Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 10 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and environment. Ogunseye, who is the first female editor in the over 40-year history Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, is the Editor of the Sunday title-Sunday Punch.
Ogunseye, who is the 2014 Laureate of the African Women in News Leadership Award given by the World Association of Newspapers is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Sunday Punch is the best paper in the country every Sunday. She also ensures that the reporters she works with deliver at their optimum best in order to make the paper and its online platforms competitive and revenue-generating.
A 2014 Fellow of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, she is also an advocate for empowerment of young persons and gives self development talks locally and internationally. Apart from this, she is a guest lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism where teaches journalism students for free. She is skilled in media, communications and scientific research.
She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, a Pgd in Print Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, a MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria and is currently studying for a PhD in Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
The 2014 winner of the Knight Investigative Journalism Award, journalism’s global premier prize, Ogunseye’s investigative reporting had in 2013 earned her the Nigerian Academy of Science Award Reporter of the Year.