Student, Writer, and Editor in Ibadan, Nigeria
Adekunle Adebajo is a law graduate from Nigeria’s premier university. He is also a student journalist: Former Editor-in Chief of two press organisations and former Managing Editor of the Union of Campus Journalists. He is the progenitor of EssaysNG, Polls Research Analyst of Facts Count, Editorial Manager of Uites Create, Features Editor at Agbowo, and Media Intern at Brain Builders International.
He also works as an Editor and Content Curator for The Transverse, and as well volunteers at the Career Development and Counselling Centre, University of Ibadan. Very recently, he served in the capacity of Content and Publicity Management for TEDxUI.
He happens to also have to his name a number of nominations and awards related to writing and journalism. For instance in 2016, he was a nominee for the Campus Mega Award for Best Student Writer, winner of the Nigerian Meritorious Award for Student Journalist of the Year, winner of the JCI Most Outstanding Person in Student Journalism Award and winner of the University of Ibadan Students’ Union Student Journalist of the Year Award. Other awards in the same year include the Kayode Folayemi Prize for the Best Investigative Story, UCJ Prize for Best Editorial, and co-winner, on two occasions, of the UCJ Prize for Best Column. This year also, he has been nominated in no less than seven places for similar awards.
‘Kunle is a multiple award-winning poet, essayist and public speaker. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Fisayo Soyombo Essay Competition and 2016 National Higher Education Foundation Essay Competition. He was also 2nd runner-up at the 2016 African Leadership Essay Contest among many others. His favourite and most-penned about subject-matter is the Nigerian education system, which he considers the lost messiah of the nation.
His works have been published by The Nation, The Cable Nigeria, Guardian Newspaper, Olisa TV, The Sheet NG, among many other platforms. He likes to think of himself as a logophile and grey supremacist, and one day, hopes to be called a lawyer by choice, journalist by providence and entrepreneur of necessity.