2023 Fellows

Abbas Jimoh

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Abbas Olasunkanmi Jimoh is a graduate of Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State.
He has been a journalist for over twenty years, having worked in the defunct Sketch Press Limited, publishers of the Daily and Weekend Sketch titles.
Abbas currently work in the Media Trust Group, publishers of Daily Trust, Aminiya, Teen Trust, Tambari and Kilimanjaro titles.

He has the honour of covering business, foreign and sports events within and outside Nigeria.
He currently covers politics beat, with the 2023 General Elections as one of the major assignments he covered and coordinated for Media Trust Group.
As someone who always wants the best in his endeavours, he makes good developments to be better to achieve the best.

Abbas Jimoh as a strategic thinker also has a selfless and jovial personality.
He passionately gets tasks done successfully, on time and with minimal or no supervision.

“The Primal Faculty of man is his imagination. Imagining we are the best of each other will give us pleasure, which is a treasure without measure.”
-Abbas Jimoh, 2023.

Abdulrasheed Hussain

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A passionate media professional, Abdulrasheed Hussain hails from Kano State, Nigeria. With a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano and a diploma in Mass Communication from Kano State Polytechnic, he has been able to lay a strong educational foundation for a career in impactful journalism, embodied by skills in media production and reporting.

With years of experience in news production and presentation behind him, Mr. Hussain currently serves as the Senior News Editor and New Media Content Creator at Premier Radio Kano.

Prior to his engagement with Premier Radio, he had had productive stints at Nasara Radio and Aminci Radio, where he acquired valuable experience in news production, research and on-air presentation.

Mr. Hussain is known for his dedication to delivering accurate and engaging news content.

His well-established commitment to journalistic integrity and continuous pursuit of knowledge makes him a valued contributor to the media landscape in Kano.

Adeleke Adediran

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Adediran Adeleke Olufemi is a passionate journalist, author and content creator who currently works as a Correspondent at the Daily Telegraph Publishing Company.

Adediran is also an European Union (EU) trained Climate Change journalist, reporting environmental issues and also creating awareness on the impact of climate change on the society.

With over ten years experience in journalism, Adediran's journalism career kick-started as a graduate intern reporter at The Guardian newspaper where he learned the ropes of the profession. He later became the Online Editor of Uhurutimes newspaper.

Adediran was a 2021 winner of the Free To Share Project grant of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

His journey in journalism took him to Blueprint newspaper and served as the Ogun State Correspondent, reporting wide range of social issues, such as politics, economy, education, sports, among others.

Adediran holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) and a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) and Crescent University respectively.
He has numerous articles and features to his credit and has been nominated for several awards, including the Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA).

Adediran teaches and mentors young and aspiring journalists with a commitment to contributing to their success in life.

Amaka Okoye

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Amaka Okoye is a seasoned and very determined journalist who has practiced in and outside of Nigeria. She has degrees in both Journalism and Maritime Administration and Management. She is currently a West Africa Correspondent for German Broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW)

She has covered varied beats on women and children, women’s rights and justice, illegal migration, sex trafficking, human angle reports, criminal justice and documentaries on prisoners in Nigeria’s biggest prisons- Kirirkiri maximum and medium correctional centers.
And most recently covering Conflict and Crisis extensively becoming one of the very few female journalists in Nigeria to have covered conflicts from the front lines and travelled through Nigeria’s hostile regions.

She has covered most of the mass abductions by bandits up North, and being on ground in all of each coverage. She has traveled to most of the crisis region, even the most volatile; including returning to Chibok and Ngarranam recently to document first hand experiences of the returned Chibok Girls, as well as parents still waiting for their daughters 8 years on. And the resettling over 500 people displaced by the violent extremism and activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.
Amaka has covered humanitarian crises including the reality of internally displaced persons as a result of Boko Haram insurgency now scattered in several camps. She has travelled to 29 states out of the 36 states in the country with the hope of traveling to all the states pursuing the most uncommon and untold stories

Amaka is a Fellow of the Prestigious Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. A fellow at the Young Africa Media Fellowship. An Alumnus of Thomson Reuters Foundation. And recently named among the Most Powerful Women In Journalism in Nigeria .She has many awards to her name for outstanding coverage of human crisis and suffering of those affected by conflicts.

