Afolabi will be an MSc in African Politics candidate at SOAS in September 2018. He holds a degree in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London. In pursuit of his interest in African development, Afolabi has written for Stears Business, a Nigerian-based news outlet, volunteered with TedxEuston – a platform dedicated to spreading worthwhile African ideas and messages – and has developed an academic understanding of the issues affecting the continent.