Incredible Nigerian Hairstyles Are Real, And They Mean More Than You Think

Thankfully there was a photographer there.

Legendary Nigerian photographer Ojeikere died one year ago, but the work he left behind continues to stun anyone who sees it. 

In the video above and the pictures below, the hairstyle "Onile Gogoro" is depicted. During Nigerian independence in the 1960s, women turned their hair into a representation of pride in overcoming British rule. 

"Online Gogoro" translates to "a tall house" or "standing tall."

"The work embodies the aspirations of a new nation that has been recently freed," Bisi Silva told BBC

These photos were contributed to A+ by The Centre for Contemporary Art in association with BBC.