Anuoluwapo Odubanjo

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Anuoluwapo Odubanjo is a writer, content strategist, and digital media professional.

She started her career at Iconway Media in 2013 as a content writer, where she grew to become the managing editor in charge of three online platforms across the news, entertainment, and pop culture verticals.

She is currently building FabWoman, a digital media lifestyle website that leverages technology to educate, inform, and tell the stories of women. In her capacity as founder and lead strategist, she supports the growth of the platform as a leading destination for female-centric content, not just in Nigeria but across the world. She has also worked with brands and agencies across the FMCG, Finance, Media, Tech, and Non-profit industries to help them reach their campaign objectives and bring their branded content to life.

In 2019, she was headhunted by Opera News as a Content Specialist for their lifestyle category when they officially launched operations in Nigeria. She also worked briefly at Pulse Nigeria and at United People Global, a Switzerland-based non-profit organization, between 2021 and 2022. She was listed as one of the ‘Nine Top Women of Impact’ by Tawer Africa, commemorating International Women’s Day in March 2023.

Anuoluwapo is a graduate of International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Lagos. With a knack for personal development, she has taken several certifications and has attended various workshops hosted by Google, British Council, Access Bank, Africa Check, Ripples Nigeria, etc.

She applied for the MTN Media Innovation Programme to sharpen her skills in media, communications, and technology, which will, in turn, make her more valuable in the digital industry.

Ayodeji Tobun

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Teslim Ayodeji Tobun is a multimedia communications consultant and strategist.

A multi-media communications strategy professional with qualifications in Business Administration, Digital Film Making, Integrated Marketing Communications and Media Innovation, Ayodeji brings over 20 years’ experience into communications strategy production for diverse customers across different roles. He is committed to consistent growth, self-development and delivering professional excellence for himself and the businesses he is responsible for.

Over the years, Ayodeji has been very fortunate to engage with multiple stakeholders in various industries and engagements that have provided him with invaluable on-the-job learning and exposure. Having sat at the table with various industry experts and leaders, he has the technical know-how and competence required to assume executive positions and engage global leaders in stimulating conversations.

This is evident as he currently serves as the Managing Director of IBST Limited, a foremost audio-visual production and communications agency, based in Nigeria. Ayodeji joined IBST in 2012 as an external consulting Producer but was invited to join the team on a more permanent basis as a result of the exceptional work he was delivering as a consultant. He started as a Producer and was quickly promoted to Head of Production, rising to Executive Producer and then to the role of Managing Director in 2021.

As technology evolves in the communications industry, Ayodeji Tobun posits that audio-visual content is a priority tool for communicating any organization’s brand or identity, now and into the future. This educates his focus on strengthening the enviable position of his company within the communications industry. In developing a lot of the different communication materials, Ayodeji has been directly involved in developing and deploying look and feel, corporate speak and communication for brands, products and projects.

Ayomide Oguntimehin

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Ayomide Oguntimehin is a CAF-accredited sports journalist and Chief Editor at Soccernet.ng, with a proven track record in conducting interviews with Super Eagles stars such as William Troost-Ekong, Taiwo Awoniyi, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Ademola Lookman, and many others. He has also made a significant impact in breaking transfer news stories.

Grounded in video editing, video journalism, social media management, and content strategy, Ayomide brings a wealth of expertise to his work.

With a Bachelor's degree in English Language from Adeyemi College of Education and a Master's Degree in School Library and Media Technology from the University of Ibadan, Ayomide is well-prepared to excel in the field.
Throughout his career, Ayomide has demonstrated his skill in creating compelling and engaging content, particularly through his expertise in video editing. His dedication to his craft has earned him numerous award nominations, a testament to his commitment to excellence and the impact of his work.

As a versatile professional, Ayomide thrives in dynamic environments and embraces new challenges. He actively seeks opportunities to enhance his skills and stay abreast of industry trends.

With his diverse skill set, recognized talent, and experience in conducting interviews with top football stars and breaking transfer news stories, Ayomide is poised to deliver impactful content and contribute to the success of any project or organization he is involved with.

Babajide Awoyinfa

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As a skilled and seasoned Journalist, professional with over 8 years of experience, I am an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who thrives on challenges and in demanding environments. My extensive experience working in the industry has honed my skills in building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and the media.

