My earliest contact with Kingsley should have been in 2012 when I was a student at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. I spotted him at an event on campus where he was taking photographs.
Little did I know that I would bump into him again at my faculty - The School of Health as a student. I was curious as to what a photographer was doing in my faculty during lecture period. Time will reveal that he was a student too who was madly in love with his camera. This was all before the advent of traditional or nearly compulsory bridal showers, baby showers and pre-wedding shoots in the Nigerian Creative Industry.
Kingsley Agorua is a cinematographer with years of experience from Oguta in Imo state. He studied Dental Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Futo). He is the second born in a family of four. He is the creative hands behind KDigit Media, a renowned cinematography outfit and Yanga Republic, a recording label company.
He let out his revelation in his soft-spoken voice, "I took this path because I loved the art of creating, I noticed how fond I was with gadgets like the camera and other media equipment, so with that love I started building my self and gaining knowledge towards the career. I also noticed that I went about it without stress. I got to realise early enough that when you do what you love doing, you do it without stress."
When asked about where his greatest motivation lies, he smiles. "My greatest motivation has been the joy of creating media content. To me, it's like giving birth to a new baby."
My challenges has been the constant adaptation to my client's choices and characters. Humans are dynamic, every day their taste for concept change, so I am always on my toes to upgrade my approach to business. The financial challenge of getting the equipment I would love to acquire for work purpose is always there. Equipment and tools used in the cinematography industry are expensive.
There are lots of young people who would what to take this same shot. Kingsley says with a breath of fresh air, "My advice to the newbies is for them to be sure of what they want and then be consistent with what they do. Consistency and practice will make them get to the highest point in their career."
If you will love to get in touch with Kingsley Agorua, contact him through any of the listed channels.
Instagram handle: @kdigitmedia
Facebook page: Kdigitmedia
What's app number: 08167897299