Lola Adesioye is a British New York-based writer, commentator and broadcaster. Her opinion, commentary and features on UK, US and African social, political and cultural issues have been published in a number of international publications including the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Economist, the Huffington Post, the Sunday Times, Forbes Africa, The Independent, and many more.
She also regularly provides opinion and commentary for TV and Radio such as Sky News, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post Live, the BBC, CNN, BET, MSNBC, and Channel 4 News. She has a particular interest in the contemporary black experience, class, gender, race and race-related issues.
Lola was formerly the Deputy Editor of NBC’s African-American news site, TheGrio.com, and a contributing editor to AOL Black Voices in New York and been described as “one of Nigeria’s top 10 wordsmiths” and “one of 11 sharp black commentators in America”.
Lola, who also holds a BA and MA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University aims to bring a unique global perspective to all that she does.
She has travelled extensively, and has lived in post-apartheid South Africa. She follows in the footsteps of her grandfather Ebun Adesioye who was one of the pioneers of journalism in Nigeria, and her great grandmother – Wuraola Esan – a female chief, noted Nigerian politician and a founder of schools for women.
After graduating from Cambridge University and prior to moving to New York, Lola worked in the music industry at Warner Music and Ministry of Sound and put on large scale international concerts for big brands including Nokia. Music is Lola’s first love and she still sings, writes and plays the saxophone and piano. Lola is currently working on her first book and is the Founder and President of a start-up trends and cultural analysis company, The Adesioye Agency.