Jide Alakija

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Okay Alakija is definitely having a good week. This is one for all you ladies that have been bugging me for a stud. I now have one for you. I present you Tajie and up and coming Soul artist. Check out his work on his Myspace page.  We were shooting some images for his website, it was one of the most challenging shoots I'd ever done in that I had to do this in total darkness (there was no electricity at the location we were shooting). All in all we got a lot of very good stuff. I think I'll put up another one from the shoot sometime soon.

Anyway Ladies enjoy.

comments (51)

  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 17 Oct 2006, 00:30
Jide, I AM VERY IMPRESSED. Loving the pose and absolutely loving the PPing, it is AWESOME. This is a 3D image I am looking at smile Dang I am more than impressed.

You get yourself the 1st "I LIKEY" I have bestowed on anyone in about 2 months. Lighting is not the best in the world, but this is such an amazing image who cares.

Outdone yourself here bro, you is on a role.

Jide Alakija: WOW!!! The Subster is back. I kinda miss this dude but now it's really weird because when you used to leave comments like these I didn't know you.
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2006, 00:36
This is truly off the chain. Jide. Are you back sir? No going back ooooo. GOD!
Jide Alakija: LMAO! Well I think I've been putting more of an effort into what I truly enjoy which is making good pictures.
wow jide,

amazing photo of a real hottie. everything in this shot is absolutely perfect....the lighting, the pose, the shadows, the dof. jide, you really have outdone yourself on this one.
Jide Alakija: WOW Nicole, I missed you!!!!

  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 01:08
Hey Jide, If ever there were a jide factor image! then this is it. Mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mal.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2006, 01:17
nice shirt....heeheeee..lol, o.k o.k Jide a beautiful image indeed ..maybe you lot need to charge the weletric key...or something...o.k I am being a little b*&^h...

EXCELLENT COMPO...AND DEFINITELY A GREAT subject...i like the intense but also subtle look on his face
Jide Alakija: Really not your fault. But thanks.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 17 Oct 2006, 01:35
excellent shot jide. if i send you over a photo of a slightly unfit lilly white aussie do you reckon you could pp a sick pack like that on my gut emm someones gut. cool shot
Jide Alakija: You must be joking!!!!! LOL. Thanks Nev.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2006, 03:00
Finally!!! wink Equal time!

Very nice...I think a tad more light on the side of his face would have been great (perhaps with a reflector?) but it's still a good one.
Jide Alakija: You know I posted this with you in mind Laurie. Yup you are right about the light though., I wasn't thinking.
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 17 Oct 2006, 03:17
High time! jeez... tongue

One of your best works Jide. He's truely lucky to have you take some pictures of him for his website. And yep, this shot makes my night.
Jide Alakija: LMAO!!!! Goodness you crack me up Mia.
Really nice one!
Quintessential Jide Alakija!
I think he went to my sec. school....actually I'm pretty sure he did..
wow...very surprising..i guess everyone has different facets...
anyway, A+
Jide Alakija: That's interesting but then again it is London and we somehow all know each other.
  • adebanji
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 17 Oct 2006, 05:12
the model's right eye is distracting -its brighter than the left.it kinda makes him looks like he has proptosis or something.
Yeah the right eye is funny!
kinda reminds me of djimon hounsou except for the nose.
Jide Alakija: I see what you mean about the right eye. I guess I'll have to tone it down then. Thanks Man.
Love the soft tones here Jide...great capture..What kind of lighting did you use then? was it just flash? Ive got a jewelery shoot coming up, she wants the pieces flat on a dark male models' stomach..model has slight muscle tones..How should i sort out the lighting? any hints/tips?
Jide Alakija: I used one flash head with a snoot. I didn't use too much power so that the light through the curtains will be visible (The reason you see the curtain in the first place is because of light from outside the room, remember the room was dark). I suggest softening your flash and if you want the tones to come out on the skin use some oil! wink
  • àsìkò
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 07:09
he get muskles O, feeling this shot, it has a 3D effect as Suby said, nice work. I see the lights really helped
Jide Alakija: Your lights were super.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 17 Oct 2006, 07:33
Hummer hummer....We girls need more male models.
Jide Alakija: Need? C'mon these guys are littered around! wink
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2006, 10:36
Jide, Jide, this is one of the best shots I have seen on the 'chance. This is why I picked up a camera in the first place. I can only hope that one day I'll be able to produce work like this. You da Man!
Jide Alakija: Of course you're gonna do stuff like this. I used to be in your position not too long ago. Keep shooting.
The model has a good relaxed pose or posture (as well as a really nice shirt) but the background curtains are a bit busy and the face lighting could be improved slightly, but it is still super-shot. I like it.
Jide Alakija: This is why I need to work with someone like you.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 11:35
oh this is nice. I cant believe that is my house. I am sure Tunji is very happy with it. Very sexy!!
  • micki
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2006, 11:37
Wow, that would be a challenging lighting situation...great image!! And he is definitely a handsome subject with the most alluring eyes!
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 17 Oct 2006, 11:39
Lovely lighting here ! Great work !
  • Yinkavelli
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 11:39
Miss Etomi...you request has been granted. I have just signed an agreement with Mr. Alakija to roll out a 2007 Yinkavelli Calender. Every month a special treat!! wink
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 12:03
That's a hell of a six pack. Nice portrait, especially considering it was done in darkness.
  • dezhare
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 12:16
bringing sexxy back!!....awesome shot!
er... is he single.. wink?

