Tolu Ogunlesi



Tolu Ogunlesi works as a journalist in Lagos, Nigeria. He was awarded a 2009 CNN Multichoice African Journalism Prize, in the Arts & Culture category. Before now he has worked as a pharmacist, a management consultant and a corporate communications executive. In 2008 he was a Guest Writer at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden; and in 2009 a Cadbury Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham, England. His work has been translated into Dutch, Latvian, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish. He owns one digital camera, two lenses and plenty of hope for a successful career in photography. When he isn’t travelling he is busy looking forward to travelling. The rest of the time he is to be found contemplating starting a novel.

Email: tolu.ogunlesi [at]


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