What Farooq Oreagba Said After His Viral Photoshoot – Photographer Reveals


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Fola Stag, the creative mind behind the now-iconic photos of businessman Farooq Oreagba at the 2024 Ojude Oba festival, recently shared insights into their newfound connection.


Farooq Oreagba became a sensation across Nigeria after Fola’s photographs of him went viral on social media.

The images, capturing Farooq’s distinctive style and posture at the festival in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, quickly garnered widespread attention.

Following this unexpected fame, Farooq was interviewed on Arise TV, where he candidly discussed his life journey, including battling cancer, his tattoos, and experiences at the Ojude Oba festival.

Moved by the impact of Fola Stag’s photography on his life, Farooq expressed gratitude during a video call with Fola.


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In a post on social media, Fola shared a glimpse of their conversation, where Farooq acknowledged the photographer for transforming his life through the viral photos.

“Briefly spoke to Mr. Farooq this morning after his interview with Arise TV, he said ‘You don change my Life ooooo,’” Fola captioned the heartfelt moment.

The story highlights the power of photography in capturing moments that transcend mere images, resonating deeply with audiences and transforming lives.

Fola Stag’s ability to recognize and immortalize Farooq Oreagba’s presence at the festival has not only brought him fame but also fostered a meaningful connection between the photographer and his subject.


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