Meet Bayo Omoboriowo; President Buhari Official
Photographer And Guess What? He Is Just 28
For many Nigerians on social media, we always
admire the beautiful pictures of our new
President, Muhammed Buhari. We admire the
elegance and the story the pictures portray, we
salute the aesthetics behind the image but not
many know that the guy behind it all is Bayo
Omoboriowo the official photographer of the
president and amazingly, he is just 28
When I met Bayo for the First time February 14
this year at Buhari Valentine dinner in Lagos,
I did not know who he was, he was dressed in an
impeccable manner, with suit and tie and then
was carrying his camera like a baby.

I thought he was just one of those “I just came
back to Nigeria” guys who like over dressing with
their camera not until he told me to stand for him
to take a snap shot of me, I did and after the
shoot, we got talking, when he mentioned his
name, I remembered I had read his interview 3
years back, an Interview he did with Bella Naija
talking about his passion for photography, his
dreams and where he want to be in the years to
come using the instrument of his camera. My
respect for him grew higher that moment and I
told myself: “Indeed Dreams come true”.

Bayo Omoboriowo was born without silver spoon,
he tasted poverty, experienced the low esteem
Poverty inflicts on its victims but never allowed
his past to define him, he decided to change his
story and that he has successfully been able to
do looking at what he has done for himself within
a space of 6 years
He took his destiny by his hand, discovered his
passion which was photography, refined and
turned it to a business and income making project
One thing you have to give to this young man is
this, he never allowed the distraction that being a
youth bring to distract him from his focus , he
graduated from University Of Lagos in 2009 and
since then he has only been doing one thing,
Photography and today, he is the official
photographer of our dear President
Bayo is one of the 20 man delegation that
followed Buhari to Germany yesterday morning, seeing
his name on that list brought smile to my face,
this shows how far he has gone and where God
has taken him to. I could not have been proud
of my generation and the envelop we are pushing,
the stories we are changing and the boundaries
we are taking in spite of the difficulties of being a
Young Nigerian.

Bayo’s life is teaching young people what is
possible and doable, , a man born in poverty at
Mushin Lagos 28 years ago is flying with the
President all over the world today because of his
passion and determination to give meaning to his
life, what then is your excuse?
Life is too short to just waste on unnecessary
gallivanting. Discover your passion, key into it
and start now. You don’t need capital to start,
you just need few people who believe in your
passion and would do anything to see it come to
fruition. Your network determines your net worth;
those friends around you have a lot to do with
your tomorrow, more than you know.
Bayo’s of this world are passing a compelling
message to young people to leave every other
thing that is distracting them and run with their
dreams. Lives and destinies are tied to that
dream and that is the more reason you need to
take that bold step and believe in your ability to
do it
Again let me emphasize, Bayo started from the
bottom, he started with zero capital. he had
nothing except his incredible belief in God and the
dream he has and nothing more
I wish you all the best in this journey and hope to
celebrate your journey tomorrow

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