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Ebun Akinbo wins Fashola Photography Foundation prize

•Ebun Akinbo receiving the prize

For a second successive time, another budding female photographer has emerged winner of this year’s photography contest organised this year by the Fashola Photography Foundation (FPF) and curated by Temple Management Company (TMC), a pan-African talent agency and event company.

Ebun Akinbo, a young talented full-time photographer based in Lagos shone high among a group of 10 finalists to snap up the top prize of Canon Camera as well as an exclusive exhibition at the Lagos Photo Festival holding in October this year.

The duo of Oyedeji Fawaz, 2nd runner-up, and Nnamezie Asogwa, 1st runner-up won Apple Mac Book Air and Nikon Camera, respectively. Other contestants who participated include Anthony Onyejesi, Ralph Eluehike, Adedokun Oluwatoyin, Akhenebiri Joshua, Adekunle Bryan, Christopher Nelson and Stephanie Ugwu.

It would be recalled that last year, the duo of Vivian Nwobi and Kehinde Yusuf emerged winners and underwent a month-long training course at the New York Film Academy.

The winners were unveiled at a private ceremony which held in Lagos and was hosted by children of the late Alhaji Ademola Fashola.

They were led by Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing (PWH), Babatunde Raji Fashola, his wife, Dame Abimbola Fashola, brother, Tokunbo Fashola among other members of the family.

While accepting the prize, Ebun said: “I want to thank my colleagues, without you, I wouldn’t have won. You brought out my real self. It never looked like a competition, it was like a team-bonding exercise. I am excited to be a winner.”

Commending the winner, ex-Governor Fashola saluted her humility and sportsmanship for acknowledging her co-finalists.

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