Stunning photos of Risikat Azeez, the Kwara-based woman who was thrown out by her husband for giving birth to blue-eyed children, have gone viral on social media.
The spotlight beamed on Risikat after Abdul-Wasiu Omo-Dada, her husband, was said to have sent her packing from their matrimonial home, alongside Kaosarat and Hassanat, her adorable daughters, after they inherited her eyes.
Olufolake Abdulrazaq, the wife of the Kwara state governor, had sought to meet the embattled mother so as to empower her ahead of a possible reunion with her family.
On Tuesday, Mofe Bamuyiwa, a portrait journalist and photographer, took to her Instagram page to share colourful photos and a video of the woman and her daughters after a makeover.
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Ocular Albinism is a genetic condition /Mutation ,with the lack of pigmentation at the back of the eyes . Melanin is provided by our cells called Melanocytes , which is found in your skin, hair and eyes .several genes provide instructions for the making of proteins involved in the production of melanin . RESEARCH It’s proven that behind every Brown eyes , there is a blue eye. The only difference is the thin layer of the pigment on the surface . If the Pigment is away the the light can enter the stroma and reflects back the blue end of the spectrum It was believed that the light skin arose in Europeans 40,000 years ago , soon after the people left the tropical Africa for higher latitude .as they moved to the colder regions , needed something to synthesize Vitamins D in places where the UV light is lower , and that caused the change in the mutation of the genes . More research on this coming soon . *But as a result of this lack of knowledge RISIQOT was sent out of her husbands house because of her beautiful blue eyes*. Make up by @ritarosebeauty Hair by @trhairsuredbytolu Photography @mofebamuyiwa Assisted by @moh_visuals Cinematographer by @mcshot.anusiem Dress designed @the_maam Back drop by @zenbackdrops Charity given by @myextendedhands And many others #bmbstudio #mofebamuyiwa #portraitjournalism #documentaryphotography #documentaries #stories #family #mumandme #motherandchild #bond #africa #nigeria #melanin #africastories #ilorin #nigeria #nigeriastories #blueyes #albinism #ocularalbinismAdvertisement
In one of the pictures, Risikat appeared to have transformed from the woman she used to be to one that looks to engage meaningfully with the world outside the confines of her man’s home.
Mofe also quoted the woman as saying she “wouldn’t accept to change her eyes from blue to brown if a technology is/was invented.”
See photos below:
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