PHOTO EXHIBITION: Dayo Adedayo Showcase Sanwo-Olu’s Legacy Projects
Nigerian award-winning photographer and famous documentarist, ‘Dayo Adedayo organizes a six-day “Greater Lagos Exhibition” showcasing iconic images of first term administration of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu.
…Plans an Academy to train young inspired Nigerians, just as his world-class museum is nearing completion
Famous Nigerian Photographer, Dayo Adedayo has said that work is nearing
Completion on the Gallery where young inspired Nigerians would be trained on all aspects of photography. Situated in the bustling Lekki-Epe Expressway, between the first and second roundabout, the facility, aptly named, Dayo Adedayo Experience Centre, will provide a memorable ambience for photography buffs, art connoisseurs, cultural enthusiasts as well as local and international tourists who want to go on an engaging journey around Nigeria, meet its personalities and encounter its people without leaving the comfort of the Centre via a virtual reality tour.
He said that the Gallery, which will serve as a hub for Photographers in the country will also have experts in the field of photography from Europe and America as some of its instructors.
Mr Adedayo disclosed this in an exclusive Interview at the ongoing Greater Lagos
Exhibition at the J Randle Centre for Yoruba & History, Onikan in Lagos.
He said the six-day exhibition was to showcase 128 iconic pictures from projects executed during the first four years in office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu.
Adedayo explained that there was the need for people to know if the Governor has kept his electioneering promises during the first term as he begins another four years in office.
“Pictures doesn’t lie, the whole idea is just to let the people know if indeed the administration of Governor Sanwo-Olu has touched lives of residents in different ways and different sectors. The pictures you see on display tell a lot of story”, he said.
Mr Adedayo further stated that the pictures covered giant strides in Health,
Education, Housing, Security, Transportation, Agriculture and other sectors.
According to him, the inspiration to put up the exhibition came from the passion and commitments displayed by the Sanwo-olu led Administration in the state towards providing social amenities that will make life worthy of living for the people.
He believe that one of his greatest ambition in life would be fulfilled when his Academy produced Photographers that can compete favourably with their counterparts elsewhere in the world.
When asked to put a price on the pictures, Adedayo said it would be difficult to do such for creative works noting that it is usually a challenge to name a price for someone’s brain.
The Veteran Photographer who has worked closely with the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for close to three decades noted that education, diligence and professionalism must be the watchword of anyone who wishes to become successful in the trade.
The photo exhibition, which opened on May 23, closes on May 28, 2023; a day before Governor Sanwo-olu is sworn in for his second term in office.