Dele is a former vendor of Street Sense. He is an artist and entrepreneur who has since gained housing and left the newspaper to pursue his artwork, a local artist collective he founded called The Dopamine Clinic, and other related initiatives. Dele continues to volunteer as an artist/illustrator for Street Sense.
Just before this transition, Dele found himself trapped inside during Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. During that time he created a graphic novel from magazine clippings, construction paper and other mixed media.