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This collection emphasizes on the fact that there is an outfit for every one regardless of the body size, body type, style preference, age etc.
We have always been about the individual and we carefully tailor our outfits to suit them. We can’t help but show how versatile we are as we showcase different outfits that fit into the daily lifestyle of an individual from the board room to the Owambe and everything in between.
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WHAT WENTDOWN AT THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHYCONFERENCE2019
Photography enthusiast will not forget The Business of Photography2019 in a hurry, as it brought together the best brains in Nigeria under one roof to educate photographers and intending photographers about different aspects of the photographybusiness. The event took place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.
The event began with an opening speech from the conveyer of the event, Kola Oshalusi and was hosted by Lamide Akintobi and Kabutey Ocansey.
The first-panel session had Jite Ovuraye,(Associate Producer, Accelerate TV) as the moderator and the panellists included Reze Bonna, (international fashion photographer) and Bayo Omoboriowo (personal photographer of the President of Nigeria).
They engaged in a discussion that highlighted the impact of positive storytelling on a brand or project.
The second panel session was moderated by Tewa Onasanya ( founder of Exquisite magazine), while TY Bello (creative director of TY Bello photographer), Ijeoma Balogun, (founder of Redrick PR), Chris Omojiade ( life coach), Ayona Aguele Trimnell (CEO, Bantu Photos represented by Mr. Chima) and Colette Otusheso (Head Accelerate TV) were panellists.
They discussed branding, the role of PR/marketing strategy in the photography industry.
The third panel session was moderated by Lehle Balde (Senior Associate, Business Day), with Charles Anyawu (Head SME Enterprise at LSETF, representing Akintunde Oyebode the CEO of LSETF), Engr. Chris Ifeanyi Oputa (CEO Studio 24), Uzoma Dozie (GMD/CEO Diamond Bank) on the panel and they discussed The financing of the photography industry as well as the role of the government.
The fourth panel session had Toyosi Etim- Effiong (TV Producer Arise TV) as the moderator and the panellist included Georgette Monnou (Media and Entertainment Lawyer), Kelechi Amadi Obi (Lawyer/international Photographer) and Lucky Idike (CEO LOI Partners), George Okoro ( Renowned Wedding Photographer/Publisher) they discussed intellectual property and legislature in shaping the visual narrative.
The final panel session was moderated by Edwin Okolo, (Head of content, Red Africa) and the panelists were documentary photographers; Adekanye Olusegun, Tolani Alli, Bernard Kalu, Tobi Balogun (commercial photographer) and Obi Somto. These set of panellists thoroughly discussed Redefining the photography Industry.
Asides the panel sessions, there were master classes on various aspects of photography such as Architecture (Kelechi Amadi Obi) Products (Debayo Rotilu), ( Jide Odukoya) and Youtube (Keli Abel). Fade Ogunro (On Air Personality) also did a presentation on her brand.
The event ended with networking as well as a private and public photography viewing session curated by The White Space.
Thank you all for attending The Business of PhotographyConference2019 and A Big thank you to all our Partners and Media Partners without you the event won’t have been a success. Gracias!
The BOP Team.
UZOMA DOZIE, KELECHI AMADI OBI, BAYO OMOBORIOWO, STUDIO 24 BOSS AND OTHERS SET TO SPEAK AT THE
BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2019
Announcing our Second set of panellists. The Business of Photography Conference is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Landmark, Event Center, Lagos. It promises to be bigger than the maiden edition. The maiden edition which took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 opened its doors to over a thousand participants who learnt all about the basics of the business of photography, the challenges and the solutions as well as access to microfinance to scale in business.
This year’s event doors will open at 8 am and end at 9 pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
Uzoma Dozie, CEO of former Diamond Bank PLC, is not only an inspiring leader but also a remarkable individual.
He is known for his calm demeanour as well as his multi-tasking abilities and an eternal yearning to learn more.
Known for his down to earth approach, Mr. Dozie began his journey with Diamond Bank in 1998 and since then he has played several roles with utmost perfection.
He started working there as an Assistant Manager and Head of the Bank’s Oil and Gas Group, where he expanded the Bank’s Oil and Gas businesses.
Mr. Dozie used his strong background in Retail Banking, Management, and Organizational Behaviour to set up the Personal Banking Group at the Bank.
Combining his passion for technology with his insights and operational expertise, he fostered a culture of innovation at the Bank. He resurrected e-banking and introduced Diamond Mobile app. He also launched Diamond Y’ello which offers a safe and easy means of opening and operating a full bank account from the convenience of MTN Mobile phones.
Mr. Dozie believes that the success of retail banking lies in its convenience; accessibility and cost-effectiveness for the customers.
Kelechi Amadi-Obi, after obtaining a law degree and his call to bar in 1993, settled to full-time studio art. 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.
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.
