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Research Fellow in Black Heritage, University of Cambridge

I am an archaeologist from Nigeria with a focus on the archaeology of Yorubaland Nigeria, west Africa. I earned my BSc and MSc in archaeology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2010 and 2014 respectively. This was followed by a PhD in archaeology at the Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK (2023). My research focuses on the deep time settlement history and the socio-political development of the Ilorin area, a historically significant city in north-central Nigeria, prior to the 19th century through material culture, mainly archaeological ceramics.

I have received a few grants and awards, some of which include the Sainsbury Research Unit PhD Grant (2019-2022) and the World Archaeological Congress conference grant, Kyoto Japan 2016.

I am currently a research fellow in black heritage or identity at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, and by extension, a postdoctoral associate at the Jesus College, University of Cambridge.


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    Research Fellow in Black Heritage, University of Cambridge