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BN 25 Days – My Lifestyle, My VEDA – Finalist: Akinlolu Osinbajo

Hi,I’m Akinlolu Osinbajo,a student and aspiring photographer/designer.



Thank you for all the wonderful entries to our Bella Naija 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
Today, we are announcing the finalists for the My Lifestyle, My VEDA contest.
Originally, we planned to choose the Top 3 and present them for you to review. However, after receiving all the great entries, we chose our Top 4!
Its now up to you to ‘crown’ the winner.
Read the entries and then vote for the winner in our Polls section situated at the lower left corner of the main page.
Thanks and good luck to all the finalists!
Voting closes at Midnight (GMT) on the 31st of December 2009.
For more information on the exciting VEDA brand: Visit
Hi,I’m Akinlolu Osinbajo,a student and aspiring photographer/designer..(o.k,the designer part is more in my head than on paper,I’m concentrating more on photography,lol).
I study economics in the University of Lagos, and will soon (by the grace of God) graduate. Photography is my main passion, fashion and style aside,and that is why I decided to enter this contest.

My hobbies and interests include Photography,fashion(mainly menswear but I appreciate women’s designs also, I’m a big fan of Dior Homme, Z Zegna, Topman, ASOS, Maison Martin Margiela and Tom Ford),reading(fiction by Grisham,Archer,Clancy,Forsythe and Ludlum), Writing, cars, music (mainly House music,which is basically what you see on MTV Europe and change the channel-Bob sinclar, calvin harris, david guetta, daft punk, yup those are my people,lol, Nigerian music, and hip-hop),and movies(favourites include ‘The Aviator, Munich, The Good Shepherd, City of God and The Godfather).
Some of my favourite websites are (networking heaven, when you’re not playing around,lol) (Tautology?,lol!)

My Lifestyle
I’m a student so I live a rather simple life-school,home,church..basically. I live in Lekki and I like to hang with my friends, catch a movie, maybe go bowling. Used to be an indoor person, but now I actually enjoy being out, especially to fashion shows and events, ‘cos I like to see how these things work.
I am an aspiring photographer and I’ve recently worked on a couple of projects(including a cover shot for SCEPTER magazine) with more coming up. My camera is a CANON 1000D Rebel Xs D-slr, a base model, but easy to use. I just got it, and since then my life as a photographer has(officially) begun. I started out using my phone(first a Sony ericsson K700i, then a W810i), and since then, it has developed into what is now a full blown passion.
I’m more into fashion and creative photography than any other niche. I admire the work of photographers like Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier and Terry Richardson(they are usually responsible for the amazing spreads you see in Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, V Magazine etc.) Domestically, TY Bello, Jide Alakija, Moussa Moussa and Kelechi Amadi Obi also provide strong inspiration for me. I like to think outside the box with my own technique: I want people to say ‘wow’ instead of ‘oh that’s a nice picture’. I like random shots of things happening, or things in motion… that tell more than one story,basically.
Below are some of my shots from stuff I’ve done for others and stuff I’ve worked on for my portfolio.

So why do I need a VEDA laptop?
Currently, to work on my images, I use a desktop computer, which has just enough space but a very low RAM(512MB in the year 2009,sad I know)….so imagine when I have to edit 2MB,3MB JPEG/RAW images… takes forever(when the computer isn’t freezing/crashing).Plus I have all sorts of necessary applications that make it work even slower than usual. AND, when I need to do a job outside, I obviously can’t carry it with me… you get the picture.
Nowadays, I mainly use my computer to edit pictures(play games once in a while, or watch a movie/series), so I need something that would give me optimum efficiency at all times, portability and reliability….something with a large screen,sizeable RAM, ample hard disk space, a super-fast processor and stylish looks…….something that would ensure a seamless transition from work to play for me……….something like the VEDA EXL Pro……Lol!
On a more serious note though, I intend to use this to further my career in photography, as I will(hopefully) acquire more equipment in due course. Presently, all I have is my camera; I have no studio( I use a room in my house with a mostly blank wall for some of my jobs), no lighting, no additional enhancements( telephoto lens, macro lens, tripod, speedlite flashes etc)…I have to rely on my creativity to obtain the best shots possible under the available circumstances.

