Thursday, September 19, 2019

Meet Our Team

Temidayo Oniosun

Founder and Managing Editor

Temidayo has 6 years experience in the African Space Industry and was listed in Newspace People 2018/2019 Global Ranking of the top 200 movers and shakers in Newspace. A popularizer of space in Africa, he is a TEDx speaker and has been featured on Forbes, ChannelsTV, Guardian, BellaNaija, SATNEWS, ROOM, USAID, etc.

Joseph Ibeh

Senior Editor

Joseph is a Mandela Washington Fellow and Senior Editor at Space in Africa. He writes about Africa’s NewSpace companies and emerging national space programs.

Jerry Chiemeke

Senior Editor

Jerry is an editor, writer and mental health advocate. His works have appeared in Bellanaija, True Nollywood Stories, Music In Africa and The Guardian, among others. Jerry is the winner of the 2017 Ken Saro Wiwa Prize for Reviews. Jerry has a LLB in Law from the University of Benin and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School. He is a Senior Editor at Space in Africa.

Elizabeth Olubodun

Office Manager

Elizabeth studies Mass Communications at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. She is in charge of administration at the Space in Africa office and she coordinates the Space in Africa Internship Program.


Sylvia Makario

Content Manager

Sylvia’s experience spans the fields of geospatial engineering and space technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Engineering and Space Technology from the University Of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University to further her dream of developing expertise in the area of spatial information technology and leveraging it for societal benefits such as combating climate change and disaster management.

Carringtone Kinyanjui

Staff Writer Intern (Science & Astronomy)

Carringtone is a Master’s student in theoretical physics. He has a degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and is also a member of the Theoretical Physics Research Group at the University of Nairobi. He is studying theoretical physics, specifically the possible applications of an extended General Relativity model in the problem of quantum gravity.

Samyukta Manikumar

Staff Writer Intern (Science & Astronomy)

Samyukta completed her BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She works as an astronomer and science communicator for the Travelling Telescope, an astronomy outreach enterprise based in Kenya. She also runs an astronomy blog (, and volunteers in digital design in her spare time.

Michael Ugom

Staff Writer Intern (Geosciences)

Michael is a graduate of Geography from Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Nigeria. His scientific research in space science at the National Space Research and Development Agency includes the mapping of Abuja phase 1 and research in climate change related topics such as air moisture and environmental pollution. He also blogs about climate change and geoscience related topics on the social media platform, Steemit.

Abhishek Diggewadi

Staff Writer Intern

In July 2018, Abhishek Akash Diggewadi graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics at the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India. Currently, he is pursuing his Master of Science Degree in Space Studies at International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg.

Monica Sebastian

Staff Writer Intern

Monica has a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics from the Ardhi University in Tanzania. She is interested in geodesy, space, and the satellite industry, especially the application of data from earth observation satellites through spatial data visualization and analysis.

Olayode Oluwole

Staff Writer Intern

Olayode is a space affairs analyst with a degree in philosophy from Ekiti State University, Nigeria and a postgraduate degree in satellite communications from the African Regional Centre for Space Science And Technology Education-English, ARCSSTE-E. He has worked at the media relations unit of the Centre for Satellite Technology Development (CSTD) for over 5 years and is currently the Head of Media and Branding at the Institute of Space Science and Engineering (ISSE), Abuja, Nigeria.

David Oni

Staff Writer Intern

David discovered the thrill that accompanies space technology since his days in highschool, and a love affair transpired almost instantly. He has a knack for writing and an almost insatiable appetite for learning. He is currently studying Mining Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Akure and has interests in Data science and Image consulting.