STILL in his young age, Adebiyi Olusegun Michael is a photo artist of note. Born in the 70s, he attended Ross Cottage Primary School, Akoka and Doregos Private Academy, Ipaja for his primary and secondary education. He later moved to Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, where he studied Computer Science. He switched to photography, when he encountered the art, which he saw as a tool for immortalising moments, and the emotions they carry with them. The founder of Michael Adebiyi Photography shares his styles vision with DAMILOLA ADEKOYA.
Family Background: I’m the only guy out of four children. My mum is a retired banker, while my dad, was into business.
Definition of fashion: It is what you think looks good on you.
Style of dressing: Very casual — a shirt and a pair of jean. I’m not a too serious dresser!
Uniqueness of style: My creativity. It stands me out in almost everything that I do.
Favourite colour: I like blue. It looks pure and cool on me.
Favourite designers: Any design that looks good, I have no specific one, actually.
Stylish Icon(s): TY Bello, I just love her style.
Signature scent(s): I use Droope and I also like Givenchy, though I don’t use it.
Most cherished possession: The faith I have in God, is what I cherish so much.
Most expensive item: My camera; I value it a lot.
Food: I love plantain, nothing more.
Turn on: I like to be in a happy environment.
Turn off: Gloomy environment!
Happiest moment: Everyday is a happy day for me.
Most embarrassing moment: I can’t remember one.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, crazy and creative
What can you not be caught wearing?
Basically, no feminine stuffs for me!
Motivations: It’s just God in all generalisations.
Inspirations: I’m inspired when I see my self as part of someone’s inspirations.
If you were given an opportunity to change something in Nigeria, what would it be?
It’s the mindset of people; I’ll make them believe more in themselves.
Philosophy of life: In life, I believe there is greatness in every human beings, and in one way or the other, one could exhibit it.