Barbie & Ken's Nigerian Wedding Celebration

After seeing Italian Vogue's "Black Barbie" issue and a very traditional Barbie & Ken wedding shoot, photographer Obi Nwokedi decided to show a different side of Barbie with a traditional Nigerian wedding shoot. 

barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian weddingThe groom and his groomsmen donned agbadas, traditional Yoruba robes. barbie ken nigerian weddingAccording to tradition, the groom and his male family members must lie down in front of the bride's parents as a sign of respect. barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian weddingDuring the reception, the wedding proposal is read aloud.barbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian weddingbarbie ken nigerian weddingThe traditional changing of the groom's hat, which  is believed to symbolize the crowning the head of the house. barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding barbie ken nigerian wedding

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein


Featured: David Tutera on Wedding Themes
Get more expert advice here!