Orishas explores the traditional mythological histories of the gods and goddesses in the Yoruba religion of Nigeria, West Africa. The religion of the Yoruba recognises that God created the universe but entrusted the Orishas with watching over the world. Each deity embodies strength and relates to some aspect of nature and is in charge of some element of human existence.
I made the mood board for this personal project almost 3/4 years ago and was finally able to bring it to life with the most talented group of creatives. Big love to the entire team for helping me bring my vision to life.
Photo: Mariam Sholaja @m.sholaja
Photo Assists: Alex Hundeyin @alex.rbrn
Mofe Adefolaju @moffs_
Fashion Stylist: Tolu Enitan @diiamondheartt
Fashion Assists: Ewaoluwa Salu @itsewa
Toluwalola Adeyemi @xellcat
Makeup: Sofia Paradis @sofiaparadis
Hairstylist: Sheree-Jordan @x_sjourdan Art
Dir. & Set Design: Macy Trieu Dingle @matridi_film
Talent: Abi Kasim @abi_kasim
Wearing @Anastasia.bull @limitee_pr
@yaayaalondon @minxxette @sixtine.gaufinez
Yemoja is the the goddess of the Ocean and the patron deity of pregnant women and the eternal guardian of the ancient mysteries of life itself.
Oya is the controller of powerful winds, lightning and violent storms, death and rebirth.
Aja is the patron of the forest, the animals within it and the herbal healers. She holds the secrets of botany and is a master of potions and healing herbs.
Oshun rules over the sweet waters of the world, the brooks, streams and rivers, embodying love, and fertility.