TY Bello celebrates 20 years in photography
Celebrity photographer, Toyin Sokefun-Bello, better known as TY Bello is celebrating 20 years of being a photographer.
In a post on Instagram, she stated that looking back through thousands and thousands of images and going back to her very first days, it’s been an amazing time. This is why she will be sharing some of her favourite themes, photographs, moments, and stories with her friends and followers on social media.
To begin the celebration, the 42-year-old she wrote: “I’m excited to begin the celebration of my 20 years in photography in this month of June…and it’s been amazing time looking back through thousands and thousands of images and going back to my very first days. I begin the celebrations by sharing with you some of my favourite themes, photographs, moments, and stories.”
TY studied economics at the University of Lagos. She was a member of the defunct gospel group, Kush.
She went solo and is best known for the songs “Greenland,” “Ekundayo,” and “This Man.”
She started photography when her band disbanded, a time when photography was not thought of as a profession. TY Bello has gone ahead to create an enabling environment and platforms for upcoming photographers to showcase their work.
She majors in portrait photography, even though she still does documentary and conceptual photography. Her works are usually iconic and arouse strong emotions from fans of her work.
TY Bello has also photographed the high and mighty and A-list celebrities like Mo Abudu, Linda Ikeji, Tinnie Tempah, Funke Akindele, Ibukun Awosika, Nike Adeyemi and many more.