Before joining CCSI, Seun worked as one of Nigeria’s top investigative journalists for 17 years and helped to highlight the plight of the underprivileged people through his commitment to development journalism.
With a diploma in Journalism and a degree in History and International Relations, Akioye began his career in 1999 at The Week magazine and rose to become Assistant Editor at The Nation newspaper before joining the CCSI team as Senior Media Officer. Under his leadership, the Media and Creative Unit highlights CCSI’s achievement in innovative ways.
Akioye fondly called “Olola” is one of Nigeria’s most decorated journalists with more than 15 national and international awards to his name including the Wole Soyinka Investigative Journalist, Nigeria’s Writers Award, Writer of the year, Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) Journalist of the year in Investigation, Environment, Foreign, Arts, Diamond Excellence Award (DAME) Development Journalist, Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Reporter etc.
As a Defense Editor, he has served time covering the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast and two terms of reporting the war against Al-shabab in Somalia. He also covered the 2008 US Presidential Election. A well sought after public health speaker, Akioyehas spoken at many international meetings in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Australia etc. He helped the draft and implement legislative advocacy for the passage of Nigeria’s tobacco control laws.
Akioye: “Working here has opened my eyes to new realities and skills that I am capable of deploying. It has been fun and a learning experience working with the most creative team on earth.”
Apart from his accolades, Akioye loves adventure, travelling and cooking and most of all, he doesn’t joke with his music. His fun loving and easy going personality makes him a great person and wonderful to be around.