Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017/Nigeria
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.
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.
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.
- Sam Oyeyele
- Kenneth Iwelu
- Bola Olajide
- Daniel Damilola Obiokeke
- Junaid Olanrewaju Ridwan
- Abdullahi Olaide Soliu
- Adebola Oniremu
- Folami Abimbola
- Owolabi Samuel
- Omogbai Rekiat
- Opadijo Michael
- Agboola Michael
- Mufiat Mohammed
- Balogun Rilwan
- Adeyinka Adekeye
- Oyetokunbo Oluseye
- Abdulkafeel Safiya Lami
Continental Winners can be found here. Nigeria also won the prize for the photo essay Rare or threatened traditional ways of working
1st Prize: Gift of the Ocean, Tanzania by User:Yann Macherez
2nd Prize: A man carries a huge hammerhead through the streets of Mogadishu, Somaliland by User:Marco Gualazzini
3rd Prize: Traditional goat herders in Egypt by User:Hassanelsayadd
The following are the top three images from Nigeria.
1st Prize: Boat Operator by User:Gtfestusportraits
2nd Prize: The Making of Thatch, Nigeria by User:Eric Atie
3rd Prize: Female Aircraft Engineers, Kwara State, Nigeria by User:Eyibeauty
Top images from Nigeria
The following are the other top images from Nigeria, in no particular order: