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Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

oyinChairman, Board of Trustees

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, fondly called “Lagun” within the family circle, was born on Saturday, February 3, 1951 in Okuku, Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State into the royal Oyinlola family. His father, Late Oba Moses Oyewole Oyinlola was the Olukuku of Okuku between 1934 and 1960 and has a record of a peaceful and successful reign. Olagunsoye’s mother, Late Olori Comfort Ololade Oyinlola, hailed from Otan Ayegbaju. Her family migrated from Otan-Ayegbaju to settle in Okuku. Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s mother died in 1959 when he was barely eight years old while his father died a year later. Following the loss of both, at a very tender age, the task of nurturing Olagunsoye fell on the elderly members of his family.

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Emeritus Prof. Michael Omolewa (OON)

prof michael omolewaMember, Board of Trustees

Emeritus Professor Michael Omolewa (OON), is a member of the Board of Trustees of Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo.
He Is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Ibadan and Emeritus Professor of History at Babcock University, Nigeria, currently serves on the Executive Council of the International African Institute in the UK. He served as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO for a decade, and he was the first West African to be elected President of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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Prof. Peter Okebukola (OON)

Prof OkebukolaMember, Board of Trustees

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo and the Executive Director of Institute of African Culture and International Understanding, Abeokuta, Nigeria .He is the immediate past Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), and he introduced ranking into the Nigerian university system. He is currently working with the leadership of NUC to refine the ranking system and implement the refined scheme at the national level and Africa wide.  

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Mr. Femi Adelegan

Mr. Femi AdeleganSecretary, Board of Trustees

Femi Adelegan, has rich practical and theoretical experiences in projects management, Investment facilitation and trade promotions. Femi Adelegan is a time-tested bureaucrat and information manager, whose technocratic instincts kept him within the precincts of political power for several years. For most of the 1990s through the turn of the millennium, (1994-2000) Adelegan, a publicist, public administrator and writer, walked around the corridors of power as an image manager and spokesman to four consecutive governors of Osun State, Nigeria. He also previously served (2003-2010) as Chief Private Secretary/Special Adviser on Policies, Programmes and Plans Implementation to the governor of Osun State, Nigeria.

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Chief Jimoh Buraimoh

chief jimoh buraimohMember, Board of Trustees

Jimoh Buraimoh is a contemporary Nigerian artist and one of the original "graduates" of the 1960's experimental workshops known as The Oshogbo School of Art. A pioneer in the history of modern art in Africa, Chief Buraimoh is the continent's first bead painter, having in 1964, created a contemporary art form, inspired by the Yoruba tradition of incorporating beadwork designs into ceremonial fabrics and beaded crowns.

He represented Nigerian artists at the First All African Trade Fair in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972 and his work was presented at the Second World Black Arts Festival (FESTAC) in Lagos in 1977.

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Chief Muraina Oyelami

chief muraina oyelamiMember, Board of Trustees

He is one of the first generations of the famous Osogbo Art School initiated by Professor Ulli Beier and his wife Mrs Georgina Beier. He was also a founding member of the late Duro Ladipo Theatre Company as an actor and musician. He toured with the group to Berlin Festival of Art (Berliner Festwochen) in 1964 and the first Commonwealth Arts Festival in Britain in 1965. Artist in Residence and Fellow of The National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York in 1973, Chief Oyelami did Technical Theatre course at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (then University of Ife) with specialization in Theatre-Design where he also taught traditional music between 1975 and 1987.

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Mr. Augustus Babajide Ajibola

augustus babajideMember, Board of Trustees

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo. He is also the Deputy Director and Head of UNESCO Division in the Federal Ministry of Culture, Nigeria. He is actively involved in national policy making in culture. He effectively and consistently represented Nigeria at various meetings of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage as well as other Conventions.

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Mr. Ayanwale Olayanju

ayanwale olayanjuMember, Board of Trustees

Ayowumi Ayanwale Olayanju (FRM1) hails from a drumming lineage from Akinmoorin in Oyo state. He inherited the arts of drumming and chanting of genres of Yoruba poems from his father and mother respectively. He emerged as best student in Yoruba language in his first and second degrees from Lagos State University ( LASU, 1988) and University of Lagos (UNILAG,1990).

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