I am a Nigerian journalist (b. 1994) covering politics, technology and culture in Africa. I am currently based in London, where I am the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellow with the Russia-Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. Before that I was in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I was news editor at The Continent, the digital pan-African newsweekly designed to be read and shared on messaging apps. 

My writing has appeared in the Guardian, CNN, Mail & Guardian, Vice, Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera and elsewhere. I have worked as a reporting fellow at Rest of World and managing editor at TechCabal.

In 2020, my feature "Gone Phishing" about an entrepreneur who graced the cover of Forbes as part of the magazine's vaunted "30 under 30" list before being uncovered as a scammer was named in Longform's "Best of 2020" list. And I was nominated for the Journalism Prize at the 2020 The Future Awards Africa.

I have an MA in Journalism and Media Studies (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholar) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bsc. in Consumer Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University.

I support Arsenal, re-watch Seinfeld, wear shorts as much as the weather permits, and enjoy watching the British reality TV show, Dinner Date.

Image: Johannesburg, 2020. © Christian Putter.

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