Femi Adedina has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia where he was an Australian Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) scholar, a Master’s degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan, after a B.A (Hons.) Theatre Arts (Second Upper) from the University of Calabar and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Lagos, Akoka- Lagos. He has been a Lecturer since he finished his first degree in 1982.  He did his NYSC at the Federal School of Arts and Science, Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria in 1982 July to June 1983. He started lecturing in Ogun State College of Education in Ijebu-Ode in Southwest Nigeria in 1983 before moving to his present station, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin Lagos Nigeria in 1985. He taught part-time at Lagos State University, Ojo. Lagos, Nigeria, where he taught, Theatre, Media and Literature courses in the departments of English and that of African Languages and Communication Arts and at Chartered Institute of Administration, where he taught Communication Skills and Business Communication. He also had a stint at Lead City University, Ibadan, as an Adjunct Associate Professor/Reader in Performing Arts and Film Studies from September 2014 to March 2016.He had a Sabbatical at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode Ogun State from 2nd October, 2019 to September 30th, 2020. He has been a part time Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies in the same University since October 2nd, 2020 till 2021/2022 session and an Adjunct Lecturer from 2022/2023 session. He has also been an Adjunct foundation Ag. HOD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication at Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele from April 2020 till June 2021.   He spent a sabbatical leave at Africa Independent Television (AIT) Alagbado, Lagos Nigeria in 1998 – 1999. At AIT he worked as a TV Drama Producer, was a member of the think-tank for Program development and a member of the Kaakaki breakfast programme crew. In his present working environment, Femi Adedina has exhibited proven leadership skills. He has served in various administrative positions in his career, serving as Chairman, Secretary and member of various College Committees. He had been a member of the Academic Board of the institution (like the University Senate), a Head of Department for five times and in his sixth time; has been instrumental to the establishment of the Department of Theatre Arts from the College’s School of Languages. He was involved in the conceptualization, development and implementation of the blueprint for the Department, which is in its nineteenth year of existence and one he served as head for six years (1999-2006). He has been Head of Department of English, AOCOED for two times, 1992 and 1994. Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, AOCOED, 2012-2014, Member Academic Board, AOCOED, 1991- Date, Member, Governing Council, AOCOED, December, 2013-December, 2016, Co-opted Member, Governing Council AOCOED, December 2016- Date, Chairman, College IGR Committee, 2015-Date, Chairman, IT Implementation Committee and Deputy Provost, AOCOED, December 2016 –February 2019.


As a scholar, Femi Adedina has a lot of publications. These publications include 3 theses, journal articles, chapters in books, (one on Writing for the Broadcast Media), commissioned papers, and books ranging from the collection of short stories, poems, books on Communication, and a collection of essays. He has video productions, directed many plays for stage, and has featured in three feature-length films and has directed two full-length feature films. He has participated in many Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops and has also served as a Resource person to the Lagos State Ministry of Education. In his over four decades of teaching in a College of Education, he has supervised many students in their Long essays, Researches and theses for students of the affiliated degree programmes. Femi Adedina is a person who works with less supervision, an honest individual, a man of initiative, and an open-minded individual ready to learn when it comes to new ideas and concepts and a creative individual. He was an Adjunct Reader/ Associate Professor at the Department of Performing Arts and Film Studies, Lead City University, Ibadan from September 2014 to March 2016 and the Head of Department from October 2015 to December 2015. While there he was instrumental to starting the department and growing it from 4 students to 120 students and reviewing and creating a new curriculum for the department. As the Deputy Provost of AOCOED from December 2016-February 2019, Femi Adedina contributed towards evolving a more inclusive promotion screening process for the promotion of Principal and Chief Lecturers, rejigged the College’s Admission process that for the first time in the College’s history, admission process went online and he was also part of the team that introduced a biometric-based ID card for attendance and access control and also a payment portal that streamlined payments in the College. Also, the team worked in modernizing and updating the College’s website and Result Manager’s software. He is happily married with children. In October 2019 he went for a year sabbatical leave at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies. During the sabbatical, he organised  the Tai Solarin University  of Education Drama Festival, where eleven (11) plays were produced over a three- week period and a 90-minute feature film, NS Cabal was shot, edited and uploaded unto You Tube- https://youtu.be/2z8WIBvi758, https://you.tu.be/HdERgZPjCsQ , https://youtu.be/rjPbzb0hZvg .  After the sabbatical in September, 2020, he was retained as a part- time lecturer till 2022/2023 session. The second Drama Festival was mounted where fifteen plays were produced and the 2nd full length film titled Once and Forever was shot. His activities in TASUED’s Department of English and Literacy Studies in the area of plays and film productions and procurement of Theatre equipment and materials contributed in no small measure to the Creative Arts Department of TASUED to mount undergraduate programmes of Theatre Arts starting from 2022/2023 session. At the same time from November 2019 to June 2021, he was the foundation Head of Department, Department of Mass Communication, Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State, Nigeria where he taught, undergraduate Mass Communication courses, administered the department while dealing with staff and students issues and was involved in developing curriculums for B.Sc ( Broadcasting) and B.Sc (Film Studies) for undergraduate students. His most recent Administrative post was as the Foundation Acting Dean, College of Humanities Education of the newly established Lagos State University of Education, Oto/Ijanikin with a campus at Norofija, Epe, Lagos State. Nigeria from August 2022 to March 2023. 

  1. i. Projects, Dissertations and Theses

    i. Adedina, Femi. (1982) “Ebibi Festival in Owu-Ijebu: Origins, functions and relevance to contemporary African Theatre” a long essay submitted to Department of Theatre Arts, University of Calabar in fulfilment of requirements for the award of B.A (Hons.) degree

    ii. Adedina, Femi. (2002). “Communication through time in relation to sex and Academic performance of students in selected tertiary institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria”. A thesis submitted in fulfilment of requirements for the award of M.A (Communication and Language Arts) in Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

    iii.  Adedina, Femi. (2011). “Death’s Laughter” (a novel) and “Crafting a Novel” (an Exegesis). A thesis submitted in fulfilment of requirement for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Writing) in Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley, Perth, Western Australia.

i. Adedina, Femi (2020) Work in Progress (Collection of Poetry) Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited.
ii. Adedina Femi (2018) Highway to Nowhere. (Novel) Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited. 
ISBN: 978-978—918-479-8
iii. Adedina Femi (2018) Time and Tide. (Play) Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited. 
iv. Adedina Femi (2018) Mama’s Tales of Love. (Collection of Short stories) Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited. ISBN:978-978-918-473-6 
v. Adedina Femi (2018) Notes of a Migrant: A Memoir. Nigeria, Ibadan: Ebony Books and Kreations. ISBN: 978-978-526-276-6
vi. Adedina, Femi & Ogunseye Niyi (2018). Learn to Communicate (Book 2) (Reading & Writing). Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited. 
ISBN: 978-978-918-480-4 
vii. Adedina, Femi & Ogunseye Niyi (2018). Learn to Communicate (Book 1) (Simply Grammar). Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited. 
ISBN: 978-978-918-477-4
viii. Adedina Femi (2017). The Communiqué (A Long Poem). Nigeria, Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited ISBN:978-978-918-466-8
ix. Adedina, Femi (2016) Crafting a Novel: “The Death’s laughter’s experience” Lap Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN:978-365995587
x. Adedina, Femi (2003). Man Know Thyself: Understanding Self and others through Non-Verbal Communication. (Lecture delivered at AOCOED Distinguished Lecture series) March 5, 2003) Lagos: Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin Press.
xi. Adedina, Femi (1992) Timeless Thoughts (A Collection of Poems) Ikeja: Pumark Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-2049-05-0.

ii. Chapters in Books

i. Adedina, Femi &Taiwo, Victor Tunji (September, 2020) “Uses of Semiotics in 21st century Tunde Kelani’s Video film Saworoide” in Balofin,A.J (ed.) Advanced Communication Research and Media Studies in Africa: Digging deep for meanings (Chapter 22, p. 256-268). ISBN:9781513636149 
ii. Adedina, Femi & Taiwo, Victor ‘Tunji. (2018). “Assessing Models of the Film Production Process: The Nollywood Experience.” In Sola Fosudo & Tunji Azeez (eds.) Inside Nollywood: Issues and Perspectives of Nigerian Cinema. (Chapter 28; 412 -420.) ISBN:13:3470536438446
iii. Adedina, Femi & Olokodana-James, Oluwatoyin (2018). “Envisioning Dance and Motion Picture in Nollywood Films: A discourse of selected Nigeria movies.” In Sola Fosudo & Tunji Azeez (eds.) Inside Nollywood: Issues and Perspectives of Nigerian Cinema. (Chapter 29; 423- 434.) ISBN:13:3470536438446.
iv. Adedina, Femi (2017). “Depiction of Women in Nigerian Video Film Culture: An Analysis Koseegbe” in The Strides of a Giant in Honour of Mrs Ajayi Elizabeth Adenike. Nigeria, Lagos: Gratia Associates International
v. Adedina, F., Bolaji, E. T & Adekoya , E.O.(2016) “ The Writer as a Moralist: A study of Olorunfemi Fagunwa’sIreke Onibudo in Adebowale, O., Adeleke, D. and Adejumo, A.(Eds.) Otun IMO Minutes Itan Aroso D.O Fagunwa. pp.76-84. Lagos: The Capstone Publications.
vi. Adedina Femi (2015) Play Directing: Definition, Principles, Elements and Functions” in Wikina, Basil and Omotosho, Chris (Eds.) The Dynamic Arts of the Theatre, Chapter 5, pp.50-64 Ibadan: Samab Calvary. ISBN- 978-978-862-246-2
vii. Adedina Femi & Taiwo, Victor (2015) “Broadcast Media Management” in Wikina, Basil and Omotosho, Chris (Eds.) The Dynamic Arts ofthe Theatre, Chapter 9, pp.90-106 Ibadan: Samab Calvary. 
ISBN- 978-978-862-246-2 
viii. Adedina Femi (2015) Play Directing: Definition, Principles, Elements and Functions” in 
Wikina, Basil and Omotosho, Chris (Eds.) The Dynamic Arts of the Theatre, Chapter 5, pp.50-64 Ibadan: Samab Calvary. ISBN- 978-978-862-246-2  
ix. Adedina Femi, Adeniyi, Kikelomo, Adebanjo, Mopelola and Bolaji, Ezekiel (2014)
“Communication, Teaching and Learning” in (Eds.) Effective Techniques and Strategies for Teaching and Learning, Chapter 17, pp.190-203 Lagos: Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin.   
x.   Adedina Femi and Nkemdirim Olubunmi Adedina (2013) “Church Drama as a tool of children’s moral development” In Religion and National Development (Festschrift in honour of Dr. Lateef Jimoh) Chapter 5, Vol.1, pp.86-97. Adedina, Femi and Ezekiel, Bolaji (Eds.) (2013). ISBN:978-978-50798-1-6
xi. Adedina, Femi (2010).“Non-Verbal Communication” in Stirling –Holden Encyclopaedia of Mass Media and Communication (Principles and Practices) Volume. 2, Chapter 6, pp.125-165.
xii. Adedina, Femi (2010). “Meetings” in Stirling –Holden Encyclopaedia of Mass Media and Communication (Principles and Practices) Volume. 3, Chapter 6, pp.95-109
xiii. Adeniyi.A.Kehinde, Ezekiel.T.Bolaji and Femi.A.Adedina (2008) “ICT and the Nigerian 
Writing Culture: An Appraisal” in Mojaye, E.M.,Oyewo,O.O., M’Bayo, R. and Sobowale,I.A. Health Communication, Gender Violence and ICTs in Nigeria. Chapter 17, pp.224-233 Ibadan: Ibadan University Press
xiv. Femi. A. Adedina, Adeniyi.A.Kehinde and  Ezekiel. T.Bolaji (2008) “The Internet as Mass
Communication” in Mojaye, E.M., Oyewo, O.O., M’Bayo, R. and Sobowale,I.A .Health Communication, Gender Violence and ICTs in Nigeria. Chapter 22, pp.286-297. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press.
xv.  Adedina, Femi .A. and Nkemdirim.O.Adedina (2008) “Stemming the tide of Child Abuse: 
Theatre as Communicative tool” in Mojaye, E.M., Oyewo, O.O., M’Bayo, R.and Sobowale,I.A.Globalisation and development communication. Chapter 13, pp.176-196 Ibadan: Ibadan University Press
xvi. Ezekiel.T. Bolaji, Kehinde.A.Adeniyi and Femi.A.Adedina (2008) “Communicative competence of educated English speakers on Nigerian television: A critical look” in Mojaye, E.M., Oyewo, O.O., M’Bayo, R. and Sobowale,I.A. Globalisation and development communication. Chapter 26, pp.376-385 Ibadan: Ibadan University Press
xvii. Adedina, Femi (2007) “Stemming the tide of dysfunctional schools: Drama as a Panacea” in 
Theatre and Nigerian Schools (A book of Readings) Chapter 19, pp.149-160.
xviii. Adedina, Femi. (2006). “A look at Communication” in Fakoya,A.A, Osoba, G.O,Ladele, 
O.A, Mbisike, M and Ogunpitan,S.A  LA (eds) Lagos State University’s  An Encyclopedia of the ARTS, Volume 3(1)pp.82-91 www.academia.edu       

