Fashion brand Maki Oh and its creative director, Maki Osakwe has launched their first menswear collection tagged ‘Because Men in Silk Shirts on Lagos Nights’. The 8 piece collection of silk shirts, comes with an exclusive film from the renowned brand, directed by Nigerian filmmaker Arie Esiri, in collaboration with A Whitespace Creative Agency and Kimiera Production. The film features the musician ‘Boj’ the Microphone amongst others.

The Film Lagos has featured prominently in a number of the Maki Oh films that have accompanied previous collections. The novelty of a menswear collection encouraged the director Arie Esiri, story editor and writer Maki Osakwe and Dan Marre to re-imagine the city and archetypal Lagosian men, whose habits and routines were reformatted for the world the film creates. A recognizable near future that allows us to uncover who the “Maki Oh man” might be.

The narrative aims to attach the distinct adire print of each shirt to a character, assuming that they are the last of their kind or tribe. Traversing this eerie nightscape vying for a place in some undetermined future promised to them in encrypted radio waves and faulty signals. Isolating and connecting them in competition.

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Designer: Maki Oh @maki.oh
Writer/Director: Arie Esiri @nepahastakenlight
Creative Direction: Maki Osakwe & Dan Marre
Cinematographer: Cedric Cheung-Lau @shootdonttalk
Models: Bolaji “Boj On The Microphone” Ojudokan @bojonthemicrophone
Akintunde Disu @popbeachclub
Logor Olumuyiwa @logorofafrica
Toyin Oyeneye @thetoyin17
Nelson Oghenekewe @nelson_oghenekewe
Gabriel Ejoni @ejonigabriel
Joseph Fidelis

Styled by: Daniel Obasi @iamdanielobasi
Makeup: Mike Michaels @mikes_makeovers
Production Team/Production Company – Kimiera
Agency – A WhiteSpace Creative Agency; @awhitespacelagos
Sound Designer: Fabio Andrade @fabioandrade
Composer: Akin Adebowale @akinadebowale
Colorist: Sofie Borup @sofie_borup
Graphic Design: Connor Simpson @jconnorsimpson
Promo Sound Design Corvo Lepesant-Lamari @ovrocll
Assistant Director – Chuko Esiri @chukoesiri
1st Assistant Camera – Alyssa Junco @pablo.picostco
2nd Assistant Camera – Isaac Eastgate @isaaceastgate
A Whitespace Creative Agency
Adekunle Adeboye
Adewale Gbamigboye
Eve Nnaji
Tosin Olasunkanmi
Angela Omiyi
Emmanuel Oritseweyinmi