Seasoned journalist, Bayo Olupohunda unveils his debut book, Are you not a Nigerian?’
By Sewe Ishola,
Nigerian journalist and Editor-in-chief, Naij.com, Bayo Olupohunda has unveiled his first book, ‘Are you not a Nigerian?’
Are you not a Nigerian was presented to the public during the just concluded 19th Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 where it was specially presented alongside Loud Whispers written by Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, the former Ekiti state First Lady.
The book highlights the peculiar nature of Nigeria’s democracy, which came after many years of military rule.
Olupohunda captured the reality of Nigeria’s socio-political environment at the turn of the millennium, the collapse of dignity in service, and the ubiquitous “Nigerian factor” that creates a sense of entitlement.
Apart from reading at the Book Festival, Olupohunda has also read excerpts of his book at the British Council Cora book trek, which held recently.
Báyọ̀ Olúpohùndà has worked as a teacher, freelance journalist and columnist for frontline Nigerian newspapers.
He began his journalistic career at The Guardian ON Sunday, and later moved on to contribute to 234NEXT and Punch newspapers.
In 2014, he emerged a finalist in the CNN African Journalist award. He was also nominated for a Diamond Awards for Media Excellence for his work. He currently works as the editor-in-chief of NAIJ.com.
The book will be available online and in bookstores from December, 2017.