Akinyemi, Muhammed Adedeji.
I am AKINYEMI Muhammed Adedeji, a cross-sectoral editor, journalist and creative writer. I currently work at HumAngle —the authoritative, dominant voice in global media that reports, documents and provides solutions to human insecurity across Africa— as a sub-editor.
My interests are in development journalism, (space) tech, governance, history, economy, and human rights. I have published several works on these areas, with some translated to French. Some of my works have appeared on Space in Africa, SatNews Magazine, Sun-Connect, Contrepoints, New Dawn Newspaper, Nigerian Tribune, Sahara Reporters, African Liberty, HumAngle, Nigeria Abroad, Zikoko, and in other places.
Telling stories and facilitating the telling of important stories has been the hallmark of my career. Therefore, when I am not working as a storyteller, I help other storytellers as an editor. I have worked as an editorial assistant at African Liberty, editorial assistant at Minority Africa. Recently, I worked as the editor of Space in Africa, Africa’s leading space media, analysis and consultancy firm, before moving to HumAngle.
My academic background entails a bachelor of Law (LLB Hons) degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Afterwards, I attended the National Training Academy in Egypt, where I earned the African Presidential Leadership Program certification. I am an alumnus of Earth Charter’s Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics program, a certified World Literacy Foundation Ambassador, and a certified Global Citizenship Educator (GCED) under UNESCO-APCEIU.
In 2019, I started the Boot Camp X Leadership Academy for young Africans to connect with mentors across various fields like tech, community development, civic engagement and media. In 2020, the academy started a junior academy program for pre-varsity students.
I am very particular about collaborations; therefore, I advocate for systems thinking and sustainable leadership across the tri-sectors; private, public and nongovernmental. You can find out more about me on my website: muhammedakinyemi.com.