Busola Dakolo

Busola Dakolo (Nee Amupitan) is a Nigerian professional photographer and content creator. An alumnus of the New York Film Academy, Busola started her photography career by harnessing the power and flexibility of online learning whilst working as a freelance consultant for Information Technology (IT) companies.

Now the CEO of Busola Dakolo Images, a photography studio, where she specialises in Personal Branding Photography and social impact photos, Busola honed her skills early on by taking countless pictures of her children. Busola is committed to consistently producing compelling images and executing expressive visual digital storytelling projects and enjoys working with a team of young photographers and visual artists to capture memorable moments for her clients.

Busola is passionate about learning and helping young people all over the world gain access to global opportunities. In line with this mission, she founded SkillsKitchen.com, an online skills acquisition and development platform in 2019. SkillsKitchen has attracted over 5,000 registered participants within the first two years, more than 3,000 of whom are very active on the platform.

Busola is also a firm believer in gender equality and has lent her voice to various campaigns with various organisations — including the European Union, to help victims of domestic and sexual violence access care, counselling and other relevant support. She was named in This Day newspaper’s Game Changers of 2019 list in recognition of her social impact efforts.

Busola started her career in 2005 at Zenith bank where she worked with the e-Business team to deliver strategic business solutions for several companies across industries by driving more efficient business processes and revenue growth. Busola also developed good administrative skills while she worked as the Personal Assistant to the CEO of The West Group Limited, an oil and gas servicing company in Lagos, Nigeria.

Busola holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Mineral Resources from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and has earned a Diploma in Photography from the New York Film Academy, USA.

Busola currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.