Shola Animashaun, also known as SA, is a self-taught Nigerian photographer. A graduate of Accounting from the Kwara State Polytechnic, he acquired his first camera in June 2002, a few weeks before he received the clarion call to serve his nation in the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). Of course film photography was a daunting task, but he learnt the ropes with multiple trials and errors to eventually become exceptionally good at it.
Fast forward to two years, SA turned down a lucrative job offer from an accounting firm, after waiting for almost two years to get one. After so much deliberation, he decided to start with what he could lay his hands on; a camera! His career in photography started when he got a job as the in-house photographer for Nigeria’s number one urban lifestyle and music magazine, Hip Hop World. Seven years later, with priceless experiences on-the-job and challenges to be grateful to, SA has metamorphosed from being a neophyte to being one of the most reliable names to reckon with within the Nigerian photography and entertainment industry.