President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with ace photographer, media entrepreneur and author, Sunmi Smart-Cole, as he turns 75 on September 25th, 2016.
President Buhari commends the versatile and multi-talented artiste for the beauty, glamour and depth he brought to the chronicling of Nigerian history through hard work and perseverance, starting out early as a phot0-journalist.
As one of the pacesetters of professional photography in the country, the President believes Smart-Cole’s place in Nigeria’s history is assured as early in his career he was a story teller but later as he progressed he became part of the story with his signature creative and innovative style.
Looking into his background as a barber, jazz drummer, environmentalist and a multiple award winning photographer, President Buhari affirms that Smart-Cole succeeded in almost all his endeavors because of his passion, integrity and commitment to making life better for others through his art.
Apart from learning his art, the President urges younger photographers and mentees to also emulate his life style of magnanimity and contentment.
The President prays that the almighty God will grant the media entrepreneur longer life, good health and more inspiration to serve his country.
Special Adviser to the President
24th September, 2016