I was on my way to Photography a traditional wedding in a village around Asaba the capital city of Data state Nigeria, I and bumped into these amazing kids playing with their riding toys with love, joy and unity. So I called one to take a shot and they all came together at once and took this beautiful shot.
A Matatu conductor kindly moves around collecting bus fee from passengers. I find Nairobi a bit slow paced and easy unlike Lagos where life is on a fast lane. To say for once I am human, is still strange. People are super kind, I had to be reminded this is how God would love we humans to show love. Coming from an environment where kindness is transactional, at first, I was skeptical. People were not shooting the hypocritical stare at my colored hair. I sat down to eat chips and chicken with my hands. I like that people gather around book stands to read. I even had a one-on-one talk with an LGBTQ activist living with his partner in Kenya for five years. These are moments I live for, like I said, I am not your usual tourist. I want to see people, hold conversations, challenge cultural perceptions, unlearn some of my strong values and lastly go home more knowledgeable. Oh! I walked into a classroom full of photography enthusiasts and I can’t truly express what a great time we live in as visual artists. Young people are ready to tell the real African stories. No better time than now where self-publishing platforms have been handed to us in this digital age. Today, I will be spending my day at Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa. What beautiful stories can I find there? I am beyond excited!!! #photooftheday#blackdontcrack#Nairobi#iphoneography#photojournalism#photography#lensculture#worldpressphoto#storytelling#wanderlust#photographer#africaforafricans#blinkdotla