Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún obtained an MA in Linguistics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2012) and a Bachelor’s from the University of Ibadan (2005) where he was the president of the Union of Campus Journalists from 2002 to 2004. He was also a Fulbright Scholar from 2009 to 2010. He is the founder of YorubaName.com, and his writings can be found on KTravula.com. He has also written for Brittle Paper, Guardian (Nigeria/UK), 234Next, ThisIsAfrica, and Aké Reiview. In 2016, he was awarded the Ostana Prize by Chambra D’Oc in Cuneo Italy, for his work in indigenous language advocacy, becoming the first African to be so honoured. He currently works as a Lexicographical Advisor for Oxford Dictionaries, contract linguist and translator on projects for Google, and freelance language teacher. His collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart comes out in October 2018 via Wisdom Bottom Press, UK.  He writes from Lagos, Nigeria.