Celebrating Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Nigerian Photographer, Painter and Publisher

Kelechi Amadi Obi is a Nigerian photographer, painter and publisher,
who has been described as one of Nigeria’s groundbreaking celebrity
photographers. He is the publisher of Style Mania magazine.
Amadi-Obi was born in Owerri in 1969. He has a first degree in law from
the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was called to the Nigerian bar in
1993, but he soon ditched it for a career in studio art. He is
internationally renowned for
his paintings and photography[6] which have been exhibited in Nigeria
and around the world. In 2004, he won the St.Moritz Style Award for
Photography.
Amadi-Obi has photographed notable Nigerians for local and
international publications as well as for Style Mania, a lifestyle
magazine he co-founded in 2011 Celebrities and personalities he has
photographed include Bassey Ikpi, Oluchi Orlandi, Ojy Okpe, Tuface
Idibia, P Square, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nike Oshinowo-Soleye, Jidenna, Genevieve Nnaji, Asa, DBanj, Uche Jumbo, Jay jay Okocha, Richard Mofe-Damijo, among many others.

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His work have been exhibited at the Lagos Photo Festival, Didi Museum, Rele Art Gallery, and other places.
In late 2016, during a photoshoot for hip hop artist Jidenna on Broad
Street, Lagos, Amadi-Obi discovered Bukola, who was selling pillows on
the streets of Lagos. He immediately showed interest in her as a
potential model and scheduled a shoot in his studio. The result were a
series of stunning photographs that went viral around Nigeria, turning
the former pillow seller into an overnight success in modelling.
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We are very proud to celebrate this Nigerian star.


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