Oluwole speaking at Birmingham's Bin-Brexit rally in 2018
|Born||March 1990 (age 29–30)|
Darlington, County Durham, England
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
|Employer||Our Future Our Choice|
Early life and educationEdit
Oluwole was born in Darlington to a surgeon father and a paediatrician mother, who both emigrated to the United Kingdom in the 1980s. He grew up in the West Midlands but as a child lived in several different places across the country, having once attended a school in Dundee. He attended the Yarm School, and went on to study law and the French language at the University of Nottingham, while completing an Erasmus Programme year in France.
Oluwole has worked in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and human rights agencies. He left his "dream job" to become a campaigner against Brexit, telling the Evening Standard that he made the decision to quit because he was frustrated by the efforts of mainstream pro-Remain politicians and planned to provide accurate pro-EU information by explaining difficult legal concepts using Twitter and YouTube. In pursuing this, Oluwole created the social media channel Our Future Our Choice in September 2017, which, with the collaboration of Will Dry and Lara Spirit, who had launched an anti-Brexit student activism movement in universities, was incorporated as a company on 19 February 2018. The group advocates a pro-EU message from a youth standpoint and claims that it will be the younger generation who will have to deal with the economic and political crisis that results from Brexit. Oluwole has toured the United Kingdom, engaging the public in discussions about the European Union. He has also supported the call for a People's Vote.
Oluwole is regularly in the media discussing Brexit. In April 2019, he appeared on Good Morning Britain, explaining European Union law to Richard Madeley. Oluwole has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and the Metro, and is a regular guest on Talkradio.
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