i. Adedina, Femi (2024). Evaluating Nollywood’s Contribution to Nigeria’s Creative Economy in GUU Journal of Humanities, 3(1), 31-42.

ii. Adedina, Nkemdirim Olubunmi and Adedina, Femi (2024). Grooming Teachers in Training for the Practice of Children’s Theatre in a Digital Age. In Advanced Journal of Theatre and Film Studies (AJTFS) (2) 1 12 – 19. January, 2024.
ISSN 2960 – 0758 (online) http://doi.org/10.57040/ajtfs.v2i1.615

iii. Adedina, Femi (2024). Movie as a Tool for Creation and Sustenance of Nigeria’s Positive
Image: A Case Study of 93 Days. in Tasambo Journal of Language, Literature and Culture. A Publication of the Department of Language and Culture, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara, Nigeria. (3) 1, 15 – 24. https://.doi.org/10.36349/tjiic.2024.v03i01.002.
iv. Adedina, Femi and Oso, Joy Oluwagbemi (2024). Cultural Values and Woman Power in Prince -Bythewood’s the Woman King and Bandele’s Elesin Oba. In Dutsin-Ma Journal of English and Literature, Publication of the Department of English, Federal University of Dustin-Ma, Kastina State. 8(1) April, 2024.

v. Sonde, Olufunso Simeon and Adedina, Femi (2023). Aspects of Innovative Language use in Femi Adedina’s Highway to Nowhere in International Journal of Current Research in Humanities (IJCRH), 27, 228-248. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijcrh.v27i1.15

vi. Adedina, Femi and Oso Oluwagbemi (2023). Childless marriages depiction in West African
Literature as reflected in Adebayo’s Stay with me, and Nwuneboms’ Therapy fiction in the International Journal of Language Education, (IJLE), Department of English Education, Lagos State University of Education, Ojo/Ijanikin, Lagos. (I), 124 – 133.
vii. Adedina, Femi. (2022). Means, methods and management of integrating Theatre Studies
into Nigerian Education” in EJOLLS ( Ekpoma Journal of Languages and Literary Studies, Department of English, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria) April 2022. ISSN: 0794-8476.

viii. Adedina, Femi. (2022). “Utilizing Creative and Culture Industries as tools for African
youths’ empowerment in the 21st century” in The Crab: Journal of Theatre & Media Arts, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. (16) ISSN:2006-0157.

ix. Adedina, Femi and Adedina, Nkemdirim Olubumi (2022). “The playwright as a satirist in selected plays of Ola Rotimi”. Uyo Journal of Humanities (UUTH), Faculty of Arts University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria (26) 2, 160- 171.

x. Adedina, Femi (2022). Challenges amd prospects of Propagating Literature and culture through creative writing. AKETE: Journal of Performing Arts and Cultural Studies, Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Lagos State University, Ojo. 4, 142-149.

xi. Adedina, Femi and Adesina Idris (2022). The Musician as a Storyteller: A Didactic Study of Selected Songs of Dauda Epo Akara. In Journal of Nigeria Music Education (14) 229 – 248. ISSN:15972445. December, 2022. https://www.nigerianjournalsonline.com

xii. Adedina, Femi. (2021). “Rendering a gentleman, true friend, selfless unionist, family man and a peaceful individual’s biopic: The Sam Akindele I know” in History, Education, Society and Unionism (HESAU) Journal of Department of History, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos State in conjunction with the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State (2) 1, 256-265.ISSN:978-978-987-361-6.

xiii. Adedina, Femi (2020) “Utilizing Creative Writing for sustainable Development and National Capacity building: Challenges and Prospects” in Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele’s Journal of Management and Social Sciences ( HUJMSS), (2)1, 192-199. ISSN 2705-358X

xiv. Adedina, Femi & Taiwo, Victor Tunji (2020). “Colour symbolism as cultural element in selected Tunde Kelani’s Video films in ÒPÁŃBÀTÀ, LASU Journal of African Studies, (8), 20-36
ISSN: 1118-1311 https://lasujournalofafricanstudies.org.ng/files/1660418197.pdf

xv. Adedina, Femi (2020) “Creative Writing as a tool towards nudging Nigeria to Development: An overview” in Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele’s Journal of Management and Social Sciences (HUJMSS), (2)2, 143-151. ISSN 2705-358X.

xvi. Adedina, Femi (2019) “Challenges and Prospects of Creative Writing in Nigerian Education” in College of Humanities, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode’s Journal of Studies in Humanities (JOSIH), (10), 29-40 ISSN 1119-5266.

xvi. Adedina, Femi (2019) “The playwright as a global Interpreter: An examination of Femi
Ososfisan’s adaptation techniques in Wèéso Hamlet”in The Crab: Journal of Theatre & Media Arts, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcout, Rivers State , Nigeria. (14), 260-274 ISSN:2006-0157.

xvii. Adedina Femi (2018). Integration of Politics, Education, Arts, Religion, Language and Science (PEARLS) for Societal Re-engineering In Olorunsogo, IOA, Adetoro, RA, Omiyefa, Mo (eds.) Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta. (9)1, 301-317

xviii. Adekunle, F. (2018). An African Diasporan Writer in Search of Language and Narrative Devices: An Exploration of Femi Adedina’s Highway to Nowhere. Arts and Social Sciences Journal, 9(4), 1-8 404. doi: 10.4172/2151-6200.1000404.

xvix. Adedina, Femi& Abolanle Oguntola (2018) “Maximizing Digital Advertising for Effective National Development”. In Journal of Advertising and Public Relations, 1(2), 38-47.

xx. Adedina, Femi & Taiwo, Victor Tunji (2018) “Ekun Íyàwo; An Aesthetical appraisal of nuptial chants in Yoruba Folklore” in Journal of Communication and Media Research, (10) 2, 161-173. https://www.jcmrjournal.org/article?id=142

xxii. Adedina, Femi (2015) “Eradicating Exam Malpractices in Nigeria: Theatre/Drama as A Panacea”. in Journal of Capital Development in Behavioural Sciences. A Bi-Annual Publication of Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State. (3)1&2,

xxi. Adedina, Femi (2011) Nigerian Writers and Language: Masses, Messages and Mystification” in TASUED Journal of Studies in Humanities.(3) 92-100