I am a Principal Correspondent Officer with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
My deliverables include gathering, interpretation and presentation of news and allied news items of topical interests involving conducting of interviews, attending events, undertaking special assignments, constructing reports and stories, reporting news (local, national and international), news writing (exclusive, articles and routine), breaking news, editing, feature writing, and journalism.

Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with several high-profile organizations and brands, covered prestigious events, media relations and press briefings.
I am friendly, diligent and reliable, one who gives attention to details, a good team player, a leader, well organised, self-inspiring to bring new skills to bear on the job, purpose driven and fast learner.

Basit Jamiu

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Basit Jamiu is a Human Interest Senior Editor at Legit Nigeria. He was a digital columnist for Dailytrust and has been commissioned twice by Humangle Media on special projects.

In 2018, Basit was a recipient of YNaija’s New Establishment List, and in 2019, in recognition of his work as Project Director of AfroAnthology Series, a creative nonfiction initiative; he was listed among the top editors and curators from Africa by the Witsprouts.

He is also an Open Contract Reporting Fellow at ICIR and 2022 Accountability Grantee at Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID.

Chinedu Chidi

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A first-degree graduate of English Language, Chinedu Chidi has, over the years, expanded his knowledge base to include law, finance and media, creating a broad-based multidisciplinary foundation for his career in media. Having actively participated in different media forms within the media ecosystem, he has steadily settled for a career in digital media, with a special focus on ‘disruption for impact’— a philosophical lynchpin embodying sustainable technology and innovation-driven solutions.

A firm believer in the power of the media to directly drive change, he has been an advocate for the media to pursue endeavours with real impact in society. It is his conviction that the media has the power to deploy meaningful solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to socio-economic inequities.

Nigeria’s multi-award-winning digital news platform— Ripples Nigeria— has afforded him a unique and fitting platform to make notable contributions to the growth and impact of the media.
As Special Projects Editor of Ripples Nigeria, Mr. Chidi has played an active role in huge projects in data and investigative journalism, geo-journalism and solutions journalism, spanning critical areas such as development, climate change, corruption and transparency, democracy, conflict, social exclusion, and the digital divide.

Within the diverse structure of Ripples Nigeria, he has been afforded further opportunities to advance the cause of the media with vital roles within its sister platforms— as Programme Director of the Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ), and Programme Coordinator of Eco-Nai+, Nigeria’s first dedicated digital geo-journalism platform.

Chinenye Anuforo

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Chinenye Anuforo is a journalist with over 10 years experience who is very versed in business reporting and economy, technology, gadgets reviews, telecoms as well as business policy reviews, among others.

She is currently, the ICT Editor, The Sun Publishing Limited publishers of Daily Sun, Saturday Sun, Sunday Sun and Sporting Sun. Her passion for technology has led to various publications on emerging technologies, telecoms and other ICT related issues which were published on print and the website of her organisation.

Prior to that, Chinenye was the Capital Market Correspondent of the same Newspaper for more than five years. She was also a contributor to TheEconomy Magazine, Nigeria’s most influential and respected monthly magazine, published by Economic Publications Limited a subsidiary of D.E.R Limited publisher of The African Economy, Banking & Finance magazines and Annual Meetings Daily.

She was an alumnus of Lagos Business School under the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, and currently running a programme ( MTN Nigeria 's Media Innovation Programme MTN-MIP2) in School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University Lagos.

She obtained HND (Mass Communication) from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State in 2008. And was also trained in Capital Market reporting by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Academy, Nigeria. While in school, Chinenye was the Sub- editor of her Department's bi-Monthly Newspaper titled The Dawn. She has professional certifications in business and financial reporting.
She has received several professional and capacity trainings on ICT organized by reputable companies like Google, Bloomberg, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), etc.
Chinenye is a native of Nnewi North, in Anambra State. She is married with four beautiful children.

Elizabeth Musa

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Elizabeth Musa is a broadcast journalist who has extensive working experience managing radio and television projects.

She has masterfully served as a television producer and presenter for over five years, producing “Breakfast Central “, the first pan-African variety morning show which focuses on topical issues from across the African continent.

Apart from her impressive work producing on News Central Television's prime time show, Elizabeth hosts live events and television shows, especially the ones that are set out to showcase Africa in a positive light, lifestyle and finance. Her goal is always to exert far reaching effect in shaping culture.

She has her background in insurance, having worked for years as a Direct Sales Manager in one of the world’s leading insurance companies where she carted away recognition for being a diamond performer. In that world, Elizabeth is known for her dedication and proven results.

She has a track-record of working on high-impact projects with a focus on pushing the African narrative and influencing culture. Over the years Elizabeth has cultivated a broad range of competencies that can seamlessly merge into other industries.

Elizabeth Musa is also a fellow of the MTN Media Innovation Program at the School of Media and Communications at the Pan Atlantic University. This is a capacity building program created to equip journalists with the needed skills to innovate and create in a fast changing digital ecosystem.

Behind the scenes or in front of the cameras, Elizabeth sees the world as her oyster and the media as an outlet.

Emmanuel Paul

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Emmanuel Paul is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor at Techpoint Africa. He is focused on building products for the growth and sustainability for African media firms. He started his professional career as a teacher; his drive for technology-enabled learning led him to rejuvenate an obsolete computer lab for hands-on ICT lessons.

Starting as an intern covering startups, corporates and policies at Techpoint Africa in 2019, Emmanuel moved up the ranks, becoming a junior reporter by 2020. After co-hosting the Techpoint Africa Podcast, an insightful news podcast. He co-created "Built in Africa," a narrative podcast spotlighting African startup and innovators' journeys. Three of the episodes he scripted and voiced have amassed over half a million listeners.

As a Senior Reporter in 2021, Emmanuel co-launched Techpoint Digest, the firm's flagship newsletter, diversifying the firm’s content channels and contributing 11% to annual revenue. He’s mentored interns who have become decent journalists and producers. He also managed the Digital Currency Summit, bolstering Techpoint's reputation and authority in Africa's blockchain circles.

Since 2022, as Managing Editor, Emmanuel oversees the newsroom, directing story choice, sourcing, and content quality. He created systems to enhance reporter output across different platforms. His reporting centers on telecoms, infrastructure, and startup investments.

Emmanuel has landed exclusive interviews with key figures like Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, and Funke Opeke, MainOne’s CEO. He developed two industry newsletters, Fintech Today and The Workaholic, broadening Techpoint's audience and revenue. He helped develop the Fintech Summit and Lagos Startup Expo, promoting fintech innovation and startup engagement.

Beyond guiding budding journalists at Techpoint and beyond, he counsels a Christian teenage group in Nigeria on values and career development.

Emmanuel earned a BA in Philosophy and Religions from the University of Benin, specialising in religion's societal and economic impact. He's praised for his analytical, collaborative, and innovative mindset. Voted 2022's Team Player of the Year by colleagues, he embodies dedication, diligence, and cooperative leadership.

When he's not exploring the dynamics of technology and media, Emmanuel relishes reading African fiction by Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Chimamanda Adichie, and European authors like Charles Dickens, Dumas Pere, and Arthur Conan Doyle. His favorite quote, "You never become a howling success by just howling," by Bob Harrington, reflects his belief in success through persistence and effort.

Ezinne Glory

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Ezinne Glory Alozie holds a Bachelors degree in Library and Information Science, from Abia State University, Uturu.
She has 6 years experience as a News Producer, Caster and Reporter at Darling 107.3 FM, Owerri, Imo State.
As a reporter, Ezinne has beats she covers which include; Ministry of Women Affairs Imo State; Ministry of Health Imo State; Imo State Police Command and NURTW Imo Chapter.
She has also done couple of stories both on human angle and Social Justice, among others.

She has attended series of training with the BBC Media Action in 2021; did fact checking and detecting misinformation (WABMA) in 2022, participated in the EU-SDGN project II/IMS-led Capacity Building on Digital/Multimedia Storytelling for Women Journalists with Institute for Media and Society (IMS) in 2023; virtual training on holistic security for Nigerian Journalists with Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) in 2023; and MTN Media Innovation Programme 2 (MIP-2) in 2023.

Ezinne is a team player, open and willing to learn at every given time. She uses her spare time to watch movies, cook and listen to good music.

Frank Eleanya

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Frank Eleanya is a technology and innovation journalist covering the entire ecosystem in Nigeria and West Africa. He is the Technology and Entertainment News desk editor of BusinessDay Media Limited.

