Omoyele Sowore on Smuggling Himself Into Nigeria, Exposing Religious Corruption [Part 2 of 3]

Written by Makula Dunbar


Omoyele Sowore, founder and publisher of Sahara Reporters recently visited AFKInsider‘s studio where he discussed moving on from grassroots activism to choosing a web platform to combat corruption. He also talked becoming a self-taught journalist  and the decline of Nigerian media. In the above part 2 of the interview, Sowore elaborates on traveling to Nigeria, corruption in religion, and creating citizen journalism websites in other African countries.

“Each time I sneak into Nigeria I produce a small documentary — one of them is in the works now. On [the last] trip, I focused on religion. It has become part of the major social-political distraction in the country,” Sowore said.

“I would advise people not to think about the finances first.  I started Sahara Reporters with a limited amount of funding…I was hosting the website for $20 a month — it was less than buying coffee in a week, ” he said, elaborating on a citizen journalism platform start-up.

Part 1 | Part 3