Aanu Adeoye

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Born (1994-01-16) January 16, 1994 (age 27)
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigeria
EducationMaster of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
Alma mater
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
OccupationJournalist
Years active2014–present
Websiteaanuadeoye.com

Aanu Adeoye (born 16 January 1994) is a Nigerian journalist who currently serves as the news editor for The Continent, a pan-African newsweekly.[1] He writes about politics, foreign affairs, technology and other topics on Africa. In 2020, he was nominated for the The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism.[2]

Early life and education

Adeoye was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, the last child of two in his family. He attended primary and secondary schools in his hometown before studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Sciences at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He earned a Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholar.[3]

Career

Adeoye got his start in journalism as a freelancer for Vice Media in 2014[4] and has gone on to write for The Guardian, CNN International, Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor, Mail & Guardian and a host of others. He served as the managing editor for TechCabal, the biggest technology publication in Africa. He was part of the inaugural class of reporting fellows for Rest of World, a digital magazine covering technology beyond the Western world.[5] He currently serves as the news editor for The Continent, an award-winning[6] pan-African publication that is designed to be shared and read on messaging apps to combat misinformation on closed networks like WhatsApp where falsehood flourishes.[7] Adeoye has appeared on radio shows on BBC World Service[8], TV and podcasts to discuss his reporting.

Notable work

  • He graced the cover of Forbes Africa. Now he could face 20 years in prison, (2020).[9] This story was featured on Longform's annual "Best Stories" of the year list for 2020 in the crime category.[10]
  • China's influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin, (2019).[11]
  • US Police Killed an Unarmed South African Man. His Family Wants Answers, (2021).[12]
  • The Young Women Leading Nigeria's #MeToo Revolution, (2019).[13]
  • In Lagos, finding a home to rent is an impossible mission, (2019).[14]

References

  1. "Africa on Africa". www.csis.org. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  2. "The Future Awards Africa: Class of 2020". The Future Awards Africa. 2020-11-08. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  3. "KAS Scholar writes about being his experience at Mail & Guardian". Media Programme Sub-Saharan Africa. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  4. "Meet the African Dictator Using Soccer to Hide His Crimes". www.vice.com. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  5. "Introducing the 2020 Rest of World Reporting Fellows". Rest of World. 2020-06-15. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  6. "Winners announced for the African Digital Media Awards 2020". WAN-IFRA. 2020-09-08. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  7. "How publishers are engaging new audiences on messaging apps in the Global South". Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  8. "BBC World Service - Business Daily, Ecommerce in Africa - still finding its way". BBC. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  9. "He graced the cover of Forbes Africa. Now he could face 20 years in prison". Rest of World. 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  10. "Crime · Best of 2020 · Longform". Longform. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  11. CNN, By Aanu Adeoye and Idris Mukhtar. "China's influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin". CNN. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  12. "US Police Killed an Unarmed South African Man. His Family Wants Answers". www.vice.com. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  13. "The Young Women Leading Nigeria's #MeToo Revolution". www.vice.com. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  14. Adeoye, Aanu. "In Lagos, finding a home to rent is an impossible mission". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2021-08-02.

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