Issue 2, Spring 2021

Theme: Power

Issue 2 explores the theme of Power, which unfolds over four chapters: Internal & External Forces, Love & Money, Privatisation and Institutions & Infrastructure, featuring Jelili Atiku, Sabelo Mlangeni, The Cavemen, Kenneth Ize, and more.

For the second issue the publication offers the choice of four covers for its print edition. The first features an intimate shot of Nigerian model and photographer Mewalga Mohammed, resting casually at the edge of a fountain in the Lekki district of Lagos. The second features a spectral, totem-like drawing by one of Nigeria's most enigmatic contemporary artists, the extraordinary Jelili Atiku. The third captures acclaimed designer Kenneth Ize, standing in the corridor of his Lagos studio - confident, majestic and authentic. The fourth catches the quiet glamour of bridal paraphernalia at a South African wedding - shot by renowned photographer Sabelo Mlangeni.

The Power edition features intimate portraits, introspective pieces, confessions and multimedia experiments from creative visionaries including Daniel Obasi, whose namesake studio conjures dreams for the likes of American Vogue and afrobeat stars Tiwa Savage and Rema. Paris based Reto Schmid; photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo, amongst a wide selection of Lagos's most inspiring creatives and emerging talents banding together to collectively tell their own stories. High-level fashion abounds.

Pages: 260
Uncoated Paper
Size: 23 cm x 30 cm

Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Work: Izimbali ne Nendandatho, Collie Magagula and Jomo Mhlanga, 2011


Abba T Makama
Adedamola Odetara
Bari Khalique
Blessing Orji
Bolaji Animashaun
Conan Laurendot
Daniel Anum Jasper
Daniel Bash Oshiafi
Daniel Obasi
Daniel Obaweya
Elijah Olaitan Lawal
Hank Willis Thomas
Hendrik Schneider
Ifebusola Shotunde
Ifedolapo Apampa
Ifedoyin Shotunde
Isabel Okoro
Jareh Das
Jammal Ibrahim
Jelili Atiku
Jenevieve Aken
Jenke Ahmed Tailley
Joy Matashi
Kadara Enyeasi
Kehinde Are
Kenneth Ize
Kojo Abudu
Lagos Space Programme
Lakin Ogunbanwo
Laurent Philippon
Lolu Pinheiro
Lu Philippe Guilmette
Manny Jefferson
Michael Mike
Mobolaji Dawodu
Mountaga Diop
Niyi Okuboyejo
Ola Ebiti
Papa Omotayo
Pegah Farahmand
Reni Folawiyo
Reto Schmid
Romeo Oriogun
Ruth Osime
Sabelo Mlangeni
Sara Mathiasson
Sharjah Art foundation
Stephen Tayo
The Cavemen
Tiwa Savage
Mewalga Mohammed
Yasmin Warsame
+ Many More

Please allow a maximum of 2 weeks for your delivery. Boy.Brother.Friend, Issue 2, Spring 2021 is printed in the U.K. . International orders are accepted, please see delivery options.

With love,
BBF Team