is the Founder/CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd, Lagos, publishers of TheCable online newspaper (www.thecable.ng). He was Editor of Nigeria's influential newspaper, THISDAY, from 2007-2012. He currently writes a weekly column for THISDAY, The Sunday newspaper.
Kolawole earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, and a Master’s degree in Governance and Development from the University of Sussex, UK, as a British Chevening Scholar. He was named among Africa’s next generation of leaders by The Banker, a publication of Financial Times of London, in 2009. He was Mo Ibrahim Fellow on the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2010. In March 2012, he was named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. As a YGL, he has attended courses on leadership at the Yale University (2013) and at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, both in the United States. Kolawole the writer concentrates most of his thoughts on nation-building and its impediments, and has written extensively on governance, conflict and development. His primary academic interest is 'fiscal sociology' - how the fiscal relationship between a state and its citizens impacts on the quality of governance.