feature: jojo abot’s london photo story, by british photographer amaal said

November 4, 2015

Take a look at this Jojo Abot editorial, lensed by British photographer Amaal Said. The Brooklyn based Ghanaian Electro soul singer tells us: “While in London recording the sequel to my first EP, ‘FYFYA WOTO’, I collaborated with budding Somali photographer, Amaal Said and vintage archive, One of A Kind on Portobello road. I was largely inspired by my first visit to the shop. Their collection of pieces from the 40s -70s blew my mind. It was simply icing on the cake to learn it’s owned by Nigerian collector, Jeff Ihenacho. Amaal, whose work I admire greatly has had a steady stream of work that celebrates strong women of color and so collaborating with her on this visual narrative made all the sense in the world. Inspired by London’s vintage retro style and the season of fall, we spent an afternoon on Portobello being inspired by the space and time in which we found ourselves. In some ways you get a hint of the flavors to expect on the new project as well the first one, a little bit of funk, afrobeat, jazz, soul and that ewe groove.” Check out the images below; plus, CLICK HERE to stream Jojo Abot’s first EP.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


Photography Amaal Said
Styling Jojo Abot
Wardrobe One Of A Kind, Portobello