Olutimehin Adegbeye

Panellist, Disrupting Africa


OluTimehin Adegbeye is a Nigerian writer, speaker, and activist whose work focuses on Gender, Women’s Rights, Sex, Sexualities and Sexual Violence, as well as Urban Poverty and Sustainable Development.

Her TED Talk, “Who Belongs in a City?”, was delivered at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania and was chosen by TED Lead Curator Chris Anderson as one of the ten most notable talks of 2017.

Ms Adegbeye has been published in multiple languages in print publications like StyleMANIA Magazine (Nigeria), Essays Magazine (South Africa), Klassekampen (Norway) and Women’s Asia 21 (Japan), among others. Her writing has also been published online by the African Feminist Forum, the African Women’s Development Fund, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Bistandsaktuelt, the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network, Latterly Magazine, Open Democracy, Premium Times, This is Africa, and others.

She is a Carrington Youth Fellow and a Women Deliver Young Leader. Her personal writing includes memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry and auto-fiction, and she is currently working on her first collection of essays. OluTimehin lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her daughter.

Olutimehin will be speaking on the Disrupting Africa panel at the 2019 ADF.