Justus Aboyeji begins with his visit to the historically Badagry slave port, and his coming back from the acclaimed “point of no return” in Badagry. He furthers into the fragmentation and devolvement of African culture, politics, and psyche over time, especially owing to foreign influence and the manipulation of recorded history. Justus Aboyeji is presently a senior lecturer at the Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His area of specialisations straddle Econo-diplomatic-cum-military histories, inter-group Relations; Igbomina studies. An 100% and proud alumnus of the University of Ilorin, Justus graduated with a B. A(Hons.) Second class(upper division) in History (2001), M.A. History(2006) and PhD History(2015), all at the University of Ilorin. His Doctoral Thesis deals with a seminal aspect of the Igbomina people. The relevance of this topic is not in doubt, given the socio-economic and political changes that have come to bear on the Igbomina people.
His over two decades’ working experiences, have been in the area of teaching and research; having taught at the Sapati International School, Ilorin, Nigeria, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Kwara State, Nigeria (where he taught and graduated students with the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) and graduate Degree Certificates), before he joined the Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria in 2014. He has over twenty scholarly publications that have appeared in notable chapters in books and articles in indexed journals.
He has spoken at different public lectures, graduation ceremonies, workshops and conferences, nationally and Internationally at both representative and full capacities This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx