THE BLOG

ARCHIVE

Tag Archives: jide alakija

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned From Jide Alakija aka My Oga At The Top

Ok – so if you are a wedding photographer in Nigeria  and you have never heard of Jide Alakija, then I suggest you go google him right now…no seriously, stop reading and go google, I’ll wait. 🙂 All joking aside, in the past couple of years, I am yet to have a conversation with either...

61 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Eniola Idris Alakija

    Jide is an amazing talent…..mostly, he is an awesome story teller. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Ayo IShutter

    Wani I commend you. I feel your passion and respect in this write up, in honor of someone I consider my mentor. Jide Alakija has been a great influence in my growth. Its usually no longer than 10 to 15 minutes I get to be with him and listen to him. Once a year but its been worth it. I have a lot of respect for this young and inspiring man. Have fun at the workshop. Thank you for this article..ReplyCancel

  • Ayo IShutter

    Wani I commend you. I feel your passion and respect in this write up, in honor of someone I consider my mentor. Jide Alakija has been a great influence in my growth. Its usually no longer than 10 to 15 minutes I get to be with him and listen to him. Once a year but its been worth it. I have a lot of respect for this young and inspiring man. Have fun at the workshop. Thank you for this article..ReplyCancel

  • shadders

    Jide is amazing……

    Waniolatunde I believe you will go far with Jide as mentor

    all the bestReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      I couldn’t agree more 🙂

      Haha – Amen amen – from your lips to God’s ears. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Olu Akintorin

    Couldn’t have said it better. Very True Wani. ReplyCancel

  • E. Olusegun Aderinto

    He is a great photographer no doubt, can wait to be in his class @Niphec. I like is composition and love the dramas! I’ll love to work with him too even as an apprentice.ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      You will learn a lot – I have seen a dramatic improvement in the work of a lot of people who attended his last workshop. I am really looking forward to his posing one too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Niyi Panaki

    Very good readReplyCancel

  • Abiodun A Damiro

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Femi Adewuyi

    Lovely piece Wani. Quite educative.
    I am inspired.ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Fantastic stuff Femi – I’m glad. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tito. A

    Come to think of it Wani, Jide’ll probably need models for his posing course too. But darn it, I’ve already paid:-(. Lol.ReplyCancel

  • Jide Odukoya

    I am so happy you put this up Wani… Jide Assumpção-Alakija is God sent! He is a genius and the most generous man I have ever met till date. Thank God I met him early in my photographic career. God bless him real good. Thanks Wani! I just saved this page as a pdf file 🙂ReplyCancel

  • wale

    thank you wani for sharing this I have been and will continue to follow leads like Chairman Jide Alakija, Your humble self, Jide Odukoya, Shola Animashaun…ur pix always inspire. hopefully mine too will inspire somebody later as I continue to learn.

    cheers will def. meet u guys someday soon.

    wale ObayanjuReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Thanks Wale – you are too kind, that is a great set of artists to look up too with a lot to offer. Keep on shooting and I’m sure we will be reading about you too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Funke

    Amazing write-up Wani…Totally On-point. I had the pleasure of meeting Jide last year and he was truly pleasant and loved by everyone….ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Thanks Funke – he is definitely a rockstar – hee hee 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Obi

    Nice write up there .. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Damilare Dawodu

    Great piece Wani.Thanks for sharing….ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Thanks Damilare – it’s my pleasure 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Wale Ilori

    Excellent write up and your assessments are spot on. Saw him I. Action at a friends wedding last year and he’s a real gentleman.ReplyCancel

  • A Olowowlafe Laphy

    Very good write up….Jide has been inspiring me..A great photog i so much respect.. he’s generous,kind,friendly…i can categorically tell you….his a mentor. *Gbam*ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Thanks Laphy – I couldn’t agree more! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • A Olowolafe Laphy

    Very good write up….Jide has been inspiring me..A great photog i so much respect.. he’s generous,kind,friendly…i can categorically tell you….his a mentor. *Gbam*ReplyCancel

  • calvin lawson

    no message could be any clearer, reading n and seeing all this just has me fired up. not every1 would love to share but thank you WANI ‘ma oga at d top’
    looking forward to our shoot!ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      I’m glad to be able to share – it’s all about us all growing together as artists. Jide has been incredibly generous and I just want to pay it forward the best I can. Keep up shooting Mr C 🙂ReplyCancel

