Blog : Your work should be a reflection of you.
It was the year 2012 and I had gone to the French Institute to summit my entry for the photo contest and i remember what the French lady said when she looked at my picture. She described it as 'honest'. My entry went on to win the best picture which automatically catapulted me to the status of award winning photographer. I never knew in this life that I'll end up a photographer and long before i even ventured into photography, there were three Nigerian photographers i admired their works. They were Aisha Kuta, Atumbi and Kelechi Amadi Obi. They remain my earliest photography influences.
I've never really seen me as an artistic person, rather i see me as a creative individual who is constantly drawn to art. I've always admired and respected anybody in the creative world, be it singer, guitarist, painter or photographer. Because am constantly drawn to art, I often wondered how i was going to find myself in the creative world, while having at the back of my mind that i don't possess the skill for art. Looking back now i wonder who put that idea in my head. But all that changed on my journey to self discovery in Easter 2010. While in that public transport heading to the eastern part of Nigeria, the inspiration to go into media and photography came to me.
On my return to Abuja less than a week later, i began my search for a media house to work for. I eventually found a weekly newspaper around late May 2010. I was engaged as an entertainment correspondent without pay. Reason was because they originally didn't have plans for entertainment section in their news paper. It was supposed to be strictly political and human interest news paper. On the last week of August 2010 I was able to raise the capital i needed to buy my first camera and then starting shooting first week of September 2010 without any sort of training or mentorship. But that's a story for another day.
Over the years my style of photography has evolved without me knowing. I honestly didn't know my photography had a style. From the angles, to the composition to editing some people could tell it was my work and i didn't even know. A number of my close associates told me they could recognize my work even without seeing the water mark on it. My friend Iyke Ibeh one day took his time to explain to me things about my works i didn't even take notice of.
The beauty of any piece of art is that it could mean different things to different people at different times. Others may have their interpretation or view of my work but I'll interpret my works as clean, natural, honest, simple but creative, playful, classic, timeless and most especially candid. I strongly believe as creatives, our work should be a reflection or an extension of us.
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He further pledged to help facilitate the domestication of the Kampala Convention on Statelessness and Protection of Refugees.
The statement added that “Saraki, nonetheless, urged politicians to stop playing to the gallery or drawing political capital from all issues
Ekweremadu, who spoke through the Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, said
He said, “They said that Saraki would oppose my nomination because he did not nominate me. I was not disqualified because of experience
It was gathered that the detectives were able to verify the extent of amendment to the Senate Standing Orders 2011, the individuals
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, at Abuja House in London
Among the charges, Saraki was accused of making false declaration of assets on assumption of office as governor of Kwara state in 2003
Senate President Bukola Saraki describe melayes recall as a waste of time.
Senator Eyinanya Abaribe (Abia South), had raised a motion that the country had no President or Acting President
IGP Ibrahim Idris has filed a suit before the High Court in Abuja to stop the Senate from investigating him - The allegations of corruption against the IGP include collecting over N10bn from firms for security
Two of the suicide bombers were stopped for interrogation by security men at the university as they tried sneaking into the university chapel
Three university security personnel were injured. One later died.”
Njodi made the dismissal on Friday during the visit of the Minister of State of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, attends a Breakfast SDG Meeting organised by the Ghanian President
The Nigeria Police was there too and everybody admitted that they were possibly the most effective on ground there in Somalia.
The judgment of God is coming. The corrupt Nigerians that have not been apprehended will not escape the judgment of God,” Osinbajo said
The Federal Government is very committed. The President in particular, has asked me to tell you, how excited he is
He gave a scenario where a policeman from Bayelsa for instance was working in Borno where he could neither speak the language nor understand
According to the governor, Osinbajo would visit the major industrial hubs of the state including Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka
Even my business I run it that way. Get the best people to do the work. I strategize and provide vision while chilling out lazily
The building project which is expected to gulp over N7b has faced a lot of criticism Nigerians. However, according to Akande, the decision to build the new residence and the
Abdullahi stressed that the region must be allowed to field a presidential candidate through the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019 should Buhari fail to seek re-election
Great economies and great nations, prosperity and abundance of nations and communities are created by men and not spirits
Nigeria’s Health Minister announced 9 regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that would be implemented by the federal government.
Prof Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo warned that the Federal Government would deal with individuals or groups spreading hate speeches capable of affecting the unity of the country.
