Kolawole Talabi holds a bachelor’s degree in human geography from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and he has worked as a journalist for over three years. Kolawole Talabi began his career during a short stint as a media assistant at Nigeria’s agriculture ministry before delving into development journalism. His first name, Kolawole, means one who brings wealth into a family. As a Yoruba native, he believes culture is inextricably bound to the development of any people—hence, he strives to support initiatives that promote the preservation of the various dialects of the Yoruba language. Although, Kolawole is an excellent cartographer, he still aspires to acquire new skills. He has written articles in Nigeria’s leading dailies on issues of national importance. In 2014, he was shortlisted for the Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship of SciDev.Net.

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