Vandalized but not defeated.
At a time when Entrepreneurs and black-owned businesses are struggling, one of our own had his entire downtown (Calgary) studio ransacked and stripped of every single valuable photography gear to the tune of over $10,000 (Ten thousand dollars).
This sad event occurred within the same day of him dislocating his knee, ripping his lateral meniscus which may also now require surgery. Sam's studio was stripped bare without remorse. Sadly, he was also still in conversations with insurance for his equipment coverage when this occurred and so he will not be eligible to access any relief funds via that means. He will have to pick up the pieces slowly but surely.
A little bit about this resilient go-getter and Ace Nigerian photographer:
Sam Obadero immigrated to Calgary Canada in August 2018 with a deep passion to use his photography skill as a tool to preserve and document memories for people. In less than a year, Sam had bagged various prestigious awards and notable recognitions from not just the immigrant community in Calgary but in Canada as a whole. His commitment to his craft is unmatched and for this reason, we want to support this ambassador of our craft as he takes the painful yet necessary steps to rebuild his empire!
In the face of despair, Sam is still open for business! In addition to donating to this cause, another great way to support this artist is to book your photo sessions with him - "we will get the gear needed" said a resilient Sam! Let us support our own as he braves the storm.
We would appreciate every and anyone who is able to show him love and support at this time. Nothing would be too small. Every cent will inch us closer to the goal.
Please feel free to reach out to me or even to Sam directly.
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