"How I Became Buhari’s Official Photographer Without Connection": Bayo Omoboriowo Opens Up

"How I Became Buhari’s Official Photographer Without Connection": Bayo Omoboriowo Opens Up

  • Bayo Omoboriowo has explained how easy it was for him to work at the Aso Rock and with the former president of Nigeria
  • In an interview, the ex-official photographer of Muhammadu Buhari noted that his talent and creativity earned him the big job at the presidency
  • Omoboriowo maintained strongly that the former Nigerian leader could care less about his images

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Bayo Omoboriowo, the ex-official photographer of former President Muhammadu Buhari, has narrated how he landed his big job at the Aso Villa.

Bayo Omoboriowo, Buhari
Omoboriowo said it was a rare privilege to be Buhari's photographer. Photo credit: @BayoOmoboriowo
Source: Twitter

Omoboriowo said he got an appointment to be Buhari's cameraman without knowing any bigwig in his political circle.

He disclosed this during an interview with Channels Television on Monday, January 22.

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The award-winning photographer hinted that his talent as a creative and freelance documentary photographer gave him the platform to work with the former president.

Speaking further, Omoboriowo added his passion led him to Buhari.

He spoke thus:

“In 2014, I saw an advert for the APC National Convention, but before then, I had photographed former Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi’s campaign, where he lost. I also photographed former Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola. When I got to the APC convention for coverage, they stole my phone and it was at that point Buhari was voting. It was there I told God to reward my handwork. I don’t know anybody, I was only passionate about my talent.”

Ex-president's photographer explains 'Jibrin of Sudan' misery

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Omoboriowo refuted longstanding rumours on Monday, January 22, that his former boss transformed into the "Jibrin of Sudan" following his health challenges and extended medical treatment in the United Kingdom in 2017.

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During an interview, the 36-year-old said there was no noticeable distinction between Buhari's illness in 2017 and his subsequent recovery.

He emphasised that Buhari's condition improved over time, with the former president appearing healthier and fresher as he progressed.

Bayo Omoboriowo star-struck as he sees actor Idris Elba

Meanwhile, the personal photographer to ex-President Buhari humoured his fans and followers on social media with a brief narration of his encounter in London.

The photographer shared a video and explained that he casually saw famous Hollywood actor Idris Elba on the streets of London.

Bayo said he had no idea that he could be left star-struck until that very moment. He added that he wanted a picture with Elba but couldn't get it because he had to be at the library.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.