28th August, 2015
Photo journalist and publisher of Intercontinental Magazine, Adeleke Gbenga Emmanuel is billed to receive an award in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
The Ibadan, Oyo state-born will be awarded Nigeria’s Best Photo Journalist for 2015 by Yoruba Heritage Awards next month.
The widely travelled photojournalist who has been to countries such as the UK, Ghana, Liberia, Paris, Sieera Leone among other countries, said photography to him is not a challenge, rather it makes him to know people because there is no where he cannot get to.
“It is a profession I love as it affords me an opportunity to meet important people,” he said.
Stating why he deserved the award, the organizer of Ale Erebe, a yearly event, said he was given the award because he towers above his contemporaries.
“I can handle camera at any angle, I can report and I can also do interview. That is what makes me different from others. These, I believe, gave me an advantage over my colleagues,” he said.