Born January 1961
Mr. Olojede is a veteran Journalist and a former Editor at Newsday. He has reported from more than 50 countries and his work has appeared in more than 150 publications around the world. Mr. Olojede is the first African-born winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and also a patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Mr. Olojede was the publisher of NEXT newspapers which, for an exhilarating five years in the mid-2000s, sought to demonstrate the centrality of an incorruptible media to a democratic society beset by rapacious elites.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Amma Ogan
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Mother's Name
Profession Veteran Journalist
Working Experience

Serves on the Board of Earth University, Costa Rica; Director, Alitheia Capital; Member, Governing Board, Aspen Institute's Africa Leadership Initiative; Serves on the International Advisory Board of the Global Integrity Alliance.

– Fellow, Aspen Global Leadership Network.

University of Lagos, Lagos State; Columbia University.

– Winner, Henry N. Taylor Award for Outstanding Foreign Student;
– Recipient, Unity Award by Lincoln University, 1992;
– Recipient, Media Award by the Press Club of Long Island, 1992;
– Recipient, Publisher’s Award by Newsday, 1995;
– Recipient, Educational Press of America Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism, 1995;
– Winner, Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, 2005;
– Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Prize by Columbia University in the City of New York, 2009;
– Recipient, 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company, 2010;
– Recipient, Prize for Ethical Leadership by World Forum for Ethics in Business, 2010;
– Recipient, McNulty Prize, 2011.

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