Adebayo Okeowo

Human like you

13/11/2017 127 Comments 1006

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 127 Comments 13/11/2017
  • Ola
    13/11/2017

    Wow! This is brilliant!

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  • Molly
    13/11/2017

    Lovely work as always.

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  • Really nice stuff.

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  • Gbenga okeowo
    13/11/2017

    Great idea. Excellent efforts

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  • Excellently brilliant. This is like you Adebayo Okeowo

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  • Gbenga layo
    13/11/2017

    Great work

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  • Kola Okeowo
    13/11/2017

    Well done Bayo. Great concepts

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  • Lakela
    13/11/2017

    Great work

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  • Modupeoluwa
    13/11/2017

    This is just timely.

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  • Kayode Agbede
    13/11/2017

    Wow! Amazing work Bayo! Good stuff!

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  • Femi Michael
    13/11/2017

    Brilliant as always. Brilliant

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  • Udox
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Ebunoluwa
    13/11/2017

    Wow…. Really Awesome!!!

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  • Beampie
    13/11/2017

    Wawuu!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ great!

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  • Mido
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Well done Chief! Good stuff

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  • ayoola tosin
    13/11/2017

    Nice. Good job

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  • Shawpey
    13/11/2017

    Thoughtful… very

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  • Thanks Bayo for always giving us stories through pictures

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  • Lizzie
    13/11/2017

    Hmmmm, deep…

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  • Oluwaseun
    13/11/2017

    This is brilliant!

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  • Jesugbemi
    13/11/2017

    Kudos big brother. Proud of u

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  • Maryam
    13/11/2017

    Amazing stufff!! Way to go Bayo!!!

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  • Bola
    13/11/2017

    Brilliant

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  • Adedamola
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Omotayo Aweda
    13/11/2017

    This is beautiful, Bayo! Well done!

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  • Henny
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Iranloye Ibukun
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Titiloye John
    13/11/2017

    Great storytelling. Great campaign

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  • Okokon Eunice
    13/11/2017

    Great work

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  • Abisola
    13/11/2017

    “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
    13/11/2017

    Super awesome

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  • Satang Nabaneh
    13/11/2017

    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
      16/11/2017

      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
    13/11/2017

    Splendid!

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  • Yimi Ok
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Jumai
    13/11/2017

    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
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Osita David
    13/11/2017

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

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  • Saratu
    13/11/2017

    Amazing love this

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  • Romola
    13/11/2017

    Lovely video…!

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  • Abimbola
    13/11/2017

    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
    14/11/2017

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

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  • pinmo john
    14/11/2017

    nice one bro

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  • Abije Edoh
    14/11/2017

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

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  • Ash
    14/11/2017

    Keep telling visual stories, Bayo. Well done.

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  • sambol1
    14/11/2017

    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
    14/11/2017

    Thumbs up ‘Bayo. Thanks for lending a voice.

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  • oluwapelumi
    14/11/2017

    Amazing work Sir B, weldone

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  • Mwenda Hamanyati
    14/11/2017

    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
    14/11/2017

    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
    14/11/2017

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

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  • Maria Laura
    15/11/2017

    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
    15/11/2017

    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
    16/11/2017

    Beautiful and powerful message, well done.

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  • Samson Komolafe
    16/11/2017

    sษ™kหˆsษชล‹(k)t ! On point ! You nailed it Bayo

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  • Jesudetan Onasanya
    16/11/2017

    Awesome!

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  • ayo Okeowo
    16/11/2017

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

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  • #GoingPlaces

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  • Ashwanee
    16/11/2017

    Well done Bayo! This is powerful!

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    • Martin Nsibirwa
      20/11/2017

      Adebayo, you are talented and powerful with a camera in your hands. All the best brother.

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  • UFOrbih
    16/11/2017

    This is fantastic Bayo. What an eye opener.

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  • Amfani
    16/11/2017

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

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  • Olalekan Abdulaziz
    16/11/2017

    Nice idea. Keep it up bro.

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  • Chairman
    16/11/2017

    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
    16/11/2017

    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
      16/11/2017

      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
    16/11/2017

    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
    16/11/2017

    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
    16/11/2017

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

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  • Anthony
    16/11/2017

    This really wonderful…

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  • Adeola Olabamiji
    16/11/2017

    This is awesome….

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  • Victoria Ohaeri
    16/11/2017

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

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  • Bimbo Jamah
    16/11/2017

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

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  • Well done!!! A super achievement to be proud of! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Jummy
    16/11/2017

    Great stuff… Weldone bro

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  • Patrick
    16/11/2017

    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
    16/11/2017

    Sure your voice can safe a life… Brilliant

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  • Ibukun
    16/11/2017

    Excellent, keep it up dear friend!!

