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OKADA MAN





ABOUT


The OKADA MAN is a permanent fixture in the streets of Lagos. He rides his motorcycle, getting passengers from point A to B as quickly as possible.

Despite being outlawed by the government, Okada drivers ignore the fear of penalty, commuting Nigerians of all economic classes with a confidence matched in their style. Often working for menial wages, the OKADA MAN shops second-hand, wears knock-offs, and styles his damn himself.

The concept was ideated by Baingor Joiner, who was inspired by the air of defiance of our protagonists, their resourceful ingenuity and fashion-forward approach to indiviudal style. OKADA MAN isn’t just a showcase of stylistic flair, but also an intrigue into the penetration of western fashion into the African style lexicon.

Director, Justice Nnanna. Full credits below. SHOWStudio Q&A here






SCREENINGS


2019, Chale Wote Street Art Festival. Accra, Ghana

2019, Lagos Biennial. Hosted by WFLSNCRM. Lagos, Nigeria 

2020, SHOWStudio by Nick Knight. Online here






CREDITS


DURATION: 3 MINUTES 16 SECONDS

DIRECTOR: JUSTICE NNANNA
TALENT: M-PRINCE, DAJA, CHIMATEX
PRODUCER: JUSTICE NNANNA, BAINGOR JOINER
PRODUCTION COMPANY: STUDIO ISA
EDITOR: DANIEL BOVENTER
CINEMATOGRAPHY: DOMINIC MILLER, JUSTICE NNANNA
SOUND DESIGN: WARREN HELLER
TITLE DESIGN: DANIEL WENZEL, LUKAS LETSCHE
MUSIC: ‘FANTASDTIC MAN’ BY WILLIAM ONYEABOR, ‘ROBERTO’ BY VAUDOU GAME, ‘ORERE ELJIGBO’ BY LIJADU SISTERS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: BAINGOR JOINER
COLORIST: ALEXIA SALINGAROS

©2022 JUSTICE NNANNA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.