Tinie Tempah was in Nigeria recently and he did a photoshoot with Ty Bello. TInie Tempah is definitely no novice to editorial spreads but these photos are like no other.
The talented rapper who has been featured on GQ’s best dressed list over and over, came to his home country of Nigeria on a short visit and in that time explored the city and hung out with friends such as singers, Seyi Shay and Tiwa Savage as well as label mate, Wizkid.
However, one of the highlights of his trip was his photoshoot with ace photographer, Ty Bello. Rather than doing some fancy photo shoot at a hotel, the new mother of twins decided to shoot in the local streets of Yaba for a more realistic and honest effect.
According to the Bello, “Oga Tinie.. I've photographed so many...From Beyonce to Arnold Schwarzenegger ... I was looking through my archives the other day and said to my self .. Never again.. !Never in some fancy hotel room that could have been anywhere else on the planet . There's nowhere like Lagos and If they ever cross my path again I'll drag them out to where they can touch and feel My Lagos . .. And fall in love with it.”
“So of course when I was asked to meet up with @tiniegram at his hotel I was like ..Lai-Lai!! Abeg bring the man to Yaba and let's shoot this something !...The street is where it's happening o.. You haven't seen pretty till you've seen the sun set in the quiet corners of Surulere ..You're missing out on a unique love vibe if you haven't taken her for a walk in railway compound..And if you only exist where freshly baked, steamy Agege bread is completely out of reach .. You may have to consider reorganizing it all.. I mean ...What's the point!”
We have to say that Tempah brought his signature classic dapper looks on the scene and he did not disappoint, as he created an interesting aesthetic with the local background. Check out the gorgeous photos above.