I’m a fun seeking, deeply passionate visual artist. I’m consistently seeking learning opportunities. I’ve gotten to learn that people are a product of their experiences and this helps me to relate with people on a deeper level. For the most part, when I shoot people, I try to capture who they are, not just what they look like. I try to do it in the purest of ways.
I’ve always believed art to be life. It’s how we feel, who we are, what we do, where we come from. All of life is art, and Photography is to me a form of artistic expression. Photography is powerful. It can create ideas, preserve memories, inﬂuence decisions, compel actions and affect emotions. It has the power to bring the past to the present, to preserve the present for the future and to predict the future in the present. Photography means an opportunity; it means a privilege; it sometimes even means control and power. It means the ability to touch lives, to tell stories and to effect change. Photography to me means life.
I’ve been privileged to contribute with my multidimensional talents to different spheres; in Corporate Communications at Unilever Nigeria, Content Manager, Producer and Marketing Consultant at Kings Broadcasting’s We FM in Abuja or managing Brand and Design at Andela inc. Now, I’m focusing on helping build global brands, through Photography, Design and Brand Building. Over my four years of photography so far, my work has been featured on CNN, USA Today, Financial Times, Vogue Italia among others. I have also exhibited at The Wheatbaker Hotel and a McKinsey showcase. I hope to be a major driving force in the recognition of art in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
About my work
As a Visual artist, my work is inspired by how I feel and the people I meet and photograph. I’m particular about visual storytelling, art directing, poetry and natural aesthetics. My work has availed me the opportunity to influence the international community, and I hope to be a major driving force in the recognition of Art in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
It’s easy to miss the life that happens around you. It’s not just the living things, but how the living things interact with everything else around them. It’s not just about the interactions that happen without, but the thoughts and feelings that initiate them, that inspire them, that drive these actions of interaction and this concept of living.
My work documents the different forms these feelings and interactions take. I shoot humans, real people doing real things. I try to question motives and intentions, and I try to interpret these interactions and how they are initiated. I try to capture depth and vulnerability, truth and soul, in the most honest way I can. To do this, I tell real stories, of myself and my thoughts, and my understanding of others. I also create stories, dreams and visual dynamics, Art in stylized and fictional ways.
In a way, I help people question their motives and attitudes, their fears and the unwritten rules which have formed our environment and our varying behaviors within it.