Adebayo Okeowo

Human like you

13 November, 2017 85 Comments 455

I love using visuals to capture moments and tell stories. I believe they hold the power to bring about social change and challenge stereotypes. After a visit to Malawi in 2016, I became more aware of the extreme social, economic and political struggles being faced by persons with Albinism. Not only do they have to combat skin cancer and sunburns, they also have to fight to stay alive – particularly in countries like Tanzania and Malawi, where their body parts are hunted for ritual purposes. This led me to create a visual campaign (the story of Sechaba) to buttress the fact that albinism is only a genetic condition and that persons with albinism are human just like the rest of us.

With my ability to creatively tell people’s stories, I do hope to be selected for the Faces2Hearts campaign so that I can bring to light the powerful stories that often go untold on the African continent.

My suitcases are already packed.


By Adebayo Okeowo 85 Comments 13 November, 2017
  • Ola
    13 November, 2017

    Wow! This is brilliant!

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  • Molly
    13 November, 2017

    Lovely work as always.

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  • Bukunmi Demola Okeowo
    13 November, 2017

    Really nice stuff.

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  • Gbenga okeowo
    13 November, 2017

    Great idea. Excellent efforts

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  • Owolabi,Rosaline Mrs
    13 November, 2017

    Excellently brilliant. This is like you Adebayo Okeowo

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  • Gbenga layo
    13 November, 2017

    Great work

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  • Kola Okeowo
    13 November, 2017

    Well done Bayo. Great concepts

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  • Lakela
    13 November, 2017

    Great work

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  • Modupeoluwa
    13 November, 2017

    This is just timely.

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  • Kayode Agbede
    13 November, 2017

    Wow! Amazing work Bayo! Good stuff!

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  • Femi Michael
    13 November, 2017

    Brilliant as always. Brilliant

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  • Udox
    13 November, 2017

    Now I am wondering why I am not the one who did this amazing work… Bayo… Great!

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  • Ebunoluwa
    13 November, 2017

    Wow…. Really Awesome!!!

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  • Beampie
    13 November, 2017

    Wawuu!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ great!

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  • Mido
    13 November, 2017

    Well articulated Bayo, and adopting visuals to raise this awareness is indeed brilliant. I hope you win the faces2heart contest.

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  • Raymond O. (@Okizle)
    13 November, 2017

    Well done Chief! Good stuff

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  • ayoola tosin
    13 November, 2017

    Nice. Good job

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  • Shawpey
    13 November, 2017

    Thoughtful… very

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  • Mary-anne Egwunyenga
    13 November, 2017

    Thanks Bayo for always giving us stories through pictures

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  • Lizzie
    13 November, 2017

    Hmmmm, deep…

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  • Oluwaseun
    13 November, 2017

    This is brilliant!

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  • Jesugbemi
    13 November, 2017

    Kudos big brother. Proud of u

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  • Maryam
    13 November, 2017

    Amazing stufff!! Way to go Bayo!!!

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  • Bola
    13 November, 2017

    Brilliant

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  • Adedamola
    13 November, 2017

    Wow….Brilliant, I really hope you win this Bayo

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  • Omotayo Aweda
    13 November, 2017

    This is beautiful, Bayo! Well done!

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  • Henny
    13 November, 2017

    Welldone Bayo. Keep advocating for the voiceless with your work.

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  • Iranloye Ibukun
    13 November, 2017

    Great work. I pray this campaign yields great positive results.

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  • Titiloye John
    13 November, 2017

    Great storytelling. Great campaign

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  • Okokon Eunice
    13 November, 2017

    Great work

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  • Abisola
    13 November, 2017

    “From their faces to your hearts”..”human like you*..so many lines that just stick with you! Now this is what a campaign should be like!Simply amazing! Kudos Bayo!

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  • Kojusola
    13 November, 2017

    Super awesome

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  • Satang Nabaneh
    13 November, 2017

    An excellent choice he will. He is able to tell amazing and dynamic stories in a beautiful and profound way.

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    • Ruu Chinomona
      16 November, 2017

      Great work Bayo. No eye has seen and nor ear has heard…of the great exploits that await you. The Almighty is enlarging your territory. This is your season. Shine on!

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  • lawal
    13 November, 2017

    Splendid!

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  • Yimi Ok
    13 November, 2017

    Go Bayo! Go Bayo!! Excellent cause as always.

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  • Jumai
    13 November, 2017

    This is really good in so many aspects! Albinism is one of those topics that need many advocates and it’s hard to change preconceptions especially when they happen at a local level. We must engage directly. Thanks Bayo. So proud of you!!!

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  • Joy Ayeni
    13 November, 2017

    Bayo I’m super proud of you. This is beautiful and it touchs me.

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  • Osita David
    13 November, 2017

    “Albinism” is Genetic and so is “Brilliance”. Bayo, you are just exquisitely brilliant.

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  • Saratu
    13 November, 2017

    Amazing love this

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  • Romola
    13 November, 2017

    Lovely video…!

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  • Abimbola
    13 November, 2017

    Brilliant work!!…..its time people start getting sensitive to the plight of these people in Africa. Albinos are not objects to be used for grotesque means. They are people just like Barack Obama and George Bush.

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  • Silas
    14 November, 2017

    Great work Bayo. Let’s push the voice out!

