Ayo Akinfe: Celebrating Black Excellence In Journalism And Social Commentary

by Duke Magazine

Ayo Akinfe, is a Nigerian-British journalist with about three decades of editorial experience in magazine and newspaper publication. He was the founding editor of Nigerian Watch, a UK-based news print for the Nigerian community in the UK, and which has today metamorphosed to emerge as the largest ethnic minority title in Britain. He is the chairman of Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (CANUK).

An avid blogger, adroit social network commentator, and objective political analyst, Ayo has authored two books; “Fueling the Delta Fires (an exposé which reveals the intensity of the challenges faced by Nigerians in the Niger Delta region) and “BlackLadder” (a narrative about the life of a Nigerian immigrant in the UK).

Highly enthused in writing, Ayo is also a columnist for several publishing houses in both Nigeria and the UK, including the UK Guardian, the Nigerian Guardian, the BBC, Punch, Vanguard, and Nigerian Village Square.  The media savvy holds a bachelor’s degree in history degree from the premiere University of Ibadan with a post-graduate studies in journalism at the University of Westminster.

When Akinfe is not engaging his immediate society on developmental discourses, he would rather be putting words to make a book, as he is currently working on several other books due to be published soon. Furthermore, as a community man, Akinfe has been saddled with the responsibility of heading different sub-bodies of Nigerians in the UK association, namely, the president of Ondo Union UK, the chairman of Uncelebrated Nigerian Awards UK, and the erstwhile chairman of the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK, charged with organizing committee that honoring the most outstanding Nigerians in Britain between 1914 and 2014.

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