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#MAPPS #comingsoon #app #lagos #nigeria #professionals

Wuse II - Abuja FCT
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The goal is to smile forever with people that encourages your struggle... @bublagos
#event #creatives #lagosfashion #lagos #melonyphotography


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Life is made up of moments like this.
Connect with the brand,
Connect with the people,
Connect with the colour.
@p.o.c_lagos #poclagos #melonyphotography #event #fashion #jameson #lagos #lekki #lagosfashion

Lagos, Nigeria
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The only thing we'll like to throwback on a Thursday like this is a glass of champagne 🍾
#tbt #champagne #photography #lagos #lagosphotographer #melonyphotography #lagosstyle #lagosfashion

Melony Photography
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WILD THOUGHTS {5/5}


Even the ants could identify themselves as a colony and with little but determined effort they built an ant hill
It is quite saddening that the difference between our people home and abroad is the sense of togetherness. Here at home, it is obvious to the viewer’s eye that most institutions are established not for the sole purpose of giving its unique service but to compete with other firms. Should there be need for competition amongst us? If we feel we have found it, made it, it is a silent recognition because as a family, nation and continent we are yet to reflect, even in the world. Africa needs disciples not multitude, it needs the effort of its numbers and not just the reflection of its population on papers. The secret of the ant is: they identify with themselves and then they are identified in the world. It is an attitude of: ‘Give and take’ not ‘take then give’.
Do we really need wings to fly?
The wright brothers wanted to create wings for people to fly, they also wanted to dominate the air. They started out as two men with a sole purpose in the world, however, their invention became the fastest means of transportation in the world. Every dream requires a sacrifice and even the Garden of Eden had a creator. Express who you are in your profession because you are there to make a difference. It takes all five fingers to have a hand shake, though unequal they give and receive the warmth in friendship, love, happiness and success. It is an engagement of everyone and management of everyone in his field. In my field, I have seen, interpreted my vision and I have begun designing my imagination- a creation of my dream of Africa. Revealing the cultural value of Africa is my design, and my design tells a story, a story to each piece is my brand and behind my brand is my name- Deji Kalakuta

Model/Shirt design by [Déji] @deji_kalakuta
Photograph/Story by @melony_photography
#style #campaign #fashion #photography #story #moment #wild #thoughts #wildthoughts #canada #toronto #africa #lagos #lagosviews #lagosfashion


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WILD THOUGHTS {4/5}


In my mother’s tongue, it is said “ajo ki I dun konile ma rele” meaning the traveler should never forget his or her home.
It becomes a debate of the inner mind regarding the attitude of Africans towards their homeland. Our fatherland have become a holiday resort to his children. It all bores down to responsibility which starts from the individual to the national level. Returning home, there have been changes, but below expectation. However, is it the clear African sky? The radiance of the sun? Or the busy atmosphere which appeals to your consciousness to take responsibility as a compatriot; you will always find home appealing. I found home appealing but was it satisfactory enough?

Model/Shirt design by [Déji] @deji_kalakuta
Photograph/Story by @melony_photography
#style #fashion #canada #toronto #africa #lagos #photography #melonyphotography #story #wild #thoughts #wildthoughts #2017 #photoseries #moment


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WILD THOUGHTS {3/5}


I have an outlook of Africa 2030- Africa as a people and not a continent.
Back in Toronto I had gained for myself a connection with different people, beliefs and traditions. It was shocking to see how our people are devotees, it wasn’t religion but they were converted. For them it became a battle, a hard choice between recognition and identification. I wanted to experience and not to change who I am. I wanted my dream to be influenced by what I possess and not what I need. Channeling all my resource into becoming what I should, I had an expectation of success in the pursuit of my goals. My inspiration soon became a hesitation like most Africans who left home. Choices could be influenced but decisions are from within. Though I learnt not to put my faith in man, but with you I know, we could change the fate of Africa. It takes a man to make a path, he makes a way and others had followed. You caused the change, you made my decision and it was this…