As an active enthusiast and expert in new technologies, Frank uses his platform to provide information and intelligence to the public in areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, and startup funding. He has also done several deep-dive articles on Afrobeats and Nollywood which seek to shed light on the intricacies of the industry and highlights the best and the challenges.

His contributions in highlighting innovations in payment services like cryptocurrencies and mobile money have seen traditional media platforms like BusinessDay embrace technology education as a critical aspect of their reporting.

He also covers tech events around the world, most recently the Web Summit, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. In December, he was invited by UNESCO to moderate a high-level Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Morocco. He has since become a sought-after host and moderator of tech events including the annual BusinessDay Digital Payment Summit.

He is a graduate of History and Strategic Studies at the University of Lagos and currently participating in the MTN Innovation Programme, a six months post-graduate program that ends in October.

He has also been invited to share his wealth of knowledge with young entrepreneurs, founders, and professionals at Andela, Co-Creation Hub, SeedSpace, and Luno Lagos Meetup, to name a few.

Frank lives in Lagos where he resides with his wife and two beautiful children.

Ibilola Ogunnaike

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Ibilola Ogunnaike is a digital marketer and a budding public relations professional. She is passionate about communicating complex ideas in simple comprehensible terms with the intended audience in mind.

Her background in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Lagos has provided her with a useful understanding of human psychology and how that influences communication.

Ibilola currently works at BHM Group, a leading public relations and reputation management consultancy in Africa.
She is one of the consultants managing the MTN corporate account. She has successfully managed diverse marketing communications campaigns that have contributed to the growing status of MTN Nigeria, which is currently the most capitalized company on the Nigerian Exchange. She has also worked on global industry projects like World PR Day 2023.

Ibilola is passionate about data-driven public relations strategy. Her career goal is to become one of the one per cent public relations practitioners in Nigeria and acknowledged globally for her contribution to the practice.

When she’s not creating public relations and digital marketing strategies, she’s catching up with her friends or re-watching an old series.

Niyi Kaka

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Niyi Kaka, is an experienced public relations consultant renowned for his expertise in strategic communication and a remarkable track record in the industry.

Over the years, Niyi has managed the public relations accounts of esteemed clients including Nigerian Breweries PLC, The Macallan, Coca-Cola, MTN, Flour Mills of Nigeria, among others. His dedication has resulted in the successful delivery of numerous campaigns that have earned nominations or prestigious awards, including the prestigious Sabre Africa Awards.

With a passion for strategic communication and a wealth of experience in the field, Kaka Omoniyi, or Niyi as he is affectionately known, is a seasoned public relations consultant with an impressive track record. Armed with several years of dedicated service at a global PR and communications company, Niyi has made a significant impact in the industry.

Throughout his career, Niyi has been entrusted with managing the public relations accounts of esteemed Nigerian brands, solidifying his reputation as a trusted expert in the field. Notable clients he has worked with include The Macallan, Nigerian Breweries PLC, Coca-Cola, MTN, Flour Mills of Nigeria, and many more. With each client, Niyi has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver outstanding results and cultivate lasting relationships.

Okonji Emmanuel

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Okonji Emmanuel is a journalist from Nigeria, with over 20 years experience in ICT reporting.
He worked in a private school as a teacher before picking up media appointment with Daily Independent Newspapers as a Reporter in 2001 and rose to the rank of Correspondent and Head of ICT Desk. He later joined This Day Newspapers in 2011, where he currently works as the ICT Editor.

He breaks technology news and gets comments from readers who find value in his technology stories. He analyzes issues in the technology and telecoms space, and has interviewed CEOs and MDs within and outside Nigeria.
He has interviewed Global CEOs like Microsoft CEO, Mr. Satya Nadella, including Executive Vice Chairmen (EVCs) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), such as late Dr. Eugene Juwa, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe and Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta. NCC is Nigeria’s Telecoms industry regulator.
He has covered several spectrum auctions organised by NCC, such as the 3.5GHz spectrum band and the 5G spectrum band. He covered the pilot launch of Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) in 2016.

He is a First Class Graduate of Industrial Technical Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He attained a PGD in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in 2012 and M.Sc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in 2015. He has a Diploma in Advance Reporting in the Digital Age from the Lagos Business School of the Pan Atlantic University.

