AKINRINADE, ‘Soji Olusegun

Born February 8,1951

Yakoyo, Osun State.






He was (and still is) affectionately called "The General" having been in charge of the Newswatch newsroom during the magazine's early years.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Sonia Lorraine Graham, 1981
State of Origin: Osun State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 1
Profession Journalist , Administrator

Director, MayFive Media Limited, January 2012-;

Previous Appointments:

Staff, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 1979;

Assistant Features Editor, The Punch, Lagos, 1980-81;

Features Editor, The Punch, Lagos, 1981-82;

Deputy Editor, The Punch, Lagos, 1982-83;

Assistant Editor, Sunday Concord, 1983-84;

Associate Editor, Newswatch Magazine, 1984-85;

Senior Associate Editor, Newswatch Magazine, 1986-87;

General Editor, Newswatch Magazine, 1987-94;

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Newswatch Magazine,1994-2010;

Executive Director/ Editor-in-Chief, Newswatch Magazine, 2010-2011;

Consulting Editor, Africa Today, 2005-2015

Member, Commonwealth Journalists Association; Member, Society of Professional Journalists, Member, Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society, USA; Member, Journalism Association for Minorities, USA; Nuffield Press Fellow of Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK; Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors.

Origbo Grammar School, Yakoyo, 1962-67; Qyemekun Grammar School, Akure, 1968-69; North-Western State University, Louisiana, USA, 1974-77; University of Georgia, Athens, USA. 1977-79; Wolfson College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 1986.

reading,squash, table tennis

Oluwadamilola Street, Omole Housing Estate, Phase I, Omole, Lagos.

He is a contributor to “Ojukwu”, a book published in 2012 by MayFive Media Limited (a company which he co-founded with three other veteran journalists). Additionally, he contributed to Newswatch’s Book, “Jogging in the Jungle: The Newswatch Story” and “Moving in Circles”, which was published in 2012.

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