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The Business of Photography: Meet The Panelists

The Business of Photography Conference is back. This year, it is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, April 30 at Landmark, Event Center, Lagos.

The 12hour event will feature panel sessions, master classes and an exhibition. Participants will also get the opportunity to network with other photographers as well as experts from other industries. Organisers intend to explore all sides to The Business of Photography during the event.

The business of photography 2.0 is themed “Shaping the Narrative” with amazing panelists.

The Panelists for the second edition of The Business of Photography


Bernard Kalu

Bernard Kalu is a documentary photographer based in Lagos. He started his photography career in 2014 at Veller studios. At the time, he was interested in exploring street documentary and creative twists to wedding photography. As a certified canon master storyteller, he has been on assignment with a number of organizations.

Akintunde OyebodeAkintunde Oyebode

Akintunde Oyebode is a trained Economist. He is passionate about sustainable development, sustainable finance and youth unemployment. He began his career as a Research Assistant at the Lagos Business School. After over a decade in various banking roles with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Stanbic IBTC Bank, Akin is currently the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF).


Olusegun Adekanye

Olusegun A. Adekanye will be at the business of photography. He is a professional wedding and portrait photographer. Though born and raised in Nigeria, he lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for a year and a half where his career begun leading him to start B7K- in 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Olusegun doesn’t just take photograph, he encapsulates and preserves precious moments. He is also has a penchant for the abstract and dramatic @b7k_photography.


adebayo rotilu

Adebayo Rotilu preferably called “Debayo” will be at the business of photography. Debayo  is a full time Product and Commercial Photo-Artist based in Nigeria. His journey began in 2012 when he searched for African images online and only saw images of poverty, chaos and anarchy. Determined to do something about it, he founded TWELVE05 IMPRESSIONS (A subsidiary of TWELVE05 PHOTO FACTORY). He has since contributed immensely to the African cultural and business gallery.  Debayo has been involved in a number of Photography Projects over the past decade. Companies worked with include, Diageo Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company, Standard Bank, House of Tara, Nasco Group, So Fresh Nigeria and many more.


chris omijiade

Christopher Ehinomen Omoijiade “CEO” often referred to as “The Dean of Value Creation” is a Professional Speaker, Coach, Mentor and Innovative Consultant. CEO is also a lawyer with over a decade experience in commercial law. He is also an entrepreneur responsible for spearheading the launch of a number of business ventures. Presently, he sits on the board as Partner and Director in various sectors.

George Osodi

George Osodi
George Osodi is an award winning Photographer. His photographs range between photojournalism and artistic documentary. George Osodi’s works has been exhibited in several Museums, Biennial’s and in institutional Art Spaces. Osodi is the author of a photography book, “Delta Nigeria – The Rape of Paradise”.

Georgette Monnou

Georgette Monnou

Georgette is an Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, and works in the firm’s Finance & Capital Markets Practice and Entertainment, Leisure & Media Practice. Her experience spans on diverse finance matters including equity financing, local and international debt financing, derivatives transactions as well as the intricacies of drafting technical Entertainment and Media contracts. Having also gained litigation experience, Georgette has provided notable companies with legal representation across superior courts in Nigeria. This includes a test case for defamation against one of Nigeria’s foremost bloggers.


A trained architect and multi-award winning photographer, Reze’s work is featured in several international publications. This includes; Vogue Italia, GQ, Architectural Digest, CNN, Fashion TV and Spice tv. Reze has worked with personalities like Bill Clinton, Goodluck Jonathan, Roberto Cavalli, The late Franca Sozanni (Vogue Italia), Kirk Franklin, Piers Morgan, Janice Dickenson, amongst others. He runs photography outfits in South Africa, USA and Nigeria. Currently, he is the official photographer for the AFI Cape town and Johannesburg Fashion weeks, Mens health Magazine Fashion show, David Tlale Brand and also for The Intern by David Tlale.

He was formerly the official photographer for the Arise fashion Week in Nigeria. He has a gift of finding beauty in everyone, and a persona that easily puts his subjects at ease. Reze is a founding member of the group REZolution- a collective of creative photographers. He is also a member of the Camera Club of Johannesburg, and the Professional Photographers of America.

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