The Business of Photography Conference is almost here and it promises to be exciting and extremely educating. The Business of Photography Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important.
The 12hour event will start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
The Business of Photography conference is bringing some of the best photography and industry experts as panellists to speak on different aspects of photography.
The event is set to take place at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
The first set of panellists would b speaking on the topic “Content Monetization” and they are:
Zubby Emodi is a digital marketing technology and creative entrepreneur. He started his career in tech and design in the UK, working with brands such as Jim Bean, Timeout London and Timeout Paris, his love for data-driven insight into consumer behaviour led to a transition into the digital marketing space. Having joined Ringier as the Head of Ringier Digital Marketing, Nigeria – in charge of growing the business in Nigeria – his track record of world-class creative and tech execution led to an evolution of his role to cover all creative aspects of the business across Africa. In his current role, he is tasked with overseeing the creative execution of campaigns for multinational brands such as Nestle, Nigerian Breweries, British Council, Samsung, Distell, Reckitt Benckiser, Siemens, and many more industry leaders.
Sola Animashaun is a multi-award winning Nigerian photographer that specializes in editorial and commercial photography. He is also into wedding, fashion, travel and sports photography. His resilience and attention to client briefs and details have afforded him the opportunity to work with clients all around the world. He has worked with and photographed top Nigerian acts and has had the privilege of shooting international acts like Akon, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, 50Cent, The Game, Lloyd Banks, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Ciara and many more.
Over the years he has won numerous photography awards, including third place position in an international competition with 7311 entries. Shola Animashaun teaches photography in his photography academy, Sola Animashaun Academy.
Mrs Bukky Karibi Whyte is the CEO and Founder of 10-year-old boutique communication and events firm, Robert Taylor Media Ltd. Her passion and love for Communications stem from her mother who was also a PR/Marketing Practitioner (Aviation Industry), exposing Bukky to the world of Public Relations at a young age. She studied African American History and Women’s Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Bukky used her PR abilities throughout her university education to organize various events and charity drives. Her active lifestyle got her a lot of recognition and she held various positions; President of Rho Kappa Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Vice President National Pan Hellenic Council, PR Officer for the Black Student Union, ALANA Honour Society Recipient, Three times Deans List, Miss Black UMASS 2000 and so on.
Bukky founded The Bobby Taylor Company 10 years ago (now Robert Taylor Media) in 2007 in Winnipeg Manitoba and eventually relocated to Nigeria two years later, to continue to build her agency. Prior to that, she worked in Corporate America and the Government of Canada (Educational Sector).
In the past 10 years, The Robert Taylor Media Client list has included brands such as The Walt Disney Company Africa, Estee Lauder, Calabar Jazz Festival, The Lagos Jazz Festival, The Ministry of Education Rivers State, Tom Ford, Clinique, M.A.C Cosmetics, Elizabeth Arden, Flying Doctors Nigeria, Seyi Shay, Osas Ighodaro, D’banj, Dolapo Oni, Ciroc, Johnnie Walker, Martini, Greygoose, Christian Audigier, Needlepoint, Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Fela on Broadway (twice), The Genevieve Magazine Pink Ball, The Maharaja Ball, WIE (Women Inspiration & Enterprise), ONE CAMPAIGN, Bono, WOWe Festival, Africa Film Festival, 93 Days, Flowergirl The Movie, SPAR Nigeria, Obi Phones, My Extensionz, Eterna Plc., Facebook Africa, Wasche Point, Abaya Lagos, FREIA, Africa Culture and Design Festival, WARIF, IDAN, Henna Place, Good Hair Ltd, Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Hennessy, Dom Perignon, Belvedere Vodka, Glenmorangie, Montaigne Place, Deola Sagoe and more.
Bukky is a great public speaker and is also known for her expertise in Reputation Management & Corporate/Personality Crisis Management. She is an associate member of WIMBIZ, a founding member of The Luxury Network Nigeria, a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Canadian Public Relations Society and official host for International event and brand “Le Diner En Blanc”.
Keli Abiel, professionally known as GuudKelly, is a Ghanaian Creative Director and Film Maker.He creates all types of Audio Visual content, including TV and editorial content, short films and YouTube content, long form broadcast programming, film and branded content, digital video and social media content, as well as material for offline, experiential and ambient channels.
He helps provide strategic advice on content provision for online channels and applications, and how best to use budget and opportunity to create effective integrated multi-channel, multi-media video and audio. As an integrated Creative Director, he has worked on everything from traditional TV, print, OOH, digital, magazines, Brand experiences, reality TV shows, branded entertainment and think-tank type projects. Also an event producer and bigger picture seer, the person you call a fixer. A stickler for details, GuudKelly take his time to make every piece of work distinctively unique. He has a solid background in Factual and non Factual Story Telling, Critical and Strategic Thinking, and consulting for small organisations and Multinationals within Ghana and Africa. He has a solid background in producing, fixing and consulting for crews both familiar and unfamiliar with Ghana and Africa.
He has executed exceptional filming projects, having worked with the likes of BBC, Puma, Google, Vogue, Conde Nast, Dupont, Terumo BCT, Samsung, The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation and Exxon Mobil, Kantanka Automobile, Cassa Trasacco just to name a few. GuudKelly has many loves, especially for food, Architecture and growing the YouTube Community in Ghana, as the Unofficial YouTube Ambassador.
Toyosi Etim-Effiong is a TV Producer, Presenter and Food & Beverage Entrepreneur. She produced and presented The Gist with Toyosi Phillips for Sahara TV New York from 2014 – 2015 and has produced other Talk Shows, Documentaries and Short Films including As Toyo Sees, 4th Decade and Prey. She is currently a producer and presenter at ARISE News where she hosts The Morning Show- a flagship on the channel.
She’s the founder of That Good Tapioca LTD- a Food and Beverage Company providing more- and fun- ways of enjoying tapioca.