Master Class2019-12-13T14:01:30+00:00
Adefola Ogubajo2019-12-13T15:20:34+00:00

Photo Documentary: Special Children by Adefolake Ogunbajo

Princewill Sotanmi

Princewill Sotanmi is 18years of age, 3rd male born of a family of 4, living in a district of Agege in Lagos Nigeria but intellectually disabled. He is one of the few disabled children to be selected in a year-round sports national training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type Sports for Children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The affiliation with Special Olympics Nigeria has provided him with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate abilities skills and friendships with his community and other special Olympic athletes. Princewill Sotanmi competed in the 5-day sporting event of the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympic games to represent Nigeria in the 2019 Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi.

These opportunities will never have been possible if his mother, Mrs. Charity Sotanmi with courage, had not brought him out to encourage her son irrespective of his disability (Down syndrome) to participate. According to National Down syndrome society, Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21 with few of the common physical traits such as low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm – although each person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees, or not at all.

We chose to document the lives of this courageous family to share their daily life struggles from the mother perspective of caring for a child with such disability which requires the utmost love, care and patience to living within a community that sees such a disability as a curse and stigma to the society. The voiceless faces even the elite in Nigeria seem to conceal and hide from their friends and community…right in the chambers of their homes.

Emeka Mbaebie2019-12-13T15:39:18+00:00

THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED

This project was based on throwing light on the hunting culture in Nigeria. Hunting is a way of life and part of our culture,
mankind from the from the begining of time had always made a living from this profession before civilization took over most of our cultural practices.
During the stone ages, it was mandatory to hunt for food or starve. It’s a profession developed by our great ansestors and passed on to us and i belive it should continue to trive.

As much as hunting should be allowed to trive, it should be controlled. I did this project with wildlife conservation in mind because i strongly belive in letting the wild animals trive as well.
If we hunt all the animals to extinction, what’s going to be left for the future generation of hunters to hunt? nothing. It is very important to respect nature and the ecosystem.
I believe that the best way to control hunting is to put a restriction on the hunting on the breeding months of most of these animals. this way their population is always replenished which is a win for both the hunters and the ecosystem.
Some species are very rare and probably endangered, these ones should have a total ban on killing them.
The hunting community can also be enlightened on the importance of conservation by the appriopriate ministries and agencies cos they need to know and can help the government if they care to conserve our ecosystem.

The hunting profession puts food on the table for so many nigerians. I did this project in the Ago Ibowu, Ogun State where the hunter lives and Epe Lagos State where the bushmeat market is located.
From my observation, the bush meat business in this area is good business as long as the hunters keep supplying the animals the killed to the market on a daily basis.
I think this business should continue to thrive as long as serious and concious measures are taken towards conservation and enlightening the community and the people involved because its for their own and everyone’s future.

Gideon Adelaja2020-01-20T09:22:57+00:00

Gideon is a web developer, a graphics designer and a digital marketing expert. In 2012, Gideon began his career with web development as a computer science undergraduate. During this time, he learned everything about designing websites, coding HTML and also a bit about PHP, managing projects, and creating proposals. He was able to use this knowledge, combine it with his love of helping people, add lots of creativity, finally giving rise to Bolt Web Agency. Bolt Web Agency is a custom website solutions company focusing on blending creativity and usability to give clients and their customers a memorable online experience, generating more business, and creating raving fans.

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