Since the establishment of King’s College, University of London in 1829, history reveals that no black African brain has excelled scholastically to merit the honour of delivering inaugural lecture in the institution except
Nigeria’s Prof. Abiodun Alao. Prof. Abiodun Alao who is a professor African Studies was awarded a professional title alongside his Nigerian counterpart, Prof. Funmi Olonisakin in the Institution’s African Leadership Centre about two years ago.
The distinguished prof. Abiodun yesterday delivered a lecture captioned, “Africa: A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be Solved” at Edward Safra Lecture Theatre situated in the college’s main campus. The momentous event attracted the presence of academic dignitaries from different parts of the globe including Soth Africa, USA, Australia, Kenya and of course Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the 187 year record which is broken by Prof. Abiodun has projected his academic profile, making him a figure to be acknowledged in the institution. With his counterpart, Prof. Funmi Olonisakin, they have both become the first black Africans to attain such a professional height since the establishment of King’s College, United Kingdom.