Olayinka Oyegbile, Nigeria, began his journalism career as a freelancer with a regional newspaper in the northern part of Nigeria. He has a Masters degree in Mass Communications.
In 1993 he joined The Guardian as a sub-editor. After seven years of contributing to the paper’s Op-Ed pages, Oyegbile left to work for The Punchnewspapers where he was a chief correspondent. He later joined Daily Editor, as the editor of the Life Section and was later promoted to assistant editor. He is an award-winning journalist who has won three international fellowships. In 2005 he won the prestigious Knight Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is also a 2003 winner of the World Health Organization (WHO) fellowship in Public Health and a winner of the Steve Biko (2001) Scholars’ Award of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Johannesburg, South Africa. Oyegbile has reported extensively on the evils of tobacco consumption in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.