Daniel Obasi Releases New Fashion Film – The Illegal

Daniel Obasi has released another glaring fashion film – The Illegal. This time the film’s focus is on exploring sexuality, gender fluidity and non-conformity from a contemporary African perspective through fashion and fantasy.
The 5:25 minutes film looks into Nigeria’s LGBTQ community forced to hide their sexual orientation. The 2014 Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act was signed in Nigeria and this legislation criminalises anyone participating in sexual acts, cohabiting relationships or marriage to an individual of the same sex.
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The Illegal was shot mainly in Lagos Nigeria and directed by Daniel Obasi. The Illegal Project stylishly blurs gender binaries in its exploration of sexuality, fluidity and non-conformity. Infact models Daberechi UKoha-Kalu and Tobiloba Subomi are seen here as neither man nor woman, styled in such a way that presents the different layered stories of Nigerian identities.
Check out full video of The Illegals below and let us know your thoughts.

As usual, Daniel’s short films feature a selection of Nigerian designs.
The fashion design houses starred in this one are the following:
Credit:
Director and stylist – Daniel Obasi
Narrator – Josiah Osagie
Models – Daberechi Ukoha-Kalu  and Tobiloba subomi
Composer – Snargzy
Editor – Robert Matuluko
Make up – Awoyemi kemi
Hair – Happiness Okon
Creative Assistant – Lauretta Orji
Commissioned by Oxosi

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