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.

Ope 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. Here you can watch Ope presenting this investigation in one of the webinars organised by  Journalismfund.

Ope Adetayo

Basic information

Ope Adetayo
freelance journalist

Supported projects

The Sinking Cities Project

  • Cities
  • Environment

The Sinking Cities Project is an ambitious, six city investigation into how coastal area are preparing for the threat of climate change-caused sea level rise. Brought to you by Unbias the News and The Dublin Inquirer, the investigation targeted Alexandria, Egypt; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Dublin, Ireland; Karachi, Pakistan; Lagos, Nigeria and Rotterdam, Netherlands.