Biography Profile: Olayinka Sodunke

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Olayinka Micheal Sodunke is a broadcast journalist presently working as a news anchor and reporter with Ogun State Television. He was born on the 29th of October 1994 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, Nigeria. His father, Banji Sodunke attended the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka and owns a furniture firm in Ogun state.

His mother, Yemisi Sodunke is a foremost cosmetologist and hair stylist in the city of Ijebu-Ode. His family is originally from Abeokuta the capital city of Ogun state, Nigeria.

Career

Yinka as he is fondly called has over five years of professional working experience in the media industry. He started his broadcasting career back in 2012 at Pulse campus radio now Tasued radio while studying English language at the university. Pulse radio was a small student run campus radio.

In 2013 Yinka moved to Ayefele Fresh Fm (internet radio) now Fresh 105.9fm Ibadan as an intern until his graduation from university in 2015. Due to Yinka’s passion and outstanding performance during his three years internship the CEO of Fresh 105.9FM Olayinka Joel Ayefele (OJA) gave Yinka an appointment as a full staff of the station which was the same year Fresh 105.9fm got licensed by the Nigerian government. Olayinka Sodunke was widely known as “Fabulosity” throughout his time at Fresh 105.9fm. He was the Co Host on the Midday Café, 11:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday and Host of Saturday Night Show 10:30pm.

In 2018 Olayinka Sodunke made a giant leap in his broadcasting career by moving from radio to television. He joined renowned Ogun State Television in july of 2018 as a news anchor, reporter, editor and producer. In December 2019 Yinka was awarded as the best staff of the news and current affairs directorate of the corporation. Apart from being a national news anchor he also present the station’s flagship state government programme called ‘Building Our Future Together’ which focuses on the activities of the Ogun state governor Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun MFR .

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English language and Literature from Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best News caster of the year at Pulse campus radio now Tasued radio, 2012. Best staff in the news and current affairs directorate of Ogun State Television, 2019. Outstanding award of recognition from the National association of student of English and Literary studies, Tai solarin university of education chapter, 2019. Certificate of completion of a two day broadcast journalism workshop from United States of America consulate general, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019. 

Contacts

Facebook:  Olayinka Sodunke.

Twitter: @yinkasodunke

Instagram: @yinkasodunke

Youtube: Sodunke Olayinka.

Email: yinkasod@gmail.com

Linkedin: Olayinka Sodunke