I am a Nigerian writer, researcher and political analyst. My most recent role was leading research at the Centre for Democracy and Development, with a specific focus covering election, security and regional analyses.
My work has focused primarily on development where I have supported projects on the Nigerian communications sector, health policy development and foreign policy. Outside of work, I am Chair of the Trustees of the LIMUN Foundation, having been an avid MUNer in university, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper with the Abuja Hub.
My writing has appeared in Stears Business, African Arguments, Africa Is A Country, Culture Custodian and the Punch Newspaper. I've previously served as an Associate Editor at The Republic: A Journal of Nigerian Affairs and former Managing Editor at AFREADA, a pan-African literary journal. I have been interviewed on television and cited by reporters at international publications like Al Jazeera, The Guardian and the Financial Times on issues concerning Nigerian democracy, in particular the 2023 elections.
I have an MSc in African Politics from SOAS, University of London and a BA in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London. In between my degrees I interned at the African Union Mission to the United Nations and carried out a Fellowship with YearHere.
My favourite series is a toss up between The West Wing and The Wire. I am also a huge Marvel fan and enjoy travelling. I am an avid tabletop gamer and I run a fortnightly quiz night.