by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Ifeoma is an award-winning children’s author and a photographer. She has won several awards for her books in USA, amongst them was CABA, (Children African Book Award), which she won twice.
She has had many exhibitions – The British Museum, Liverpool Museum, Bristol Museum, Truro Museum and at the Afrika Center, Oslo, Norway, to name but a few.
Some collectors: The Arts Council UK, and Northwestern University USA
The title reflects the warm welcome I received while travelling to many African countries over the years. I stayed in people’s homes, ate with them. I enjoyed eating the delicious Hausa Koko (millet porridge), and drinking fresh camel’s milk, and Burukoku (the local brew)
I have always been very interested in photographing people, and traditional houses
My aim has always been to capture the warmth, the colours and vibrant life I knew as a child in Nigeria, and to – in my own little way – help preserve some traditions which I believe are fast disappearing because of our modern way of life.