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MediaMOF/Photowalk at North Central Nigeria
After extensive phototour in the south west Nigeria, South East Nigeria and recently south south Nigeria; this project is intended to move on to the north central of Nigeria to document and capture landscape images within the region whilst also representing them on Wikipedia. I have experience in organizing photowalks as a professional documentary photographer after participating in several photowalks which include being a grantee to Photowalk at South South Nigeria project which was very successful and increased the representation of Nigerian images on Wikipedia. The North Central part of Nigeria is a part which hasn't been thoroughly documented before now but hold very rich cultural and landmark images of Nigeria, so this project is aimed at primarily taking freely licensed high quality photographs of municipalities and associated landmarks in the 6 North Central states (Benue, Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau, Kogi, Kwara and Federal Capital Territory) in Nigeria which hold great historical landmarks in the history of Nigeria and which most don't have pictures on Wikipedia yet and also organizing a workshop for the region photographers on how to contribute to Wiki commons.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia and Igbo WIkipedia
start dateMarch 6
end dateMay 30
budget (local currency)NGN N 1,285,760
budget (USD)USD 3,136)
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• mattewobinna66@gmail.com

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. To increase contents on Wikimedia Commons
  2. To recruit professional photographers for Wikimedia Commons
  3. To improve contents on English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Igbo Wikipedia and Hausa Wikipedia
  4. Recruit new editors
  5. Engage existing editors
  6. To create awareness about Wikimedia projects

Project Plan[edit]


1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

12 different photowalk each day across the states and atleast 8 photographers with 2 photographers focusing on each state.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The focus will be on monuments, architectural buildings, nature reserves, and other landmarks which has articles on Wikipedia but no pictures, they include but not limited to: Aper Aku Stadium, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Makurdi Airport, Benue State University, Makurdi, University of Mkar, Benue State Polytechnic, Benue State House of Assembly, Kogi State University, Agbaja Plateau, Kogi State House of Assembly, World War Cenotaph, Lokoja, Federal University, Lokoja, Salem University, Lokoja, Nasarawa State University, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Farin Ruwa Falls, Federal University of Lafia, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Kainji Lake, Zugurma Game Reserve, Minna Airport, Mayanka Waterfalls, ECWA Evangel Hospital, Hillcrest School (Jos, Nigeria), Plateau State University, Yakubu Gowon Airport, National Hospital, Abuja, Nile University of Nigeria, Old Parade Ground, Ladela Secondary School, Abuja, Loyola Jesuit College, American International School of Abuja, Millennium Tower (Abuja), National Christian Centre

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

There will be an online edit a thon immediately after the photowalks to upload the images on Wikimedia commons at the hotel and also add it to corresponding Wikipedia articles.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, all of the participants will be professional photographer

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project will further provide more images about the south south part of Nigeria which have not be well documented in the past. The states include Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau and FCT states and this will also create awareness of Wiki commons to other professional photographers.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. If atleast 8 professional photographers participated
  2. If atleast 700 photos were uploaded to wiki commons
  3. If at least 20% of the images collected are used


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Professional Camera and experienced editor.
  • MediaMOF Professional photographer and project lead
  • Kaizenify, professional photographer and experienced Wikipedian
  • Calls for photographers will be publicized for each state. (atleast 2 for each state)

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Transportation for Group A photographers 1 170,000 170,000 415.64 This is the cost of the car (and fuel) to be hire which will convey the photographers in group A inter state and within
2 Transportation for Group B photographers 1 170,000 170,000 415.64 This is the cost of the car (and fuel) to be hire which will convey the photographers in group B inter state and within for the 12 days.
3 Food and drinks 8(*12) 3,000 288,000 704.15 This will cover the feeding and refreshment for the 12 days during the photowalk for the 5 photographers.
3 Data allowance during the upload session 8 5,000 40,000 97.79 This is the cost of data for each of the 5 photographers to upload their various images.
4 Accommodation 2(*11) 15,000 330,000 806.84 This is cost of accommodation for 11 nights for each group lead
5 Drone rent 1(*12) 22,000 264,000 643.90 Cost of renting of drones to capture more wider landscape.
6 Contingency cost 1 10,000 20,000 48.89 For calls, bank charges or any logistics cost.
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 1,285,760 (USD 3,136)


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