Ope Adetayo is a freelance journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria.
His works have been published in The Washinton Post, Al Jazeera, The Guardian (UK), Foreign Policy, Vice, The Africa Report, TRT World, African Arguments, The Continent, Mail and GUardian, openDemocracy, Unbias The News, Sahelien.com, and many others. He was selected for the inaugural cort of the African Arguments Journalism Feelowship in 2021. he is a member of The Washington Post Talent Network and a Daily Brief Contributor for Oxford Analytica. His piece on illegal backstreet abortion clinics in Nigeria killing 6.000 women annually, earned him a One World Media Print Award nomination in 2021. In 2022, he was selected by Unbias The News for its Sinking Cities Project and awarded a grant. He produced a long, detailed and rich account of the danger Lagos faces from sea level rise due to wetland depletion and coastal erosion. He graduated from the University of Ilorin where he studied English. He works as a stringer covering national news and writing features for newsrooms, including Al Jazeera and The Washington Post.