“Kemi Agbaje is a self-taught documentary photographer living in Lagos State. Her love for photography bore out of her frustrations and subsequently desire to displace the often binary portrayal of Nigeria in the media. Through her work, she aims to show the world that Nigeria is more than just extremes, that our culture is strong and our people even stronger. In particular, her work hones in on our heritage which is often under-appreciated. By documenting historical buildings, she aims to tell stories, stories of times past, characterised by struggles sadness and happiness. Fuelled by her passion and love for Nigeria, she never wants to lose sight of why she started taking pictures. She always wants it to come back to that place of love.
Her work has been featured in restaurants, cafes and boutique hotels in Nigeria and abroad. When she is not going around taking photographs, Kemi is a lawyer and consultant working in the agriculture sector. “