Many heroes are unsung, great achievers are also, sometimes, not noticed for the simple reason that they have chosen to live a life of quietness. Prof. Ajao Adewale, unarguably belongs to this group of distinguished men and women, who despite their indelible footprints on the sands of time, would prefer not to blow their own trumpets.
For these acquainted with, Prof. Ajao Adewale is variously acknowledged as an academician per excellence; an outstanding researcher, philanthropist and great community mobiliser and developer. Known for his unattained passion for religious, Prof. Ajao Adewale is also an Apostle of soul winning, whose work have redeemed countless souls to the Almighty God and cause great havoc to the Devil’s Kingdom. He is a credible man who has respect for God and humanity and also dedicated to public service.
Born in Iwo Osun State Nigeria on 10th February, 1974, Prof. Ajao Adewale attended Akeetan Primary School, Oyo, Oyo State Nigeria from 1980-1985. He attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, Oyo State Nigeria from 1985-1991 before proceeding for further studies, Prof. Ajao Adewale graduated with B.sc(ed) Hons Physical and Health Education in year 2000 from Lagos State University and M.Ed (Exercise Physiology) from the same Univeristy. He Later travel to University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained an M.Phil (Exercise Physiology) in year 2012 specializing in Rehabilitative Exercise and Physical Fitness. He had PhD. in Exercise Physiology from Littoral University in 2015. He traveled to International University Bamenda, Cameroon to study Masters in Public Health (MPH) and PhD specialized on Health promotion. He has also attended professional courses at the Global Training Consulting in Republic of Benin, Togo, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Gambia, South Africa and Botswana.
Prof. Ajao Adewale lectured for several years in Physical and Health Education and Primary Education Department at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Chief Lecturer and Dean of Studies from Upland College of Education, Ifira-Ipesi Akoko, Ondo State. He is also a visiting lecturer and Director of Research and Development, Dean Science and Technology Adonai and Esep-leberger University Republic of Benin from year 2012 to 2014. He is also the director of research development and endowment from Littoral University, Republic of Benin form 2015 till date.
In 2016 he got an appointment as an Associate professor of Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion and Dean/HOD of Public Health Department Littoral University and in year 2018, he got promotion as Professor of Exercise Physiology and Health Promotions.
He has served as official in several sporting activities in Nigeria and Republic of Benin including the All African Games held in Abuja, Nigeria in 2003 and Eko 2012 held in Lagos State. He was also a consultant to former Governor Gbenga Daniel Administration in Ogun State in year 2004 on a programme tagged: Fitness for all women in Ogun State.
He also engaged Nurses and Public Health officers in series of workshop where he taught them body measurement and other sundry nursing and public health techniques.
As part of his community services Prof. Ajao Adewale serves as a Zonal Pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Canaanland , Ota-Ogun State, Nigeria. His great expertise in monitoring and evaluation has been an asset to winners family major mandates of monitoring and evaluation and coordination of all poverty, eradication activities in church.
A man with a passion for community development, Prof. Ajao Adewale has been the architect of the fitness programme designed for rural development of the otto/ijanikin community in Lagos State of particular note in his philanthropic drive, without over the years, committed his personal resources in providing some basic necessities to his people.
Among his honours are the following: 3rd best researcher in Africa. A tireless Scholar, A consistent researcher Prof. Ajao Adewale is the co-author of research and health oriented textbooks. He also is the first or second author on over 80 peer-reviewed scholarly articles and has conducted more than 10 scholarly presentations at various locations in Africa. He has conducted workshop for over one thousand lecturers on empirical research studies, an adjunct professor at National Open University, Kogi State and a consultant for Nigerian Army College of Nursing, Yaba Lagos.
In year 2015 and 2016, he conducted workshop for office of budget and economic planning Lagos state on physical fitness for higher productivity. Presently he is working with Lagos state team on a research work tag Biovairability of movements of school age children of Lagos state. And presently working on Environmental fitness. Prof. Ajao Adewale is a fellow and consultant to Chartered Institute of Sustainable Development and Management Science.
Prof. Ajao Adewale is married to Dr.(Mrs) Abiola Ajao. She specialized on Health Promotion and they have three promising children: Isaac, Faith and David by the grace of God.