The gentleman below is the one-and-only CORNELIUS OYEMADE, a veteran photographer. He turned 80 years November 10th, 2018.
Born in Lagos in 1938, Oyemade trained as an apprentice photographer before he became a freelance contributor.
Since the 1960s, his photographs of high society parties, have been published in leading newspapers and magazines.
On his special day he was spotted working at the dedication of baby Ruth Isemede, a miracle child who was born recently by her 55 year old mother, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Isemede, nee Akindele (her first biological child), wife of the recently retired Vicar of Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa-Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, Venerable S. Igien Isemede.
Celebrate, CORNELIUS OYEMADE, one of Nigeria’s longest and hardest working photographers.