Rachel Seidu's work is a tribute to Area Scatter, one of the few Nigerian men who shattered gender boundaries and portrayed a somewhat accurate representation of its fluidity.

Here, Seidu dresses her subjects in the Yoruba attire to show that effeminacy is not foreign to us, and her characters are posed unconventionally to express femininity. Seidu's use of sepia is an imitation of our past and a reminder that effeminacy has been with us for longer than we may remember.

By breaching the limitations of the perceived identity of males with photography, Seidu beckons to us to look deeper and see new meaning to masculinity

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