Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017/Nigeria

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Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that relates to that year's theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and is chosen by the community from universal, visually-rich and culturally-specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).

This edition of the contest focuses on "People at Work". This edition has produced outstanding results; the Ilorin Wikimedia Hub organized the Wiki Loves Africa 2017 photowalks, workshops and upload sessions in Ilorin. These events mark the first time ever that any Wikimedia event is holding in Ilorin, the state capital of Kwara and one of the largest cities in Nigeria. The response to the Wiki Loves Africa in Nigeria has been recording breaking. Nigeria broke previous records, with over 3,000 images submitted for the contest; this figure quadruples our previous achievement and also places Nigeria way ahead of other participating countries. The quality of submitted images have also improved.


Contest Jury[edit]


For the contest, there was one major photowalk on the 15th November 2017 and two other supplementary mini-photowalks on 17th and 23rd November 2017.


  1. Sam Oyeyele
  2. Kenneth Iwelu
  3. Oyetokunbo Oluseye
  4. Daniel Damilola Obiokeke
  5. Adebola Oniremu


On 20th and 25th of November 2017, there were Wiki Loves Africa 2017 workshops and upload sessions, which took place at Founders Hub, Ilorin. The events had 16 people in attendance.


  1. Sam Oyeyele
  2. Kenneth Iwelu
  3. Bola Olajide
  4. Daniel Damilola Obiokeke
  5. Junaid Olanrewaju Ridwan
  6. Abdullahi Olaide Soliu
  7. Adebola Oniremu
  8. Folami Abimbola
  9. Owolabi Samuel
  10. Omogbai Rekiat
  11. Opadijo Michael
  12. Agboola Michael
  13. Mufiat Mohammed
  14. Balogun Rilwan
  15. Adeyinka Adekeye
  16. Oyetokunbo Oluseye
  17. Abdulkafeel Safiya Lami

Continental winners[edit]

Continental Winners can be found here. Nigeria also won the prize for the photo essay Rare or threatened traditional ways of working

National winners[edit]

The following are the top three images from Nigeria.

Top images from Nigeria[edit]

The following are the other top images from Nigeria, in no particular order: