|Residence||Anoka County, Minnesota|
|Occupation||Activist, hair-braider, journalist|
|Notable work||Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim|
Bukola Oriola (born 1976) is a Nigerian American journalist. She lives in Anoka County, Minnesota and has a son named Samuel Jacobs. She spent six years as a journalist covering education in Nigeria while still living in that country. In 2005, she came to the United States from Nigeria on a two-month work permit in order to cover a New York City meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. She married a US citizen who prevented her from establishing interpersonal relationships with anyone other than himself. He subjugated her to a life of unfree labour, confiscating all of her earnings. She was imprisoned in her home in this manner for two years.
She wrote and self-published a book Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim about her experiences with human trafficking. In August 2013, she appeared on a discussion panel following a screening of the documentary film Not My Life at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Cowles Auditorium.
- "Bukola". Imprisoned Show. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Elyse Kaner (May 21, 2013). "Anoka County resident heads fundraiser for human trafficking victims". ECM Publishers. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Sharon Schmickle (August 12, 2013). "How saving $40 a month can protect from poverty and predatory lenders". MinnPost. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Jane Lightbourn (March 16, 2010). "Bukola Oriola tells her story April 10 at UMC". Hastings Star Gazette. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Julie Buntjer (August 19, 2013). "Fighting to be free: Nigerian woman to speak on human trafficking in Worthington". Daily Globe. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Nora Leinen (December 16, 2009). "Human trafficking in Minnesota". Twin Cities Daily Planet. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Allie Shah (March 31, 2011). "Trafficking victims share pain, healing through art". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Elyse Kaner (May 15, 2013). "Anoka County resident heads fundraiser for human trafficking victims". Sun Focus. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Kathy Magnuson (December 27, 2009). "Changemaker2009: Bukola Oriola". Twin Cities Daily Planet. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- "Not My Life: Human Trafficking, Globally and Locally" (PDF). Minnesota International Center. Retrieved August 16, 2013.