Babatunde Okunlola AKA FTO, is Group Head of Programmes/ Content at Diamond 88.7 FM, Kwara state & Diamond 88.5FM Osun state Nigeria, and is known for initiating conversations that promote accountability and encourage audiences to think, and foster change in their communities through the designing and presentation of documentaries, hard hitting shows, and other radio programmes.
The Oyo born native’s work is internationally acclaimed by global media institutions, with several international fellowships, honors, awards and nominations to his name. He is a 2022 Winner of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting Radio category 2021 INTERNEWS Health Journalism Network Ambassador to Nigeria, Nominee in the 2021 One World media Awards (Radio and podcast category), 2021 Mandela Washington Alumnus Ambassador and 2019 Fellow, 2018 ICFJ fellow on Early Childhood development, 2018 BBC Komla Dumor Awards finalist, winner and fellow in the 2018 ICFJ climate and migration fellowship awards for Nigerian journalists, 2017 Obama Young African Leaders Initiative (Rlc West Africa) special prize award winner and fellow. Babatunde is also a YIAGA Bounce Corruption Ambassador, and a Radio Netherlands training centre alumna amongst other feats.
Babatunde has a Masters in Peace and Development studies and a Bachelor’s in English, and can be heard casting the News, and hosting current affairs shows like “News Talk”, “Nigeria Today”, special documentaries and other shows.