Capital Lifestyle Instagrammer of the Week: @thebongolese


“Be present.” So says this week’s Capital Lifestyle Instagrammer Neema Jodie, also known as @thebongolese on Instagram.

Hailing from Tanzania, hence the name @thebongolese, Neema Jodie enjoys photography and traveling because of the whole idea of perspective.

A self-proclaimed roamer and dragon slayer, Neema Jodie enjoys seeing and experiencing more than just the ordinary in the places she visits.

Capital Lifestyle reached out to Neema Jodie to find out how photography and Instagram have impacted her journey in Mobile Photography.

What cameras do you enjoy shooting with and what do you like most about them?

I use Canon T5i with a 50mm, I love shooting with it when it is paired with the 50mm because it is great with details and portraits cause of the clarity. I use my iPhone SE too especially when I am trying to go incognito plus helps shooting candid moments.

Where do you shoot most of your photos and what sort of photos do you like to take best?

I shoot when I am traveling or when I am on the move so basically anywhere. I love portraiture and travel photography.

What are your top tips for taking captivating Instagram photos?

Be present plus with practice you will achieve what you are trying to capture  just like angles matter in selfies, perspective matters in photos.

Which Instagrammers do you recommend everyone to follow?




How has Instagram influenced your profession and your business?

Instagram is an inspiration tool since you get to experience so many perspectives and so many stories one can get easily inspired. As a business, Instagram has exposed me to brands and also clients from all over.

5 Favourite @thebongolese Instagram Posts


Happiness is so contagious spread it. ❤️ #VscoFilm

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Beach life. Every one is getting ready for the Lamu Cultural Festival. #VscoCam #ShotOnIphone

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Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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