Keke Na Pepe.
The three wheeled bright yellow mode of transportation Nigerian’s use to get from point A to B. Albeit, not all. In all honesty I had never been inside a Keke until this shoot, simply because I don’t live in Nigeria for one and in my time there, I hadn’t needed to. They’re super cute and I actually wouldn’t mind owning one. But owning anything on wheels will require one to be able to drive and since I can’t do that yet… Yeah you get my point.
So this was my second blog shoot in Lagos and prior to this shoot, I had always imagined how easy it would be to live and blog in a hot country. The weather would never disappoint and the lighting would always be perfect.
Well, let’s just say that there are quite a few pictures that I couldn’t use because I was too sweaty for the internet. The heat in Nigeria was so real and on this day the sun really came alive. I can explicitly tell you that I had never experienced this level of perspiration before.
My make up felt like it was melting.
I wanted to chop off my bangs.
I was getting very restless and irritable, while still trying to smile in order to convey a different story. (How did I do?)
Oh and I was wearing ALL BLACK. As much as I can’t stand cold climates, I also can’t stand hot climates. I need a balance of both. Whenever I think of where in the world I would like to settle down, the weather is the first thing that comes into play.
I just need an ‘in-between’ climate. Warm with frequent cool breezes.
All this being said, if I had to pick, I would probably pick Nigerian weather simply because I prefer to take clothes off rather than layer up. There’s just something about the warm air that makes me feel at home.
As I type this under my duvet in London’s minus 2 degrees celsius weather, I reminisce on the wonderful time I had in Lagos, whilst desperately wishing I was back there with friends and family. If you missed my new year recap, the link is below. Hope 2016 started off to a bang Ribbons! xx