Portrait Photography and Storytelling - London - Felicia Okpala - Born 1952 Onitsha, Nigeria
PhotographsI created for Hackney Museum, London . This content was made for storytelling and exhibition purposes.
I was born and brought up in Nigeria. I love Nigeria. I go at least once a year. I’d like to go more than that. I’d like to live there. That’s where all my relations are. If I go home now they’d all be pampering me and treating me like a queen. A goat would be killed, food cooked and all the neighbours would invite me into the compound. My children are here and they are good and they look after me, but for them home is Hackney whereas my heart is in Nigeria. That’s where my life began, that’s where I’m free. I’m proud of being who I am, a Nigerian, an African woman.