AKINRINADE, ‘Soji Olusegun

Born February 8,1951
in

Yakoyo, Osun State.

Mr

AKINRINADE,

Soji

Olusegun

BA, MA;

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.
Tertiary
N/A

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.

+234 (0) 8037210858
Alive
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