August 2021: The Shinobi Blade Clan releases some skating footage from June 2019.
The Shinobi Blade Clan, a group of passionate individuals who are bound by the love of Rollerblading. Featuring: Caleb Austin Smith, Daniel Ogbogu, Samson Omotosho & Aloma Idris.
And if you want to see more of the Shinobi Blade Clan, here is the documentary by Dom West.
STREETS OF LAGOS | (African Rollerblading Documentary) by Dom West
Shot on location in West Africa, ‘Streets of Lagos’ provides a rare insight into the lives of Nigeria’s first generation of rollerbladers. What was once a niche sport that saw widespread participation across the globe in the late 90’s has emerged in 2020 as a fringe subculture in the streets of Lagos. Originally used as a way to navigate the city’s dense traffic, today, a select few use their skates as a form of self-expression, something which can be hard to find in what is one of the toughest cities in the world.
The story is told through the eyes of Daniel Ogbogu, Lagos’ strongest up-and-coming street skater, who gives insight into the struggles of daily life in Nigeria and the strength that skating gives him. He is joined by travelling professional athlete, Brian Freeman, who seeks to nurture the sense of community amongst the youths of Lagos and to help them find sense in the chaotic world in which they live.
A Film by Dom West. Starring Daniel Ogbogu & Brian Freeman. Soundtrack: Rob Law & Music Bed. Shot on location: Lagos, Nigeria.
Check some photos & behind the scenes on Untitledfilmworks.com.au.