NIGERIA, Igbo-Ora, October 2018.
Two young students pose next to their house in the old city of Igbo-Ora. Due their natural movement none of their faces is visible. Meaning to draw the viewer to the metaphysical identity of the twins rather than the appeareance.
Igbo-Ora, the self proclaimed 'Twin Capital of the World' has earned its nickname by the unusually large number of twin births in the region. Research has suggested that the multiple births could be related to the (over)consumption of local crops by the women in the region of Igbo Ora. Although no direct relation between dietary intake and twin births has been proved, a research study carried out by the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital has suggested that a chemical found in Igbo-Ora women and the peelings of a widely consumed tuber (yams) could be causing twins births. Another possible explanation is genetics.