Michael Akintola is a digital visualiser who started as an art director at One Media Studio, a media/design agency. He has also worked as a CGVFX Artist in the real estate with top architects. Currently, he is putting his talents to work in the tourism sector since joining Afro Tourism West Africa, one of the biggest tourism companies in Africa, located at Osborne Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
“I joined the company without having any insight of what spectacular thing I could do in the tourism industry,” he confessed, “but I just knew I am one of the best in my niche.” That is no brag, but a fact. Afro Tourism WA creative team has travelled round the world to see different cultural demonstrations and magical places. By its name, the company is firmly rooted and widely-scoped in Africa. But the burden of translating experience into telling graphic lies on Akintola’s shoulder.
“I’m really working so hard on that,” he says. “I have been working on S.E.E Africa magazine. I just finished the second edition.”
The gilt-edge tourism magazine published by Afro tourism West Africa, though printed in the UK, is wholly designed by Akintola.
He is happy the reception the magazine gets justifies the effort poured into it to make it the best in Africa and internationally competitive.
“Any time I remember my sleepless nights to make sure everything goes wellwith the publication and also to meet up to that top notch tourism magazines in the world I am happy about the results,” he says.
He is also working on a script for animated objects.
“I am bringing a fully dedicated animation series to the world to educate people on tourism and let them know what’s going on in Africa tourism industry,” he explains, adding: “Also, I am bringing in some high-end cinematography skill into Africa documentaries.”