Buhari hails veteran photographer at 81 – Punch Newspapers

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ((retd.), has rejoiced with veteran photographer, musician, and publisher, Sunmi Smart-Cole, and family, on his 81st birthday, September 25, 2022, celebrating the octogenarian for legendary impact on media, music and the country’s development.

President Buhari affirmed that the diligence, excellence and experience of Smart-Cole on cameras, musical instruments and managing people and events over many years continued to inspire and guide a new generation, learning his wise counsels on turning skills into trade, and spreading influence.

This was according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adesina, Saturday night.

“The President notes the vision of the international professional photographer, who learnt his trade in the United States, but sought growth and impact in Nigeria and Africa, sustaining a legacy of capturing history, storing and sharing memories, both of the highly placed, and less privileged.

“President Buhari extols the warmth, candidness and foresight of the renowned photo-journalist, who worked with the Guardian Newspaper as Photo Editor, before spreading his tentacles into private business and consulting, interfacing with leaders, home and abroad.

“The President prays for the wellbeing of Smart-Cole and his family,” the statement partly read.

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