Twins Seven Seven with his jazz band, Oshogbo, Nigeria, slide
- Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
- Image indexed by negative number
- "At a farewell gathering for Michael Crowder in September 1963 at the Mbari Mbayo Club in Oshogbo, Nigeria, a young man crashed the party. Few knew him, but the eyes of everyone turned toward him when he began to dance. His somewhat garish costume and his innovative dance movements caught the eyes of Ulli Beier, who was hosting the party. The young man introduced himself as Twins Seven Seven. Thus began a relationship that would bring Twins national and international attention. It also marked Twins's introduction to the "Oshogbo Artists." [Pemberton j., 2002: Ulli Beier and the Oshogbo Artists of Nigeria, African Studies Review, Volume 45, Number 1, pp.115-124]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
- Repository Loc.
- Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
- Data Source
- Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
- Elisofon, Eliot
- Physical description
- slide : col
- Color slides