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By creating compelling and visually-appealing videos around travel and lifestyle in Nigeria, Tayo promotes tourism by encouraging Nigerians and foreigners to visit different parts of the country. Tayo has carved a unique niche for himself that incorporates tourism, lifestyle, and filmmaking.
How He StartedTayo conceived the idea for filmmaking while studying at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He didn’t start his career making videos, rather he started as a photographer, using his phone to take pictures of various locations in Lagos. He then started making videos with his phone and delved fully into it when he saw they were receiving positive reactions. He recounted the experience in an interview with Daily Trust.
“I started making videos on my phone, and when people started seeing my videos, they loved it, so, I improved on it and started making more videos. I later got a camera and the rest is history. When I was learning how to make videos, I had some friends who were into photography, but none of them was making videos. When I learnt video making, I decided to find a platform to push out what I learnt so others can gain from it. That was how I started on YouTube,”he said.
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Through his engaging videos on YouTube, Tayo has garnered over 100,000 subscribers who are thrilled by the spectacular narrative he portrays about Nigeria.
“There are a lot of people who are happy about what I am doing and many love the fact that I have been able to show positive images about Nigeria,”he said. Tayo has filmed in a number of states in Nigeria including Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Abuja, Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi, Obudu, Niger, and several more. He has also made films of locations in countries such as Kenya, Cape Verde, Ghana, amongst others. Tayo’ssuccess on YouTube and the strides he is making in the travel industry is a testament to how young Nigerians can maximise the opportunities around them. Social media has made it easier than ever to showcase skill, build a community of like-minded individuals, and make money while doing what you love. Plans for the future Featured Image Source: Tayo Aina – Youtube
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