Perhaps you remember 5-year-old rising star Jare, 'the most beautiful girl in the world'? Well, the photographer behind her hauntingly beautiful portraits has blown up on the internet since then, with her other portraitures being hailed for their unique aesthetic.

Her name is Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa, owner of her own photography company BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a talent like hers you would think she had studied photography all her life, but in fact, her only degree is in Project Management Technology from the Lagos State University. Bamuyiwa said she was self-taught with the help of YouTube and photography mentors. In high-school she bought her first camera, documenting school parties, and began her professional career in 2012.

What Bamuyiwa's talent shows is that it takes a lot more than lessons to be an artist, you have to have a creative eye and boy she does. The photographer travels across Nigeria and Africa capturing the faces of the most exquisitely diverse people you've ever seen. She told Bored Panda she is very selective when choosing her models and picks them based on the theme she wants to create: "Most times I look for the weakness and make it strong and inspirational."

While her work traditionally falls under the 'lifestyle, portrait and wedding" categories, she has found another name for what she is - a beauty photographer. "I realized everyone is beautiful, I haven’t seen anything ugly unless some I have seen I ask God “why” lol But then I take the ugly and I make the world see the beauty in it," she writes on her website. This perspective is something she hopes is passed on to her viewers, "I want people to see how I envision life in everything I photograph and give someone hope," she said.

As for Bamuyiwa's newfound fame, she told us she has been pleasantly shocked at the positive responses: "I am very surprised because I have handled a camera for many years and I never saw this coming too soon to me and I'm eternally grateful and willing to do more and better." We can't wait to see more of what this impressive photographer comes out with, scroll down below to see some of her dazzling portraits! and don't forget to upvote your favs.

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Night Owl 7 months ago

Looks like a doll

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Nini Meow 7 months ago

Happy baby

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

Superb gaze and smile!

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HellCat 7 months ago

I am sorry if I sound ignorant but is this the Nigerian gele? I absolutely love it! Whenever I see the ladies wearing their traditional wear, I feel like I am in the presence of goddesses. Such bold colors, it never ceases to amaze me.

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

She makes me think of a sort of godness

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Laura Hazell 7 months ago

So beautiful

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Lady Perkele 7 months ago

He has honey blued eyes! Extremely beautiful I love when eyes have several colors. Looks like the person has connection with the elements the earth and the ocean with that eyes!

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

That's a diva!!!

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Thinairgal 7 months ago

Absolutely regal!

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Thinairgal 7 months ago

Prince Charming

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Thinairgal 7 months ago

She looks so relaxed, happy, and self-confident. Definitely a fave.

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Nini Meow 7 months ago

This lil girl is so beautiful

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Thinairgal 7 months ago

Oh, have mercy - this beautiful man is staring into my soul!

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

Like a princess. Or a queen.

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Michael John 7 months ago

Radiant!

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

I looove absolutely all she's wearing!! Oh, now I'd like to have her skin and eyes to look so wonderful with them.

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

Beautiful batik.

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Night Owl 7 months ago

Beautiful. And I love the hair

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

She makes me think of Uma Thurman

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

I'd like to be her friend. She seems an interesting woman.

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Karla Littke 7 months ago

Kid n play's sister?

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Miss Cris 7 months ago

I like her freckles!

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Wendy J Shores 7 months ago

She should be WAY higher than last place! Beautiful!

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What do you think ?

Laura Zaini 7 months ago

the pictures are beautiful and the models gorgeous but it looks like they are too over-retouched, too polished, almost unreal. The first time I saw the picture of the little girl I thought it was a computer generated image

BusLady 7 months ago

I think the shots are really glamorous and dramatic. That's what the photographer was aiming for, not realism.

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Rose the Cook 7 months ago

Not to detract from the photographer's talent but some of these women would be more attractive without the metalic make up and unnatural white eyelashes.

Miss Cris 7 months ago

Only one wears this make up ;)

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Kaneelbroodje 7 months ago

True beauty are untouched photo's of any culture, race, gender, whatever. The amount of Photoshop (or any other retouching program) that is used here is, in my honest opinion, way to much.

Daria B 7 months ago

I partially agree with your point, but let's not forget that some retouching and after work help the photos give us the vision the photographer had. Camera lenses themselves are a mechanical soulless tool, therefore not enough to express what the photographer saw and wanted to share with us.

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Laura Zaini 7 months ago

the pictures are beautiful and the models gorgeous but it looks like they are too over-retouched, too polished, almost unreal. The first time I saw the picture of the little girl I thought it was a computer generated image

BusLady 7 months ago

I think the shots are really glamorous and dramatic. That's what the photographer was aiming for, not realism.

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Rose the Cook 7 months ago

Not to detract from the photographer's talent but some of these women would be more attractive without the metalic make up and unnatural white eyelashes.

Miss Cris 7 months ago

Only one wears this make up ;)

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Kaneelbroodje 7 months ago

True beauty are untouched photo's of any culture, race, gender, whatever. The amount of Photoshop (or any other retouching program) that is used here is, in my honest opinion, way to much.

Daria B 7 months ago

I partially agree with your point, but let's not forget that some retouching and after work help the photos give us the vision the photographer had. Camera lenses themselves are a mechanical soulless tool, therefore not enough to express what the photographer saw and wanted to share with us.

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