Africa appears as the continent of the opportunities for the 21rst century. These economic, politic and cultural transformations are observed and photographed by Andrew Esiebo. This self educated person has learned photography under the advises of the American photographer Paul Udstand and also his uncle Joseph. He has begun his career by founding the Black Box collective who put together free lance photographers for making individual or collective works for papers like the Guardian or Time Out.
Andrew Esiebo attracts himself with the social evolution of the Nigeria. With the picture series "Message to the President" and "Femi Kuti and the Africa Shrine" he underlines the inequalities and the violence during strikes but also the part playing bu the Fela sons for resolving the problems. Andrew Esiebo shows how people react and fight against the HIV by using their own forces ("Living Positive") or how they succeed to survive among the women sex workers in Zambia ("Barbara Encounter").
Andrew Esiebo invokes also the immigrants destiny for showing the tragedy they are suffering from when they left their country for going to Europe or United - States ("Eyes from South to West"). These tragedies incite to go back to the religion for finding peace ("God is alive") or to sport like soccer. The soccer permit to people from different backgrounds to meet them together for communicating and speaking ("After Gogo", "The game, Inspiring, twelve, London", "Soccer world", "Paul Betting").
Andrew Esiebo highlights the African culture. In "Sharon Stone of Abuja" he puts face to face the Hollywood actress Sharon Stone and the Nollywood film industry. These last twenty years Nollywood has grew up highly for becoming the third motion picture film industry and now American actors and actresses want to perform in Nollywood movies. Andrew Esiebo immortalizes the rich cultural heritage, the ethnic diversity and the geography of Nigeria ("Nigeria on my mind") but he uses also humor for speaking about the atmosphere of the Lagos nights ("Members only").