About Me

Sodiq Adelakun Adekola is a photo and video journalist currently based in Abuja, Nigeria.

He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, the University of Ibadan and the School of Media and Communication - Pan-Atlantic University, where he gained qualifications in photojournalism, psychology and advanced writing and reporting skills respectively.

Through his work, Adelakun Adekola aims to expose injustice in his immediate environment and society at large. His work centers around human rights abuse, social exclusion, news, and documentary stories, with special attention on the rights of children and women.

He is a stringer for Agence France-Presse, a photo editor for Channels – the Nigerian televison station, and a former photojournalist at the Punch Newspapers, Nigeria. His works have been featured in international journals including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, CNN, BBC, Getty Images, TIME, Bloomberg, and The Telegraph.

Adelakun Adekola is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa.

Adelakun is a recipient of the 2022 World Press Photo Award. 

He's currently the co-founder of Everyone Has A Story (EHAS). 





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