Tolu Ogunlesi's journalism has appeared in The Independent, CNN.com, Economist.com, Publishing Perspectives and guardian.co.uk. He writes a weekly column for Nigerian newspaper, NEXT, and bimonthly for 3 Quarks Daily, on politics, business, social media, books and the arts.

He is an avid commentator on African affairs, and was awarded a CNN Multichoice African Journalism Award (Arts & Culture) in 2009.

He's currently finishing a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and working on his first novel.