Biography of Femi Adesina

Name Femi Adesina
Date of Birth Not indicated 
Nationality  Nigeria
Occupation  Journalist/Politician 
Position Held Special Adviser on Media to President Buhari
Date 2015- Till Date

Femi Adesina is a famous journalist in Nigeria. He is also the special counselor on media to the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

The date of the journalist’s birth is not indicated in any online sources. So we don’t know when was Femi Adesina born.

Educational background

Femi was a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Osun State. He also attended Lagos Business School and other institutions of education.

Professional career

He was the writer in charge of various programmes at Radio Lagos. There he discovered his talent. And it was at that time that Adesina began his journalistic career.

First off, Femi Adesina started by working in “Vanguard Newspaper”. Afterwards, he worked in the “National Concord Newspaper” as an editor. But now that particular publication no longer exists.

Femi Adesina was also the editor of the “Nigerian Tribune”. Then he was later invited to work in “The Sun Newspaper”. Over time it was renamed to “Daily Sun”. Adesina was an extremely talented editor and writer. He has managed to turn a new regular publication into the most-read.

A review of Femi Adesina publications show over 50,000 written pieces that are credited to him! Can you imagine that? He also received a promotion three times! First, he was the Executive Director. Then Femi was promoted to the Deputy Managing Director. And by the end in 2014 he became the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief.

He also served a two-year term as president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors. Although re-elected for a second term as Guild president, Adesina stepped down after receiving his government appointment. He also stepped down as editor-in-chief of The Sun.

He also writes articles and books. Some of them have been published. Some years ago, Femi became the President of Nigeria Guild of Editors. He has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of journalists. Now Femi Adesina has 28 years of work behind him.

Government appointment

Femi adesina was appointed special advisor of media on media and publicity in may of 2015 by president buhari. He was formerly the managing director of the sun newspaper as well as the president of Nigeria guild of editors (NGE).

Adesina was sworn-in as special adviser on media and publicity to Buhari on August 31, 2015 alongside Babachi Lawal , the incumbent Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Previous appointment

*Features writers radio Lagos

*Features writers vanguard newspaper

*Features editor, weekend concord, National concord newspaper.


He was named Editor of the Year for 2007 by the Nigeria Media Merit Awards.

Personal life

Femi adesina is a pastor in four square bible church and an executive member of the full gospel business fellowship. The journalist is married. He has two beautiful and already grown-up children.

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