Episode 2 – A is not for Apple
Our Guest today is Ayobami Ojebode. He is a professor of Applied Communication in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His research interests are community communication; community governance; new media; and political communication. His works have been published in reputable outlets in many countries.
Professor Ojebode has been a visiting researcher, a visiting scholar, a keynote speaker, a consultant, a trainer and/or examiner in universities and research institutes in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Peru and the United States. He delivered the keynote paper at the 2012 National Programmes Planning Conference of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Akure, Ondo State, titled Radio programming in the twenty-first century: face-to-face with reality.
He has produced ten PhD’s; and supervised over 150 Master’s degree students. He has about 60 publications to his credit. One of his publications, titled Doing Community Radio, has been adopted as a training manual in radio stations within and outside Nigeria. Same with another of his publications titled Audience Research for Campus Radio Stations
He has been a consultant to many national and international organisations such as the World Bank, DFID, Institute for Media and Society (Nigeria); Institute for Development Studies (UK); the University of Leuphana (Germany), and the Partnership for African Social Governance Research (PASGR) (Kenya).
Prof. Ojebode is married to Dr (Mrs) Member Ojebode and they have four daughters.