Somma Okirie
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Somma Okirie

Creative Director | Editor | Photographer | VideographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Somma Okirie
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Somma Okirie

Creative Director | Editor | Photographer | VideographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Editorial and Portrait Photographer, Videographer & Editor
Projects
  • Trailer for Jibola: The New Nigerian Sound
    Trailer for Jibola: The New Nigerian SoundSince I can remember I have always been a big Afrobeat fan. I decided to do a documentary on the effect Nigerian Afrobeats and Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti has had on the modern generation of artists and musicians. Its centred on Jibola Oduwole, a born and bred Nigerian in the Uk, his take, experiences and influences on his own musical journey.   I compare and highlight different aspects of music making in Nigeria, from the political perspective, the cultural perspective and personal per
  • Essence
    EssenceEssence is the appreciation of black culture, black fashion and black women. Bright colours that compliment our skin-tones and express creativity and individuality.
  • Lordy Fresco Video shoot
    Lordy Fresco Video shootBTS!
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Projects credited in
  • New wave magazine push and pull summer magazine
    New wave magazine push and pull summer magazineLast summer, Nwavemagazine invited 10 of its favourite photographers to create some images/concept which I believed encapsulated the theme of summer. I creative directed and shot a project titled "(inter)Stella" With playful and exaggerated use of make up - I wanted to celebrate the 21st century black women and her freedom in self expression. With summer comes a chance to show out. To be a light in whatever way one chooses to be and to step out in that light. The push and pull magazine is ava
  • Urban shoot
    Urban shootInspired in the 80's-90's decades
  • Exhibition sponsored by Nikon
    Exhibition sponsored by NikonI had the privilege to exhibit some work from my ongoing fine art project titled "Boys are blue" at the UKBTOG exhibition in Walsall between 25th-27th September which aimed to showcase some of the work of emerging and established black female photographers in England. Staying strict to Covid 19 guidelines the exhibition went successfully! This was my first exhibition and it was great to introduce a passion project of mine to the world, looking forward to more exhibitions! #photographer#female
Work history
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    Work ExperienceMillishots
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    I attended concerts of well known UK rappers and artists. Photographed them, around the event, and backstage then edited the photos took and added it to my portfolio.
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    Work experienceRaw Production
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    I had work experience, I was able to help with researching sponsors, casting and visited a high profile post production company in Soho. I have gained some connections from it.
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Skills
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Colour Grading
  • Videography
  • Photography Editing
Education
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    Media Production BA HonoursCoventry University
     - London, United Kingdom
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    A LevelsKingston College
     - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Adobe Premiere ProLinkedIn
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    Microsoft ExcelLinkedIn
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