Photographed by Ruth Ossai, Fashion by Daniel Obasi. Vivian, Lilian, Rachel, and Lilian all wear dresses and shoes from MIU MIU Tale #16

Ruth Ossai Photographs the Women of Nollywood in Miu Miu

In celebration of Miu Miu's Women's Tales series, which celebrates female filmmakers, the Nigerian-born photographer trains her lens on the country's booming film industry, and the women within it. Photographed by Ruth Ossai. Fashion Editor: Daniel Obasi.

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Sep 4 2018, 2:30pm

Photographed by Ruth Ossai, Fashion by Daniel Obasi. Vivian, Lilian, Rachel, and Lilian all wear dresses and shoes from MIU MIU Tale #16

In Nigeria’s traditionally male-dominated film industry, Nollywood, female stars and moviemakers are staking out a space to respond to the aspirations and struggles of everyday women. GARAGE highlights some of the major players, styled in Miu Miu clothes featured in Women’s Tales, the brand’s ongoing movie series by female directors.

Vivian, Lilian, Rachel, and Lilian all wear dresses and shoes from MIU MIU Tale #16
Rachel Uche Omeje, Vivian Chime, Lilian Ohaeri, and Lilian Ogbuchi all wear Fall/Winter 2018 dresses from MIU MIU Tale #16
Rachel Uche Omeje, Vivian Chime, Lilian Ohaeri, and Lilian Ogbuchi all wear Fall/Winter 2018 dresses from MIU MIU Tale #16
Rachel photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Top: Kingsley wears cardigan from MIU MIU Tale #11; Attama wears skirt from MIU MIU Tale #8; Below: Attama, Lilian, and Vivian. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Chidinma Precious wears coat from MIU MIU Tale #13. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Attama wears bodysuit from MIU MIU Tale #13, bag from MIU MIU Tale #16. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Attama wears stole from MIU MIU Tale #11, shorts from MIU MIU Tale #12, shoes from MIU MIU Tale #13; Vivian wears skirt from MIU MIU Tale #9, shoes from MIU MIU Tale #16. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Lillian wear dress and boots from MIU MIU Tale #14, shoes (worn as headpiece) from MIU MIU Tale #16 and Tale #12. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Aunty Blessing carries bags from MIU MIU Tale #16. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Merenma Umeh wears coat and trousers from MIU MIU Tale #14, shoes from MIU MIU Tale #16. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Top: Kingsley wears cardigan from MIU MIU Tale #11; Attama wears skirt from MIU MIU Tale #8. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Titus Promise Odinaka wears Fall/Winter 2014 top from MIU MIU Tale #8, and Fall/Winter 2018 bag. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Lilian Ohaeri. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Vivian wears skirt from MIU MIU Tale #9, bag and shoes from MIU MIU Tale #16. Photographed by Ruth Ossai.
Photographed by Ruth Ossai.

Credits: Hair Rejoice Toochi; Makeup Ezeugwu Ogechukwu, Lauretta Oorji; Models Vivian Chime, Ema Edosio, Titus Promise Odinaka, Kingsley Odoh, Lilian Ogbuchi, Lilian Ohaeri,Rachel Uche Omeje, Attama Precious, Ugwu Chidinma Precious, Merenma Umeh; Photographer’s assistant Adetunji Savage; Production assistants Ifeanyi Ekwegbalu, Ozy Christian Nwanbada, Chibuzo Okolo, Godson Onyema, Ikenna Ossai; Special thanks to Aunty Blessing Ossai, Grandma Ossai, Aunty Igwilo, Godgift Bekee, Becky Bernard, Dafe Oboro, and Monsuru Akande