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O’Femi Kolawole

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O’Femi Kolawole is a Red-Ribbon award-winning Nigerian journalist, investigative reporter, and founder, POSTERITY MEDIA. 

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Between 2016 and 2017, he served as Programme Director, Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation. He was earlier Programme Associate at Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria.

Kolawole, convener of POSTERITY MEDIA BUSINESS FORUM which engages different stakeholders on Nigeria’s socio-economic issues, is a finalist of the 2018-2019 Nieman Fellowship for Journalists at Harvard University.

He’s author of the highly-acclaimed book on editors, The Gatekeepers. His other books include Maximising Internship Potentials, and biography of Africa’s first TV producer, Segun Olusola: An Icon of Man’s Humanity to Man. 

An alumnus of The Polytechnic Ibadan, and the Creative Lives Programme of the British Council, Pan Atlantic University and the University of Glamorgan, UK, his stories have appeared in PUNCH, THISDAY, and SAHARA REPORTERS. As an investigative reporter, he has received funding from the AAS. 

Kolawole loves reading and meeting people.

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