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Dr. Olaokun Soyinka is a Public Health Consultant. He was the Commissioner for Health, Ogun State from 2011-2015 and worked as Health Promotion Officer for WHO in Abuja, 2008-2011.
An old boy of Government College Ibadan, his Medical Training was at St Thomas Hospital Medical School in London. He practiced medicine in the UK for some years and was also active in the Nigerian prodemocracy movement there. After the return of civilian rule, he returned to Nigeria in 2001 to pursue a career in public health.
Given his antecedents, Dr Olaokun is never far from Arts and Culture events and is a regular guest and contributor to Ake Festival. His other forms of relaxation are playing golf and the guitar – neither as well as he would like.