Osinbajo was quoted by his spokesman, Laolu Akande as making this remark at Iftar dinner he hosted Monday night with Northern Traditional Rulers.
Nwabueze said this during the public presentation of his book, titled, ‘Save our Constitutional Democracy from Emasculation’ in Abuja on Monday.
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday evening received President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Akinola Aguda House, his official residence.
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, expressed concern over the rising volatility in the global crude oil market
It started when Amaechi stepped out of the Presidential Jet, with shouts of “the Lion” by APC faithful who besieged the airport, then next was Senator Magnus Ngei Abe
The six abducted students are expected to join a flight to Abuja, to meet with Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Acting-President, Yemi Osinbajo, is unable to carry out all the functions of the President.
He underscored the point in his address presented at last Thursday meeting of PANDEF with acting President
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.
Fani-Kayode said members of PDP from the North and Southern will work together towards winning 2019 election.
Akure—VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday in Ondo State declared that the country’s oil will no longer be profitable in no distant future.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday declared that the country’s future would be better than its past. He made the declaration in his remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The Presidency has dismissed reports that the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo approved contracts for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Davido arrived Congo two days for a concert scheduled to hold last night however on getting to the venue of the concert, riot broke out.
Davido's babymama Sophie Momodu, has gotten enough pain from her babydaddy and now she has all the opportunity to be grateful to God for seeing her through her challenges.
Who doesn’t know that Davido loves guns? We have seen him shoot music video with guns and he was even dabbed the ‘power-drunk’ attitude at his Lekki residence
The release of the official EP and the fact that it's released under HKN Music has doused rumours that he's been dropped from the label by Davido.
In other news, did we tell you that Davido and mama Tiwa Savage shut down Music Festival in Atlanta last weekend with their performances? Atlanta is the second home of the singer who was born in the city.
It was further gathered on Thursday (yesterday) night that the organisers have accordingly communicated Davido’s lawyers, as they hope to get a refund of the fee said to have been paid
Until now, it was alleged that the artiste and his management Is yet to refund the money paid, making the organizers to communicate with his lawyer for an immediate refund
Davido’s artiste, Danagog actually gave us the clue of who she is, when he wished her a happy birthday weeks ago and also urged her to keep their king safe.
Make no mistake, despite the fact that the HKN huncho has been in the United States for over three months, in the 11 months since he dropped a song of his own
He noted that having clinch three MAMAS in two years he is good satisfied with that and other artistes should be given the opportunity while he waits for more awards in coming year, 2017
It will be wise to also affect your spheres of influence .Instead of partying and lavishing money while some poor masses are suffering.
Davido who had a drought of awards in 2016 also announced that he’ll be dropping 3 hot singles, one produced by Tekno
Just less than 24 hours he went online to rant, it is alleged that he has appointed a new manager, to manage his career.
DMW boss and Sony Music Ent. act, Davido just shared the official music video for track If. The video was directed by Director Q.while the track was produced by Tekno.
Davido was reportedly infuriated and the situation only got worse during the concert when Ice Prince was made to perform before Lil Kesh, which was seen as an insult as he is a bigger star
The single, Erima, which featured two of Nigeria’s heavyweights in the industry- Tekno and Davido, is the main discussion in the entertainment circle, especially the music industry
In a recent tweet from three talented Nigerian acts, Wale, Davido and Olamide are currently working on visuals to Wale’s new tune “Fine Girl“.
OBO showed is sweet side when he decided to sponsor a boy who sang his song on a viral video in school.
Didier Drogba has hailed Nigeria’s music star, Davido for donating a house to a fan.
Pop star, Davido, recently lit the stage in Ukraine but he went one better by lighting up the day of one of his best friends.
The whole Wizkid-Davido beef have continued to linger
In a new video making the rounds on the internet, star boy Wizkid was caught on cam vibing to Davido’s cross border hit song “IF”.
The video features American artistes, Young Thug and Rae Sremmurd.
On August 1, PCRRU was notified about a video in circulation on social media in which some men alleged to be policemen were seen shooting in the air on the street in a moving vehicle
Caroline Danjuma had accused the singer Davido of being complicit in the circumstances that led to the death of Umeike in the wee hours of Tuesday, October 3, the deceased’s birthday.
