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Glenna Gordon

Nigeria Ever After

Weddings in Nigeria are not private affairs - they are public displays. These occasions celebrate a union, demonstrate family belonging, and affirm Nigeria’s style and swagger.A wedding with thousands of guests is one way to visualize the scale of Nigeria's economy. This oil-producing nation is richer than most people outside of Nigeria could ever imagine. And on wedding day, the poor dress up like the inverse isn’t also true.These photos are about what money can and can’t buy, as well as the real costs visible in the quiet moments amidst frenzied ceremony.
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