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Five Amazing Nigerian Portrait Photographers

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Portrait photography is more than just capturing a picture of somebody; it’s an artistic representation of a person’s attitude. Here’s a list of five of the best portrait photographers in Nigeria.

  • Aham Ibeleme

Aham Ibeleme is a Lagos-based photographer who shoots fashion and celebrity portraiture. He has an evident penchant for portrait photography, something that he has showcased over the years with his undeniably powerful depictions of some of Nigeria’s biggest celebrities. Genevieve Nnaji, Wizkid, Banky W., Tiwa Savage, Omoni Oboli, Adesua Etomi, Seyi Shay …the Benin-raised photographer has had them all in front of his lens.

  • Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa

Remember 5-year-old rising star Jare, ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’? Well, the photographer behind her hauntingly beautiful portraits is Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa with her other portraitures being hailed for their unique aesthetic. She is the owner of her own photography company BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a talent like hers you would think she had studied photography all her life. She’s a self-taught photographer who learned the skill via YouTube and various mentors.

  • Adeola Olagunju

Adeola Olagunju is a fast-pacedphotographer. She develops the art of the self-portrait. Adeola Olagunju isfamous for one of her works which is named Resurgence: A Manifesto. Thephotographer shows us an ordinary life in Nigeria in full details with all itscultural and traditional characteristics. She prefers to express her ideas inblack and white photos.

  • Tim Mcbaj

Tobi Timothy Olaobaju is a portrait andfashion photographer based in Lagos Nigeria. He’s a beauty, fashion and weddingphotographer and cinematographer but he majors in portrait photography. Hisinterest for photography developed and grew with him by unconsciously trying toadd value to any cognate image he could lay his hands on.

  • Ima Mfon

Ima Mfon is a Nigerian photographer bornand raised in Lagos. Inspired by his experiences living in different countries,Ima Mfon uses portrait photography to explore issues of social and culturalidentity “Nigerian Identity” is a series of photographic portraits in which allpeople are presented in a uniform manner: photographed on a white seamlessbackground, looking directly into the lens, and enhanced so that their skintones are virtually identical.

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