Some of his clients include Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN Nigeria Plc, PZ Nigeria Plc, British American Tobacco, The Ford Foundation, PrimaGarnet Ogilvy, SO&U, InsightGrey, Nigerian Flour Mills and Orange Drugs Nigeria
George Okoro is a renowned and award winning photographer in Nigeria and the publisher of George Okoro Weddings and Lifestyle magazine. His portfolio ranges from weddings across the globe covering countries like the UAE, UK, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Spain, Italy and of course across most of the states in Nigeria. In 2016, he was nominated for the prestigious Future wards for “business professional of the year” and in 2018 he won the award for “Event Photographer of the year” by association of events and party planner of Nigeria. His work has been published in several magazines and journals in Nigeria and the Diaspora. His career extends beyond photography, after his published the first edition of George Okoro Wedding and Lifestyle magazine in 2017. A magazine designed to celebrate and foster growth and collaborations in the event and wedding photography space. George Okoro believe that for the industry to continue on the growth path, creatives need to start thinking like businesses so we can attract the right attention and investment needed to achieve exponential growth.
Obi Somto was born on August 1, 1988, in Lagos, Nigeria, Somto has always been art inclined – to draw, paint, mould and carve. After he discovered Photoshop and Fireworks, he launched his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, and has been shooting professionally since 2010.
He brings a unique blend of experience, vision and distinction to his style of photography. He has been commissioned by several top advertising agencies with clients like First bank, Etisalat, Union Bank and Virgin Atlantic. He has photographed several Nigerian celebrities and dignitaries and has become a go to name for portraits in Nigeria
He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from Babcock University.
A graduate of Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Lagos, Bayo Omoboriowo is a professional photographer. His unwavering passion for development influenced his involvement in the genre of photography he simply calls ‘Reality Photography’.
Bayo believes the pictures he takes today are materials of communication for tomorrow. This drives him all around the Africa and beyond as he tells the story of everyday reality. His works have been widely published and with his series on Nigerian Unsung Heroines which was featured on CNN, he is on a mission to celebrate exceptional people contributing to the development of Nigeria.
An inspiration to young Nigerians, Bayo has trained many aspiring photographers and mentors several award winning photo artists. He has been part of various workshops, conferences and programmes where he has impacted countless numbers of lives using photography as a channel.
He is presently the Personal Photographer to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He has won many awards, including Sundance Institute Short-film Challenge 2014, the MTN Afrinolly Short-film Competition 2013, and the Future Awards Creative Artist of the Year 2012.
He is the author of Buhari: A New Beginning and Curator of Lagos: A City in Progress which was used in celebration of Lagos at 50 and is on his journey to his 3rd book project.
Ijeoma Balogun is an award-winning journalist, relationship builder and the Founder/ CEO of Redrick Public Relations, a PR agency specialising in designing and executing strategic integrated campaigns that support enterprises and start-ups to innovate, accelerate and grow. Redrick PR past and present roaster of clients consist of government agencies, international corporations and SMEs such as: Viber, BAV Consulting (a unit of the WPP Group & Forbes Global 2000), We Connect International, The Federal Ministry of Trade & Industry, The Federal Ministry of Communication & Technology, Jumia Nigeria, Style House Files, Terra Kulture, Food PRO, SO Fresh Ltd. to mention a few. In 2016, Ijeoma Balogun brokered a strategic partnership with Celebrity Services Africa (CSA.Global).
In May 2018, She gave a TEDx Talk at the TEDxBellsTech event. Ijeoma is an honours graduate of Global & Integrated Marketing Communications from the American University of Paris, France and holds an Advanced Certificate in CSR & Sustainability from the London School of Public Relations.
Imole “Tobbie” Balogun is an award winning Lagos based photographer. After studying Graphic design and Digital Film Making in school, he ventured into professional photography full time.
Tobbie is the lead photographer at TCD Concepts. His areas of interests range from Music to Fashion, Food, Documentaries, Lifestyle and Traditional portraiture.
His mission is to merge technical proficiency with aesthetic intuition to produce rich, beautiful and effective high quality photographs suitable for print, web and other platforms. He delivers his services with a personal approach and a genuine interest to deliver and enhance the marketing power of his client’s future.
Tobbie’s broad capabilities and diverse range of style have allowed him provide creative services for a wide array of clientele, ranging from private individuals to public companies. He’s worked on projects for Celebrities, Fashion and corporate clients and a host of others.
Engr. Ifeanyi Christopher Oputa is the MD/CEO of COLVI LIMITED which is an umbrella company for STUDIO 24, KODAK EXPRESS CENTRE, TWINKLE STAR IMAGING & PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES LTD, STYLE SQUAD Other businesses have thorough knowledge of the digital imaging industry & related fields and is a seasoned property developer. His extensive experience, strong leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial vision help make COLVI LIMITED the successful and internationally recognized organization it is today.
Engr. Oputa has built this organization from its inception over 27 (twenty seven) years ago with just a few team members and one outlet to having over twenty working outlets and 5 (five) upcoming outlets nationwide currently employing well over three hundred (300) skilled team members. Studio 24 is a company that has reached international recognition as it has rendered services to very high profile events.
Lucky Idike is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He has garnered over 25 years of experience in the professional services and retail (fast food and garments) sectors, in roles that span Executive Management, Financial Consulting, Strategy and HR Consulting, Accounting, Audit and Taxation.
