J.D. Okhai Ojeikere /   Johnson Donatus Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere

Nigeria 1930 - 2014

Photography

J.D. Okhai Ojeikere
Johnson Donatus Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere
Male
Nigeria
1930
May 12, 2013
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Johnson Donatus Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere (J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere) was born in 1930 in Ovbiomu-Emai, a rural village in South Western Nigeria. He worked and lived in Ketu, Nigeria. At the age of 20 he pursued a future in photography, which was out of the ordinary for people in Nigeria, especially those in his village.

Featured image: J.D. Okhai Ojeikere – Untitled, detail – image courtesy of Magnin