July 2018, Year X, n. 7
The fearless lady of African journalism
Telos: Woman, African and journalist. Tell us more about you.
Toyosi Ogunseye: I’m the Head of West Africa at the BBC, where I manage the five language services in West Africa. These services: Hausa, Afrique, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba serve our audiences in Anglophone and Francophone Africa. Before this role, I was Editor at the Sunday Punch. Punch is Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper. And before then, I had worked at Sun Newspaper and News Star Newspaper doing investigations and covering other beats such as politics, crime, health, environment, etc. I’m passionate about journalism and development. Biochemistry was my first degree ...more
Young, female, investigative journalist and African. What else? Her name is Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, but everybody calls her Toyosi. Nigerian of the Yoruba ethnic group, one of the largest in West Africa which, along with many groups with related languages and cultures, is concentrated in the south-western provinces of Nigeria extending as far as the Atlantic coast. Africa is the future, and Toyosi already embodies the Africa of the future, the one it strives and ought to be. Educated, passionate, committed, well-loved and happy ...more