Adeola Eunice Oladele Fayehun is a Nigerian journalist who specializes in discussing current geopolitical, social and economic issues that affect the daily lives of Africans living on the continent was born on the 6th of July 1984. According to Wikipedia, She is well known for a controversial 2015 on-street interview where she and fellow Sahara TV journalist Omoyele Sowore asked Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe about when he would be stepping down from office. In 2013, she interviewed former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on the streets of New York, asking him what he was doing about the then on-going Boko Haram insurgency.
Adeola Fayehun was born and raised in Nigeria by her parents Rev. Dr. Solomon Ajayi Oladele and Margaret Ibiladun Oladele they worked as missionaries in Nigeria. She has five older siblings, and is the youngest child. She comes from Yoruba ethnic group of south-western Nigeria and speaks the language fluently.
Adeola began college in Nigeria working toward a degree in linguistics. At the age of 19 years, she moved to the United States to continue college thanks to a scholarship gained through the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.
She graduated from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism in 2007. She received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 2018.
Adeola Fayehun Oladele
Date of birth:
6th july 1984
According to Wikipedia, In 2009 after graduate school, Fayehun worked at CUNY TV as a TV news producer. During this time she wrote and produced a feature on Sahara Reporters’s Omoyele Sowore, who she later went on to work with in a behind-the-scenes capacity at Sahara Reporters.
In 2010, Fayehun became a U.S. correspondent for the Nigerian newspaper, The Nation, often working freelance.In 2010, Fayehun founded the online resource, African Spotlight, where she publishes content about Africa. In April 2011, Fayehun began the news satire program, Keeping It Real with Adeola! on SaharaTV. The show was 30 minutes long and features Fayehun reporting, often in character, on various African news events. The focus of the show was on reporting political issues pertinent to Africa and of interest to the African diaspora community.
For the first 150+ episodes created over a period of three years, Fayehun was the producer, writer, and editor of the show. In November 2017, Fayehun left SaharaTV to work as an independent creator, publishing new content on her YouTube channel about African politics in a continuation of her weekly satire show Keeping It Real with Adeola!. Often compared to comedian Jon Stewart, Fayehun uses satire and comedy to explain news events in self-produced videos. Fayehun also works as a foreign correspondent for The Nation, a Nigerian national daily newspaper based in Nigeria.
Adeola Fayehun got married Victor Fayehun in Nigeria. They both created a non-profit foundation called KIRWA Foundation that gives help to terminally ill in Africa.
Adeola Fayehun’s net worth is an estimated $5Million. She earned money as a YouTuber and reporting journalist.