IADS-Rahamon Bello Award for Best Ph.D Thesis in African and Diaspora Studies-2020

The Institute announced the winner of the Rahamon Bello award today, November 30, 2020. A cash prize of $1,000 will be presented to the winner at a grand ceremony  on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

The winner is Oluwatoyin K. ADEBAYO.

Certificates will also be issued to the 2nd and 3rd position.

1st Runner Up is Abiodun M. BELLO.

2nd Runner Up is Nonzuzo MBAKAZI. Click here for more details

The Institute of African & Diaspora Studies (IADS) mourn the passing of the literary icon, Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Professor J.P. Clark. May his soul rest in peace.

Born April 6, 1935 into the Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo town, Delta State, Nigeria. John Pepper Clark was one of the most lyrical of the Nigerian poets, whose poetry celebrates the physical landscape of Africa.  He has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond. The world of letters will miss you dearly. Ride on in peace, “the great one”.


Dr. Ousseni Illy, Fellow of the Lagos African Cluster Centre will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Time: 11am Nigeria Time.

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Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos & Nigeria Institute of Medical Research: Preliminary Response to COVID-19.


Pictures taken between February 11 and 13, 2020 during the Black History Month activities organised by the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) in conjunction with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC).

2020 Black History month

Ifunanya of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos is the winner of the essay competition “What Black History means to me”.

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History and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts paid a visit to IADS at the commencement of their 4-day Black History Month on Feb 26,2020. The team visited schools and was also at Makoko (a slum in Lagos) to show love to the people on Feb 29, 2020.


Migration and Cross-Border Relations

Diaspora and Global Africa

Governance and Financial Integrity

Environment, Urbanization and Population Studies

Gender, Culture and Identity

Peace and Conflict