David B. Lawal

Multimedia Journalist, Writer, and Teacher in Lagos, Nigeria

David B. Lawal

Multimedia Journalist, Writer, and Teacher in Lagos, Nigeria

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David Bashir Lawal is a multimedia journalist and Social Media Consultant who is based in Lagos, Nigeria with over five years of experience in the Nigerian media sector, starting with TELL Communications - publishers of TELL Magazine and Broad Street Journals (BSJ). He is currently in the employment of The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria.

He earned the Higher National Diploma (a Bachelor of Science Degree equivalent in Nigeria) in Journalism from the prestigious Nigeria Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Ogba, Lagos.

While studying at the institution, he signed up for a Child’s Right Advocacy programme called Voice of Children Africa (VOCA) and later became the General Secretary. Before now, he worked in the teaching sector for six years.

In 2017, David was invited by UNLEASHLAB as one of the 1000 talents to find innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals in Copenhagen, Denmark. He worked in the Health Team that came up with an amazing solution to Maternal Mortality in Developing countries of Africa and Asia.

As a journalist, David works with Action Health Incorporated, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and development of Nigerian youths to promote and protect young people’s sexual and reproductive health especially, increasing their ability to prevent early pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS as well as to make informed decisions about their sexuality, free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; while developing competencies to thrive now and in adulthood.

David is a Google certified multimedia journalist and was a delegate of UNESCO to the World Press Freedom Day 2015 in Latvia. He is a member of Nigerian Union of Journalists, Journalists For Christ, Africa Press Team, Africa Young Entrepreneur and Wise Corpers. He is also a member of a team from Global Editors Network who designed a program to combat Ebola virus diseases out of Nigeria in 2014.

Though, a passionate Journalist, David enjoys participating in development issues and has a strong passion for youth development. Recently, he joined select Journalists that were trained by the British Council.

During his time off work, he plays the Piano with about three International choirs in Lagos and is currently the Assistant Choir Cord/Music Director at CCC Calvary Parish II, Akute, Ogun State and Public Relation Oficer at Maranatha International Choir.

He is a happy Individual!

  • Work
    • The Nation Newspaper
  • Education
    • Graduate of Nigerian Institute of Journalism