LIFE is not all about U

LIFE is not all about YOU

A scenario occurred this week in the office which made me think of coming up with a piece like this. The anticipated photoshoot between the interns finally kicked off on a Wednesday morning, after moving it more than twice. It was a success all because there is more to life than what you alone can get out of it. Tope gave us all she had and in return it paid back for her and this made me realize.

If life revolves around you alone then it will never make any sense. Check out all the people who have tried to make life revolve around them. They end up losing much more than they are asking for or trying to get for themselves and keep out of the reach of other people.

You don’t get more by keeping more and more to yourself. If you really want to get more out of life you have to give more into life. While some keep losing what they have because they are trying very hard to get more, those who are letting go of what they have keep getting more of what they want in life.

Have you tried to make everything focus on you alone in the work place? Are you trying to make everything be about you at home? In the organizations that you belong to apart from your office, what are you doing there that makes it look like life is simply about you alone?

We have to come to a great understanding of life and to see that when you try to make everything revolve around you, life does not move as fast as you expect it to. When you make it less of you and more of others, life seems to go very fast. At the end of the journey you will also see that you have not only made progress but you have gotten much more than you bargained for.

If all you think about is yourself, others around you will soon notice it. When they notice it and can no longer withstand how you want everything for yourself alone, they will start avoiding you. The next thing that will happen is that people start holding back what they have from you. If everyone is holding back from you how do you expect to get anything out of life?

It may be hard today to give more of yourself to others. It can be painful. It may also look like you are losing what you need so bad and don’t even have enough of. If only you will let go and not just with your personal resources but also act selflessly in everything you do, you will eventually have more than you thought you wanted. Life continues and it is always easier because of the many others around us who understand that life is not always about them. Live life to the fullest with the understanding that life is not about you alone!

It is about the lives you touched and the impact you left behind. This past few weeks as been about learning from a senior intern who has made me to understand that it is not just about what she wants, but what she wants to be remembered for when she is gone. But it pains me so much to say she is going to be graduating from eloPhotos Academy pretty soon.

All the same she made me understand that life is not about you alone…

I am Obaloluwa Omole and my journey in becoming the best photographer in the world continues @ eloPhotos Academy

Contact us on 08120129149, 08023008873 or for a detailed list of options of classes to take at eloPhotos Academy. It will be the best investment you’ll make in your journey to photography greatness.


The fee was higher than the usual on arrival that particular day, the room which was dark and was filled with eager eyes…not usual, all waiting to savor the most awaited historical Nigerian movie of the year or should I say century. A movie about one of the most violent times in the history of Nigeria, a movie that explains the causes of rift between two tribes in Nigeria, a movie centered on politics, a movie that depicted the power of love in the midst of hatred, infidelity and violence, a movie authored, re-writen into a script and directed by two of our very own global award winning individuals Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Biyi Bandele: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN.

I arrived at the cinema hall with my colleagues and sat down with my pop-corn and Coca-Cola to enjoy the history made into a movie. I was astonished first by the cinematography which was quite different from the other Nigeria movies I was used to. What struck me the most watching the movie was the market scene and I saw something different, something every Nigeria movie producer and director should emulate in their movies and that is the full participation of every individual in that scene. The main characters where acting their part in that particular scene while other individuals consisting of pedestrians, buyers and sellers were also acting their part unlike some Nigerian movies that captures onlookers who adds little or nothing to the movie without editing their part out before its release.

True professionalism was depicted in the movie as individuals portrayed their role as close to reality as possible. Though I do not encourage nakedness in movies but appreciated the way the role of Olanna played by Thandie Newton a black American actress was depicted without much awkwardness. I also noticed similarities between cinematography and photography but one thing I was majorly interested in was the use of the depth of field which made me appreciate the movie even more.

I was a bit disappointed when the movie ended because I was anticipating more important scenes that was meant to be added to the movie probably because I had read the book prior to the movie. But all in all HALF OF THE YELLOW SUN still remains the best Nigeria movie I have watched till date.

Written by Ajagbe Basirat
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