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: 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

  2. 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

  3. Article: Amid a Stand-off With the Government Over Unpaid Wages, Nigerian Doctors Call Off Strike

    Amid a Stand-off With the Government Over Unpaid Wages, Nigerian Doctors Call Off Strike

    By Akindare Okunola|June 23, 2020

    The doctors are calling off the strike to allow the government time to meet outstanding demands. Read more

  4. Article: How COVID-19 Is Hitting Employment in Nigeria — and Pushing People Into Poverty

    How COVID-19 Is Hitting Employment in Nigeria — and Pushing People Into Poverty

    By Akindare Okunola|June 16, 2020

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are responsible for most of Nigeria's employment. Read more

  5. Article: All Nigerian States Declare State of Emergency Over Rape and Gender-Based Violence

    All Nigerian States Declare State of Emergency Over Rape and Gender-Based Violence

    By Akindare Okunola|June 16, 2020

    Governors also called on all states to immediately launch sex offender registries. Read more

  6. Article: 5 Organisations Supporting the Fight Against Sexual Violence in Nigeria

    5 Organisations Supporting the Fight Against Sexual Violence in Nigeria

    By Akindare Okunola|June 11, 2020

    These Nigerian organisations are driving impact across issues connected to sexual violence. Read more

  7. Article: Doctors Fighting COVID-19 in Nigeria Are Striking to Protest Unpaid Wages and Lack of PPE

    Doctors Fighting COVID-19 in Nigeria Are Striking to Protest Unpaid Wages and Lack of PPE

    By Akindare Okunola|June 10, 2020

    This strike action comes at a critical time for Nigeria as the number of coronavirus cases climbs. Read more

  8. Article: 5 Challenges Facing Health Care Workers in Nigeria as They Tackle COVID-19

    5 Challenges Facing Health Care Workers in Nigeria as They Tackle COVID-19

    By Akindare Okunola|June 9, 2020

    The health care challenges plaguing Nigeria’s already frail healthcare system have been exacerbated. Read more

  9. Article: Nigerians Are Turning to Social Media to Condemn Widespread Sexual Violence, Inequality, and Police Brutality

    Nigerians Are Turning to Social Media to Condemn Widespread Sexual Violence, Inequality, and Police Brutality

    By Akindare Okunola|June 4, 2020

    Online protests have become a veritable tool for Nigerians to demand accountability from leaders. Read more