Shola Soyele

Shola is Channels television’s Judiciary Correspondent and host of Law Weekly, a programme which takes an in-depth look at legal activities across Nigeria with a special focus on how the law affects both the socio and economic fabric of the country.

The lawyer turned journalist is also a member of the Nigerian institute of Management (NIM), an alumni of the School of Media & Communication of the Pan Atlantic University, and a former Assistant General Secretary of the “lawyers in the media” group of the Nigerian Bar Association, who has covered and reported legal events all around the country & internationally.

A multiple award winning correspondent, Shola
was named the TV Presenter of the Year in the 2014 Exquisite Ladies of the Year (Eloy) Awards. In 2016, she was a recipient of the ‘Outstanding 40 Under-40 awards’ of the Nigerian Legal Awards reserved for young legal practitioners whose works are shaping the future of the legal profession.

Shola has also received awards from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Nigerian Bar Association for her contribution to the growth of the law and the legal profession.

Last year 2019, she bagged two awards, one from the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and the other as the Law Media Personality of the year in the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards.

In her spare time, Shola does humanitarian work and was the 2012 Business Forum Director of Junior Chamber International, JCI Lagos Royale, a group of young people dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. After her tenure as JCI Lagos Royale’s business director, she received the award of Royale of the Year for her outstanding service to the organisation.

She is a Fellow of the Report Women Leadership Programme of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and a member of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team.