Nigeria: Meet Oluwatobiloba, Three Year Old Photobomber of the Year
Photobombing has never looked this good. The picture of a three-year-old Nigerian boy Oluwatobiloba has gone viral. The boy couldn’t help himself when he saw the camera facing him during a traditional wedding photo session. The picture has been tagged the best-photobombed picture of 2017.
When Michael Tayo Osonuga, a Nigerian photographer was coerced by his brother to go and take wedding pictures despite not being paid, little did he know that one picture would attract the attention of the world.
The picture has been dubbed the best photo-bombed picture of 2017 and has received over 2,700 likes on Instagram, 2003 shares on Facebook and over 2000 likes. The picture has been retweeted thousands of times.
When TIA spoke with Tayo he said, “I was just about to take the picture when the young boy ran in front of the camera. He had never seen a camera before and was looking at it. The people I was actually supposed to capture were protesting, but I liked the boy’s confidence and took the picture.”
The three-year-old boy that Tayo captured a month and two weeks ago looks into the camera fearlessly, his hands akimbo, as if searching for something. The reaction of the bride and groom at the background is that of surprise, laughter and shock.
Tayo first uploaded the picture as his Whatsapp status without thinking of the ripple reaction the picture would later receive. A friend urged him to upload it to Facebook. On Facebook and Instagram, he usually got 20 likes at most and very few shares. After posting the picture on Facebook, he kept noticing the increase in the number of likes the picture was getting. Unfortunately, he had not watermarked the picture to show he was the one that took it, worthy of taking the credit.
By Socrates Mbamalu