Meet the Media Fellows 2017:
Shola Okpodu is a media expert specialising in Communications and Public Relations with a Distinction in MA Global Media and Communications from the University of Coventry. Shola is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. She has spent much of the past 20 years in active broadcast journalism. She is the producer of the monthly Vlogs series on social media called My2Kobo – a 2minutes advisory and counselling video for parents, teachers and students at all levels.
Harry is a Nigerian Entertainment Journalist, Blogger, Writer, Pop Culture Commentator and Podcaster based in Lagos. He is a Mass Communication graduate from Covenant University and his work is viewed not just in Nigeria but across Africa and in the UK. Currently, he is the host of the entertainment programme, O”n the Town”, a YouTube Web Series called ‘harry’ and The “Harry Minute Podcast”. Harry is also a Media Consultant and works with Udoka Oyeka, Bayray Mcwinzu and the Abuja based NGO, Global Rights.
With almost five years of professional journalism experience with Nigeria’s oldest surviving newspaper, Doyin’s work is aimed at bringing about social change, economic justice, environmental sustainability, and above all to seek positive change for every individual.
Ekene Odigwe is a broadcast Journalist with cross functional interests. He produces and anchors radio programmes that channel positive reinforcement of young people’s participation and involvement in governance, advocacy, awareness, networking and rural youth outreach.
Temitayo Olofinlua is an award-winning essayist and editor who calls herself a general content busybody”. She has completed assignments for Global Press Institute, Mania Magazine, Saraba Mag and Facebook, to mention a few. Her work has been featured in various publications, online and in print.
Olamiju Oretola is a Journalist with over a decade experience in Reporting, Television Production and Photo-Journalism. Additionally, he is a media consultant to an NGDO, the pioneering indigenous charity in the cause of NTDs in Nigeria. Olamiju is also the founder of “VoicesNigeria”, an advocacy platform for Human Rights and Child Development.
Vina Theo-Adams is a journalist and an activist, passionate about the rights and plights of minorities and the voiceless in the society. He has a special interest in reporting rape, violence on women and children, health and society. Vina has a degree in Television Journalism from the NTA Television College in Jos Plateau state Nigeria. At the moment, he works with a state media organisation Plateau Radio and Television Corporation (PRTVC).
Jide Babalola has twenty years of experience in journalism; he has held senior reportorial positions at Concord newspapers where he edited community newspapers – The Comet, TELL Magazine, Punch and The Nation newspapers where he currently works as an Assistant Editor. He has 4 years of work at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and has a self-effacing mode of activism in support of various causes. Jide has an academic background in both Psychology and Mass Communication. He founded Journalists for Development Communications Initiative (JFDCi) and mobilises young journalists and journalism students to focus on development issues.