The founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is a Nigerian human right activist, pro-democracy campaigner, blogger, lecturer, and a renowned writer.
He created the site, Sahara Reporters, in 2006 with the mindset of fighting and tackling corrupt practices implemented by any governmental administration.
The blogger also showed his interest and aspirations to become the president of Nigeria after contesting in the just concluded 2019 election. He was under the African Action Congress (AAC), a political party which he created.
He was born on the 16th of February, 1971 in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. He was not born with a silver spoon like most Nigerian politician.
First, his father married multiple wives and had sixteen (16) children. This alone brought a lot of challenges to young Sowore, at twelve (12) years, he was taught to ride a motorcycle.
He also contributed to the family at an early age, Sowore could fish at the lake for the family. His love, passion, and desire for media didn’t start now, it dates back to the time of the Nigerian military rule, which also had a part to play.