Ayodeji Rotinwa is a freelance journalist covering culture, innovation, social justice, and sustainable development, across West Africa. He also writes extensively on his base, Lagos, Nigeria; its people, their losses and gains, and the politics in between. He has been published widely in international print and online media, such as Financial Times, London Evening Standard, CNN, Forbes Africa, and The Africa Report. His work is forthcoming in the New York Times. He contributes frequently to national Nigerian daily, THISDAY Newspapers. He is a 2017 BudgIT Data and Investigative Journalism Fellow.