ADEJUWON SOYINKA

ADEJUWON SOYINKA

ADEJUWON SOYINKA

Editor | BBC Pidgin Service

Adejuwon Soyinka is a multiple award-winning journalist and editor, with close to 20 years experience in the media industry. Prior to his appointment as Editor, BBC Pidgin Service, Mr Soyinka was Senior Special Assistant (Media) and Spokesman to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, FCA, CON between October 2015 and May 2017.

Before then, he worked as Deputy General Editor, TELL magazine, Nigeria’s number one independent, investigative news magazine and Editor, www.tell.ng, the online publication of TELL. Mr Soyinka lives in Lagos with his wife and three children.

Some of the professional awards he has to his credit include the following Awards

  • Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Foreign News Reporter of the Year Award, 2013
  • Runner Up, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Print Journalist of the Year Award, 2013.
  • Runner Up, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Political Reporter of the Year Award, 2013.
  • Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Human Rights Reporter of the Year Award, 2012.
  • Runner Up, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Print Journalist of the Year, 2012.
  • Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Print Journalist of the Year Award, 2011.
  • Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Human Rights Reporter of the Year Award, 2011.
  • Winner, Wole Soyinka Prize for Investigative Reporting, Climate Change Reporting Category, 2011. Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Environment Reporter of the Year Award, 2010.
  • Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Human Rights Reporter of the Year Award, 2010.
  • Winner, Capital Market Reporting Award, 2009 Diamond Award for Media Excellence, DAME.
  • Winner, Wole Soyinka Prize for Investigative Reporting, Climate Change Reporting Category, 2009.
  • Runner Up, Judicial Reporting Award, 2009 Diamond Award for Media Excellence, DAME.
  • Runner Up, Environment Reporter of the Year, 2009, Nigerian Media Merit Award.
  • Runner Up, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Environment Reporter of the Year Award, 2007.
  • Winner, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Aviation Reporter of the Year Award, 2006.
  • Runner Up, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Political Reporter of the Year Award, 2005.
  • Runner Up, Nigerian Media Merit Award, Political Reporter of the Year Award, 2004.
  • Lagos State Polytechnic, Press Club, Honourary Award, 2008.