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  • Omolara
    17/11/2017

    Great job Bayo. Keep.doing well

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  • Saoyo
    17/11/2017

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

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  • Amanda
    17/11/2017

    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 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ The #FacesToHearts campaign was never ready ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • Abutu
    17/11/2017

    Why cant we like more than once๐Ÿ˜ญ. Great job!!! Bayo, Im not suprised you are doing great, you got in you, just unleash.

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  • Tomilola
    17/11/2017

    Huuuyah…..fantastique Bayo…Keep the great work

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  • Eric Mbotiji
    17/11/2017

    Congratulations my friend.. You deserve this opportunity

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  • Yinka Oni
    17/11/2017

    Good work Bayo, and a worthy cause๐Ÿ‘

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  • Ukot Ette
    18/11/2017

    Excellent work!

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  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
    18/11/2017

    This is excellent work Bayo. We should start a full campaign for my albinism case against Tanzania soon.

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  • Tope
    18/11/2017

    Great

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  • Tolani
    18/11/2017

    Welldone Bayo. Super proud of you and your work.

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  • Tosin Adeyemo
    18/11/2017

    Brilliant piece. Keep the good working going

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  • Eit Neves
    18/11/2017

    The world should see this! Great passion Bayo. Worthy cause!

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  • Flourish
    18/11/2017

    But as long as you believe in faith you’ll have more than enough grace to see this dream come true. Congratulations in advance. Brilliant piece.

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  • Tobi Molagun
    18/11/2017

    Awesome.. Keep up the good work. Very soon the voiceless shall be heard……

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  • Mayowa
    18/11/2017

    So little said about this very important Humans like us!

    Thanks for speaking out loud on their behalf Bayo.

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  • David
    18/11/2017

    Fantastic!!!
    Keep the great work going.

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  • Folashade Laja
    18/11/2017

    Really Good. That’s the spirit.

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  • am very glad to se this message it is. very touching more of it

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  • Gbolahan
    18/11/2017

    Hmmmnn… I do hope this campaign is heard out there and people’s lives changed through it and many other campaigns like this. Good job, Bayo. All the best.

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  • Aderonke
    18/11/2017

    Brilliant! Really nice

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  • adigbole
    19/11/2017

    Awesome! Keep the good work

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  • Solomon
    19/11/2017

    This is straight from the heart. Please spread the news.

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  • Tade
    19/11/2017

    Great work Bayo

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  • Victoria Ibidun
    19/11/2017

    Good job, keep it up!

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  • Adenrele Somorin
    19/11/2017

    All the very best in this quest to contribute to human development. Keep it up.

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  • Deolu
    19/11/2017

    Fantastic work fam. Niceeeeeeee.

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  • Patience Mungwari
    19/11/2017

    Amazing. Amazing

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  • Adegoke Okeowo
    19/11/2017

    Imaginative! Creative!! Demonstrative!!! Exemplary!!!! Exceptional…

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  • Deolu sode
    19/11/2017

    Keep up the great work bro.

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  • Adeolu
    19/11/2017

    Niceeeeeee

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  • Oluwadelemi Moji
    19/11/2017

    Good thinking! Good product!!

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  • Success is yours in Jesus name. Good movie, I shed tears.

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  • Nse
    19/11/2017

    Thank you for creating this video, Bayo. Incredibly powerful!

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  • Joshua Broli
    20/11/2017

    This is truly amazing!!!! Changing the world one day at a time, eventually we can be proud of the world we live in..

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  • Grace
    20/11/2017

    This is really great! Job well done!!!!

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  • Jehoshaphat Njau
    20/11/2017

    Powerful, emotive and a well captured sad reality… you are going places Bayo. Keep up your great advocacy work!

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  • KETCOLLINS
    20/11/2017

    Just Great

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  • LOF
    20/11/2017

    This is great

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  • Tunji Oke David
    20/11/2017

    Nice one Bayo. Keep it up

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  • Olukayode
    20/11/2017

    This is great.

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  • David
    20/11/2017

    Good work

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  • Chisom
    20/11/2017

    Great work๐Ÿ‘

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  • Lindi-K
    20/11/2017

    This is brilliant. Good job Bayo ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • TOLA
    20/11/2017

    Gosh! This is brilliant! Very well articulated. Well done, Bayo!

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  • Oyeir
    20/11/2017

    Innovative!!!
    #Africazen

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  • bright blair
    22/11/2017

    woow so creative

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  • Amodu Bukola
    22/11/2017

    Adebayo deary, I see in you strength, grit,grace, wisdom and insight gathering momentum to be harnessed to positively influence your generation for good. You will get there. Love to Gold and Golden dude.

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