From the 23rd to 31st of December 2010, ‘Kayode Adegbola will be exhibiting his debut collection of 20 photographs, hosted by The Address 21 – a boutique hotel in Bodija, a residential area in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Adegbola has earned his reputation as a promising new generation photographer – the 20 year-old was winner of the 2008 “Fifth Element of Bar Med” and the 2009 “Reflections of Queen Mary” Photo Contests, both in his University – Queen Mary, University of London where he is currently in the final year of a bachelor’s degree in Law.
His areas of specialization include portraiture, street, cultural and travel photography, political and music photo-documentation. He has worked on several projects such as covering political rallies and protests in Nigeria and England, documenting the growth and development of the Nigerian Music Industry – video shoots, live performances, backstage and behind the scenes – with artistes like Femi Kuti and Ayo on stage at the London Jazz Festival 2007, Dr Sid on the set of his “Something About You” video with the Mo’Hits all stars, and R. Kelly at the Thisday Music Festival in Lagos in 2009.
Some of his other personal photo projects presently being developed include “The Polo Diaries” – a photo-documentary on Polo in Nigeria and the rest of the world; and “Vagrants” – a series on homeless people around the world, as well as other cultural and travel photography projects.
Adegbola is presenting a collection of 20 limited edition prints for viewing and sale in his home base, Ibadan. He describes this collection as one in which every piece means something special to him, and says that he is proud to finally be presenting it for viewing and sale and will be happy to provide a private viewing of the collection to some of his clients.
The exhibition will begin with an opening ceremony and private viewing of the collection at 12 noon on the 23rd of December 2010, with His Excellency, Governor Kayode Fayemi, The Executive Governor of Ekiti State as special guest; at The Address 21, situated on number 21 Oba Olagbegi Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan. Thereafter the collection will remain open to the public at the same venue between 10 a.m and 6 p.m until the 31st of December 2010.
- Winner, 2008 “Fifth Element of Bar Med” Photo Contest, and 2009 “Reflections of Queen Mary” Photo Contest.
- Exhibition – a collection of 20 limited edition prints.
- Venue – The Address 21, #21 Oba Olagbegi Avenue, Off Osuntokun Avenue. Old Bodija, Ibadan. Oyo State, Nigeria
- Opening Ceremony/Private Viewing – 23rd December 2010, at 12 noon prompt.
- The exhibition remains open between 10 a.m and 6 p.m until the 31st of December 2010