Model/Shirt design by [Déji] @deji_kalakuta
Photograph/Story by @melony_photography
#style #fashion #story #people #photoseries #deji #photography #skyscraper #canada #toronto #africa #lagos #melonyphotography


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WILD THOUGHT {2/5}


Life itself is like a motif, it depends on how you design it- you become a seer, an interpreter and then a designer.
Finding a place as home will always be the largest city in Canada. Privileged to be in Toronto I adhered to the Yoruba proverb which says: Aki I tiju ba baale ile je akata, ba mu iwo naa a mu tie (never be too bashful to adopt the ways of the people whom you find yourself). I wanted no less than being an African, however, I never wanted to be restricted to the continental lifestyle too. Toronto being a country with a mosaic culture, I immersed myself into the multicultural environment of the provincial capital of Ontario. Most immigrants desired a change for themselves, rather they changed themselves. Did I fall into that category?

Model/shirt design by [Déji] @deji_kalakuta, image/story by @melony_photography
#style #fashion #campaign #moment #wild #thoughts #heritage #canada #africa #lagos #people #portrait #portraitphotography #2017 #photo #series #melonyphotography


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WILD THOUGHT {1/5}


At the age of every man there is a desire and at some point actions are taken to achieve these fantasy. My father always was proud of his household, the true trait of an African man. It is a popular saying that every action has its consequence but father also told me every consequence has its redemption. As a young boy when growing up, I created my sense of fashion and to whoever asked any question I told them the words of my father “it is my uniqueness”. My eyes traced the world within its lens it was an answer to what I see > behind every nakedness is a clothing, behind each piece of clothing is a style, behind each style is a culture, behind each culture is a story, and behind every story is a name. We live in a society where the norms is usually corporate wears for workdays with a little exception to a few and on weekends people display the colors of attires just because of an invitation to a social event or church service. With such specified choice of clothing, people hardly identify themselves with their culture nor express their feelings through their outfit. I wanted Africa to be a workshop, whereby the producer and the resource used conforms to the even and odd demands of man’s activities giving each piece a unique style with a hybrid of multicultural value. Within every man is a free spirit, I have mine and I let it go wild. Our emotion is demonstrated by our action and to every revelation is a destination. I took flight pronto, away to Toronto. Nothing held me back but something compelled me to move forward…

Model & Shirt brand by [Déji] @deji_kalakuta.
Photograph & Story by @melony_photography #style #campaign #photo
#series #canada #deji #Africa #lagos #fashion #photography #melonyphotography #wildthoughts


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The cathedral church of our saviour, Ijebu-ode. Its fine structure makes it hard to miss amongst the busy road. #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #designs #exterior #ijebuode #ojudeoba


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SOUL AND ART

Every dream is an aspect of my life
And my life is an expression of art
Appreciating the aesthetic value of style
Africa is the beginning for me… homecoming
Dynamic,
Resourceful,
And epic…
Depicting the cultural artistry
Of Home and more…
My Image is a creation
Of who I am…
A communication with the world
In the unique language
Of fashion and tradition.
I am a revelation
Of black cultural heritage,
Harmonizing with a fast-forward culture
In a transitional society.
This is my philosophy,
The inspiration behind each innovation.
My dream is to capture your vision,
Your vision of Africa in me.
I am Deji Kalakuta (@deji_kalakuta)
#portraitphotography #heritage #africa #lagos #melonyphotography #canada #fashion #art #movado


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SOUL AND ART

Every dream is an aspect of my life
And my life is an expression of art
Appreciating the aesthetic value of style
Africa is the beginning for me… homecoming
Dynamic,
Resourceful,
And epic…
Depicting the cultural artistry
Of Home and more…
My Image is a creation
Of who I am…
A communication with the world
In the unique language
Of fashion and tradition.
I am a revelation
Of black cultural heritage,
Harmonizing with a fast-forward culture
In a transitional society.
This is my philosophy,
The inspiration behind each innovation.
My dream is to capture your vision,
Your vision of Africa in me.
I am Deji Kalakuta (@deji_kalakuta)
#portraitphotography #heritage #africa #lagos #melonyphotography #canada #fashion #art #movado


