Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors Series!
Today, we are going to showcase the first black male photographer to shoot British ‘Vogue’ cover in its 104 years history.
That’s our way of introducing our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador for today and he is no other than, Misan Harriman, a Nigerian who uses his photography skills to fight racism.
He is the Founder of “What We Seee” media organization in the United Kingdom and the photographer behind the London’s #BlackLivesMatter protest that shot emotional pictures that went viral around the globe.
Our brother, Misan Harriman developed his curatorial skills at a very tender age, in fact before his 10th birthday, long before he knew the meaning of the word.
At that young age in England, Misan became fascinated with film, music, arts and in fact anything that made him feel something. The arrival of the internet and the accompanying social media platforms gave him an almost endless opportunity and supply of content needed to build a global media platform.
Today, “What We Seee” is a network of over 27 media brands across web and social platforms reaching over 300 million people around the world and has clocked up over 2 billion video views in the last two years.
He is the first black photographer to shoot a British Vogue September cover in the magazine’s 104 years history, and the first black male ever to shoot their cover photo. The theme of British Vogue’s prestigious September issue is Activism Now and it features his pictures of Adwoa Aboah and Marcus Rashford on the cover, alongside 18 other global activists.
Misan is a symbol of motivation for blacks around the world, especially Nigerians, who need to know that there is no ceiling to what we can achieve in this life.
He took up photography in 2016 after a career in finance. He has photographed the likes of Stormzy, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Olivia Colman in the past.
In 2019, he took Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s official engagement photos.
Nigerians are very proud of Misan Harriman’s great feat and we at the #UgwumbaLeadershipCenter are glad to add him to the roll call of our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors.
Remember that this campaign is powered by the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa.