It’s so beautiful to see Nigerians lift each other up and that’s what’s happening wih Risikat Azeez-Ayegbami, a 30 year old mother of two whose husband walked out of their marriage because of she and their daughter’s blue eyes.
Risikat who is from Kwara state, went viral recently after a Nigerian lady shared the heartbreaking story. The story further made more headlines when Kwara State governor’s wife, Olufolake Abdulrazaq expressed willingness to help them.
Celebrating the beautiful mom and her kids, two talented Nigerian photographers, Adebayo Abayomi and Mofe Bamuyiwa separately decided to document the story in a bid to raise more awareness by gifting the trio a makeover and the photos shared online are breathtaking.
Sharing the post, Bamiyiwa wrote, “Risiqot said ,”she wouldn’t accept to change her eyes from blue to brown if a technology is/was invented. Beautiful Risiqot and a adorable children Kaosarat and Hassanat were sent away by her husband because of her blue eyes. During the interview we realized that she gave birth to a set of twins , Hassanat (2years old ) and her late twin brother who happened to have a brown eyes.”
See the rest of the shoot and BTS video below.
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Ocular Albinism is a genetic condition /Mutation ,with the lack of pigmentation at the back of the eyes . Melanin is provided by our cells called Melanocytes , which is found in your skin, hair and eyes .several genes provide instructions for the making of proteins involved in the production of melanin . RESEARCH It’s proven that behind every Brown eyes , there is a blue eye. The only difference is the thin layer of the pigment on the surface . If the Pigment is away the the light can enter the stroma and reflects back the blue end of the spectrum It was believed that the light skin arose in Europeans 40,000 years ago , soon after the people left the tropical Africa for higher latitude .as they moved to the colder regions , needed something to synthesize Vitamins D in places where the UV light is lower , and that caused the change in the mutation of the genes . More research on this coming soon . *But as a result of this lack of knowledge RISIQOT was sent out of her husbands house because of her beautiful blue eyes*. Make up by @ritarosebeauty Hair by @trhairsuredbytolu Photography @mofebamuyiwa Assisted by @moh_visuals Cinematographer by @mcshot.anusiem Dress designed @the_maam Back drop by @zenbackdrops #bmbstudio #mofebamuyiwa #portraitjournalism #documentaryphotography #documentaries #stories #family #mumandme #motherandchild #bond #africa #nigeria #melanin #africastories #ilorin #nigeria #nigeriastories #blueyes #albinism #ocularalbinism
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