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Nigeria During the Oil Boom

A vivid examination of the people and culture of Nigeria during the 1970s oil boom

Bruno Barbey

Bruno Barbey In the house of Fela Ransome Anikulap Kuti, a famous Nigerian afro singer. Lagos, Nigeria. 1977. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey The famous ‘mammy wagons’, which are a kind of local taxi-truck that travel along the roads of the north. Maiduguri, Nigeria. 1978. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Spectators during a traditional fair. Near Kano. 1978. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey The Emir of Sokoto on his way to the Mosque. Nigeria. 1977. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Fulani noblemen during the Durbar in Kaduna, an assembly of tribesmen from all over the country. Kaduna, Nigeria. 1977. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Vendors in the streets. Ibadan suburbs, Nigeria. 1978. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey The slums near the oil fields. Warri region, Nigeria. 1974. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Thousands of fishermen participating in the annual fishing festival. Sokoto river, Nigeria. 1977. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Participants in the inter-tribal regatta being held in the lagoon of Lagos. Nigeria. 1977. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Tribesman wearing a Gelede mask to encourage the gods of the river to help his tribe. Lagos, Nigeria. 1977. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey The Ibusa mask is a meeting point of the spirits that dwell in the other world. Ibusa village, Nigeria. 1978. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey In front of a hairdresser. Ibadan, Nigeria. 1978. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey The deceased clan chief Obi Ijeh of Idumuoghu, daubed in chalk to symbolise purity. Ibusa village, Nigeria. 1978. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos