Journalist, Premium Times
"I consider science journalism as crucial because it bridges the gap between the esoteric world of scientists and the layman, thus creating solutions."
Oladeinde Olawoyin is a senior reporter, who focuses on issues around Energy, Business, Economy, Environment and Development. A first-class graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Ilorin, he graduated in 2016 and finished as the department’s best student. He was also editor of the university’s flagship student publication, UNILORIN WATCH. In 2017, he was nominated in the journalism category of The Future Awards Africa, held in Lagos. In 2018, he was a recipient of the West Africa Media Excellence Awards (WAMECA), held in Ghana; as well as the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards, held in Lagos. In December 2018, alongside other young journalists across Africa, he was named “Global Goalkeeper” by the Gates Foundation at an elaborate ceremony in South Africa, in recognition of his reporting of the global goals. In October 2019, he was among 12 finalists from around the world shortlisted for the 2019 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. He also clinched the big prize as the 2019 Capital Market Reporter of the Year at the PwC Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Also in 2019, he was among finalists selected from across Africa at the Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism ceremony, held in South Africa. In December 2019, he was also among three winners of the African Media Development Foundation (AMDF) Awards, held in Kaduna. Mr Oladeinde is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (WSAIR), and a 2018 fellow of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).