MR. ADEYEMI MICHAEL ADEMOLA
Adeyemi Michael Ademola, popularly called Adeyemi Brown, was born to the family of the Adeyemis of Alapo’s compound at Inisa in Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State on the 24th day of December 1959.
His educational career began on a sound footing with the accomplishment of the first six years elementary education programme in four years at the Roman Catholic Primary School, Anyinasu Ashanti Region, Ghana (1965 – 1969).
Similarly, the young ambitious Adeyemi Brown completed the four years Middle School programme in three years with a Distinction Grade at the Local Authority Middle School, New Ayoma, Volta Region, Ghana in 1972.
His burning desire for higher educational attainment took him to the Baptist Teacher Training College, Ede (1976 – 1979); the Polytechnic, Ibadan where he studied Mass Communication (1982 – 1984) and the then Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) between 1990 and 1992, for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.
Determined to add value to his educational career, Adeyemi Brown’s insatiable quest for academic laurels led him to the prestigious University of Benin where he bagged the Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1998.
His career in the private and public service began as a classroom teacher at the St Saviour’s Primary School, Ikirun (1979 – 1980) and the Holy Michael’s High School, Ikirun (1980 – 1982).
Although he has been practising as a journalist since 1982, freelancing with several private and public media, his formal entry into the pen pushing profession was in 1993 when he was engaged by the defunct Sketch Press Limited as a Reporter and later, Head, Education and Research Desk (1993 – 1995). He was later transferred to Benin where he assumed duty as the Zonal Editor for Edo and Delta States (1995 – 2000). He joined the Federal Civil Service as a Principal Officer in May, 2000 at the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), and rose through the ranks to the position of a Deputy Director and Head, Public Affairs in 2012. In 2014, he was elevated to the position of Head of Department, Office of the Registrar/Chief Executive.
Significant among the numerous awards won by Mr. Adeyemi Brown in school and in the world of work include but not limited to the following:
Best Broadcaster and Debater Award, Baptist College, Ede, 1979
Nigeria Television Authority, Ibadan, Award for Best Drama & Poetry Presentation (1984)
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), National Writing Competition Award (1989)
Nigeria Union of Journalists Award for Professional Excellence (Sketch Press Limited) (1998)
Also worthy of mention is Mr. Brown’s modest contribution to national and community development. Notable among these is his proposal on Civic Education for Sustainable National Development presented to the then Military Governor of Oyo State, Oladayo Popoola (1984) which was hijacked and later presented as the Mass Mobilization for Social and Economic Research (MAMSER) in 1985.
A prolific writer, Newspaper Columnist and Commentator on Public Affairs, Mr Adeyemi Brown has equally written several proposals bordering on Security and Sustainable National Development for State Governments and Parastatals of the Federal Government.
Perhaps it will equally be pertinent to state that Mr. Brown served as a Research Assistant (on Politics and Religion in Africa) to the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in “the quest to end military rule in Africa by 1995,” under the aegis of the African Democratic League before the noble plan was aborted by the catastrophic annulment of the June 12, 1992 elections.
He is happily married with children.