Shola Animashaun is a multi-award winning professional Nigerian photographer specializing in editorial and Commercial Photography. He is also into wedding, fashion, travel and sport photography which has equally brought in prominence. A graduate of accounting and had to turn down a lucrative job in an accounting firm for the love of photography. He is also a member of professional Photographers of America (PPA).
He acquired his first camera in June 2002, a few weeks before he received the clarion call to serve his nation as National Youth Service Corp (NYSC)
His resilience and attention to clients briefs and details has afforded him the opportunities to work for clients in countries like U.S.A , Brazil , Egypt, Dubai , Adis abba , Barbados, South Africa to name a few .
He has worked with and photographed top Nigerian acts like Tuface Idibia ,P-Square, Don Jazzy ,Femi Kuti, 9ice , Ice Prince ,Banky W, Omawumi , Waje , Davido ,Chindima, Weird Mc , Wizkid , Burna Boi, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Eldee D Don, Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Saheed Balogun , Mode Nine, Rugged Man, Julius Agwu, Iyanya, Basket Mouth, Bovi, Olamide, Sound Sultan, Lynxx, Chidinma, Vector in my studio and he has had the privilege of shooting international acts like Akon, Jay-Z, Beyonce , Rick Ross, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, The Game, Llyod Banks, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Missy Elliot, Sisquo, Idris Elba, Tinnie Tempah , Busta Rhymes ,SUV, Brick and Lace, Ciara etc. on world stage.
He has official photographed for major top Nigerian companies such as Glo for Glo Campus Storms , MTN for MTN Project Fame, Channel O music Awards, Headies ( Formerly called Hip-Hop World Awards), Love Like A movie, Basket Mouth Uncensored, Fela on Broadway and has been the official photographer in charge of editorial shoot for Hip Hop world magazine since 7 years .
Shola Animashaun has executed assignments, meeting needs for both individuals and government parastatals alike, he has worked with the Ministry of Tourism as the official photography company for the Lagos Festival and the Eyo festival for Lagos state, Nigeria Tourism Expo and has been a part of Charity projects in Lagos too, i.e Charity and youth empowerment project, The Help Project, Kanu Heart Foundation, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria that educates students in the Slum areas of Ajegunle. CECP cancer project.
Over the years Shola Animashaun has won five photography awards including a third place in an international competition with 7311 entries putting a stamp on his chosen photography specialties which includes but not limited to editorial, wedding, event, commercial concert, model, sport photography . He was also a part of the just concluded FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, he was there for a photography assignments for one of his corporate clients .
Shola Animashaun teaches photography in his photography academy Shola Animashaun Academy which is an extension of his personal Shola Animashaun Photography Brand.