So….i’ve made my case for a VEDA….because I think it would improve my work and lifestyle significantly. Please, if you like my work, vote for me, so I can win…..:-).
I sign off with one of my favourite shots(that’s me by the way,lol)
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  1. bee

    December 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    YAYYY AKINNNNN…ery1 should vote for u, u deserve it mehn

  2. Oloko A-why 'kip kip'

    December 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Obiwon….u deserve it mahn…with God’s backing…its yours

  3. Oloko A-why 'kip kip'

    December 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Go obiwon…u deserve it ..with God’s backing also..praaaa

  4. beezy

    December 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    If the decision were mine, you take the VEDA jare…. I think you deserve it. Luv ur write-up,its brief & straight forward(at least compared to d others)….. and it came across as witty convo …. i ope u win it….
    PS: luv the 2nd pic in the slideshow….

  5. sweetie

    December 27, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    where can i vote? someone pls help me out, thanks

  6. sweetie

    December 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    oops found it, 🙂 , how silly do i feel

  7. Didi Agege

    December 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Methinks this one deserves the laptop most out of the lot!

  8. Motun Ona

    December 27, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I’m really impressed by this…… I admire you raw talent and determination. You should win. i hope you win

  9. Bola #1

    December 28, 2009 at 2:26 am

    fab entry, definately a contender for my vote

  10. Dith-H-P

    December 28, 2009 at 4:34 am

    love the shots! Good luck to all d finalists!

  11. Coco

    December 28, 2009 at 5:13 am

    I hope Akin wins this…goodluck mehn!!!

  12. bee

    December 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

    the homepage the lower left area is a poll VOTE THERE

  13. toye tee

    December 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

    akin really deserves 2 win this o…his pictures are original and tew madd…his pics are d best jor….

  14. 'Kayode

    December 28, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I’ll vote for you cos you are a photographer lol

  15. damola

    December 28, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    diddy u must win o…

  16. damola

    December 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    read d oda posts and dey av nothng on u…

  17. ladi ojora

    December 29, 2009 at 1:50 am

    I know this dude…and i know he deserves it….really.

  18. williams

    December 29, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    hey man list ur head high and proud cause ur a winner

  19. Akin

    December 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    thanks people….i really hope i win,keep the votes coming!

  20. lanre akinkunmi

    December 29, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I believe u ll make it, lifes door of success is automatic to pple like u

  21. soul child

    December 30, 2009 at 3:19 am

    You deserve this not just cos u r a wonderful person bt cos u r passion driven and dat wud get u places in life…. Heads up big guy… We wud wash dis down with ounces of palmwine lool good luck kemi tee

  22. Kitan

    December 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Goodluck bro!!!

  23. Tess

    December 30, 2009 at 11:33 am

    beautiful pictures, wow.
    He wants people to say wow to his pictures and that’s what i’m giving to him…………..Wow

  24. ayoola

    December 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    i know a talent when i see one, am proud of you lolu, bella he deserves to win.

  25. ayoola

    December 30, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    he deserves it, lolu the artist nice name for fame

  26. Tosin

    December 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Nice write up bro, of course you should win!

  27. Akin

    December 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    thanks tess,ayoola,kemi nd kitan…………thanks a whole lot!!

  28. Sarah

    December 31, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Hey, you so deserve this!!! I am very proud of you, I am voting for you 100%!

  29. pjkruel

    December 31, 2009 at 8:54 am

    hav been tryin to vote for a long while now….and it has been impossible….so how does the best man win wen we cant even vote for him?

  30. ladi ojora

    December 31, 2009 at 11:09 am

    d voting thing isn’t that hard. its not on this page tho’. Go to d home page. at the bottom left corner. you’ll c d polls.

  31. bee

    December 31, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    go to the mainpage to the lower left area thers a poll there vote..refresh the page a few tyms and u shld be able to!!

  32. Akin

    December 31, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    the page sometimes shows only results and not d vote option,so just wait a while and try again,abeg. got to the home page and check the lower left corner where it says ‘weekly polls’…thanks!

  33. ada

    December 31, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    you are winning. no doubt about this
    i have already voted for you.

  34. luvlife

    January 1, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Congratulations. Hope you enjoy your spoil.

  35. Akin

    January 1, 2010 at 7:45 am

    WE WON…,i’m saying ‘we’ cos you guys gave me immense help getting across the finish line…….God bless y’all and keep y’all…happy new year!!!

  36. elizabeth

    January 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    yay!! congrats!!

  37. Onoja

    January 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Boy, am I proud I know U. Following the dream. And the pics are stunning. Nice bro. Nice

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