African Programs Associate, Students For Liberty
Oluwafemi Ogunjobi is the African Programs Associate at Students For Liberty, where he manages communications, trainings, leadership and capacity development for African students. He studied Language Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
He is a committed advocate for liberty. He came across the ideas of liberty in Lagos, Nigeria, through Alexander McCobin who gifted him one of Tom Palmer’s books: ‘Politicians, Dependence, and The Bubble That Broke The World Economy’. There, he also invited him to the 2013 SFL West African Regional conference at the University of Ibadan. Reading through Alexander’s gift coupled with the discussions at the conference spurred his interest to study more, and join the network in promoting the ideas that lead to a freer society. Completing the ASFL Local Coordinators Program in 2014, he co-founded a chapter of ASFL group in his college, and successfully hosted several campus events, and conferences. He has served on SFL’s African Executive Board as West African Regional Director in 2015 and Chair of the Board in 2016.
Oluwafemi has also spread the ideas of liberty at various speaking events, colloquia, facilitated trainings, frequent articles in national dailies and international blogs, and also through discussion panels, tabling and book fairs.
Also a freelance journalist and content writer, Oluwafemi has contributed to many media outlets both in and outside of his home country. He’s Nigeria’s Correspondent to Commonwealth, where he shares ideas with young minds from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific; a contributor for The Qrius (formerly The Indian Economist). His articles have also featured in major Nigeria newspapers that include: The Nation Newspaper, Daily Sun, Nigerian Tribune, The Guardian. He is an Alumnus Advocate with Young Voices.
Oluwafemi continues to work with young leaders in promoting libertarian ideas and foster social change across the continent.