Where did you grow up ?
Mostly Port Harcourt, Nigeria
How did you get into photography?
I had a friend at the time that wouldn’t stop talking about a camera he got. I was curious so I bought myself a compact camera and never looked back.
At what point did you decide to take up photography full-time?
By the time I had spent two years in Law School in Nigeria and another year in NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) all my patience for this career path had run out. I was bored, and quickly learnt I was better suited for the creative world.
How would you describe the photography scene in Nigeria?
It’s growing everyday. I’ll love to see more images and videos from people that live in rural areas of Nigeria. Their perspective is so unique, yet very under-represented.
What advice would you share with emerging creatives?
Learn how to listen to yourself. It’s so easy to get carried away by our immediate environment and the people that make up our daily experiences. This is why it’s important to develop a coping mechanism that allows you to isolate yourself, and take time away from your environment to keep your mind refreshed and accessible. Build new experiences, travel, sleep somewhere you haven’t before, talk to strangers and explore.
What is your earliest childhood memory?
I remember tripping over a pile of cassettes and falling straight into a sliding door. I got a scar on my head from that event, hard to forget.