With a plethora of photos on Nigerian celebrities, it can be hard to tell which photographers stand out, and why.
Each of these photographers are unqiue in their own way and bring a different style when shooting our everyday celebrities.
Here are 5 of the biggest photographers in celebrity and music photography:
1. Kelechi Amadi Obi
Kelechi Amadi-Obi settled to full-time studio art after obtaining a law degree in 1993, . He has earned international renown for both his photography and paintings. His unique style and mastery of aesthetics and creative lighting in his paintings have been reinvented in his photography to create understanding, dynamic and result oriented photography for his clients.
He also takes candid images of various celebrities, their photos and magazine spreads and covers.
Some of his works have been featured in exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. These include; 2006 “Snap Judgement” – New Position in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of Photography, New York, USA,2005 “Depth of Field” South London Gallery, UK, 2004, “Lagos” Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003 “Transferts” Africalia, Brussels, Belgium. In 2004, he won the St.Moritz Style Award for Photography.
2. TY Bello
Toyin Sokefun-Bello, also known as TY Bello, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist. Prior to pursuing a solo career, TY Bello was a member of the defunct gospel band Kush. She is also a member of the Nigerian photography collective, Depth of Field and is best known for her beautiful photos of celebrities.
She was once/is the photographer to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
3. Reze Bonna
Reze Bonna, is a trained architect, photographer and music producer who studied and runs a fashion/architectural photography outfit in South Africa, servicing a number of the agencies in the country. He is also a founding member of the group Rezolution which is a collective of creative photographers, and a member of the camera club of Johannesburg, and the professional photographers of America.
A lot of celebrity photos have been shot by him.
4. Yetunde Babeko
Yetunde Babeko is a leading contemporary Nigerian photographer and artist. Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko was born in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria but began schooling in Germany. After her A levels she did an apprenticeship programme, majoring in advertising photography at the prestigious Studio Be in Greven, Germany from 2000 – 2003.
After returning to Nigeria in 2005, she continued the art of photography and set up CAMARA Studio in 2007.
5. Bayo Omoboriowo
At just 28 years of age, Bayo Omoboriowo has already achieved remarkable success after becoming the official photographer of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The photographer is also well known and follows Buhari on whatever journey he goes on.