Over the course of the week, we decided to find out the best, most influential, most capable and most popular photographers on campus. And now we’ve brought you a list IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. Below each of their profiles are some of their photoshoots. Enjoy!
Initially known as C.E.O Graphy. “Redeyez” is managed by Aderoju Joshua, popularly known as Jayrush. He is presently a student of Local Government Studies, OAU. Joshua gives the answer, “Naturally my eyes are red and my art is about what I see with my eyes” when asked why he chose the identity,”Redeyez”. Joshua started as a lover of graphics and further decided to learn the art. He interned under Mr Akingbade Adeyinka, the winner of the Lagos Black Heritage (2011) and who is a graphic artist, an artist and also a photographer. Jayrush has shot pictures of important personalities on campus like Virus Zamora, Chinko Ekun, Kezmo, Neonatar, to mention but a few. Outside OAU, he iz noted to have shot celebrities like Wande Coal, Oritse FEMI, Burna Boy and Sean Tizzle. He has covered events like the OAU Next Rated Stars and The Ife Runway Show. At the end of the year, he sees himself in God’s hands as only God can bless his hustle. Follow him on Instagram: @tamg_jrs Below are some of his works:
This is owned and managed by Ifeoluwa Aremu, a student of Psychology. His passion for photography started when he heard of a boy of nine years who had already taken a picture of the President of The United States of America. This pushed him into pursuing it vigorously. He is mentored by the owner of Bigh Studios, Abuja and Sola Abis, who taught him how to read and reconstruct his photography. Ifeoluwa has covered events like The Ife Runway Show and The Utopian Fashion Show (which hosted the popular Falz the Bahd Guy). At the end of the year, he sees himself being better at what he does. Follow him on Instagram: @Ifeoluwar
This is represented by Ayomide Ajetomobi from the department of Chemical Engineering. He explains that he choses to use his real name which signifies that “his joy has come”. His passion for photography arises from a lot of things but most precisely his love for colours. Some of his mentors are Henry Orjiof of Bigh Studios, Abuja, and Joel Grimes. He has taken pictures of the popular Valentine who is a model and Ayomide, an equally popular model from the department of English, OAU. Ayomide has covered events such as The Ife Runway Show, some departmental dinners, Beyond Ife and the lunch party of the Nigerian Fries (a food company in Lagos that sells major Nigerian fried foods). Follow him on Instagram: @ayomidephotography
Adelodun Akinwale is a final year student of Language Arts. She started taking pictures in her Part One days in church with a point-and-shoot camera. She enjoyed and still enjoys capturing moments. Adelodun narrates how she has met well-dressed photographers who have changed her perspective about photography. Basically, her inspiration comes from helping people capture moments and dressing. Adelodun has covered events that had some influential Nigerian personalities like Fela Durotoye, Timi Dakolo, TY Bello, OC Ukeje in attendance. In 2014, she had a photoshoot of the 10 most influential ladies graduating in 2014 in OAU. She also covered the Diamond NUGA in 2014 organized by Diamond Bank and the OYA Awards, 2015. At the end of this year, she sees herself doing a collaboration with Fela Durotoye and taking courses with her photography mentor, TY Bello. Follow her on Instagram: @shutterjenius
Peak Photography is a subsidiary of Peak Media House managed by Babatunde Kolawole Dada. According to Kolawole, the name ‘Peak’ for him came as an inspiration from God denoting that no matter how high a mountain is, he will climb it. He recalls getting a manual point-and-shoot camera from his elder sister at a tender age. This paved the way for a soon-to-be-big career in Photography. His mentors are Jide Odukoya of Jide Odukoya Photography and Glitterati. Kelechi Amadi Obi is a role model for him. He has covered various departmental convocation and induction dinners on OAU Campus. At the end of the year, he hopes to have a media empire of over 20 professional photo artists and 20 professional models. Follow him on Instagram: @peak_image
A graduate of OAU who goes by the name Adeyemi Olatunde. He finished from the department of Biochemistry in the year 2012. He chose the name “Shutterwave” because he wanted something unique and he decided the sound a camera makes when it snaps- ‘shutter’. He didn’t start out as having an inspiration, but he needed time to pass time as he wasn’t cleared to serve (NYSC) on time. So he learnt and he got good at what he did. He covered the Ife Fashion Runway show 2015, NUGA 2012, and various departmental dinners. At the end of the year, he wants to be a better photographer having his own office where he would run his business. Follow him on Instagram: @shutterwavephotography
Oguntominiyi Afolabi who is in affiliation with Ilefoto studio goes by his best quote,”Home is where the art is…” He is a Part 3 student of Sociology and Anthropology. The reason for the name “Afo’Lamar” is a mixture of a part of his name and that of the famous Kendrick Lamar (For his shared look). He claims that he was born into photography as his mum in her youthful days was a photographer. Afolabi recounts that he loved taking pictures with his phone until a friend of his decided to show him the way to proper photography. He has covered the dinners of the department of Nursing. He has also covered the Gold Rush dinner for the New Life Movement. He hopes to be a business tycoon and a graduate by the end of this year. Follow him on Instagram: @afolamarphotography
His name is Afouda Bamidele Imogirie. He is a 300 level student of Psychology. The reason for adopting his name as the name of his brand is because of the meaning of the name, which is ‘I have a destination’. He has shot Ore Ajewole and different models on OAU campus. Another of his notable works is the album art he did for Endy Fizzy. Imogirie has shot IDCabasa of Coded tunes and Ranti of @Rantimusic. He is the official photographer of Livingword Fellowship, OAU. He also shot Campus Street Fashion for 360nobs in 2015. He sees himself going international by the end of the year. Follow him on Instagram: @imogiriephotos
Awede Taiwo Omooluwa is a graduate of the department of English. His mum inspired him to go into the world of photography by showing how creative the world is and how he could be creative with photography. He was the official photographer during the last Press Conference during the last Students’ Union elections in OAU. He has also covered a Close Up show where he worked as part of the team in 2011. He has shot weddings that have taken him round the country. Follow him on Instagram: @awedephotography
Adeniran Oluwagbohunmi is a 200-level student of the department of Agricultural Economics. Gbohunmi narrates how he has always had the passion for photography right from childhood. At the age of 8, he covered his Aunt’s wedding because the photographer bailed on them. In followinhe decided to pursue a career in photography. He has shot photos of people like Ore Ajewole, Oluwadunii of 360nobs, Valentine, Ayomide etc. He has even shot a family portrait of the Ooni and his family! At the end of the year, he hopes to work with top class models and be featured on the best magazines.