BA, MA, MSc
I am studying for a DPhil in Politics; my research focuses on Climate Change, Multilateralism in the Sino-African Relationship.
I have a Master's in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford and a Master's in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in China, where I studied as a Schwarzman Scholar.
Before Oxford and Tsinghua, I worked as a Financial Products and Technology Growth expert in the Middle East, Europe, China and Africa. I worked at Bloomberg, Stears and Refinitiv (Now The London Stock Exchange Group). I also founded the Growth Network, a community of intelligent and like-minded people who want to understand how to survive and grow in the Nigerian business landscape.
When not working, I enjoy running, playing tennis, reading about business successes/failures and working on advancing the prospects of black women in the workplace.
My research focuses on
The Political Economy of African Countries
Chinese Development and Economic Roadmap
Awards & Scholarships
Contemporary Chinese Studies OSGA Departmental Scholarship
Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence (Durham University)
English, Yoruba and Chinese Mandarin (HSK III).
Seminar Leader Politics of Policymaking - Blavatnik School of Government
Akeredolu, F. (2022). Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement - How Nigeria’s Youth Diaspora Impacts Political Change. In: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
Akeredolu, F. (2023). Love in a Time of Racism - How Race Affects Sino-African Romantic Relationships. After Bandung: Africa and China in a New Era.
Articles and Long-form Essays
Akeredolu, F. (2019a). Nigeria and P&ID: the Story behind the $9.6 Billion Judgement.
Akeredolu, F. (2019b). The Costs of Nigerian Fraud.
Akeredolu, F. (2019c). Why Is China Interested in Nigeria?
Akeredolu, F. (2022b). Don’t Sleep on China’s Global Development Initiative.
Akeredolu, F. (2023). Politics in Nigeria After Social Media.