DIRECTOR OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS FOR ASVG TALENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
BA English. Dip. Journalism, LLB Law, PGD. International Sports Law
Ayodele attended Ogun State University where he obtained a BA in English in 1989. Whilst he was in University he spent his holidays gaining work experience at NTA Sports as he was passionate about his sports from when he was a child in London. He went on outside broadcasts with the likes of Charles Ojugbana, Akinloye Oyebanji, and Tunde Orebiyi.
On returning to the UK he obtained a Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism in 1994.
The following year he obtained a certificate in Basic Radio Skills from the Radio Guild in London after a short course. In 1997 he went to London Guildhall University, where he obtained an LLB in Law in 2000.
In 1995 he joined The Trumpet Newspaper in London where he became their Sports Correspondent. He was also a freelance journalist at the BBC World Service (Sports Dept.) where he contributed to BBC Fast Track programme, which was broadcast across Africa. He also received training there on news gathering. He made a radio programme for Multi Track, which was broadcast twice. It was an interview with Ishola Akay who owned a boxing gym in London. It was the gym where Mike Tyson trained on his first visit to the UK.
Ayodele has also written extensively for Four Four Two magazine, which is a British Football magazine and his content focussed mainly on African football. Ayodele has been a contributor to the Voice Newspaper since January 1999 and has covered the English Premier League from 2001 to date.
Due to his continued passion for sports, he went to the Anglia Polytechnic University where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in International Sports Law in 2004.
He was also the London Correspondent for African Sports Monthly between 2010-2017. He covered the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London for them and the World Indoors in Birmingham, UK the following year.
He has interviewed various sports personalities including Azumah Nelson, Segun Odegbami, Nwankwo Kanu, Kipchoge Keino, N’golo Kante and Bob Arum. He has also met the likes of George Best and Muhammed Ali.
In 2010 he Contributed to a book called “Hopes and Dreams - Celebrating the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.
He also contributed to the official FIFA preview of Nigeria for the 2014 World Cup Video.
He has made contributions on radio stations in the UK and in Nigeria. He appeared on ITV in London live during the 2002 World Cup to preview the Nigeria V England game.
He is also a professional toast master/MC who has compered various events. He also gave talks in secondary schools in the UK discussing how he got into sports journalism.