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.

Photographer Manny Jefferson and Stylist Ola Ebiti explore a contemporary vision of academic existence for the cover of the publication's digital edition, shot in the historic legacy that is King’s College, Lagos (founded in 1909) Tafawa Balewa Square campus. Jefferson and Ebiti capture a moment that reminds the reader of the strenght of community in an institution that has produced a lot of Lagos's leaders.

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's work can also be found in the issue as well as 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

Photography: Manny Jefferson
Style: Ola Ebiti
Models: Lawal, Femi & Malfred
Fashion: Costume Studio, Jil Sander and Orange Culture


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

*The Digital edition of Issue 1 grants access to readers for a duration of 30 days*

With love,
BBF Team