A proactive thinker and strategist, he is a great writer and communicator.
Lucky is the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of the ﬁrm LOI PARTNERS LIMITED.
Tolani Alli is an acclaimed documentary photographer whose images and stories have been featured on BBC news, World Press Photo, The Guardian (U.K), The VII Agency and more. She was recently commissioned as a freelance photographer by The Guardian (U.K) on a special report on the women in the Niger Delta. Additionally, Tolani was the first African enrolled in the debut of World Press Photo Noor Images and Danish school of Photojournalism/ Media Documentary Program, which she completed with honours.
Tolani currently is the photographer to the Governor of Oyo, one of Nigeria’s most notable states.
While this role has historically had female representation, she battles hard to push for more gender equality and prides herself as a proponent of equity in her profession.
A Distinguished Alumni of The University of Michigan, She credits her photography journey to a chance of interest in a camera after watching an Aston Kutcher Nikon commercial while battling a grave illness. As her true passion for photography emerged, she transformed from being medical school bound to becoming obsessed with photography and telling her stories with lens.
Tolani Alli continues to be a trailblazer and unapologetic in redefining what it means to be Nigeria, American and global citizen. In the delivering keynote presentation at the world.
Colette Otusheso is an experienced, value-driven marketing, communications and project management professional with a proven record of championing organizational wide initiatives within cross-functional teams.
Colette has worked with well-established global and local organizations including VIACOM International Media Networks Africa and MNET Africa. She was instrumental in the successful launch of several Africa Magic channels across several African countries as well as the marketing of MNET’s Tinsel, Big Brother Africa and other MNET shows. Whilst at VIACOM, Colette spearheaded major MTV, Nickelodeon and BET projects in Nigeria including the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA’s), The MTV Africa All Stars and the MTV VJ Search.
Colette is currently the Head of Accelerate. A digital content platform owned by Access Bank, specializing in online content creation around lifestyle programming.
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The business of photography conference was a success and it surpassed all expectations for a first time event. The event which took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Landmark Center Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos had over 1000 participants in attendance. The participants included, established photographers, up and coming Photographers, bloggers and photography enthusiasts who arrived even before the event was scheduled to start.
The event was hosted by Lamide Akintobi. There were various panel sessions where participants were able to learn and interact with various industries and photography experts.
The first panel session was moderated by Olive Emodi , with Henry Nwaeze (Big H Studios), Engr. Ifeanyi Oputa (Studio 24 boss), and TY Bello as panellists, where they discussed “The Evolution of Photography’. The second-panel session moderated by Tope Adenola (Horploadworks photography) had Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Wani Olatunde, Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko and Georgette Monnou discussed ‘Creative Business Practice”.
There was a break after the second-panel session which enabled the participants to network with one another and also get one on one interactions and short mentorship sessions from the panellists.
The Keynote speech was delivered by Professor Pat Utomi, where he applauded the initiative and was impressed with the turnout of participants.
The master classes took place after the break and four of the most amazing and talented photographers out of Nigeria took various aspects of photography, the master classes where all paid for and fully booked several days before the event and more participants still pleaded to pay at the venue so as not to miss out. Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko took the Commercial Photography class, Hakeem Salaam took Landscape and Architecture, Kelechi Amadi-Obi took Fashion and Editorial while TY Bello took the Portrait Photography class.
While the panel session was still ongoing Olumuyiwa Faulkner (Flutter Wave), Sylvia Udemeh of Bridge Books and -August Udoh discussed ‘Effective and Creative Financing in the Creative Industry” this session was moderated by Ronke Adeola.
Mrs Oyinkansola Badejo-Okunsanya being seasoned, well experienced and established in the Law Practice single-handedly talked about “The Legal and Legislative angle”.
Toyosi Etim-Effiong moderated the fourth panel session where Zubby Emodi, Shola Animashaun, Keli Abiel and Bukky Karibi-Whyte discussed ‘Content Monetization; The Way Forward”.
Sylvia Udemeh of Bridge Books also delivered a short presentation on “The Best Software Accounting Tool for Photographers”.
There was an exclusive private exhibition and cocktail event after the conference. Beautiful photography pieces by Ty Bello, Yetunde Ayeni- Babaeko, Hakeem Salaam, Kola Oshalusi, Tobi Balogun and Reze Bonna were showcased at the exhibition.
The Business of Photography Conference is the brainchild and initiative of talented photographer, Kola Oshalusi of Insigna Media.
The Business of Photography Conference is almost here and it promises to be exciting and extremely educating. The BOP Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturers, service companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography.
In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important. The 12hour event will start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
The BOP Conference platform is offering 2-hours classes taught by Nigeria’s best and finest Photographers, announced classes with 5 new Facilitators. Classes with Kelechi Amadi- Obi, TY Bello, Hakeem Salaam and Yetunde Ayeni Babeko. Earlybird Enrollment is N25,000 for each class. Head on to our website to sign up http://businessofphotography.net/conference/master-class/
The Business of Photography conference is bringing some of the best photography and industry experts as panellists to speak on different aspects of photography.
The event is set to take place at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Time 9am prompt.