Bukola Adebayo is an award-winning journalist who has covered health, science, and development issues in Nigeria and Africa for The Punch, the most widely read news platform in Nigeria.
She was recognized as Science Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the Nigerian Academy of Science Award for an investigative story on the sale of blood among Nigerian youths. In 2015, she was a 2015 Global Media Scholar of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
She received the Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists Media Award and was honored twice at the 2014 Rotary Humanitarian Awards for her report on the cost of cesarean sections in Nigerian hospitals. A J2J fellow of the National Press Foundation, Washington, Adebayo has participated in several international reporting trips on malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.
She recently participated in the 2016 Solutions Journalism Programme at the Rhodes University School of Journalism, Grahamstown, South Africa, which initiated the African Solutions Journalism Network.
An alumni of the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin, Germany, Adebayo was among several young reporters who were selected for digital training on environmental reporting in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In addition to international and local training in journalism, she studied Biochemistry at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.