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Yunusa Abdullahi was born in Zaria, Kaduna state and started out as a broadcaster at NTA 2 Channel 5, Lagos in 1994, having spent two years as a freelance/intern with his late cousin, Mallam Yusuf Jibo, who was then doing a CNN world report.

Abdullahi had always loved journalism and during his school days edited his school magazine both at A-Levels and the University.

He was also a member of the editorial board of the NYSC camp magazine.
Yunusa Abdullahi who is presently a professional photographer and photojournalist during a recent interview with NaijaOnlineTV revealed on how he ventured into the business.

Abdullahi while working as an announcer at NTA was deployed to the production department, where he had the opportunity of working with Danladi Bako and Ola Fajemisin to produce Morning Ride and Mastersports, two elite programmes of NTA 2, Channel 5 at the time.

Yunusa Abdullahi revealed to NaijaOnlineTV, that as a Producer/Director he was awed and influenced by the power of a camera and its ability to record visual and still it. During one of his trips to the United Kingdom in 2004, Abdullahi realized photography was studied as a course, he made enquiries at the London School of Photography, Oxford street, collected brochures and other necessary information and by 2006, he had completed his first photography course at the school.

Yunusa Abdullahi had since then done several other photography courses in the UK, culminating in him getting a diploma in photojournalism, from the London Academy of Media and Television, in 2010.

He has also participated at photography master classes, organised by the Australian Embassy and the Spain/French Embassy photo master class.

Though he had being in photography for a while, however Yunusa Abdullahi has been practising as a professional photographer for ten years.

Basically studied English at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Abdullahi holds a M.A in English degree, from the University of Lagos. Among his other educational accomplishment is achieving certificates in writing for the Press and Brand Marketing in PR Campaigns, all from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), London.

His other certification includes Certificate in Photography at the London School of Photography, Certificate in Digital Photography at Photo Opportunity Studio, Camden Town, United Kingdom. Certificate in Government; Image and Information, The UK Experience; Public Administration Int’l London, Diploma in Photojournalism at the London Academy of Media and Television, Certificate in Consultancy in the Public Sector: A foundation in essential consultancy skills, e.t.c.

As a photojournalist/documentary photographer, Yunusa Abdullahi admire the works of people like Sir. Don McCullin the great British war photojournalist, Steve McCurry the American photojournalist, Dorothea Lange another American documentary photographer, because of the impact of their works.

As a photographer, Yunusa Abdullahi works more around environmental portraits/documentaries. However, he also loves editorial photography.

Abdullahi had his very first solo photo exhibition in August, 2014 and in attendance was the present official photographer to Nigeria’s President, Bayo Omobooriowo, who was extremely excited to see his works and recently under the spices of John Pedro Media Omobooriowo organized a photography collage, where Yunusa Abdullahi was one of the resource persons together with Tom Saater, Lookman Olanipekun and Andrew Esiebo.

Dare Gbadebo

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