Pieter Hugo
'Gadawan Kura' - The Hyena Men

Pieter Hugo presents portraits of a group of entertainers from Nigeria, who travel across the country with three hyenas, two pythons and four monkeys.

Click here to view series II (2005-2007) and texts by Pieter Hugo and Adetokunbo Abiola



Abdullahi Ahmadu with Mainasara,
Nigeria 2005



Garuba Yaku with Rando,
Nigeria 2005



Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis,
Nigeria 2005



Mallam Mantari Lamal with Mainasara,
Nigeria 2005



Mallam Umaru Ahmadu with Amita,
Nigeria 2005



Mallam Mantari Lamal with Mainasara,
Nigeria 2005



Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis and Mallam Mantari Lamal with Mainasara, Nigeria 2005



Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis and Mallam Mantari Lamal with Mainasara, Nigeria 2005 II



Nura Garuba and friend with their monkey,
Abuja, Nigeria 2005



Abdullahi Galadima with the monkey Amiloo, Nigeria 2005



Motorbike rider with Amiloo,
Nigeria 2005



Dayaba Usman with the monkey Clear,
Nigeria 2005



The Hyena Men of Abuja, Nigeria 2005



The Hyena Men of Abuja, Nigeria
2005, II



Dambe fighter,
Kano, Nigeria 2005



Amiloo and Clear, Abuja, Nigeria 2005


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