Beautiful Faces: Memories from Lagos 2013 Carnival:

Photographer Timothy Aideloje caught some of the beautiful faces from the carnival crazy crowd in Lagos. Check out some of these priceless smiles. All photos courtesy Timothy Aideloje (@jtimidal).

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Memories from Lagos 2013 Carnival: a Photo Experience

The Lagos 2013 carnival was a blast, an experience only good old Lasgidi can deliver. We’ve got pictures to feed your eyes and nostalgia, so gorge away. All images were captured by photographer Timothy Aideloje (@jtimdal) who was kind to share his photo experience of the carnival with African Renaissance Theatre & Ent.

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The silver Lagosian

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We would have liked to title this ‘blue dancer’, but erm…

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Who would like to get tickled by those feather-fingers?

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There is only one thing you must do at every carnival, go craaazy!

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This guy is cool and he knows it!

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The purple gang.

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In Nigeria this is what we call, “go down low”

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We’ll say it again, every carnival, go crazy!

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Now here’s a different way to hang out.

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They say staring at the colour green increases your creativity. Well, these ladies certainly amplify that effect.

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Even secondary school students got in on the fun. No class today, headmaster.

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Cool carnival stunts.

Calabar Carnival Photos

The photo experience of a communal celebration through the lens of photographer Paul Gimba

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When African drums boom we can’t help but move. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Can you move like Africans move? (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Carnival in Calabar or carnival on Mars. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Pride of Benin

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Little African angels. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Wickedly winding waists. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Black, white and spectacular. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Black, white and spectacular. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Carnival is… colour. Colour. Colour. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Alice would feel right at home in Calabar Wonderland. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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The blazing petals of celebration. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Madame of the dance. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Dance, lady! Dance! (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Gongs of glory (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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An experience capped off with spectacle. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Abuja Carnival 2012 in pictures

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Legend tells of a time when man stood hundreds of feet tall from the ground. This fellow must’ve been one of the shorter ones.

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A river of blue dancers for the rhythmic adventurer to swim in.

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It’s lots of fun at carnivals, but it’s also lots of walking. Good thing there are lots of sights and sounds around to make it beautiful experience.

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Wonder what species of butterfly he is?

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The Hunchback of Gwarimpa. Parties with the people by day, eats them at night.

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You have to love a woman with curves who loves to dance.

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Traditional African arts and culture has that mystery about it which is eternally captivating. Especially when placed in a modern environment.