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  • pinmo john
    14 November, 2017

    nice one bro

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  • Abije Edoh
    14 November, 2017

    very Insightful……..the world really needs to hear this story.

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  • Ash
    14 November, 2017

    Keep telling visual stories, Bayo. Well done.

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  • sambol1
    14 November, 2017

    This is the kind of hope we can bring to our continent and our neighborhood. Telling these stories brings hope and certainly ‘socio-eco-relational’ change.

    Thank you Bayo for this. I’m confident you’ll get into the campaign.

    Cheers

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  • Temitayo Odusolu
    14 November, 2017

    Thumbs up ‘Bayo. Thanks for lending a voice.

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  • oluwapelumi
    14 November, 2017

    Amazing work Sir B, weldone

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  • Mwenda Hamanyati
    14 November, 2017

    Adebayo, your mission is a noble one. I hope that your efforts and those of others will spur greater awareness and compassion for people living with albinism.

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  • Tunedeysongs
    14 November, 2017

    Succinctly delivered your message. From the quality of your pictures, to the crafting of your words its all very well done…as usual. From their faces to our Hearts…

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  • Deyoni
    14 November, 2017

    I love the concept adopted in the video. This is a nice work and it’s informative.

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  • Maria Laura
    15 November, 2017

    A good story worth to be given relevance. Many people are not aware of this problem. Good to publicize this issue and the suffering imposed to “albino” children

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  • Adebayo Okeowo
    15 November, 2017

    I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who watched, liked, commented and shared my video. I am glad that the message has resonated with a number of people. Let’s keep placing the spotlight on those untold stories. Merci beaucoup mes amis

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  • Tebatso
    16 November, 2017

    Beautiful and powerful message, well done.

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  • Samson Komolafe
    16 November, 2017

    sΙ™kˈsΙͺΕ‹(k)t ! On point ! You nailed it Bayo

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  • Jesudetan Onasanya
    16 November, 2017

    Awesome!

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  • ayo Okeowo
    16 November, 2017

    Creative! A chip of the old block!! Ayok.

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  • #GoingPlaces

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  • Ashwanee
    16 November, 2017

    Well done Bayo! This is powerful!

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  • UFOrbih
    16 November, 2017

    This is fantastic Bayo. What an eye opener.

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  • Amfani
    16 November, 2017

    Wow…… Bayo Awesome work bro I’m proud of you Sir

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  • Olalekan Abdulaziz
    16 November, 2017

    Nice idea. Keep it up bro.

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  • Chairman
    16 November, 2017

    Impressive how you convey so much in a few seconds! The world wants to hear …our story, keeping telling it the way you do.

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  • Lauren Chan
    16 November, 2017

    Hi Adebayo, my name is Lauren and I am a finalist in the Asia-Pacific category. You shared a beautiful story of people who are often forgotten – it was very touching. Thank you and good luck!

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    • Adebayo Okeowo
      16 November, 2017

      Hi Lauren. Thank you so much for the kind words. I just checked out your video as well and I am proud of what you did. Will be exciting to walk this journey with you as part of the final four. All the very best

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  • Leon
    16 November, 2017

    This is a sad reminant of an archaic custom. I came across this though Aljazeera and it is sickening… i hope it will reach millions

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  • Hannah
    16 November, 2017

    Excellent as always Bayo, you touched a group of people who are often abandoned and I hope this initiates a gradual change, from here to the grassroots …..I so proud of you, keep shining

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  • Femi Michael
    16 November, 2017

    Yaaaay we passed the first stage. Let’s do this!!!

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  • Anthony
    16 November, 2017

    This really wonderful…

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  • Adeola Olabamiji
    16 November, 2017

    This is awesome….

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  • Victoria Ohaeri
    16 November, 2017

    Adebayo: This video is both illuminating and empowering. Thanks for doing this.

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  • Bimbo Jamah
    16 November, 2017

    Keep doing it Bayo. Its You!. Am proud of this brilliant work of yours .

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  • Maruska Ehrensdorfer
    16 November, 2017

    Well done!!! A super achievement to be proud of! πŸ˜€

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  • Jummy
    16 November, 2017

    Great stuff… Weldone bro

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  • Patrick
    16 November, 2017

    This is a serious issue that is very much alive in Zambia. Recently a young albino lady lost an arm because of unfounded beliefs

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  • Abdulyaqin Tukur
    16 November, 2017

    Sure your voice can safe a life… Brilliant

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  • Ibukun
    16 November, 2017

    Excellent, keep it up dear friend!!

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  • Omolara
    17 November, 2017

    Great job Bayo. Keep.doing well

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  • Saoyo
    17 November, 2017

    Done! You got this kiddo..you got this..

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  • Amanda
    17 November, 2017

    I’m glad your bag are already packed my friend cause you’re definitely on your way to more amazing storytelling through your brilliant work! Can’t wait to see you fly – literally & figuratively πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ The #FacesToHearts campaign was never ready 😊

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  • Abutu
    17 November, 2017

    Why cant we like more than once😭. Great job!!! Bayo, Im not suprised you are doing great, you got in you, just unleash.

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  • Tomilola
    17 November, 2017

    Huuuyah…..fantastique Bayo…Keep the great work

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  • Eric Mbotiji
    17 November, 2017

    Congratulations my friend.. You deserve this opportunity

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  • Yinka Oni
    17 November, 2017

    Good work Bayo, and a worthy causeπŸ‘

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