Wanted! Female Artists & Photographers for the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition.#GTB

This is a call for budding female artists, painters and photographers to participate in the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition.

How To Enter Contest:

Registration is FREE. Send in your entries on the theme “The Elegance of the African People” via the website www.art635.gallery/daysofdorcas.


  • Get an accepted Art635 Artist onboarding Application to become a part of the Art635 Gallery.
  • Upload 3 photographs of 72 dpi with dimension not larger than 1200 X 1800 pixels.
  • The overall title of work and captions for each photograph.
  • Label each work with the artist’s name, date, title, caption and Days Of Dorcas (e.g.obu_peter_2_8_2017_myface_kitten_facenumber1_DaysofDorcas).
  • Year of production
  • A Motivational statement of not more than 300 words of why you want to attend the workshop.
  • Photographers must have full rights to the photos submitted.

A panel of judges will select twenty-five (25) participants who will attend a 6-day workshop, between 28th May, 2018 and 2nd June, 2018. At the end of the workshop, the winner and 1st runner-up will be rewarded with photography equipment worth the equivalent of N500, 000 and N250, 000, respectively.

The Days of Dorcas Photography Competition is a part of the Art635 Gallery, a GTBank Initiative launched to promote African art and culture, and the 6-day workshop will be facilitated by the following renowned Art Professionals;

  • TY Bello, celebrity photographer and philanthropist
  • Uche Okpa-Iroha, Founding member of Blackbox photograph
  • Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko, Founder of Camara-Studios
  • Bénédicte Kurzen, French photographer
  • Jumoke Sanwo, Video Art and Virtual Reality artist

Entries close on Thursday, 17th May, 2018. Click HERE https://635.gtbank.com/2018/05/wanted-female-artists-photographers-for-the-days-of-dorcas-photography-competition/ to register

Ogefash's Styl

Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. She is an educationist. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.