Adeola Oladipupo is a Writer, Researcher, and Regional Correspondent for the West African Pilot News, covering politics and economics.
A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, where he studied Sociology, Oladipupo is an academic researcher who began writing professionally after his hands-on training at the Daily Post, a copy-writing firm based in the United Kingdom. Some of his articles have been published by top news media in Nigeria including ThisDay and the Daily Trust Newspapers.
Adeola also has interest in writing science stories. He won a mentorship slot in Science Journalism following a competition organized by the Science Development Network (SciDevNet) in the United Kingdom for journalists in Africa.
In this process, he interviewed several top scientists in Nigeria, United States, and the United Kingdom for science stories which he conceptualized, wrote, produced and presented on Radio Nigeria, Africa’s largest broadcasting network.
Before joining the West African Pilot News, Adeola was a researcher and media analyst at the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), where he contributed to Mac Arthur Foundation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) projects.
In his capacity as a journalist, Adeola has been to over seventeen states in Nigeria for special projects and editorial coverage. In 2016, he wrote and voiced a story about an experience he had in one of the states for the British Broadcasting Corporation World Service Radio.