I shoot villagers in Nigeria with my Canon camera. They drop bombs on them. I shoot the beauty and essence of their souls. They shoot to kill their souls. I respect their culture and learn from their way of life. They destroy their culture and hate on their way of life. My journey is to capture and share the essence of over 500 sub ethnic groups that make up Nigeria, their goal is to destroy and convert them to one.
A subscriber asked me a couple of days ago what impact my images would have on the UN Secretary General, you see the UN and the Nigerian government are well aware of how peace can be promoted through my images.
The face is a window to the soul, the faces of the girls burnt alive as they slept in their school dormitories in Yobe Nigeria, 200+ girls kidnapped from Chibok, 2000+ massacred in Baga and thousands more slaughtered by Boko Haram. A father in Atlanta Georgia enjoys the window to his daughter’s soul just as much as the father in Chibok Borno.
The UN’s method of promoting peace in the world is the well used but ineffective method of sending peacekeeping soldiers and dropping food aid in affected areas. Nigeria politicians are busy looting the treasury while President Goodluck Jonathan is standing in solidarity in France. The French lost 17 lives in Paris to Al Qaeda in Yemen while Boko Haram just carried out their worst massacre killing 2000 people in Baga Nigeria.
The worst carnage and atrocities in modern human history is committed daily against women, young girls, poor and minority groups in Nigeria no wonder our president believes 2000 African lives means nothing to 17 European lives.
Who is standing in solidarity with Nigeria? @OgbeniAyotunde