Category: Photography

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Artist of the Week – Williams Chechet

By Adefoyeke Ajao Vibrant: the word that comes to mind when you see Williams Chechet’s artworks. Born in Kano and raised in Kaduna, Chechet’s designs are bold and modulated by popular culture and Afrofuturism. The graduate of Industrial Design is a multimedia artist who is as proficient with digital tools as he is with pencils […]

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An Interview with Ayodimeji Chukwuma Olugbewesa

By Amara Iwuala “Documenting Ben Carson’s Visit to Olumo Rock is one of the High Points of My Career.” – Ayodimeji Chukwuma Olugbewesa, Photographer/Visual Artist Ayodimeji Chukwuma Olugbewesa has established himself in Photography, a profession where his father and late grandfather’s achievements are noteworthy. Olugbewesa, who runs D’mayo Photography, speaks with Amarachukwu Iwuala on his […]

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An Interview with Mbiedabasi Ekpo Etim

By Amara Iwuala “Photography Allows Me to Express My Resourcefulness.” – Mbiedabasi Ekpo Etim Mbiedabasi (Mb) Ekpo Etim is the Head Photographer at Carrot Photography, which was established in Uyo in 2013 whilst its Port Harcourt office was set up in 2017. He tells Amarachukwu Iwuala about his sojourn in this art and business.   […]

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GTBank Empowers Female Photographers with ‘Days of Dorcas’ Competition

By Adefoyeke Ajao As part of its commitment to promoting African art, GTBank has launched the Days of Dorcas Online Photography Competition. The annual competition, which is open to female photographers of African descent, “is meant to inspire and thus increase the number of female entrepreneurs in the Art of photography across Africa”. To qualify […]

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An Interview with Zaynab Abdulrahman

By Amara Iwuala “I’m Not Really Big on Product Photography” – Zaynab Abdulrahman As an adolescent, Zaynab Abdulrahman realized that, in order to keep memories, she enjoyed using her phone to take the pictures of people and things. She discusses her five-year journey as a professional photographer with Amarachukwu Iwuala. Zaynab Abdulrahman obtained a Bachelor’s […]

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Stages/Scènes”: Selorm Jay Shoots the Unexpected

By Adefoyeke Ajao On February 2nd, 2018, “Stages/Scènes” an exhibition of images taken by Ghanaian photographer Selorm Jay, opened at the Alliance Française Yaba in Lagos. The collection of 19 pictures shot by the artist at various hip-hop concerts from across the globe, “captures the unexpected moments’ artists share on stage”.   Efya (Singer)   […]

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Diseye Tantua: ‘I experiment a lot as an artist’

Diseye Tantua is an experimentalist who is renowned for creating unconventional artworks. The proponent of Afro-pop art speaks of his brand of art and what we should expect from him in 2018. By Adefoyeke Ajao What is the Art of Diseye Tantua? Like every other artist, I am an artist and there is nothing special […]

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Lagos Budding 50: Portraits from a Megacity

Helen Gebregiorgis is an Eritrean-American researcher and visual storyteller. She recently held a photography exhibition titled Lagos: Budding 50, at the Revolving Art Incubator in Victoria Island. This project was inspired by the Lagos @ 50 commemorations and “celebrates the stories of diverse, ambitious and resilient young Lagosians as they strive to better themselves and […]

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