Sodiq Adelakun Adekola


Sodiq Adelakun Adekola is a visual journalist currently based in Abuja, Nigeria.

He is also the co-founder of Everyone Has A Story (EHAS), a visual reporting project committed to training young visual storytellers across Nigeria. 

He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, the University of Ibadan and the School of Media and Communication - Pan-Atlantic University, where he gained qualifications in photojournalism, psychology and advanced writing and reporting skills respectively.

Through his work, Adelakun Adekola aims to expose injustice in his immediate environment and society at large. His work centers around human rights abuse, social exclusion, news, and documentary stories, with special attention on the rights of children and women.

He is a stringer for Agence France-Presse, a photo editor for Channels–the Nigerian television station, and a former photojournalist at the Punch Newspapers, Nigeria. His works have been featured in international journals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, BBC, Getty Images, TIME, Bloomberg, and The Telegraph.

Adelakun Adekola is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo 
Foundation and Everyday Africa.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest jury member
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner
Four to Follow #13 on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine

Sodiq Adelakun Adekola on Social Media:
Instagram: @sodiqadelakun
Twitter: @sodiqadelakun

Sodiq Adelakun Adekola

Portrait credit: Sophiyah Adelakun