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Olusola Ajibade

Olusola Ajibade is Professor and specialist of Yorùbá language, literature and culture. He earned his PhD in 2003 from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria, where he is currently Head of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages. From September to November 2015 he was a Humboldt Research Fellow at the chair of Afrikanistik II of the University of Bayreuth where he has been a regular visiting scholar since 2000. He has been awarded several fellowships among them, Georg Forster Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, the Feodor Lynen Fellowship, and the Research fellowship of the Center of West African Studies at the University of Birmingham. His current research focuses on Yorùbá Verbal Arts, Popular Culture and HIV/AIDS Pandemic. In this vein, he gave a lecture on, “Body no be wood: A literary and socio-cultural analysis of sexuality among the Yorùbá deities” at the Afrikanistik Research Colloquium on 3 November 2015.

NAB XV, 2015, p. 36.

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