Meet MARKETING EDGE facilitator @Fireside Conversation-Lekan Otufodunrin

Lekan Otufodunrin is   a media expert,  journalist, as well as media career development specialist. He is the  Executive Director of Media Career Development Network, Nigeria’s foremost media career mentoring and coaching organization, and the Managing Editor of

He is  a former Sunday Editor of The Nation, and   has worked for various media organizations, including The Punch Newspapers where he was Group News Editor, City Editor and Group Political Editor.
A former Managing Editor, Online and Special Publications of the prestigious ‘The Nation Newspapers”, Lekan has garnered over 30-years meritorious experience in the profession which earned him commendations for outstanding performance before setting up his  personal media firm, ‘Media Career Development Network’, (MCDN),  that focuses on training, research, mentorship, consultancy, as well as other media related issues.

A passionate media trainer and counsellor, Otufodunrin has organised and facilitated various impactful media training programmes for all categories of journalists in Nigeria and in Africa which has enhanced the careers of participants.

Lekan, through Media Career Development Network which he founded, has provided regular media career mentoring, coaching and networking opportunities for journalists to maximize the potentials of the profession, some of whom have risen from being reporters to editors.

In furtherance of his media career work, Otufodunrin has a number of practical and media industry relevant books to his credit which includes Purpose Driven Journalism, Excelling in Journalism, Reporter Extraordinaire, Journalism of My Life and The Journalist You Ought to Be.

He has bagged numerous awards for his professional practice and media career development work from media training departments of Polytechnics, Universities, Institutes and media organizations.
He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a Certificate in Advanced Digital Writing from the School of Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos.

Otufodunrin is a fellow of some international media fellowships, including, Thomson Foundation, Cardiff, Poynter Institute (School for Journalists), Florida and Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative.




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