Recently, photographer Henry oji of Bighstudios was a guest at the Hilltop mansion of former military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
The celebrity photographer was chosen to create portraits of the former Nigerian leader – the first since he returned from his medical trip to Germany.
The Minna born photographer narrates his experience with the retired but not tired General via his instagram page.
A trip to Minna, Niger State to photograph Nigeria’s most iconic leader. General Ibrahim Babangida. Ok, the trip was exciting because Minna is home to me and also my place of birth. But all that excitement changed when I was informed that he was ready for me. I started sweating on my bald head. #nojokes. Confusion set in and I went into panic mode . How can I tell Him to turn his head to the left or right? Or say “sorry sir your not giving me the emotion i need “. But to my greatest surprise he “obeyed” every instruction I gave him and he was so graceful at it. He even gave us his trademark smile. This is definitely one experience I won’t forget in a hurry as it was nervy and pleasing at the same time. Looking forward to photographing more iconic people in the nearest future. Many thanks to his beautiful family members. You guys were a joy to work with that day and you all made things easy for us. And to the beautiful supportive lady who made this work, God bless you.#youknowyourself have a beautiful week guys and may God bless what your hand finds to do. #GenIBB #wondowseries #bighportrait assisted by@amnafadoul @kunle_laniyan@clairetransformations #ilovewindowlight