Tolu Ogunlesi set to be named as Buhari’s Special Adviser on New Media.


Mr. Ogunlesi has already undergone security screening and his appointment is to be announced in the coming days. He is one of Nigeria’s most active Twitter users. He will be the Buhari administration’s social media anchor, a
role played by Reno Omokiri for GEJ. Ogunlesi is a poet, photographer, and fiction writer. Before his appointment, he was a freelance writer, contributing articles to various publications, mostly abroad. .

He is a trained pharmacist. In 2009 he was awarded the Arts and Culture prize in the annual CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards. He won the CNN award again in 2013 in another category. He was also shortlisted for the inaugural PEN/Studzinski literary prize…… but above all, he is too poor to afford a comb for his hair…..

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