#WeWantTheYouthsToKnow first networking exhibition conference on 08/09/17 Powered by Zenith Bank.
On the 8th September 2017 Oluwabusayo Okusi and Oritsegbemi Emore successfully organised the maiden edition of #WeWantTheYouthsToKnow. A networking event for young African photographers.
“The only thing stopping you from moving forward is you.”
5 renowned photographers, that embody the excitement of the youth including Kelechi Amadi; the pioneer of photography in Nigeria spoke about the problems offering a question and answer session at the end of each topic, providing the opportunity for the youth to flourish, learn and ask these speakers questions
The photographers included
- Kelechi Amadi
- Emmanuel Oyeleke
- Prince Meyson
- Yomi Akanni
The event was covered by BBC
As photographers we noticed three major problems facing the photography industry in Nigeria:
1. Lack of support system in the Nigerian photography industry
2. Lack of diversity in the Nigerian photography industry
3. No union governing the act of photographers in Nigeria