Bilkis Olushola Lawal will be representing Nigeria in this year’s Foreign Correspondents Program. She is a Lagos based freelance journalist at the beginning of her career. Shola has prior experience in variety of different medias. She has been published in international magazines such as Latterly Magazine. She has also been working as a video and content producer for Zikoko online platform. She has good working skills in multimedia environment. Shola holds a Master’s degree on Mass Communication from University of Lagos.
Main interest for Shola is social justice. She believes to the power of journalism in raising up issues that would have otherwise been left unheard. During her visit to Finland she hopes to get good understanding of the Finnish school system as well as to get a chance to meet some of the Nigerian football players in Finland.