Dr. Tony Marinho is a practicing obstetrician and gynaecologist in Ibadan, Nigeria. He went to St Gregory’s College Ikoyi Lagos where he became Head Boy in 1967.

He is a medal winning medical graduate of the University of Ibadan where he was regularly on stage at the Arts Theatre. He served Youth Corps in Plateau State where he wrote his first book - The Victim.

He did post graduate training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. From there he spent all his working life in and around Ibadan, as Associate lecturer and Consultant gynaecologist. He has played an active role in the Association of Nigerian Authors and is the author of several books for children, novels and two collections of poetry. He is also responsible for writing a play, Why UI? which was successfully performed at the Arts Theatre, University of Ibadan in 1999. He is a social critic, writing regularly in the press on issues and addressing public fora around the country and abroad.

He founded and runs with other like minds an education and health youth based NGO called Educare Trust.