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Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo Nigeria journalist and activist

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo Nigeria journalist and activist

Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (born Olukemi Omololu-Olunloyo, 6 August 1964), also known online as Snitchlady, is a Nigerian journalist, pharmacist, gun violence activist and social media personality. She is also the editor of #HNNAfrica, a world and health news blog.

BACKGROUND

Omololu-Olunloyo is the daughter of former Oyo State governor Victor Omololu Olunloyo and the second of ten children. She lived for 14 years in Nigeria, 30 years in the United States, and five years in Canada before being deported to Nigeria.

CAREER

Omololu-Olunloyo has appeared as a journalist/reporter discussing terrorism and health topics on CNN, CBC News, Ruptly, CTV News, BBC, Nigerian Television Authority and Fox News. In 2010, Omololu-Olunloyo served on the Governors Advisory Council at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. She also worked briefly as a music journalist with the Nigerian Tribune after a five-year stint running her own global music blog HipHossip Canada chosen by BET as their Canada-based hip-hop correspondent for the show The Deal showcasing rising hip-hop stars.

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

While in Canada, Omololu-Olunloyo was active against gun violence. 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.

In 2014, she was among the top three nominees of the Social Media Awards Africa’s Social Media Influencer of the Year.

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 an immigration detention center for seven days before she was deported to Nigeria.

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