Now this is more like it. Jide, you've obviously been listening to your disgrutled females fans and have put up a shot to silence us for a month (but no longer). This is a fantastic shot of a very sexy man and for that, you get the first star from the Frustrauted Women on Shutterchance Association. For an extra star you can post his digits (of course, this will only be used for research) along with the next picture - now, that will keep us quiet for a year!
  • stumped for a name
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 13:22
nice picture but the dude can't sing.. or maybe its just beef smile
  • stumped for a name
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 13:24
...not in ur wildest dream Yinka..i'm sure u agree the dude can't sing :-(
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 17 Oct 2006, 13:35
Great shot! Love the way half his face is in the shade. The only let down is the lack of intensity in his eyes and the upholstery on the chair, it interferes with the stripes and looks out of place!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Peter.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 14:06
i can definitely see why the ladies would like it...from my ide, its a great shot and definitely a very quintessetial alakija shot....8.5/10
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sam.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 17 Oct 2006, 14:49
WOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! who is he??? Im in love grin
Jide Alakija: You are.....hmmmmm..
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 17 Oct 2006, 14:51
great shot, i like the pose.
though i had one problem :: is it just me or is his right eye a bit too bright ?? smile
Jide Alakija: Sidak, as Adebanji mentioned too it is too bright, something I'll tone down in the final version. Thanks.
  • Aspamopo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 15:15
..sounds like some gayish naija dudes up on this..what's up with the indepth analysis Peter?.. i dey fear ooo
Jide Alakija: You what???? I don't get you!!!!!
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2006, 17:05
Stunning work Jide. This is one handsome model with a body to envy.

I really love the lighting here, that reveals just enough of his facial features and concentrates onhis amazing abs. The pose, too, is perfectly relaxed looking.

I don't know if it was intentional or a touch of serendipity, but the shirt complements the wall covering, or vice versa.

I see an album cover coming on.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 19:33
Jide sorry for my lack of posts lately, as for this shot, I do like it the pose is languid and relaxed, I do like the framing and the PP is as always on the money, the only point I would make mention of is the lack of light on the right side of his face, a reflector to the side for fill in would have cured this, still a great shot my friend...
Very nice pose and clever pp - Bravo !
  • Cee
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2006, 21:04

  • Cee
  • US
  • 17 Oct 2006, 21:06

  • Cee
  • US
  • 17 Oct 2006, 21:07

Wow! That's a groovie portrait!
  • rooks
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2006, 00:17
wow...tj looks tres hot...did he pay you double? this shot is hot and the lighting[or lack of it works for me]

nice portrait...great definition on his abs....lovely soft tonesmile)
  • DaEssential
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2006, 20:04
uhn,nice picture,subject's not bad;-)...luv the spotlight on his abs!
  • Ngozi
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2006, 22:37
I don't know where to look first.

Stud he is.
Enjoy we shall.
  • Alaye Scoro
  • Academic Hell
  • 19 Oct 2006, 23:43
Without a shadow of a doubt one of the ugliest guys I've ever seen.
  • oby
  • Nigeria
  • 20 Oct 2006, 07:38
tulipthorn (Ngozi) sent this to me...i guess it was too hot to handle and she decided to share... GREAT SHOT! kip it up!
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2006, 13:31
My knees are going weak Jide ;o)

Nice tones and subtle light. I'm not keen on the soft focus on blokes though.
  • Amaka
  • MD
  • 20 Oct 2006, 14:45
...and the ladies thank you! Very easy on the eyes. In one word - PALATABLE!
  • Waffarian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2006, 15:36
This guy resemble Jinaudu my mechanic. ABi na you? where my spare tire ? e don reach 5 year now o!
  • Anonymous
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 20:30
is a lie. the dude is not ur mechanic, he is a brick layer and he works in ikeja. Ah ah i know the dude now, he helped build my friends house.
Excellent work! Truly a successful image that was well thought out and masterfully shot...
  • Dembi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Nov 2006, 22:01
Bringing SEXY BACK!!!!
  • Fg
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2006, 04:00
This guy's shmokingggg! I don't get this whole 'bringing sexy back' thing though - did it ever go away?
  • Carolyn Makana
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Nov 2006, 17:59
Lord have mercy! Black is indeed beautiful
  • Lamynn
  • Tanzania
  • 23 Aug 2016, 02:10
This dude is supposed to be in this list. He looks like the male African American twin models that Balmain loves. http://www.thespnz.com/2015/07/balmain-goes-for-top-models-for-its.html

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