His pictures most definitely speak loud and clear and at his Anthony Village in Lagos, we at Great African Venture (GAV) got a first hand experience of what drives this renowned artist, Kelechi Amadi –Obi.
A dexterous painter and photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi studied to become a professional Lawyer, however things took a turn when his passion for the Arts lead him to pursue a career in Photography and Painting.
He boasts of a vast portfolio in Fashion, Corporate Adverts, Achitecture, Places, People and Painting photography and has worked closely with major fashion houses and the media in Nigeria as well as notable celebrities including Oluchi Orlandi, Ojy Okpe, Jay jay Okocha, Richard Mofe-Damijo, P Square, Omotola. Jalade EkeindeTuface Idibia, Genevieve Nnaji, Asa, DBanj, Uche Jumbo and Nike Oshinowo-Soleye.
His unique style, mastery, aesthetics and creative lighting in his paintings have been reinvented in his photography has resulted in dynamic oriented works of arts for his clients.
Kelechi Amadi –Obi has received numerous awards and accolades including the 2004 St.Moritz Style Award for Photography. Also, some of his works have been featured in exhibitions within and outside Nigeria, including 2006 “Snap Judgement” – New Position in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of Photography, New York, USA, 2005 “Depth of Field” South London Gallery, UK, 2004 “Lagos” Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003 “Transferts” Africalia, Brussels, Belgium. In August 2012, his work ‘Whispers From The Sahara’ was exhibited and auctioned at the prestigious Didi Museum in Lagos.