Dr. Tola Osunnuga
Dr. Tola Osunnuga holds a Ph.D. in Yoruba Literature. He has been teaching Yoruba language and literature since 1989. He has published scholarly articles on Yoruba language media. Dr Osunnuga’s research interests include African literature, folklore, stylistics, oral tradition, Yoruba popular music, Yoruba culture, translation and interpreting.
Below are a few of his publications.
Osunnuga, Tola (2001) Tinú-Mi [My Thoughts]. Ile-Ife: Amat Publishing.
Osunnuga, Tola (2018) ‘Stylolinguistic perspective of syntactic techniques in the art of Yorùbá newspaper writing’. Studies in Yoruba Culture, Language and Literature, Festschrift in Honour of Professor Olugboyega Alaba., pp 901-916.
Osunnuga, Tola (2017) ‘A survey of the content and column of the contemporary Yoruba newspaper‘.Festschrift in Honour of Professor Philip Adedotun Ogundeji, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. [Forthcoming]
Mosunmola is a PhD student and a writing instructor at the University of Florida.
She has worked as a Yorùbá language teaching assistant at Yale University and as a graduate assistant at the University of Lagos.
Her research and professional interests include Yorùbá language and culture, Victorian and Nigerian literatures, digital media studies, and gender studies.
Olayemi Olajide is a passionate Yoruba teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Yoruba from the University of Ibadan, with a focus on a broad survey of Yoruba culture and language from the ancient time to the present, with special reference to such topics as religion, family, custom, history, literature, arts and sociopolitical organization.
He tutors students to actively participate in class discussions, dialogues and debates, as well as prepare them for oral presentations and compositions. He is amiable and easy to approach. He has invaluable experience in teaching second language learners with a high degree of authenticity that can only be achieved by a native speaker and scholar. He is a translator and consulting Research Assistant for Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham, UK.
Marion is an eye surgeon who is very passionate about teaching children Yorùbá language. She was born and raised in Ibadan before she moved to the United Kingdom where she has gained extensive experience in medical education.
Marion is excited about teaching and sharing Yorùbá language with the next generation.
Olumide Ajayi is a first year doctoral student of the department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED) at the University of Georgia. His research covers the areas of second language acquisition, teacher education, and language policy implementation and practice. He got a masters degree in TESOL and World Languages Education (TWLE) from the University of Georgia, and has taught Yoruba language as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at the same university.