The Nigerian Police have announced that the vehicle used in dumping Tagbo’s body (Davido’s friend), has been recovered at Davido’s residence at 7, Awoshika Street, Lekki Phase 1, as an arrest has been made.
On Friday, the Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang was reported to have issued an apology to the Senate
The Senate has stated that it has been vindicated by the Thursday ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole
The Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, on Tuesday, formally reported Senator Dino Melaye
That is about half of our external reserves. If I get the nod of the Senate, I will want to bring a substantive motion on the next legislative day with substantiated facts to buttress this position
He added that the nominees from Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Ondo, Plateau and other states not featured on the list did not meet the conditions approved for selection
The lawmaker stated that the new intakes would form the foundation for the commencement of community policing in the country.
The President who also explained that the loan was very necessary in view of the serious infrastructural deficit, the nation is facing, said, “Considering the huge infrastructure deficit currently
In the national interest and for justice and fairness to the multi-cultural society and mini-Nigeria that Lagos is, Lagos deserves
The President does not know how to consult and speak with the members of his party. Here is a President that does things in a shoddy manner without diligence.
There are also Maj. Gen. Ashimiyu Olaniyi (retd.) (Oyo), Dr. Haruna Abdullahi (Plateau), Orji Ngofa (Rivers), Justice Sylvanus Nsofor
To the best of my knowledge, the Central Bank of Nigeria has not proposed any bill seeking to arrest and jail persons holding foreign exchange
The Head, Banking and Finance Department, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Uche Uwaleke, said that while the country needed to develop
He accused the agencies of lacking transparency in crude oil lifting, adding that the NPDC had lifted crude from their oil wells
Since Nuhu Ribadu left, we have not had a man with such sterling qualities as Ibrahim Magu, and whether they like it or not
He said: “I oppose this motion. Kaduna can host international flights. From this motion, I can see the hypocrisy of political elite.
The Federal Government, recently rolled out new tariffs on imported goods and also placed a total ban on importation of vehicles
He said, “First, I wanted clarification from them whether the party is opposed to the probe of the looting of the funds of the Presidential
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Barau Jibrin, on Tuesday.
Falana said this in a statement on Thursday.
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), says the 8th Senate is the worst in the history of Nigeria, adding that they will all be kicked out come 2019.
The Senate on Wednesday said the use of force by the Police to disperse anti-Buhari protesters in Abuja was unacceptable.
ABUJA – THE Senate has summoned acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, to appear before it tomorrow, to defend the role his commission played in getting seven bank accounts of former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, frozen.
The Haitian rapper who spoke to XXL gave reasons why he named the track “Fela Kuti”.
Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden, Colorado, United States July 28, 2015.
This is considered to be a great feat for the actress, as such achievement is rare on the social media platform.
A judge in Brazil on Wednesday slapped an $11.6 million fine on the local Facebook branch over the company’s refusal to surrender data from its WhatsApp messenger program to a police investigation.
This isn’t purely altruistic. As the overall state of AI gets better, Facebook will be able to use those developments to its advantage. And it might just get a few ideas about how to actually use the stuff
Andela developers spend six months mastering a technical stack and contributing to open source projects before being placed with global technology companies as full-time, distributed teammates
The celebrity-driven effort has signers from all iterations of Trek, including the most recent reboot’s J.J. Abrams, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto
Facebook notes that Secret Conversations supports messages, pictures, and stickers, but not group messages, gifs, videos, voice, video calling, or payments
Some Chinese internet users were quick to criticize Ren’s comments. “I just want to ask—what kind of law are you asking them to abide
consider it'll give them a better service, others may be concerned by the lack of control," the information commissioner Elizabeth Denham
A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends and family of Morrison-Toomey to pay for her funeral expenses.
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Nwanaji, who was said to have been arrested at Ojo, Lagos State, was accused of using the fake Facebook account to dupe
Earlier this month, 12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis posted a 42-minute video saying that she was sexually and physically
I cannot think of a greater gift than having a sister and I'm so happy Max and our new child will have each other
Raza became the first person to receive a death sentence in a Pakistan anti-terrorism court for “using derogatory remarks
The social media network giant Facebook says its ranks of monthly active users have hit the two billion mark
She has subsequently been found guilty of committing sexual assault
The company had begun testing a “Find Wi-Fi” option
Facebook Watch, which launched in the US on Thursday, will give content creators 55 percent of its advertising revenue
According to him, he was not on the run and had nothing to fear
Mr Suntai died at home where he was undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries arising from the plane crash.
