Our insensitive nature

Walking with my camera few months ago, hunting for stories I can tell with my craft, I sighted this aged woman who would probably be in her 80’s or even 90’s begging for alms from a man in his luxurious SUV. As a compassionate being (only God knows why I get emotionally connected with people’s needs easily) I didn’t know when I started shedding tears forgetting I was on one of the busiest express ways in Nigeria. Realizing this, I quickly stylishly wiped my tears and raised my camera to shoot, getting landscape and portraits orientation, I decided not to take a full image as I know I won’t be able to stand it. It was a torn bathroom footwear she was wearing at her age (and I know that danger if she should slip on a mud or tiled floor).

I wonder why we have been so insensitive to the needs of people around us, especially those who can not help themselves. Like this woman, no one will employ her. And maybe her family is all dead or something, still we need to look into housing these precious ones. They have labored on some of us and it’s time to give back to them.

It always hit me hard to see older ones beg. Such should not be, especially in the midst of such wealth as a nation. I am tasking the Nigerian government to do something about this. Save our older ones from begging and roaming the streets and let’s create homes for them, especially the homeless, internally displaced and dysfunctional older folks. This is one of the responsibilities of a functional society.

The woman pictured lives in Ifo, Ogun state, Nigeria. She goes about with her mat which she rests on when tired. She routes the environment daily, begging for alms.

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Transition

Its the last day of the month, and the beginning of another
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“The end of a venture is always the beginning of another. They are all transitions”
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Idle boat at Badagry Lagoon

First #nature post for 2019

Its a new year and we so much value how much you mean to us. If not for your unabridged support all these while, we sure won’t be here.

Thank you for being there for us always.

We are set to take you on a higher, more creative, more engaging and more worthy ride into the world of nature and macro this year. We are all set. We are ready. Ride with us. Link us up. Connect with us and connect us. Engage us and commission us for your projects.

Call us to beautify your walls, create images for your gallery, lets create images for your next book, next calendar, invite us to your next exhibition, and for your company.

We are ready to travel as far as you are willing to ride with us this year.

Once again, happy new year to you and yours.

Image of a boat waiting for passengers at Badagry Lagoon.

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Window shots for Precious

My joy was discovered when you found me and now complete when we tied the knot.

Photography: @toluoluwapojuwo for @chosenfazescreativity
Makeup: @meenyjewelries
Men’s suits: @legsytaylor
Host: @iamayochukwu
Wedding gown: @outfitby_kike_ara
Aso oke: @kemzocreations
Fascinator: @denniskhushi
Location: MHQ events.

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An introduction event I love to talk about

Ibunkun chatted me up on Whatsapp last Thursday on my way to Osogbo for an uncle’s burial and asked about out introduction packages on behalf of a friend of his. We talked to a point and he connected me to Tobi, the intended groom whom we chatted as long as possible pricing back and forth. After 2 days of negotiations, we both got to a meeting point in our negotiations.

The event day came and gush, the grooms family left for Lagos late and arriving 4 hours later than expected. But it was fun hanging out with the bride and her beautiful family. We had a good time together.

Nigeria at 58

I believe in the new emerging Nigeria of our dream.
A land of plenty,
of strength,
of grace,
of fulfillment,
of equality,
of justice and fairness,
of prosperity,
of health,
of wealth,
of honour and every good thing that makes a nation.
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Happy independence Nigeria
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Bridal inspiration

She only has one day to look her best as a bride…

So why not appear classic and stylish away from normal looks…

And get iconic shots like these ones…

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