In Toronto, Osato Erebor’s Celebrates African Fashion Designers Like ÖFUURË, Kaela Kay and Precious Threads by Abiola In Stunning Debut Exhibition

At  Africa Fashion Week Toronto , award winning photographer Osato Erebor staged her  first photography exhibition, Connection . While the ...

At  Africa Fashion Week Toronto, award winning photographer Osato Erebor staged her  first photography exhibition, Connection. While the photographers afro-centric aesthetic is readily apparent, this series of fashion portraiture revealed another nuance of her work, showing she can seamlessly blend the past and present and is fluent in a visual language sometimes missing from today’s Instagram- focused cultural landscape.

Working with pieces from Toronto based designers like Kaela Kay, Kyle Gervacy, Precious Threads by Abiola and ÖFUURË, we relished her new focus, centred on the idea of bonds and relationships within our community and executed flawlessly.

 The backdrops are dark and give the photos a contemporary feel, the props are relatively natural – featuring cane chairs and wheat sheafs that are almost bucolic in their use – and all juxtaposed with the stunning models in modern ankara pieces providing a strong focal point for the images – one where the textiles mirror the relationships portrayed in the series.

Speaking on her first exhibition she said:

This is a story I am proud to be a part of; one that allows me to create the narrative and present the art in our lives. As a photographer, I love being able to connect with so many different people and what has fuelled the light in my career is the ability to produce work that I see myself represented in. CONNECTION is a celebration of how African Fashion inspires how we feel. 

These moments highlight our greatness and allow us to meet our most authentic selves.

My mission is to spark conversation through art, empower the incredibly talented women that I am surrounded by, and honour our fashion legacy.

Check out images from the exhibition below:


Exhibition Team

Ibukun Adeleye Set Designer  

Schenelle Dias Stylist

Rosa-Lee Farquharson Makeup Artist

Nyabel Gatkuoth Model  

Taryn Harvey Model  

Beidan Ismail Model  

Jilldeen Ezeudu Model  

Keneesh McKenzie Headwrap Artist

Clothing + Accessories

Precious Threads by Abiola  


Kaela Kay

Zeena Kay

Kyle Gervacy

My Tignon

Melody Ehsani

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Source: BellaNaija