About Akindare Okunola

Akindare Okunola is an editorial writer at Global Citizen. Prior to Global Citizen, Akindare covered technology, pop culture, lifestyle, and social development across Africa for TechCabal and Pulse Nigeria. When he isn’t working, you’ll find him listening to music, reading a book, or suffering through Arsenal FC’s latest defeat.

Stories

  1. Article: How a 69-Year-Old Nigerian Polio Volunteer Single-Handedly Transformed Her Community

    How a 69-Year-Old Nigerian Polio Volunteer Single-Handedly Transformed Her Community

    By Akindare Okunola|Sept. 18, 2020

    The WHO officially certified Africa free of the wild poliovirus on Aug. 25, 2020. Read more

  2. Article: 4 Things Nigeria Can Do to Help Out-of-School Children Back Into Education as Schools Reopen

    4 Things Nigeria Can Do to Help Out-of-School Children Back Into Education as Schools Reopen

    By Akindare Okunola|Sept. 16, 2020

    A quarter of all out-of-school children globally are in Nigeria. Read more

  3. Article: 5 Issues Nigeria Must Address to Ensure Every Child Can Access a Quality Education

    5 Issues Nigeria Must Address to Ensure Every Child Can Access a Quality Education

    By Akindare Okunola|Sept. 11, 2020

    One in five out-of-school children globally are in Nigeria. Read more

  4. Article: 5 Facts Every Nigerian Should Know About Our Health Care

    5 Facts Every Nigerian Should Know About Our Health Care

    By Akindare Okunola|Sept. 9, 2020

    Knowing the issues we're facing is the first step to taking action. Read more

  5. Article: Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund
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    Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

    By Akindare Okunola|Sept. 3, 2020

    The Fund is looking to raise $50 million for the country’s coronavirus relief efforts. Read more

  6. Article: 4 Actions You Can Take Right Now to Support the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund
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    4 Actions You Can Take Right Now to Support the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

    By Akindare Okunola|Sept. 3, 2020

    The Fund is working to protect Nigeria's most vulnerable, and build back stronger from COVID-19. Read more

  7. Article: Meet a Nigerian Health Worker Who Helped End Wild Polio in Africa

    Meet a Nigerian Health Worker Who Helped End Wild Polio in Africa

    By Akindare Okunola|Aug. 25, 2020

    The whole of Africa is now designated as free of wild polio. Read more

  8. Feature: This Entrepreneur Is Using Solar-Powered Cold Rooms to Cut Down Food Spoilage in Nigeria

    This Entrepreneur Is Using Solar-Powered Cold Rooms to Cut Down Food Spoilage in Nigeria

    By Akindare Okunola|Aug. 11, 2020

    Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu is the 2020 Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award winner. Read more

  9. Article: Watch! Yemi Alade Wows With 'Shekere' Performance at ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’

    Watch! Yemi Alade Wows With 'Shekere' Performance at ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’

    By Akindare Okunola|June 27, 2020

    The concert brought together artists, world leaders, and activists, to fight COVID-19 for everyone. Read more

  10. Article: Nigerian Choreographer Seyi Oluyole Is Using Dance to Help Children Stay in School

    Nigerian Choreographer Seyi Oluyole Is Using Dance to Help Children Stay in School

    By Akindare Okunola|June 27, 2020

    Dreamcatchers Academy founder Oluyole and her dancers just joined Global Goal: Unite for Our Future. Read more