Moyinoluwa Oluwaseun is a 6-year-old girl who developed keen interest in photography from the moment she understood how powerful a camera is. The beautiful girl started taking pictures when she was barely four years old.
In an exclusive chat with NAIJ.com, the young girl played around as she told our correspondents about her life as a photographer and what she wants to be in the future. Like every child, the young photographer has dreams; the confidence she exuded during the interview showed she is more than ready to take on the world with her camera.
Oluwaseun, who is the first child of her parents, has a 4-year-old sister identified as Morounfoluwa. Both sisters have a thing for photography as it has become an innate passion for them.
The 6-year-old girl operates under the brand name Ariyike Photografy. Her father, who is a professional photographer, does a great job managing her social media handle and giving her a chance to explore the world with her camera.
Oluwaseun told NAIJ.com she got her first camera from her grandmother who is a photographer in Ilesha.
The woman discovered she had a thing for pictures after she saw how she handled a toy camera. After she got her first real camera, the young girl was fascinated by it and would not stop taking pictures of every moment. Her younger sister became her model.
The smart and brilliant kid also spoke about her life in school listing some of the things she finds interesting. She played around their beautiful apartment as the interview was being done.
Arts and crafts turned out to be her best subject in school. She loves drawing as well as she showed off some of her paintings.
The young creative director of Ariyike Photografy was given the award 2017 Kidpreneur of the year. She held her award proudly as her younger sister threw in bits and pieces of their lives and what photography means to them.
Oluwaseun who hails from Ekiti state said no one has ever turned her down when it comes to taking pictures. According to her, they are always amused a girl her age is able to take pictures and do it professionally.
The way she handles the camera surprises most people she comes in contact with. She said the first thing she does at events is to seek the permission of those she wants to snap before she gets down to business.
See more of the pictures taken by the little girl below:
1. Moyin behind the camera
2. Taking pictures at an event
3. A long day working
4. Covering an event
5. With our correspondents
When asked what she does with the money she makes from taking pictures at the event, the smart and creative girl said she turns down monetary offers and refer persistent people to her parents. Her mother who is a trained photographer confirmed this stating she does not want her to be dependent on such things.
The mother also went on to talk about some of the challenges faced by the young star. She said she stopped concentrating in school at some point; she felt there was no point studying hard since she is a photographer. At this point, her parents took the bold step of stopping her from attending events and working.
On discovering the measure was not an effective one, they resorted to petting and small talks. This worked and got the girl doing well in school again. Oluwaseun said she wanted to be a doctor at some point, she also confessed to wanting to be a banker. However, all that have changed as she is sure she wants to be a photographer now.
Asides photography, Oluwaseun and her sister plays the piano and engage in other extracurricular activities. This according to their mother will help them have other strong points as they could decide to dump photography in the future.
The young photographer has a deep love for colour pink and listed fried rice, jollof rice, chicken with white rice and stew as her best food. To this, one of our correspondents teased her saying that should not be a surprise since she attends parties a lot as a photographer.
The interview came to an end when the young girl took her camera and took brilliant pictures of the correspondents there.
Watch the NAIJ.com TV video below to see the skilled artist who draws prominent Nigerians: