About YWC

The Yoruba World Congress is the umbrella body of Yoruba people and groups across the globe.

YWC’s main aims are to promote, defend and achieve the collective growth and developmental aspirations and interests, prosperity, security, wellbeing, welfare and sustenance of Yoruba People and culture.

To this end, YWC is actively engaged in promoting culture, principles and working with other cultural associations across the world (Diaspora and others) We plan to have seminars, cultural and intellectual exchanges and events with associations around the globe.

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Prof. Banji Akintoye

Our Leader

Stephen Adebanji Akintoye, also known as S. Banji Akintoye is an academic, historian and writer. He holds a PhD in History. He was a Professor of History at the Uniberisty of Ibadan, he has also taught African History in universities in the United States including the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Montgomery County Community College, PA, and Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Akintoye has written four books, chapters in many joint books, and several articles in scholarly journals.

He took a leading part for some time in the politics of Nigeria and served on the Nigerian Senate from 1979–1983.

Prof. Anthony Kila

Secretary General

Anthony A. Kila is Jean Monnet Professor of Strategy and Development.

He is the Centre Director at the Centre for International for Advanced and Professional Studies Lagos, he was also an international Director of Studies at ECAPS in Cambridge, He is a fellow at the European Institute for Social and Economic Development.

He is a regular commentator on the BBC and a columnist with the Punch, Thisday, Leadership, Businessday, and Europa; his articles and essays are also published in various other news outlets.

He is an expert of SME growth, JVs and internalization. He is currently leading the CIAPS Outcome Based Education Programmes where managers and business owners are given the skills and networks for starting and growing SMEs

He studied in Cambridge, London, Perugia and Suffolk. 

He has taught in a variety of colleges and universities in Cambridge, Ipswich, Lecce, London, Perugia, Siena and Lagos.

The Secretariat