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SOUL AND ART

Every dream is an aspect of my life
And my life is an expression of art
Appreciating the aesthetic value of style
Africa is the beginning for me… homecoming
Dynamic,
Resourceful,
And epic…
Depicting the cultural artistry
Of Home and more…
My Image is a creation
Of who I am…
A communication with the world
In the unique language
Of fashion and tradition.
I am a revelation
Of black cultural heritage,
Harmonizing with a fast-forward culture
In a transitional society.
This is my philosophy,
The inspiration behind each innovation.
My dream is to capture your vision,
Your vision of Africa in me.
I am Deji Kalakuta (@deji_kalakuta)
#portraitphotography #heritage #africa #lagos #melonyphotography #canada #fashion #art #movado


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REBIRTH OF A LEGEND

The ethics of a man…
Could be an arbitrary choice
Mine is a demonstration of black heritage
Uniting with the forces of the world
As relates Fashion, photography…
I am a model that loves to actualize
The African culture with a retouch of creativity
I am Kalakuta
The son of the soil
@deji_kalakuta #portraitphotography #personality #canada #lagos #melonyphotography #movado


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REBIRTH OF A LEGEND

The ethics of a man…
Could be an arbitrary choice
Mine is a demonstration of black heritage
Uniting with the forces of the world
As relates Fashion, photography…
I am a model that loves to actualize
The African culture with a retouch of creativity
I am Kalakuta
The son of the soil
@deji_kalakuta #portraitphotography #personality #canada #lagos #melonyphotography

Lagos, Nigeria
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Our WCW be spitting fire hotter than Daenerys Targaryen's dragons...
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#hennessy #HennessyArtistry2017 #bts #melonyphotography @munachiabii @phlowetry @thisisat @thelma_dg @waa_yay


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Our WCW be spitting fire hotter than Daenerys Targaryen's dragons...
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#hennessy #HennessyArtistry2017 #bts #melonyphotography @munachiabii @phlowetry @thisisat @thelma_dg @waa_yay


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Just because we love capturing the moment #tbt #moment #melonyphotography


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Just because we love capturing the moment #tbt #moment #melonyphotography


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And the result...portrait shoot for @harmonihie's Alter Ego campaign.
Models: @aikvictor and @yanmite
MUA: @inara_tokoni and Painter:@fifty.shades.of.praise
Assistant: @abubakarkhadi
#alterego #campaignshoot #melonyphotography


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And the result...portrait shoot for @harmonihie's Alter Ego campaign.
Models: @aikvictor and @yanmite
MUA: @inara_tokoni and Painter:@fifty.shades.of.praise
#alterego #campaignshoot #melonyphotography


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From a few weeks ago...a portrait shoot for @harmonihie's Alter Ego campaign.
Models: @aikvictor and @yanmite
MUA: @inara_tokoni and Painter:@fifty.shades.of.praise
#alterego #campaignshoot #melonyphotography


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Portrait of ever radiant OAP, Kemi Odesanya (@phatkemisola)
Makeup by @kharmzy and hair styled by @oludavid #portrait #castle #view #plussizemodel #oap #melonyphotography #majestic_people


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Happy birthday to our dear Merry (@merryokoro). Stay winning girl #birthdaygirl #model


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Portrait of ever radiant OAP, Kemi Odesanya (@phatkemisola)
Makeup by @kharmzy and hair styled by @oludavid #portrait #castle #view #plussizemodel #oap #melonyphotography #majestic_people


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The Oxford & Cambridge Alumni Network Nigeria @oxbridgeng #oxbridgengmb2017 #mayball #melonyphotography


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A little party never hurt anybody. May Ball 2017
@oxbridgeng
#oxbridgengmb2017 #melonyphotography #oxbridge #event


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