He has attended several conferences and training in journalism within and outside the country, the latest being the MTN Media Innovation Programme (MTN MIP-2) at the Pan Atlantic University, Ibeju Lekki.

Emma Okonji is the pioneer Chairman, Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA), the umbrella body for ICT reporters in Nigeria.

Oluwaseun Efunnuga

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Oluwaseun Efunnuga is a digital communication and marketing professional with a background in journalism as she studied Mass Communication at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

Her passion for communications can be traced to her days as a student when she picked interest in news writing and later became one of the best student News Writer and Editor for the departmental newspaper and magazine.

She has been on the media and communications path since 2015 when she interned at the Nigerian Television Authority, Lagos before working as a Digital Content Writer at a digital agency.

Later on, she worked as a Public Relations Executive where she managed film and music brands handling their PR strategy, publicity, social media management and media relations.

Driven by her desire for growth and globally relevant skills, Oluwaseun participated in the Digital Marketing Bootcamp by Digify Africa and leveraged her experience in content writing to become a Digital Marketing Specialist with interest in strategy, content marketing, and marketing analytics.
She currently works with a media company, Pulse Nigeria, as a Marketing and Content Associate where she supports the growth of the various media channels.

When Oluwaseun is not working, she helps professionals to achieve their career goals through CV writing, LinkedIn profile optimization, and career support services.

She is passionate about helping professionals get the best jobs and become more confident about their skills.

Oluwaseun doesn’t get tired talking about how education and digital skills are the major requirements to reduce poverty in Nigeria.

She applied for the Media Innovation Programme to gain a better understanding of the media space and how to leverage technology in the industry.

Oputah David

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David is a respected Nigerian business journalist, analyst, and consultant with a knack for simplifying and telling hard business stories from the human-interest angle. He has a first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and went on to expand his knowledge in business/human resource management by obtaining a Masters' degree in Organisational Behaviour (Business Administration).

In a desire to enrich his knowledge in media and communications, he went again and enrolled for another Masters’ degree, this time, in Mass Communication, where he learnt invaluable insights and became better suited for his journalism career. He has also attended several media trainings, symposiums, and workshops both locally and internationally, including those organised by the British Council, Bloomberg, among others.

He is at the moment, the Managing Editor at Nigeria's foremost business news site, BizWatch Nigeria, and he is tasked with the growth and advancement of the medium as he also manages the workforce and makes business decisions for the firm. Prior to that, he worked with a US-based online news site, TheWill Nigeria, where he revamped the reporting style and rose rapidly to become the Nigerian editor.

This Bloomberg-trained financial journalist (BMIA) was a founding staff on the Business desk at TheCable Nigeria and was among the select few who laid the foundations for the now revered online platform.

As a respected business analyst/consultant, he has four times, worked with Accenture on the Tony Elumelu Foundation Empowerment Program (TEFEP) as a business analyst, helping to select 1,000 African applicants who would receive the TEF Grant. He was also the lead consultant for the birthing of AllNews.ng, another online news site in Nigeria, as he handled the recruitment, standard operating procedure and designed the workflow for the firm.

He has a diverse experience in book publishing, writing biographies, proof reading, and other content writing activities and is readily available for causes he believes in, which include youth empowerment causes, behavioural change activities, and leadership trainings. He is passionate about human development and holds a number of leadership positions in various associations and NGOs where he serves as coach/mentor to many young adults.

He currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with his family.

Todah Opeyemi

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Todah Opeyemi is the Senior Editor at Zikoko Citizen, a publication under Big Cabal Media, where he leads editorial and multimedia newsroom projects on politics, policy, and governance—to help and educate young Nigerians on how to take action.

Todah is also the creator and host of The Outsiders, a narrative audio project by The Outsiders Stories. Through multimedia formats, he strives to tell and spotlight minority stories in a distinct and dignified style.

As an established multimedia journalist and content producer, Todah specialises in immersive storytelling and creating compelling content in niche and often overlooked subject areas.
With experience across various media platforms, including television, radio, podcasts, digital, and print, Todah has carved a unique niche for himself in the world of journalism.

His expertise spans a wide range of subjects in politics, science, health, and development, with a particular focus on Nigerian and African stories.

