Uthman Ademilade Shodipe, a descendant of King Ado, the first King of Lagos, is from the Dosunmu Royal House.
A student of Classical Antiquity and History of Political Thought, he studied Comparative Literature and Intellectual History of Europe 18th Century at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has worked variously as United States Correspondent for Times international, Assistant Editor of Times Week and Editor of Saturday Times, all within the Daily Times stable. He is author of From Johnson to Marwa: 30 Years of Governance in Lagos State and edited the book Olatunji Hamzat: Reflections of A Public Man. He was Chairman, Editorial Board, Nigerian Post Newspaper; Member and Columnist, Editorial Board, The Comet Newspaper and Member and Columnist, Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper.