A native of Agbouka Udanta in Amogudu, Abiriba, Ohaﬁa L.G.A, Abia State, Philips Akwari grew up in his hometown which shaped his understanding of the local culture as he had his early education within the community and participated in the traditional ceremonies. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in Geography from the Universities of Nigeria, Nsukka and Ibadan respectively. In 2012, he bagged a Diploma in Photography and Videography from the Craft Film School in New Delhi, India. Akwari’s 2017 photo of Lagos was published by the World Finance Magazine. In 2015, his photo was also among the Best 30 Selection in the IAM Alive photo contest organized by Nikon Nigeria. In 2014, he won the Best Lagos Photo Award organised by Taskdirect, an afﬁliate of Zinox computers. Akwari is a mentee at the Nlele Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lagos; and has trained over 30 aspiring photographers in the Skill Acquisition Scheme program of the House that Wisdom Built Ministry.
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