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Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo
Born (1964-08-06) 6 August 1964 (age 55)
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
OccupationJournalist
Known forGun rights
Social media
Parent(s)Victor Omololu Olunloyo

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (born Olukemi Omololu-Olunloyo, 6 August 1964) is a Nigerian journalist, activist against gun violence, and social media personality.

Background

Omololu-Olunloyo is the daughter of former Oyo State governor Victor Omololu Olunloyo[1] and the second of ten children. She lived for 14 years in Nigeria, 20 years in the United States, and five years in Canada before being deported to Nigeria.

Career

Omololu-Olunloyo has appeared as a reporter discussing terrorism and health topics on CBC News, Ruptly, CTV News, BBC and Nigerian Television Authority In 2010, Omololu-Olunloyo served on the Governors Advisory Council at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario.[2] She also worked briefly as a music journalist with the Nigerian Tribune[3]

Community and social activism

While in Canada, Omololu-Olunloyo was active against gun violence.[4][5] In Nigeria, she has used social media to raise awareness on the surging rate of male prostitution in Nigeria. In 2014 she released the names and photographs of men who solicited sex or exposed themselves on social media.[6]

In 2014, she was among the top three nominees of the Social Media Awards Africa's Social Media Influencer of the Year.[7]

Deportation from Canada

In August 2012, Omololu-Olunloyo was arrested in her apartment in Toronto by agents from the Canada Border Services Agency. After being determined a flight risk when her refugee visa was not renewed, she was remanded into custody at Vanier Centre for Women, a female maximum prison, for seven days before she was deported to Nigeria.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ Clement Ejiofor. "I Earn $50 Per Tweet - Ex-gov's Daughter Kemi Olunloyo". Naij. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Kingston General Hospital 161st Annual General Meeting" (PDF). KGH. 16 June 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Music on Trial". Nigerian Tribune. 21 December 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ Chris Doucette (25 November 2010). "Rappers rally Against Gun Violence". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ Alex Consiglio (9 July 2012). "Call for ceasefire in Toronto's Somali community planned". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  6. ^ Isaac Dachen (13 October 2014). "Activist Release Names And Photos Of Men Who Beg Her For Sex". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Here They Are: 2014 Social Media Awards Africa Finalists Announced!". The Nigerian Voice. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  8. ^ Kevin Connor (18 August 2012). "No reprieve for Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  9. ^ Chris Doucette (21 August 2012). "Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo deportation set for Friday". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved 24 August 2015.

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