• +234 8035024246
  • info@nalonline.org.ng
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Olu Obafemi

EMAIL: omoajon@yahoo.com
PHONE:
08033341157
ADDRESS:
University Road, Tanke, Ilorin
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Table Tennis, Music, Community Service
MEMBERSHIP STATUS:
Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
1995
POST HELD:
Public Orator (2011-2014). Vice President (2015-2016). President (2017-2018).
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE:
Executive Committee, Ibadan Working Group, College of Fellows



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
University of Ilorin and Kwara State University
SPECIALTIES:
English, Dramatic Literature, Theatre Theory and Aesthetics and Practice
APPOINTMENTS
: Professor (1990). University of Ilorin: Head of Department (1990-1993); Dean of Students(1993-98); Member of Governing Council (1990-1998). National: Chairman, Board of Directors, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (2000-04), Member, Boards of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital(1998-2006) and National Institute for Cultural Orientation (2012-14); Director of Research, National Institute for Strategic Studies (2010-2015)
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS

DAAD, Germany at Bayreauth University-1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Secretary, Bunu Development Association (1982-1993), Chairman, Bunu Stakeholders Forum (2018 to date), Chairman, Elders Advisory Council, Pan-Okun Relief Project (2020–), Secretary, ASUU (1982-83), Chairman, ASUU (1983-86) University of Ilorin Chapter; Vice-President, Association of Nigeriam Authors (1998-2001), President, Association of Nigerian Authors (2001-2005)

Biography

Olu Obafemi was born in 1950. Home of origin; Akutupa-Kirri, Kabba-Bunu Local Government, Kogi State. Obtained BA(Hons) English from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1975) MA English, University of Sheffield, England (1978), Ph.D English(Dramatic Literature Specialization, University of Leeds, England (1981). Lecturing from 1976 -2020, from Graduate Assistant-to Professor in 1990. Became Head of Department, English, (1990), Dean of Students (1993), Member of Senate and Council (1993-1998); Federal Appointment; Chairman, Board of Directors,NCMM (2000), Board member UITH and NICO, Director of Research, NIPSS, (2010-2015). Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Letters, Fellow, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists, Fellow, English Scholars Association of Nigeria, Fellow, Association of Nigerian Authors, former Vice President and, Association of Nigerian Authors, former Vice President and President, Nigerian Academy of Letters and current Chairman, Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria and Member of the International Forum of Reproduction Rights Organization(IFRRO).

%d bloggers like this: