Ayo Sogunro


AboutAyo Sogunro

Ayo Sogunro is a Nigerian a Nigerian writer, community organiser, and lawyer with over twelve years of field and courtroom experience covering legal practice, research, and advocacy. Dr Sogunro has an LL.M in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa and an LL.D in Sexual and Reproductive Rights. He first advised on corporate and investment banking law before switching fully to human rights law, with a focus on LGBTIQ+ rights, in 2015. He is currently with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria as a postdoctoral fellow and Manager of the Centre’s SOGIESC unit.  Ayo also contributes to Nigerian socio-political commentary and human rights advocacy through community educational events. He ran a weekly column for Nigeria’s Sunday Punch and a monthly column for The Guardian. His books include the short stories: The Wonderful Life of Senator Boniface and other Sorry Tales and the collection of essays: Everything in Nigeria is Going to Kill You. His literary essay, ‘One more nation bound in freedom: Themes from the Nigerian “anti-gay” law’ was shortlisted for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African Writing.