Yemisi Akinbobola is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, academic, and co-winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 in sports reporting.
She is the co-founder of African Women in the Media group, which was established to foster the needs of female African media content producers. She studied Creative Arts at the University of Maiduguri and had her Masters in Media Production from Birmingham City University, where she subsequently gained her PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. She later became a visiting lecturer and researcher at the same university. She completed an internship with CNN, and during this period she set up IQ4News. The news platform was recognized for an investigation into the trafficking of young, West African soccer players by fake agents. She formed Stringers Africa -- an organization that started from her difficulties recruiting African journalist for her freelance job. Akinbobola has freelanced for publications like United Nations Africa Renewal magazine.