Busola Babalola has over fifteen years’ experience in journalism and development issues-especially women and child rights. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in History from the University of Lagos and a Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos. Busola has worked in various spheres of communication which include: media, advertising and marketing organizations. Since joining the development field she has participated in national conferences on diverse concerns such as: gender budgeting, participation of women in politics/governance in Nigeria, gender mainstreaming, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), violence against women, gender issues in the Nigerian 1999 Constitution, right to education, child sexual abuse, community development etc.
Apart from participation in seminars, workshops, international and national conferences, Busola has attended various capacity building programmes which has also equipped her. The trainings include: British council training on gender mainstreaming, budget and women development, media monitoring for democratic electoral process, HIV/AIDS internet resources, science of HIV/AIDS, gender and socio-economic rights, network strengthening, communication, advocacy, facilitation, strategic planning, project management etc. Busola likes watching movies (especially Nigerian), listening to music and traveling.