Joshua Olufemi is the Founder and Publisher of Dataphyte, the foremost data journalism platform in Nigeria and West Africa. Joshua is a media innovation and civic tech entrepreneur who believes that the media can recreate itself as a viable and sustainable pillar of accountability, good governance and global development.
He was the only data journalist in the Premium Times Team that published the multiple award-winning Panama Papers and Paradise Papers in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Joshua has built an enviable career in the African media development and non-profit sector. He was the pioneer Program Director at the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, where he launched the leading social accountability and capacity development platforms in West Africa. These include UDEME (Budget Accountability), DUBAWA (Factchecking) in Nigeria and Ghana, LeaksNG (Whistleblowing and Collaborative Investigative Journalism), PHC Tracker (Primary Health Care Accountability), ElectionsNG (Electoral Accountability) PressAttackNG (Media Freedom), CampusReporterNG (NextGen Media Leadership), SpoorAfrica (Media and Terrorism), PriceBoardNG (Public Procurement Accountability), FAACFacts (Natural Resource Accountability).
Joshua is a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow and an alumnus of the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School where he bagged a Certificate in Global Fintech.