Today we will be talking about the highest paid photographers in Nigeria because years ago, photographers in Nigeria use to be a business for school dropouts or misfits, but in today’s world it’s no longer that way because the business of photography has evolved it’s no longer a profession for dropouts or misfits. The industry reeks of artistic expressions that question humanity. Featured in this article are top wedding photographers in Nigeria, the best female photographer in Nigeria, celebrity photographers in Nigeria, photographers in Lagos Nigeria and some of the top photographers in Lagos itself. Nigeria is long overdue for a standard school of photography. The photography business in Nigeria is booming. And if you are interested in the art of photography you can enroll with Kennysoft Film Academy to start your journey.
Here is our list of the highest paid photographers in Nigeria
- Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Number one on our list of photographers in Nigeria is Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Here’s why; kelechi dazzles with colours and light. You could learn a few tricks from his Youtube tutorials. His Wiki portfolio is massive but what catches my eyes is the appealing texture in the skin tones of his subjects.
If you have a thing for nighttime pictures, then keep Kelechi’s words close to your heart.
Starting as a lawyer Kelchi has become a renowned force in the creative scene says Vogue and I can’t help but nod to that.
- TY Bello
Toyin Sokefun-Bello needs no introduction. If I’m partial, TY is my favourite celebrity cinematographer on this list of Top ten photographers in Nigeria. Her photo style gets me because TY understands that less is more. I like to think the best stories are the ones we’ve lived. If you’re that type of artist who is inspired by a person’s history and personal journey, then you should follow TY because she’d teach you depth in one shot. Her work puts the famed quote in perspective: “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind
- Obi Somto
Obi Somto is a young photography who has always been art inclined. He was Born August 1, 1988, Obi Somto is a force behind a camera lens. Obi has always had the desire to draw, mould, paint and carve and his career as a photographer kicked off when he discovered his power in photoshop and fireworks. He launched his professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2010. Obi Somto holds a degree in Banking and Finance from Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria and has since then made a name for himself in the creative field. He has photographed dignitaries and celebrities including former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ebele Goodluck Jonathan. Obi Somto has also been commissioned by renowned bodies such as African Council of Optometry and The Sight and Hope Foundation among others.
- Adeola Olagunju
Adeola Olagunju is not your regular Nigerian photographer. She has a degree in Fine and Applied Arts (Graphics Design) and has worked as a Graphics Artist in various advertising agencies in Lagos. Adeola Olagunju works majorly with photographs however, her artistic palette consists of a range of media such as video, paintings, and collages. Known to explore themes surrounding her environment, self, and memory with documentary and a conceptual approach, Adeola Olagunju has been resident at Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Art in Nairobi, Kenya and the Lagos Photo Summer School exchange programme in Berlin, Germany. She has participated in Photography Master classes and exhibitions locally and internationally. She was also the recipient of the Lagos Photo Festival Award in 2012 and the Young Art Fund Amsterdam Award in 2013.
- Aisha Augie-Kuta
Aisha Augie-Kuta was born April 11th, 1980 in Zaira, Kaduna State, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker based in Abuja and is also the daughter of late Senator Adamu Baba Augie and Justice Amina Adamu Augie (JSC). Her love for photography began at a young age when her father gifted her a camera. Augie-Kuta received a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and is studying for an MSc in Media and communication at the Pan African University, Lagos, now Pan Atlantic University. Heavily awarded and recognised, Aisha Augie-Kuta has made contributions toward girl child/youth development and nation building. She has been a frequent facilitator at the annual gathering of photographers, Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference; a panelist and speaker at various events; and has spoken at TEDx events in Nigeria
- Ade Adekola
Ade Adekola is a Nigerian born conceptual artist, photographer, and architect. He can be described as a seasoned documenter and keen cultural observer. Ade Adekola is known to make his artwork in series called ‘think pieces’. He actively makes use of technology in his process of creation, both as statement and tool, to achieve specific visuals effects and also to reinforce the social and intellectual narrative of the work. Ade Adekola produces art that is colourful, filled with humour, movement and cultural iconology. The work of this Lagos based genius shines a new light on the art of photography.