A female photographer has emerged winner of this year’s photography contest organised by the Fashola Photography Foundation (FPF).
Ebun Akinbo, who is based in Lagos, defeated 10 finalists to win the top prize of Canon Camera and an exclusive exhibition at the Lagos Photo Festival holding in October this year.
The duo of Oyedeji Fawaz, 2nd runner-up, and Nnamezie Asogwa, 1st runner-up, Apple Mac Book Air and Nikon Camera, respectively. Other contestants are Anthony Onyejesi, Ralph Eluehike, Adedokun Oluwatoyin, Akhenebiri Joshua, Adekunle Bryan, Christopher Nelson and Stephanie Ugwu.
Recall that last year, the duo of Vivian Nwobi and Kehinde Yusuf, emerged winners and underwent a month-long training course at the New York Film Academy.
While accepting the prize, Ebun said, “I want to thank my colleagues. Without you, I wouldn’t have won. You brought out my real self. It never looked like a competition, it was like a team bonding exercise. I am excited to be a winner.”
Fashola saluted her humility and sportsmanship for acknowledging her co-finalists. He added, “I would like to say this especially to my siblings that women have really taken over.
“While the prizes were announced, nobody felt any sense of shortcoming but that of fulfilment for having participated. For me, that is a very important spirit and value for our nation today and I feel privileged that my family is involved with something that is contentious yet not acrimonious. They are very strong values. A sense of competition; the nation needs it. Our communities and homes will thrive with competition and it will increase productivity.”