  • laolu

    True Mr jide Alakija is an amazing guy, yday’s class was super worth it and even the discussions after the class. He’s true class, no doubt about it, no airs,no hiding…I was really inspired by his approach and ease. Thanks Wani for this postReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Fantastic stuff Laolou – I’m also looking forward to his class on posing. Ready to be inspired and to learn a lot. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Deji A

    He’s def a great guy and ofcourse a great photographer. Great write-up Wani.ReplyCancel

  • Mosope Onanusi

    Wow! I’m trilled & short of words. Will really love to train under U guys. How do I get to achieve that pls. You can contact me on mosopefoluke@yahoo.com. ThanksReplyCancel

  • mosopefoluwa

    Wow! I’m trilled & short of words.I’m so inspired, makes me love photography the more. Will really love to train under U guys. How do I get to achieve that pls. You can contact me on mosopefoluke@yahoo.com. ThanksReplyCancel

  • mosopefoluwa

    Wow! I’m trilled & short of words. I’m inspired, makes me love photography the more.Will really love to train under U guys. How do I get to achieve that pls. You can contact me on mosopefoluke@yahoo.com. ThanksReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Thanks Mosopefoluwa. Unfortunately I am not currently offering any training.ReplyCancel

  • Michael

    Wow! Thanks Wani for putting this together! Jide Alakija is an answer to prayers. God bless you greatly!ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      It was my pleasure Michael. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • micheal kayode bolaji

    Waooooo!thanks bro for sharing this!I wish I no u hv following Alakija for some years nw he his a very great photographer.10ks 4 dis writeupReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      My pleasure Micheal p.s: I’m a girl 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lanre Ayilegbe

    Eye opener…just a sad thing I missed the NIPHECReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      There’ll be another one next year – in April I believe.ReplyCancel

  • James Jola Adekanola
  • nifemi

    I love creativity and I confirm ur greatness
    kip it upReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Lol – thanks a lot Nifemi. That’s greatly appreciated. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Manny

    I havent even heard of u till today when i googled Jide Alakija but trust me; i thoroughly enjoyed this article. Thank u.ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Glad you enjoyed it Ejike. Jide is pretty awesome. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emily Nkhonjera
  • Oj Oat Couture Cakes

    I second that!…… Jide is truly amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    He definitely is and he’s generous with his talent and expertise too – not everyone is…just an all round great guy 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Thanks Ayo – I appreciate your kind words. I truly respect him as an artist and also as a mentor. He is very generous with his time and given his hectic schedule, I don’t know how he does it. I keep telling him he has a huge fan club but he doesn’t believe me – lol. I am definitely looking forward to the workshop and will be furiously taking notes. Have a lovely week. 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Thanks Niyi 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Hahaha – oh darn it! Better luck next time….see you on Thursday 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    You’re welcome Abiodun 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Thanks so much Ayo. It’s fantastic to hear how much Jide has inspired so many people. We definitely need more people like him in the industry 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Haha – very cool. He’s a fantastic guy and I can definitely see the immense growth in your work in just a few months since the workshop. I’m sure someone will be writing about you too soon – hee hee 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Thanks Olu 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Thanks Wale – he is indeed a gentleman 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Jide Odukoya

    @[104985812867805:274:Wani Olatunde Photography] ahhha ahhha… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Wani Olatunde Photography
  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Thanks Mosopefoluwa. Unfortunately I am not currently offering any training.ReplyCancel

WELCOME

Top Nigerian Wedding Photographer in UK Wani Olatunde

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm a hashtag loving, mojito sipping foodie who believes that food is best enjoyed in a no holds barred finger licking, moaning #foodporn kinda way.

 

I'm a mum to 2 not so little men who give me a reason to smile every day and I believe the luckiest people get to fall in love with their best friend over & over again.

 

Have a look around and be sure to connect with me on social media - so we can get to know each other more. :-)

BROWSE

INSTA

FOLLOW @WANIOLATUNDEPHOTOG

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Covers UK & Europe

(+44) 01908 973190

wani@waniolatunde.com

LONDON - PARISOLIVIAwani olatunde photography logoWani Olatunde Photography logo

FOLLOW @WANIOLATUNDEPHOTOG