On May 25, 2023, the Nigerian Academy of Letters announce that ten leading humanistic scholars have been conferred with the award of the Fellow of the Academy.
In a release by President, Nigerian Academy of Letters and Chairman, College of Fellows of NAL, Professor Duro Oni, FNAL, the Academy said the admission into the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy is based on their outstanding contributions to scholarship and extension of frontiers of knowledge in their various subfields of the humanities.
“The Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Letters are a group of distinguished scholars of the humanities, nominated and elected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the humanistic scholarship,” the release by Professor Oni further stated.
He disclosed that the ten new Fellows were elected “following a robust review process; they have been recognised for the excellence of their research outputs.”
The new Fellows of NAL, highly accomplished in their fields, are as follows:
1. Professor Ayobami Kehinde (Literary Studies) – Regular Fellow
2. Professor Asabe Kabir Usman (Literary Studies) – Regular Fellow
3. Professor Solomon Oluwole Oyetade (Languages) – Regular Fellow
4. Professor Herbert S. Igboanusi (Languages) – Regular Fellow
5. Professor Egodi Uchendu (History) – Regular Fellow
6. Professor Olufunke Asake Adeboye (History) – Regular Fellow
7. Professor Emmanuel Samu Dandaura (Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts)– Regular Fellow
8. Professor Irene Isoken Agunloye (Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts) – Regular Fellow
9. Professor Isaac Olawale Albert (Interdisciplinary & Multi-disciplinary Studies) – Regular Fellow
10. Professor Akinbiyi Akinlabi (Languages and Linguistics) – Overseas Fellow
The Academy President, on behalf of the College of Fellows, the Executive Committee and Members of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, congratulated the academics on their appointments as Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Letters and wished them success in their new status.