His Life

The Man: Akingbola Adeniyi Ajose-Adeogun

Akin was born on 7th December, 1958 to the family of late Justice Olatunji Ajose-Adeogun and Late Mrs. Omoyele Ajose-Adeogun (nee Majekodunmi). He was the fourth child of the family.

Akin started his education at the Corona School, Apapa. In 1971, he gained admission into Igbobi College, Yaba for his secondary education. He Obtained his West African School Certificate in 1975. In 1979, he proceeded to St. Aldates College, Oxford, England for his Advanced Level course.

In 1985, Akin gained admission into the University of Benin to read Law. He graduated in 1988 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he obtained his B.L in 1990.

Akin began his career at the Law Firm of Fani Kayode & Sowemimo. He also worked at E.A Molajo & Company as an Associate Counsel. He left the Company in 1999 to take up appointment in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Ikeja. HeĀ  rose to the post of Assistant Director and voluntarily retired from the Civil Service in 2014. That same year, he took up appointment as Lecturer I at the University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana. In 2015, he returned to Nigeria and went into private practice.

Akin was a prolific writer and commentator on national issues. He had a wide circle of friends. He published his first book 'J.I.C. Taylor: A Passion For Justice' in 2016. This was a biographical research that won him 'The Tutuola Palm For Poetry in 2018.

Akin is survived by his wife Afifa and daughter Zayneb Omoyele, siblings , cousins, nephews and nieces.

In loving memory of Akin, may his brightness always shine down from above and may his gentle soul rest in peace.