AWOJOBI, Prof Ayodele Olatumininu

Born March 12, 1937





Ayodele Oluwatuminu Awojobi who was called the Nigerian Einstein was a Nigerian educator, author, inventor, social and political activist. He was born in a middle class family and grew up to be one of the most influential personalities of Africa. A remarkable student, he excelled in academics and was also recognized as a brilliant dramatist which earned him the nickname of ‘Macbeth’. After completing school education with first-rate grades, he earned scholarships for his graduate as well as post-graduate degrees, and was also funded for his doctoral degree which he earned from the University of London. He went on to obtain a Doctor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with his groundbreaking research in the field of ‘Vibration’.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Mrs Iyabode , Mabel
Father's Name Chief Daniel , Adekoya
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name Mrs. Comfort , Adekoya
Mother's Status N/A
Profession Mechanical Engineer , Lecturer , Inventor , Political Activist
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

– Professor,Faculty of Engineering,University of Lagos
– Head of Mechanical Engineering,Department,University of Lagos
– Associate Professor,Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos
– Professor of Mechanical Engineering.University of Lagos
– Host, quiz-show, Master-mind
– Chairman, Lagos State School’s Management Board

‘Doctor of Science’ degree,Mechanical Engineering,Imperial College London.

St. Peter's Primary School,1942-1947, CMS Grammar School,Lagos; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology(now Ahmadu Bello University),Zaria; University of London.

He converted his own family car from right-hand drive to a left-hand drive. He also made a hybrid vehicle which was able to move in both forward and backward directions with all four pre-existing gears. He named the vehicle ‘Autonov 1’

September 23, 1984
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