My journey so far

I was born in a small village in the old Oyo state (now Osun state), and I now live in the nation's capital of 36 states of Nigeria, Abuja. Yeah, it's a long story that I am not willing to bore you with. I will say though, that I started my first business at 14 years old, producing shea butter and later diversified to other lucrative businesses in the food sector shortly after my family and I moved to the northern part of Nigeria. I returned to the southwest in pursuit of different education and lived the majority of my late teenage years and adult life in the region before migrating to the nation's capital in search of greater opportunities.

Thankfully, I got something out of the education migration thing. I got myself a double honours degree in Communication and Language Arts and English at the University of Ibadan and a master’s degree in Project Development and Implementation from the same university.

I am the recipient of the ICFJ Alumni Reporting Grant for investigative journalism, and won the 2021 SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment for my investigative work on how oil spill contamination has affected the health of those who live in Ogoniland, using blood samples. The same story was nominated for the prestigious Fetisov Journalism Award in 2020.

I now work as a freelance journalist after spending more than 10 years with the Nigerian Tribune, the nation's only surviving oldest newspaper working on several desks such as politics, business, features and several others. If you Googled me, you'd more than likely find my bylines in Bloomberg, Al-Jeezera and The Africa Report, etc. I am a member of the Nigerian chapter of WanaData, a network of female journalists developed by ICFJ and Code for Africa, organisations driving digital storytelling across Africa.

When I am not chasing stories, I mentor young Nigerian journalists, eat breakfast for dinner, cook, watch movies and dance (even though I'm terrible at it) and work on some podcast episodes. I am currently working on my first book, Ebunofeoluwa, some sort of a long love letter to my son, who I am attempting to help figure life out.