Artist Bio

Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Kelechi Amadi-Obi


Kelechi Amadi-Obi is one of Nigerian’s most celebrated fashion photographers. He started his career as a lawyer, before venturing into full time art in 1993.  His artistic journey began with painting, giving his photography its unique creative edge, with a mastery of aesthetics and creative lighting.  Besides shooting creative images for leading advertising agencies PrimaGarnet Ogilvy, SO&U, and InsightGrey, he has shot photographs for leading corporate clients such as Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN Nigeria Plc, PZ Nigeria Plc, British American Tobacco, and Nigerian Flour Mills. In 2010 Amadi-Obi launched Mania, Nigeria’s first international standard glossy fashion magazine. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally, including in Snap Judgement – A New Position in Contemporary African Photography, at the International Centre of Photography, New York, USA in 2006, in Depth of Field at the South London Gallery, UK, in 2004, in Lagos at the Ifa Gallery, in Stuttgart, Germany in 2005, in Transferts at Africalia, in Brussels, Belgium in 2003. In 2004, Amadi-Obi won the prestigious St.Moritz Style Award for Photography.


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