Over 20 suspected Bakassi militants on Friday invaded the Cross River State Governor’s office in Calabar, apparently to express anger over alleged abandonment of the Bakassi returnees by the government.
Suspected militants have blown up a pipeline in Nigeria’s southern delta region, the military and locals said Tuesday, the latest in a string of attacks on oil facilities that have hit production.
Harrysong was recently in Delta State when he was confronted by some youths who demanded that he gave them money to buy ammunition for self defense following the violence between two neighbouring communities.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed that his administration is currently engaging Niger Delta militants in talks in order to end the spate of violence being experienced in the region.
Barely two days after relocating from Aba, Abia State, to Lagos, 30-year-old Opara, a fashion designer, was kidnapped around 8.30pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016 by suspected Ijaw militants.
There was chaos on Tuesday on Pacific Estate, Ikejiobi Avenue, Ewedogbon, in the Igando area of Lagos State after some militants engaged security operatives in a gun battle for about seven hours.
Some leaders of the Ijaw community in Lagos State say they are taking steps to halt the criminal activities linked to militants from the Niger Delta region.
A resident, who declined to give his name, said the community would not forget the incident in a while. He berated the government for coming to the aid of the community too late in the day.
The spokesman said the suspects would eventually be arraigned in court, adding that it would be done after all the militants in the operational area might have been arrested.
Towards the end of last year, American multinational conglomerate, General Electric, published the result of a research on the future of work in Africa.
However, the reinforcement team has found the missing soldiers. In addition, the troops’ location has been reinforced with more gunboats and air components. The clearance and pursuit operation are ongoing
Militants this year have damaged installations of the Dutch-British Shell, the American Chevron and ExxonMobil, the Italian Agip and the French Total
A military source, who later confirmed the incident, said no culprit had been arrested in connection with the attack although investigation had
A militant group, New Delta Avengers, has rescinded on it’s decision to launch attacks on oil facilities
Niger Delta Agitators, on Thursday asked northerners and the Yoruba in the Niger Delta to leave the region before October 1, 2017.
Majek Fashek had accused Timi of doing a remake of his hit song 'Send Down The Rain' without due permission.
Ayiri Emami was broadcasting his name that he was helping me. But the person doing the whole work, Captain Hosa Okunbo
Although the Iyawo Mi crooner, Mr. Dakolo had provided proof of payment for using the song, Majek is still on his case. In a recent interview with Planet Radio TV, Majek called Timi a lazy
Majek Fashek, has berated Nigerian politicians in a recent interview
And now, the music icon has released a music video of the remix to mark his fourth wedding anniversary with Annie today
The mid-tempo groovy tune has cameo appearances from some of the finest artists in the industry
DESPITE being frequently snapped putting on amorous displays in public, Tom Hiddleston came over all coy when quizzed by TV reporters about new girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Unaware of his antics, the auctioneers often fell victim by shipping the goods to him ahead of the confirmation of payment
It seems like his efforts paid off, for now. "Kourtney thinks that Scott needed to be shut out of her life for him to realize how much she means to him," a source told Radar
Still, Parton denies rumors she is gay. But she has admitted to being super close with Ogle and even sharing the same bed
Anthony, 48, and his 28-year-old wife Shannon de Lima officially announced on Dec. 18 that they were filing for divorce.
The decor was not the only low point of the wedding. Being a typical Ibo wedding, there was also the constant interruptions by the plenty Ibo chiefs in attendance
The color of the day was green. So many green color was seen when the parents of the couple danced in. At a point the entire place looked like a green forest of human beings.
The frustration in this place is making me miss Abuja, the glamour, the the flashy cars that cause your heart to sink and your jaws drop.
Mind you, this was far from a conventional gourmet meal set-up where table manners had to be strictly adhered to, I mean we did the best we could, at some point I had to ditch my fork
There was everything from palm wine to pina-colada ,and loads of outdoor games and food art by @MuslimaHanie. Of course we all ate, drank and connected. Alexander booth really
At last food was served under the expected time. Quite surprising. No wonder ‘Express’ is amongst the restaurant’s name. With my fingers crossed hoping to see the actual Singapore