Todah is a Chemistry graduate whose passion for media and journalism led him to embark on his career as a production assistant and on-air personality (OAP).

His science background is evident in the stories he tells, showcasing his unique perspective and knowledge.

Todah’s unique storytelling approach provokes thoughtful discussions and captivates audiences, enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of the issues he covers in his roles as a reporter, producer, or editor.

Victor Ogunyinka

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In one of my last days as an undergraduate of microbiology at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo in 2011, a coursemate asked what next after school.

I was unequivocal about it, “journalism,” I answered.

Since 2014 when I took my first job at the African Newspapers of Nigeria; publishers of the Tribune titles (the oldest, relevant media organisation in Nigeria), I never looked back.

Nine years after that first exciting encounter, I became the Managing Editor, Online at the Nigerian Tribune.

As Managing Editor, I oversee the operations of the online department both administrative and editorial.

Tribune Online has a range of services from breaking news, and fact checks, to current affairs, reports on politics, and business, and a dedicated website for sports, and analysis, among others.

We are one of the few media organisations in Nigeria that has a running podcast segment.

I wasn’t at Tribune for nine years.

Before my appointment as Managing Editor in December 2022, I was the pioneer Senior Managing Editor at The Quest Times (www.thequesttimes.com). I resigned from my appointment in November 2022.

Before Quest Times, I was the Online Editor of Vanguard newspapers, one of the leading online media in Nigeria from January 2019 to January 2022.

At Vanguard, I was the pioneer Anchor of the organisation’s online television, popularly known as VanguardLive, which launched on February 14, 2019, with the live coverage of the overnight announcement of the presidential election postponement.

It gathered about a million views on Facebook alone in 48 hours.

Victor’s journalism career started in April 2014 as Senior Health Reporter at the Nigerian Tribune before moving to the online department as Online News Editor and Social Media Manager in the same organisation.

I have attended quite a number of courses and training in digital media and have continued to grow in ensuring that journalism as a tool of redemption is handy in the crusade to have a better society.

And now, MTN-MIP 2 programme uniquely stands out among the many opportunities I have had, rightly so as it brings a renewal of the mind and a depth in knowledge of what it every journalist must know as they progress on the job.

For me, journalism is the heartbeat and livewire of society; it is the thin line that gives a solution to a problem or escalates it.

My personal interests are critical thinking, sports, music, and solving problems.

Victory Wilson

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Victory Wilson is a multi-award winning TV/RADIO Host, Professional Voice Over Artist, Event Compere, Redcarpet Host and Brand Influencer. A First class graduate of Psychology, Masters degree holder in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management with a honed passion for media through training, various experiences from over 10,000 hours on live television/radio and Event Compere for High Profile events in Nigeria.

She is a certified media personality of Pan Atlantic University School of Media and Communications and the Proemcees Academy, well known for her skilled versatility and spontaneity. Her experience from years of hosting allows her blend beautifully with kids and adults alike and produce quality shows.

Currently a Newscaster, Producer and Tv Host with Silverbird Television, the Broadcast Journalist uses media to inform, educate and entertain her viewers and listeners in a unique way that keeps them glued.

YOUNG PERSONS IN MEDIA, NIGERIA’S TOP 20 OAP’S BY RADIO MEDIA NIGERIA, FEATURED ON TUSH MAGAZINE in 2022 AS A TOP MICRO-INFLUENCER and is currently one of the high in demand event comperés and brand strategists.



Victory Wilson as a professional Voiceover Artist and Brand Influencer has delivered projects for brands including Bournvita, Koolbox France, Cway Beverages, Jobberman, Silverbird Cinemas and The Green October Event as a “Voice of god” to mention a few; her excellent delivery keeps them coming back for more.

As a Broadcast Journalist, She got featured in Burna Boy’s Grammy Award Winning track, “Way Too Big” off the album “Twice As Tall” She has also starred in the famous TV series, including, NDANI TV’s “RUMOUR HAS IT Season 3” ; “THE SMART MONEY WOMAN SERIES”.

Victory Wilson is a professional bubbly, spontaneous and vivacious media personality that brightens every room she enters with her contagious happiness. She is fondly called THE STREET QUEEN with a goal to impact lives positively through media. While she lives to fulfil this goal, she believes that “Everyone deserves the best and should NEVER settle for less”.