Ajibola Amzat, @ajibolaamzat
My name is Ajibola Amzat. I am passionate about journalism, democracy, and development. I have a diverse area of interest, which includes investigative reporting, data analysis, research, and storytelling. I was a knight fellow at Rhodes University, South Africa; a 2009 media fellow of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; the overall winner of 2016 Promasidor Quill Awards and the 2017 Winner of Davis Project for Peace grant. I’m currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School, where I’m studying data journalism.I was the Feature Editor at The Guardian newspaper, the flagship of Nigeria’s print journalism, before attending graduate school at Columbia University.
Jennifer Ehidiamen, @disgeneration
My name is Jennifer Ehidiamen. In 2014, I started working on this news and research project with a team in Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. I do not fit into the traditional role of a founder or CEO — I’m more like a midwife. I like helping bring ideas to life. I recruit and engage new members. And work with the team to strategise on ways to achieve our goals.
Oluwabusayo Sotunde, @BusayomiSotunde
My name is Oluwabusayomi Sotunde. I am a writer and an idea builder. As one of the founding team members at RuralRepoters.com, I manage the editorial team and also curate the weekly special report for our high-level readers. I have represented RuralReporters team at different international gatherings including events organized by the African Union.
I have always been interested in reading and writing about development issues…so writing for RuralReporters.com gives me the opportunity to marry my love for writing and passion for development issues in Africa. RuralReporters.com has provided me with a platform where I can focus intensely on social-economic development in rural communities, which are mostly under-served. So here I’m like a mouthpiece for people in the rural communities whose voices are often unheard and underrepresented in the mainstream media.
I have worked as a freelance reporter for CP-Africa, Ventures Africa, Investing Port and other media, covering business, entrepreneurship, and reproductive health issues. I graduated with a degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of journalism.
Ibrahim Olalekan, @lekanpaul
We are a team of journalists, citizen reporters, photojournalists, content editors, and writers who are passionate about improving rural communities! Interested in joining the team? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Nwambura, @catherinenyamb1, Kenya
Rayond Zvavanyange, @zvavanyanger3, Zimbabwe/South Africa
Happy Zirra, @Happy_Zirra, Nigeria
Ritah Namwiza, @rhelmzrt, Uganda
Opeoluwa Aboaba, @TomiBady, Nigeria
Wallace Mawire, @wallacemawire, Zimbabwe
Aderolake Olowojoba, @daughtozi, Nigeria
Sarah Anupi Kutahi, @SarahAnupi, Kenya
Dolapo Julius, @ItsDolapoJulius, Nigeria
Robert Aseda, @Varaq, Kenya
Mike Okunson, @MikeOkunson, Kenya
Andrew Mambondiyani, @Mambondiyani, Zimabwe/SA/Tanzania
Ray Mwareya @RMwareya, Mozambique/Zimbabwe/SA