Social Innovator Breakfast Club | February 5, 2024

Social Innovation
05 Feb 2024

This month, we’re thrilled to have Samuel Obadero join us for some behind the scenes storytelling of Motif Photography, a photography studio dedicated to community building. During the event, Sam will share reflections on his journey and bring his perspective as an artist and small-medium enterprise owner that supports community.


  • 9:00 am — Arrival, coffee and pastries served
  • 9:15 am — Speaking and Q&A
  • 10 am — Networking

Enjoy breakfast on us and immerse yourself in learning and connecting with fellow innovators. Guests are also invited to work out of the Social Innovation Hub for the rest of the day for free.


About Samuel Obadero

Sam was born and raised in Nigeria and immigrated to Canada in 2018 where he founded one of the first black owned professional photo studio in the city of Calgary, Mohkinstsis- Motif Photography. His essence as an “artpreneur” is to cultivate a community that reveres diversity and creativity.

He is a community leader, artist, and art administrator with professional degrees in Information Technology, Digital photography and Arts Administration. In 2019, he was honoured to receive the CCIS New Canadian Artist Award at the prestigious Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions.

In his capacity as a community leader, Sam’s focus remains steadfast on championing fellow artists and community members, particularly those from minority backgrounds. Guided by his core values, Sam’s artistic odyssey revolves around intertwining connections, sharing resources and volunteering within the community. He currently volunteers as the Board-chair of Chromatic Theatre and also as Board-chair of MS.T

“My mission is clear — to inspire and empower, creating a welcoming and inclusive haven for artpreneurs.” – Samuel Obadero.