My names is Habib Zakawanu Onoruoyiza also known as 21stCenturyMahatma.I was born in the 90’s,I am the first born in the family of nine(9).I hail from Okene in Kogi State, I am a freelance photographer and the founder of 21stCM_Visuals.I am also certified member of Rotary International.I am very hardworking personnel that thinks critically, I handle things diplomatically to arrive at the best and also I do more of listening than talking. I attended Divine Kiddies Nursery And Primary School Okene before Moving on to Niomco Staff Secondary School Itakpe, Kogi State.I Am currently in my final year in Kogi State University Anyigba studying Social Education. Apart from speaking with my MindSight by taking wonderful pictures I also listen to good music,read and write when the inspiration comes in.
21stCM_Visual is my brand name, the 21stCM means 21st Century Mahatma while the Visuals means anything that deals with your sights. 21stCM_Visuals is here to give you the best of the astonishing , intriguing, deep minded and meaningful visuals.21stCM_Visuals consist of visuals in Potraitures, Still Life Photography, Landscape Photography, Architectural Photography, Documentary Photography (Arts, Sports, Politics), Photojournalism And Events.
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPH AND WHO HAS BEEN THERE SUPPORTING YOU FROM THE BEGINNING?
Yes, Photography deals with a lot hard work.
There are a lot of challenges in bringing out my creativity. The foremost of the challenges are Lack of Finances,Lack of Standard tools and equipment to bring out the best creativity, and the perception of people towards the camera as a threat.
Yes I do and I am still reaching out for more audience and fans.
In Five years from now Insha Allah, I see myself as an established Visualizer not only in photography but as well as cinematography and every other aspects of multimedia. I also see myself conquering Nigeria in terms of Visuals and be a representative of the country to the world.
We have a lot of notable photographers, cinematographers and Filmmakers in the country and the world that I would love to work with E.g Don Barber, Yunusa Abdullahi, George Osodi, Jide Odukoya, Henry Nwaeze, Ty Bello, Novo Isioro, Bayo Omoboriowo,Clarence Peters, Kunle Afolayan, 88thVisuals, Magnum Photos, Steve Mccurry, Peter Lik, Bradford Young, Bill Pope etc.
HOW WOULD YOU GO ABOUT ACCOMPLISHING THIS?
There is only one way out for me to accomplish my dreams, which is for me to keep learning, lower my pride, keep up the hardwork and be respectful to my superiors.
I have my laid down plans, I would like to continue to do what I am known for at its best to the extent that I no longer have to introduce myself.
Apart from capturing wonderful things, I also write whenever I fall in the mood.
ANY LAST WORDS TO YOUR FANS?
I would like to appreciate everyone coming with me, I cannot start mentioning names.I love you all and may the blessings of God continue to be with you all. Insha Allah 21stCM_Visuals is here to stay and it will be a dream come through .Thank you and God bless.
INTERVIEWED BY: Baba.tOfficial
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