African Renaissance Woman
Vibrancy and hope characterize Nigerian-born, American-Naturalized, Stockholm-based Lola Akinmade Åkerström’s photography and travel writing. Akinmade graduated with a Masters (MSc) degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland with a minor in Geography. She specialized in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for 12+ years. Her affinity for the geosciences and maps meant she was born to travel.
Her work regularly appears in several high profile publications such as in National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, National Geographic Channel, and several in-flight magazines.
National Geographic Creative represents her photography. She was in South Africa on a photography assignment for National Geographic Channel and featured in a vignette called “Through The Lens” which aired on Nat Geo Channels across the globe.
Her travel blog, Geotraveler’s Niche, is dedicated to exploring culture around the world through food, tradition, and everyday lifestyles. She is currently releasing a book titled, Due North.
She is the editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm – an editorial site which encourages travelers to explore Stockholm deeper and slowly.
As a result, she became the photoblogger for Sweden’s official website.
Akinmade is also a founding member of the Nordic Travel Bloggers (NordicTB). It is a collective which brings together the top professional travel influencers and digital storytellers in the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.
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