Okerere is also the recipient of the "Best Young Photographer" award from the AFAA "Afrique en Création" at the 5th edition of the Bamako Photo Festival of photography. From Lagos to Bamako, Okerere has inspired a new generation of African creatives to pick up a camera and actively participate in new representations of the continent.
Michael Tsegaye, Ethiopia
Born in 1975, Michale Tsegaye lives and works in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. He began his career as a painter but due to an allergic reaction to oil paint he soon discovered photography.
Traversing through remote parts of Ethiopia, Tsegaye's portfolio displays wide ranging social issues that affect the people in the country. Tsegaye has done many fantastic photo series, including "Working Girls," a photo essay on the lives of sex workers in Addis, as well as "Future Memories" -- a series that chronicles the urbanization of various neighborhoods in Addis Ababa.