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Fashola Photographic Foundation Launches Maiden Exhibition


The Fashola Photographic Foundation has launched its maiden photo exhibition featuring works from photographers who contested for the top prize as part of a training and mentorship programme organized by the foundation.

Vivian Nwobi and Kehinde Yusuf emerged winners of the “ Fashola Photographic Foundation Exhibition’’ which brought dignitaries from various walks of life over the weekend to City Hall in Lagos.

Ms. Nwobi emerged as overall winner out of 13 finalists while Ms. Yusuf came second. The two winners will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to the New York Film Academy.

Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko, a freelance photographer, was one of the facilitators who trained the finalists. She said finalists were chosen out of 1,000 contestants, and thanked the foundation for the opportunity to groom youths in photography.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, inaugurated the foundation as a memorial for his late father, Ibrahim Fashola, who he said was passionate about photography.

”My father represented the fourth generation; I am the fifth and my children the sixth. All of us are passionate about photography,” he said.

Pa Ibarahim Fashola was born in Lagos in 1933 and had worked as an Advert Manager of Daily Times Newspaper. He passed at age 79 in August 2013.