𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko) [similar]

β€’ photographer/blogger πŸ“ΈπŸ–₯️ β€’ matriarch πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸŒΏ β€’ breastfeeding advocate🀱🏾 β€’ team @colourfulbeginnings (CB) 🌈 β€’ inspired by motherhood & family πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Back to Abuja after a lovely weekend in Kogi. We had such a fantastic time! My husband is an excellent driver but this trip really tested him. The number of times he swore! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Š People driving with full headlights or no lights at all, no indicating, overtaking anyhow, terribly loaded trailers (see instastories), no respect for lanes, pretty DEEP potholes etc. At some point today, we nearly crashed because of this crazy way of driving. Super scary!! Anyway, thank Jesus we went and came back in one piece. Well done babe @ckokere! πŸ˜‚πŸ’›πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Best part of yesterday was seeing my grandmother, Mama Rebecca. She also met her great grandchildren for the first time (SWIPE LEFT). Such a blessing! God is Good. πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ’›πŸŽŠ PS: I know I’ve been rubbish about posting on here but I’ve been sharing bits of our family trip to Nigeria on Instastories. Check under the β€œfamily” highlight in my profile if you’ve missed it. More photos to come! πŸ’› #familyreunion #grandmother #grandchild #greatgrandma #greatgrandchildren #kogi #anyigba #igala #immeiko

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Myself, @kaidetorvy and @a_dab_of_serenity have come together to create this package for you lovely mamas. Follow the link in my profile to β€œSpecial Offers”. Valentine’s and Mother’s Day are around the corner. Don’t miss this offer! TAG SOMEBODY. 😊🎊 #themamaselfcarepackage

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Thanks for the awesome response to this series. You guys made me smile! There’s more I’ll share soon...WATCH THIS SPACE. πŸ‘€πŸ™πŸΎ

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

[SWIPE TO READ ABOUT HER] For context (because there is no way I can share every story here), Baba Noah is my Dad’s older brother. He has 5 wives and over 30 children. Both sides of my family are massive. I don’t know everyone! πŸ˜…πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

My Grandma, Mama Rebecca. Baba Onu’s 3rd wife (see previous post). πŸ’›

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Sharing some more from my book... Where my Ogbadu family at? πŸ‘‹πŸΎπŸ’› I’m so glad I started this project. I say β€œstarted” because it’s by no means finished. There’s still so much to document for posterity. So much more to come! [SWIPE TO SEE MORE πŸ“Έ] #yesimaprincess #igalaroyalty

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

TATTOO [outtake] - As a fan of body mods (tattoos, piercings), I never understood why our grandmas had these kind of tattoos yet it wasn’t cool for me to get a tattoo. If you have a tat, what’s it of and why did you get it? If you don’t, why would or wouldn’t you get one?

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

About TRIBAL MARKS aka Scarification. [SWIPE TO VIEW PHOTO πŸ“Έ] Tell me if you’ve ever noticed mine/wanna see them. They’re teeny tiny! 😁 If you have β€œtribal marks” especially obvious ones, how do you feel about them?

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

H O M E 🏑
The land of my parents and my ancestors. Ane-Igala (Igala Land) in Kogi, Nigeria.
πŸ“Έ - for a project I did a few years ago. I spent some time at home capturing the life, the people, the places, the stories and compiled them into a book. I was looking through it with my children the other day and really wanted to share some pages with you guys. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

It’s my amazing baby boy’s 4th birthday today!! 🎊 #ChiddyBearIs4

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Hey UK black female photographers! Join the movement! Use the hashtag #UKBFTOG. Please tag a photo-taking sister! πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ˜„

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

Good Evening Y’all!! πŸ‘‹πŸΎπŸ˜„ I just had to come tell you guys I’M STILL HERE! Just living/working/creating behind the scenes. I’ll share more soon. Thanks for checking on me! πŸ’›
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πŸ“Έ - the lovely @the_emerald_lass. First collabo of the year. Hopefully one of many!

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

DAY 31 - L I F E
Ultimately I’m grateful for the gift of life. Grateful that I’m alive to have all these things to be thankful for. Grateful for the festive season and all other celebrations we’ve had this year. Super thankful that we’ve all made it to the last day of 2017 and about to step into 2018. I can’t possibly write all that I’m thankful for on here....πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Just so full of gratitude right now! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ
#31DaysOfThanks
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𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

DAY 30 [Catch Up] - 2017 FIRSTS
Quite a few firsts this year. Amarachi’s first birthday. Her first flight. Chidubem’s first day at pre-school. Worked out of country for the first time courtesy of @aladyandamummy. @Fran7cesca’s children’s baptism was the first I ever photographed and first time I attended a catholic ceremony. It opened the floodgates and I went on to shoot 3 more baptisms/christenings and also my first Holy Communion. So amazing! @KacheeTee’s baby shower was also a first. In fact I remember seeing photos from a baby shower at the end of 2016 and making it a goal to photograph a baby shower in 2017. Happy that it came true! Not forgetting my first charity collaboration with @ColourfulBeginnings, which led to my first NICU photo session. What a fantastic year it’s been!!!! I’m sure there were other firsts I can’t remember just now...I am infinitely grateful for them all. Did you have any firsts you’re grateful for? Please share! Looking forward to 2018 Firsts in every area of our lives in Jesus name! AMEN! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸΎπŸŽ‰ #HeWillDoIt #31DaysOfThanks
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πŸ“Έ - @aretha_pippa and her sweet little family. πŸ’›

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

My top TWELVE of instagram in no particular order. Twelve images representing key moments of 2017. πŸ’›

𝐈'𝐌 πŒπ„πˆπŠπŽ πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡· (@immeiko)

DAY 29 - B O O K S πŸ“š
Thankful for access to books! For well stocked bookshops and libraries. Thankful for being able to read even though I haven’t been doing much of it lately. Except the books I read to my kids. πŸ™ˆ
Especially thankful for my new kindle, cos e-books are πŸ’― for the minimalist in me! Now I really I have no excuse not to read cos I’ll always have a book with me. In fact I’m going to try to read (start and finish) at least 1 book a month in 2018. Wait....let me think about that critically!!! Nah I’m gunno try hard! πŸ€”πŸ˜…πŸ™πŸΎ
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Who else has been struggling to start and finish books since they had kids? πŸ€”πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ #2018readinggoals #booklover #raisingbooklovers
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