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12 Inspiring Female Photographers In Nigeria

Photography was formally a male dominated field and any woman found indulging in such was heavily frowned at.

Well not anymore! These women have proven that what a man can do a woman can do even better. Like a high rise building, they’ve moved in, rocked it and now own the industry as well.

In no particular order, these are some of the ones we love!

1. TY Bello

TY Bello has become a household name in Nigeria. A singer, song writer, photographer like we all know and philanthropist. She has created a successful career for herself in both industries. An epitome of a woman who feels comfortable in her skin and of late has been so inspiring, she turned a bread seller into a run way star. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder!


2. Aisha Augie-Kuta

Aisha plays a dual role as a photographer and film maker. She passion lies in documentary, fashion and aerial photography. She explores a lot of ideologies in her works, such as portraying two sides to a story, gender and identity. Aisha’s photography creates visual art forms that speak through her lens.


3. Tosin Pedro Gbamis

Nothing moves me more like wedding portraits and photographs. This is Tosin field. As a wedding and portrait photographer, she travels around Nigeria to capture and document rare moments in peoples lives. She tells the stories of love and life through her images. After all’s said and done and all the guest have left, the best treasured moments of ‘our day’ are the ones captured through the eyes of a seasoned photographer.


4. Adeola ‘Gold’ Olagunju

Deep, conceptual and unique are just the perfect words to describe Adeola Olagunju. She is a critical, creative, meditative artist pouring so much passion into her art. Her images speak volumes as they stage the photographer’s attempt to break free from the norm of regular photography. It’s not enough to just own a devise, its about your relationship with the device.


5. Kikelomo Koleosho

Kike is a professional photographer and the Chief Photographer at red19photography enterprise. Red19photography is a company that provides professional Children’s, Maternity and Family Photography Services.


6. Morayo Iyaomolere

Iyaomolere Morayo is the CEO of The Voice Photography. She prides herself and her photography brand in telling fantastic stories of love and family one frame at a time. Family is everything indeed.


7. Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko

There’s nothing like being fascinated with one’s culture, and what better way to express it when it forms a major part of your roots.  Her works reflect the mythology and storytelling tradition of the Yoruba people. For Babaeko, women are the custodians of tradition, so she uses black and white photography to capture the timelessness of her goddesses. She has also used this art to document and enlighten women on breast cancer.


8. Ronke Alao

Ronke is the CEO of Ronke Alao Photography. She enjoys capturing special moments. Her work highlights the inner strengths of a person. Like the look of vulnerability on a baby’s face, a child’s laughter, a mother’s love, a father’s strength and a pregnant woman’s beauty and elegance. These are things rarely captured except with precision.


9. Lilian Novo Isioro

Lilian is a passionate Corporate and Documentary Photographer. She expresses her art across Africa through  relationships she often has with herself and her immediate surroundings. Her works are mostly influenced by social issues, the need to emphasize reality, historical events and through her eyes tell stories about the dynamism of a society. She creates striking narratives with her works.


10. Lara Tiamiyu

Lara is the founder of La’Royal Concepts. A photographer and Makeup artist. She creates unique works that reflects a perfect blend between beauty and photography.


11. Bisola Ijalana

Bisola Ijalana is the Creative Director of M12BabyStudio. She enjoys creating arts of newborns, babies and Maternity Photography, capturing the essence and purity of Life. Her Photography is for anyone who treasures the joy of a new life and basically new beginnings.


12. Lola Akinmade-Åkerström

Lola is a nomad photographer and writer. She captures images that reflect the real identity of a destination. Her photography portfolio contains scenic photos of places and people on her frequent travels.



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