Renowned photographer TY Bello shared a couple of Nike’s beautiful portraits on her Instagram page captioning them:
PASTOR NIKE ADEYEMI: THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS OF FIFTY
I remember my first encounter with the ministry of @nikeadeyemi and her husband Sam Adeyemi of @daystarng. I must have been about 13 years old at the time .. It wasnt called Daystar at the time ..but I remember going to the Casino cinema in Yaba for their conferences.It was there.. I saw for the first time …the Greek language being used to further break down scripture . It was so over my head at the time .. but it stuck.. I’m constantly looking at new ways to understand words better.. it’s made me somewhat a little ‘breaker-downer’ when I’m studying.
About Three decades later ..say about six years ago ..I remember bumping into her at the airport . I mustered up the courage … and whispered .. My Name Is TY Bello .. I wonder why I’ve never photographed you.. I’d be so delighted to ..she was so pleasant and we exchanged numbers .. Nothing dramatic happened as a result of my bold move .. well .not until these many years later. The timing was perfect .. I was so happy to see her in front of my lens just because I took a bold step and made conversation. A seed was sown for sure .
Many times we take risks..Go out of our way to learn something new or introduce ourselves to someone .. and we don’t feel like we walked away with anything .. We actually did something more important .. we sowed seeds into the future.. into our learning experiences.. and those seeds become something.. ..well ..eventually.
@nikeadeyemi was worth the risk. She was a joy to photograph.. a beautiful woman in every way and absolutely inspiring too . The words and prayers she spoke over us during the shoot are so priceless .and I’m so happy we made images that truly represented her essence . Happy 50th birthday Ma. May every day of your jubilee year be filled with rejoicing .Thanks for bringing your refreshing colors to our lives .Im grateful #tybellophotography #50thbirthday #portrait #beauty #hairby @bernardsmiless and our God sent @hairwearenig.. # makeup by meekness for @ravishinmakeup #styled by the amazing @s_b_youme.. Girl you did magic once again. Hope you’re enjoying Thailand . Thanks for moving your flight for this .
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Photo Credit: Instagram | @tybello