iShoot by Obi Somto: Ride or Die

by Obi Somto

Many Lagosians will regale you with stories of how dangerous life on the ‘okada’ can be, but from the eyes of this photographer, it’s another view entirely!

Photo captions by YNaija Editor

Off to hustle

Lone ranger
A clean slate
All in a day’s job
End of the road


About the artist:

For Obi Somto, photography is more than an art, it’s an obsession – a whole new world.  He is an artist who sees the world through a lens. He has a knack for making meaningful connections with the people and objects he photographs. Whether it’s in color or black and white, Somto tells a story with every photograph that will captivate and connect with you.

Born on August 1, 1988, in Lagos, Nigeria, Somto has always been art inclined – to draw, paint, mould and carve. After he discovered Photoshop and Fireworks, he launched his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, and has been shooting professionally for 2 years.

He brings a unique blend of experience, vision and distinction to his style of photography.  In his 2 year career in photography, he has been commissioned by the African Council of Optometry and The Sight and Hope Foundation among others. He has photographed several Nigerian celebrities and dignitaries, with Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the top of the list.

He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from Babcock University.

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