New York – Social media icon Adeola Oladele Fayehun has parted ways with her employers Sahara Reporters. Adeola who hosts the famous YouTube and Whatsapp viral satire show ‘Keeping It Real with Adeola’ quit her job at citing personal reasons.
The firebrand journalist joined the Sahara Reporters Media Group in New York in 2011 and played several roles including reporting, producing and presenting. She made an impact with her satire show which covered many controversial topics across the African continent. Most people remember her for her street ‘ambush’ of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe when he attended the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan also had a taste of her style of ‘ready-or-not’ interviewing when he visited New York in 2013. She has a large social media following with snippets of her popular show making the rounds on whatsapp groups.
Adeola was also very instrumental during the Nigerian elections in 2015 which many consider the high point on the timeline of Sahara Reporters. She was on the ground in Nigeria reporting for the platform.
She however is most famous for her satire show Keeping It Real with Adeola where she employs wit and humor to drive home serious points on a variety of topics relevant to most Africans and well-wishers.
Following the announcement of her disengagement with Sahara Reporters, Adeola announced that she will still continue with her popular show independently.
Insider reports suggest the show will be produced on African Spotlight (www.africanspotlight.com); a website she manages with her husband as well as on her YouTube channel.