OSAIGBOVO ONYEKA DESMOND’S PHOTOGRAPHY TELLS INTRIGUING STORIES
As fascinating as music is, without moving or still pictures, there’s a limit to how far it could convey messages. It’s evident that we live in a pictorial world but some photographer’s works indicates they are operating from an extraterrestrial world. Their images do not only portrays beauty but it tells intriguing stories. Despite young in the industry, the photography works of Osaigbovo Onyeka Desmond is attracting so much attention and commands respect within the Benin City district and as well on social media.
‘I am a portrait, beauty, fashion photographer currently based in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. I’m a graduate from the Department of Agricultural Economics And Extension In The University Of Benin. I Started Photography Professionally September 2016. Like every other entrepreneur out there I had to hustle to get my camera and other equipment. I saved up for 3years from my 5k monthly allowances and after breaking the savings boxes (kolo) I had 62k. I was sad because I honestly thought the money there would have gotten to like 200k Lol.. My mum ended up giving me the other half of the money, which I used in purchasing my camera. Like I would always say “your mother didn’t scream you out of her womb for you to remain quiet ” I am still a work in progress. I want to be ranked among the A-list photographers in Africa in the next two years. My goal for now is to continue to evolve, hoping in the next couple of years, I will have my images in Vogue Magazine.
THE PALMWINE DRINKARD
The drinkard tells the story of how he was so addicted to palm-wine that
his father provided him with the best palm wine tapper in the world.
Unfortunately, the latter passed away. In consequence, the palm wine
drinkard was determined to find the deceased, bring him back and ask him to
continue with his job as his “personal palm wine tapper”. Hence, began an
arduous journey to the land of the dead, which triggered amazing chain of
events. The Palm-Wine Drinkard was written in the 1940s and published in 1952;
thus, the oldest published novel in the African Literature.
– Words by Sesan Adeniji