Obioma Okonkwo | Legal Head

    Obioma Okonkwo, Legal Head

    Obioma is an experienced human rights lawyer with a flair for litigation and advocacy on issues of freedom of expression online and offline, digital rights, freedom of information and media freedom.

    Since being called to the Nigerian Bar, she has practised in different law firms including O. A. Rahman, Abdullahi & Co.; Kehinde Fadayiro & Co. and Swiss Attorney before joining Media Rights Agenda.

    Obioma holds a Diploma in Law and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University. Following her graduation from the University, she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where she bagged BL and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar.  She has been trained in freedom of expression and media freedom litigation by Media Legal Defence Initiative (now Media Defence), a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK.

    In addition to the training, Obioma has also participated in various other workshops on freedom of expression online, freedom of information, internet governance and digital rights. Her hobbies are traveling, cooking and mentoring youngsters.