Africa’s 1st BLIND Photographer


Meet TV. A blind lady in her early 30s, she learnt to fend for herself at a very early age. Growing up in a poverty-striken neighborhood in Ekiti state, TV had a tough time along with her twin sister in a foster home without a father.

I met her for the first time on November 5, 2012. She wanted to learn photography. The idea of teaching a blind person photography was first introduced to me by my BRAND Consultant, Emmanuel Effiong-Bright. Although I was nervous at first, I gladly took on the challenge to groom Africa’s first blind photographer.

The first thing that comes to the average person’s mind is how IMPOSSIBLE the idea seems. And it so happens that I love facing challenges that seem impossible to surmount. Thank God I took this on. Although she has attended classes for just 8 days, the pictures she has taken thus far would be difficult for the average “seeing” person to believe they were taken by a blind lady.

I’ve learnt so much from her in just 8 days especially the fact that NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE when you put your heart to it and partner with a God that can do anything. Infact, the easiest way to unfriend me is to tell me how impossible you think something is.

Prior to her photography training, TV learnt how to bead and make bags. Her bags are more beautiful than some I’ve seen done by the sighted. The reason we only teach her 3 times a week is because she teaches people (who can see) how to make beaded jewelry and bags. I was inspired. I was challenged. And you should be challenged.

Enough of the story. TV is a photographer to watch out for in 2013. With an exhibition slated for the 2nd quarter of 2013, the photography industry in Nigeria and Africa is about to get to another level.

If by any chance you haven’t learnt a lesson from the life of this young lady whose heart desire is to get married in 2013, get this one nugget: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
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5 comments

  1. Abimbola Teru · April 12, 2013

    How did TV get the training fee or she was trained free of charge?

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  2. ojoborun Abigeal · March 26, 2015

    anty taiwo is my blood sis but i got to know when i went to ondo state.that is was 2nd jan 2015.when i had about my sis history it brought down tears from my eye.because i never belif i have so growed up sister like that.well we re from same dad but different mum.i love my anties despit their blind.i love them and i wish to always be with them.well one thing is that i have seen sis Taiwo but havent seen sis Kehinde.in all i love you my sisters.

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  3. ojoborun Abigeal · March 26, 2015

    sister is my blood sister from Same daddy but of different mum.i never knew i have grow up sis like that but today am happy to hear from them even at all i havent seen sister kehinde but have seen sis taiwo.i love you sisters.

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