Oludàmọ́lá O. Adebowale

Adebowale Oladele Oludamola studied Estate Management at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife (2008); Integrated Branding and Copywriting at Orange Academy (2009); Business and Marketing Development at the Lagos Entrepreneurial Business School (2011) and also Copyright and Intellectual Property law from the Institute of Advanced Legal studies at the University of Lagos (2015/2016), A Harvard Copyright X Program (Harvard Law School).

His entrance into the Creative Industry began in 2006 when he was appointed the Editor in Chief of Dynamix Magazine International.  From there he joined Switched On Naija as Logistics Manager and Writer. For 5 years he served as the Nigeria Country Manager of Instant Grass Nigeria, a Trend forecasting and consumer insight Development Company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Instant Grass Nigeria services a diverse assortment of clients such as Red Bull, Jack Daniel, Mr. Price, Unilever, St Remy, Visa Card, BBC, PEP, Guinness Nigeria and other major brands throughout Africa – brands which Oludamola worked on while he was at the agency.

Oludamola O. Adebowale is the creative director and founder of ASIRI Magazine, Nigeria’s foremost vanguard when it comes to history, great archival content and well researched contents. His research works with ASIRI Magazine have been featured in Top Colleges, Universities and Academic Institutions all over the world. He is a major contributor to the Arts and Culture pages of Guardian Life – the Sunday Magazine of Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper. His ground breaking articles on topics like Women Arise in the face of Misogyny: A Cultural and Historical Perspective; Jaja of Opobo:  Rivers of Oil and Blood; Re-Discovering the Benin Art: A Universal Vessel for Cultural Importance; ÀBÍKÚ: A Thin Line that cuts between Tradition and Science, have been cited by Academic scholars within and outside Nigeria.

Oludamola was one of the few Nigerians selected for the Horniman Museums and Gardens (UK) for the #ThenandNow Nigeria at 60 Interrogative Project. As a Heritage Specialist, Oludamola has work on the importance of language was cited in France info Africa, a major news website based in France on why Genevieve Nnaji’s Lion Heart Movie was disqualified from the 2020 Oscars Selection,

As a curator, Oludamola has curated and produced exhibitions including:

  • Ogun State African Drum Festival Exhibition (2019)
  • Chief Ebenezer Obey Museum Booth at the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta (2019)
  • Colours of Our History: 1851 Bombardment of Lagos (2018)
  • Wole Soyinka at 86 WSICE Birthday Exhibitions (2019)
  • 1851 Bombardment of Lagos and other Stories (2018)
  • Timeless Memories: ELASTIC EFFECTS OF WOLE SOYINKA (2019) (2020)
  • British Council 75th Anniversary Virtual Exhibition. (2020)
  • Cycles of Fashion. A Terra Kulture and Federal Ministry of Information and Culture Production. (2020)
  • Vintage Nigeria Digital Campaign (A Nigeria at 60 Archival Celebration of the Past Times) Collaboration with The Rockefeller Archive Center and Ford Foundation (2020)

Participating Exhibition as an Artist, Researcher and Archivist

-Lagos: Ownership and Identities (Institute of African and Diaspora Studies) University of Lagos/ Universitat Bayreuth 2020.