By now you all know him as the photographer that shot those beautiful underwater pictures at the Bauchi State Yankari Game Reserve. I can proudly say KurengWorkx is now an Award winning photography brand in Nigeria, and a big congratulation to the entire team. Just recently KurengWorkx launched a studio in the city of Jos, Plateau State. And weeks later, was announced the overall winner of a photo contest, African Rising Photo contest, taking the lead photograher (kureng) to Arusha, Tanzania for the AiR Project. Other awards include the 2017 best photographer on the Plateau the WHOISWHO Award.
See below the picture that won the African Rising Photo contest
Kureng Dapel – Nigeria
With the opportunities and exposure gotten from the award, Kureng was able to work with some African artist in Tanzania and some other countries on a project called African Queens. The Kenyan version of the project was about Mnyazi wa Menza (Mekatilili Wa Menza) (or Makatilili) was a Kenyan woman leader, who led the Giriama people in a rebellion against the British Colonial Administration and policies actively in 1913 – 1914.
While the Nigerian version is about Queen Amina, a Hausa Muslim Warrior Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north west Nigeria. The motive behind the project is to show that women can be independent and trail blazers of the society. While shining a torch light especially on the northern part of Nigerian where women are not allowed to fully be in control of their lives.