Adeyinka Makinde trained for the law. He is a contributor to various websites on topics such as boxing, history, politics and international relations. He has an academic research interest in intelligence & security matters. His first book, Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal was published in 2005. His latest offering is Jersey Boy: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula which was released in 2010.