Film Critic,Steve Ayorinde Appointed as Commissioner for Information and Strategy
A big congratulations to Steve Ayorinde, who has just been appointed the new Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy by His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
A distinguished journalist, author, film critic and media consultant, Steve started his career with Nigeria’s foremost Newspaper ”The Guardian”. He is also a former editor of The PUNCH (Nigeria’s highest selling Newspaper) and a former Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of National Mirror Newspaper.
Author of two books Masterpieces: A Critic’s Timeless Report (Spectrum Book 2008) and Abokede: The Man, The City, The Hill (ArtPillar Books 2011), Steve is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), a foundation Jury member of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the Vice-President (West) of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and a member of Arterial Network.
A multiple-award winning journalist and editor, Steve was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria and University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He was a European Union Fellow at the Fondation Journalistes en Europe (1997-1998) as well as an alumnus of the States Department-sponsored International Visitors Program (IVP) to the United States.
We wish him a successful term in office.