I am a Nigerian writer, researcher and political analyst, currently based as a research analyst at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), with a specific focus covering election, political, security and regional analyses in West Africa.
Previously I have consulted, for the Tony Blair Institute, at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, actively supporting on policy concerning the COVID-19 pandemic response. Before that, I was at Africapractice, where I supported multinational clients navigating political risk and I have previously interned at the African Union Mission to the United Nations in New York.
My research and writing writing has appeared in publications such as Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, Al Jazeera, Democracy in Africa, African Arguments, Africa is a Country, The Continent, Culture Custodian, Stears Business, and Premium Times as well as contributing to a report in the BMJ Global Health Journal. I have also been interviewed by Asharq, Al Jazeera, Arise Television, BBC News, CNN, Channels Television, Financial Times, Le Monde, Nikkei, Newzroom Afrika, Semafor, The Guardian, and Voice of America on issues concerning African democracy. I have presented papers at the Pan-African Scientific Research Conference and the European Conference of African Studies and contributed chapters to three edited book volumes on election observation, security and youth participation in politics.
I have an MSc in African Politics from SOAS, University of London and a BA in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London.