Nigerian photographer, Akin Kongi unveiled his Makoko collection on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Miliki House in Victoria Island.
Although Makoko, a slum fishing community in Lagos has been in public eye through several photos by other photographers, Akin Kongi’s collection showed the community from a unique perspective.
Actor Wale Ojo described the photos as ‘fascinating and intriguing’ while Businessman Babatunde Jeje said ‘Akin belongs in the art squarely. The photos represent the depth of his inspirations. The photos show Lagos, each its own story. Least we can do is to enjoy his work for what it is.’
The exhibition attracted art lovers in Lagos including actor Wale Ojo, Writer Toni Kan, and Producer Kunle Afolayan, among others.
Akin Kongi is the first artist in residence at Miliki house, his residency runs from June to August 31st, 2016. On why he accepted to be artist in residence at Miliki, he said ‘I have liked the exclusivity and clientele at Miliki. The idea is not to show fresh work but to show my old work to the clients at Miliki.’