say the city that made up my mother’s face is not beautiful. But we are a people made into fine wine, we are people made from history. The burnt roofs are changing. The halls are wearing new colors. The market women now wear beautiful smiles. The evenings are now lively with songs. The children are now in schools. The media needs to hear this, needs to know that Ibadan is in itself magic. This was the sole inspiration behind the concept.”
His words bring to mind a quote we love by Alberto Cairo; In a time when society is drowning in tsunamis of misinformation, it is possible to change the world for the better if we repeat the truth often and loud enough.
Find more photos captured by the brand below. You can follow them on IG @Wallsofibadan