Ghanaian popular duo photographers, TwinsDntBeg, who are the official photographers of the second lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia, have averred that they have become the bridge between a lot of countries and Ghana.
Speaking in an interview, the celebrated photographers disclosed that they have invested;in their craft and that amounts to the reason why they are “one of the most powerful photographers in Africa”. According to the twins, they have traveled very wide and have contacts with a lot;of people, therefore, most musicians in Ghana who want to travel outside fall on them for help.
“We put back our money into building our craft, and that makes us;one of the most powerful photographers in Africa. Because we are widely traveled and we have so many contacts in a lot of countries. We’ve built that sort of resource that whenever any Ghanaian artist needs;a plug to any country, they just call us. We are not just acting as photographers but also the bridge between a lot of countries and Ghana”.
TwinsDntBeg explain how they became powerful photographers
Touching more on how they have become one of the most powerful photographers in Africa, they noted that it is through their hard work and giving out quality work that has brought them this far. Twinsdntbeg
“Whatever you do in this life isn’t always about the money, and that’s what our motto stands for. Whenever a new client approaches us, we don’t start pestering the person with certain questions like ‘how much are you going to pay me?’. We just look at how best we can get your work done, and that has been the secret to our success. Whatever we do for people, definitely with the level that we have gotten to, we will get paid for whatever we do. We are all about getting the quality work done”
When asked if they have ever been disrespected by clients they exclaimed “yes! Several times! Even to this point we still get that. But right now, we have grown a lot of tough skin. And so, we don’t let issues like this bother us”.
TwinsDntBeg, also disclosed that some photographers have not been happy with their fast rise to fame. According to them, most of their colleagues dislike them because of the opportunities and feats in their young careers.
“Other photographers in Ghana have been criticizing us. Sometimes we get calls from other people and they will ask us what we have done to these photographers that they hate us so much. The kind of things they say about us is surprising. We are just in our corner working hard and connecting with the right people and helping uplift people’s brand”
TwinsDntBeg work with with other celebrities outside Ghana
It is worth noting that TwinDntBeg have worked with international acts like Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Chef Dani, TI, and Management. They have huge portfolios on hospitality giants, including Marriot Hotel, Best Western Premier Hotel, and Peduasi Lodge. Speaking about how they got to shoot Jamie fox they revealed that it was through a Ghanaian influencer that got them the link with Jamie Fox.
“So, we had just got a big deal from shooting for Adonko and we got paid very huge. So, Denteh called us and told us that there is this event in Los Angeles so, we should come. The money that we had just received without even spending one cedi, we invested all into the trip to LA and we went broke. But we still got to link with him”
They also mentioned that had it not been for covid they would have been shooting at some events including the BET awards.
“Covid affected the kind of investment we had made because we were going to shoot BET and other shows”.
TwinsDntBeg recounting how their brand name came about said: “When we were doing music, we used to chase people with our demos. So, we met this producer one day and we freestyled for him, and just after that he told us if we sing in the bathroom, we feel like we can sing. That comment broke us down, made us reassess our lives and it has brought us here. That’s where we decided to use that name ‘Twins don’t beg’. Ever since we started using that name it gave us some confidence never to beg anybody but always work hard”.