Friday, 25 May 2018

Fashion Meets History - The Tafawa Balewa Square

Originally called “Race Course”, the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) is a 14.5 hectare ceremonial ground on Lagos Island constructed in 1972 in memory of Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of Nigeria.

Built on a defunct rack for horse racing, TBS is bounded by Force road, Cable street, Catholic Mission street, the 26-storey Independence building, and Awolowo road.

The Tafawa Balewa square can easily accommodate 50,000 people and boasts of gigantic sculptures of four white horses hovering above the gate and seven red eagles which are symbols from the national emblem signifying strength and dignity.

The square also possesses other monuments such as the Remembrance Arcade constructed to honour veterans and victims of
the WW1 and WW2 as well as the 26-storey Independence building.

I am Qismat Aderayo Yinus a.k.a thatisaleekochick and I celebrate the prestigious Tafawa Balewa Square because it symbolizes a historical, political, and cultural landmark in Nigeria.

Special accolades to my team for making this photo shoot a beautiful experience!

Photography by the super creative @agababolaji
Makeup by the lovely @kvng_shantel
Outfit @eshobyqismat

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