About Me

Hi, I’m Ibukun Taiwo and I’m your friendly internet writer.


Get to know me in 3 minutes!


I really, really love books, science fiction and fantasy, old school music (mostly 80s and 90s stuff), videogames and wrestling (it’s scripted, not fake, there’s a difference!).

The older I get, the more my favorite authors fluctuate but Malcolm Gladwell, Ken Liu and Brandon Sanderson have been consistently on my list.

I have a weird obsession with Seychelles even though I’m yet to visit.

I do a lot of volunteer work with teenagers. It makes me happy.


Career and experience

I do several things well.

  • Writing
  • Content Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Advocacy and Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Training other writers

I currently manage communications on the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services initiative, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project,  domiciled at the Lagos Business School.

Over my short career, I’ve worked with tech startups, newspaper publishers, research institutes, non-profits, founders and activists.

However, writing remains my first love. Whenever I’m not stuck within the confines of an office space, I moonlight as a copywriter, editor and ghostwriter (whichever hat fits).

I’ve worked in diverse sectors — advertising, technology startups, coworking & the sharing economy, and fintech & financial services.


Business rationale

I love stories and I’d love nothing else than to spend all day reading and lounging. But I can’t (because that’s flirting with perpetual starvation). So, I do the next best thing which is writing and editing them.

Remember when I said I usually moonlight as a copywriter, editor and ghostwriter?

I usually get paid for doing that.

I LIKE getting paid to do that.

I live in Lagos, Nigeria. But I’ve worked with clients from all over – Ghana, UK, Canada and of course, at home here in Nigeria.


Get in touch

Here are some of the ways technology is distracting me from the real issues facing the planet. Just in case you want to get my attention or send me work:

Twitter: @DarrenIvanov

LinkedIn: http://ng.linkedin.com/in/ibukuntaiwo

The tried and true way though is by sending mails here – ibukun.taiwo@yahoo.com


Thanks for reading. Enjoy the blog

3 thoughts on “About Me

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  2. Ibukun, I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. If you wish to participate, the rules are listed on my bog at http://www.wktucker.com.

  3. Pingback: Everyone has at least one story to tell | Ibukun Taiwo

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