Today, Observation brought up more than just written words, I found a Muse and I explored the little things in my town, Oshogbo.
We made do with the little things we had and we came up with these shots. Exploring the little things in Osogbo drove us to the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, a park situated at the heart of the town.
The scenery is peaceful and green, so to speak.
Lolade was lovely during the photo shoot. She is a nineteen-year-old lady with an amazing sense of humour and a warm personality.
Painstakingly, she was my Muse during the shoot and she was so cooperative and down right fun to be with. She made the little things looked so much more. We both grew up here in Oshogbo and we often talked about how we wished Oshogbo was much more than it was. Doing this with her was wonderful.
Being a female first child can be very demanding. On the plus side, you are the first child of the family; you get to demand few things from your parents as a female especially ladies that are daddy’s girls.
However, the pressure of being a first child can be nerve racking as a female. You won’t know when it hits you until you’re twenty years old and most of what your parents talk about is responsibility, marriage and relationships.
Now I read a post by the lovely @funkeolotu from funkeolotu.com and she was talking about women choosing between their career or marriage. As a female, this is one delicate issue as to choosing to follow “your heart or your head”. Being the first child only makes it more delicate than it should be.
As a twenty-year-old female child, I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say it can be scary growing up into an adult, the question is how to deal with these pressures?
How do you know when you are ready?
This was my first try on taking long shots with my phone. I would love to read your responses in the comment box. The first try turned out great, I don’t mind trying few takes in a different location in Oshogbo.
My next post will be on my recent musings as a twenty year old lady trying to make it in Nigeria.
Do tag along.
Have a lovely day.
Here are more photographs below.
Model// Lolade Kolapo
Stylist // Juwon Kolapo
Location scout// Bisola Fadahunsi.
Photo credits// Bisola Fadahunsi & @blackprowriter.
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