Oluwafunmilayo ‘BodeAlakija

Media & Communication,

Bankfield House, 132 New Walk

University of Leicester,

Leicester LE2 7JA



MA, Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1988)

BA, Theatre Arts, University of Benin, Nigeria (1985)

PhD Title

Home, Belonging, Identities and the Role of Media among Nigerian Diaspora in London:

An Ethnography of Little Lagos, Peckham.

Brief of PhD

Currently researching how first and second generation members of the Nigerian diaspora in Peckham construct home, belonging and identity and what role the media play in their articulation of these concepts. The study seeks to identify the different identity discourses and practices in Peckham using post-colonial theory on cultural hybridity.

Year of study:  Second Year


Dr Mirca Madianou and Dr Jessica Bain.

Career Experience

I lecture at the Department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria. (2004 to date).



Oso, Sulaimon and Alakija, Funmi (2008) “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Nigerian Business Sector” in Oso, Lai and Ajayi, Yemi, Corporate Social Responsibility of Business – Principles, Practice and Perspectives, Coordinated by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ogun State Chapter.


Banjoko, Wole; Togunwa, Lekan; and Alakija, Funmi (2009). Handbook on Research Writing. Abeokuta: Primus Prints and Communication.

Amos, Kolawole and Alakija, Funmi (2005) Oral and Written Communication: A Discourse. Abeokuta: Eternity Publishers.

Otunba, Taiwo G.; Odedeji, Adeoye; Alakija, Funmi; Raufu, Goke (2009) Sociology of the Media. Lagos: Meek Associates.

Alakija, Funmi (2008) Basic Concepts in Critical Writing.  Abeokuta: Campus Publications.

Conference and Seminar Papers

Alakija, Funmi (2008) New Journalism and the Future of Professional Journalism Practice in Nigeria. Department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Press Club.
Alakija, Funmi (2007) Preparing for Examinations: What to do: Avoiding Examination Misconduct/Malpractice and Its Implications; May 31(AMACOS – Association of Mass Communications Student Seminar)
Alakija, Funmi (2007) Steps in Research Writing. (AMACOS/ Department of Mass Communication organised Seminar for the Final Year Students, 2007)
Alakija, Funmi (2006) Avian Flu: Responding to a Pandemic through Awareness, Sensitization and Mobilization Campaign, June 20 to 28(Ogun State of Nigeria FADAMA project)

Conference Participation

UNESCO´s Communication and National Development – ACADA Model Workshop. Nigeria, 2006.
ICT and Digital Technology Competence Training. University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2008.
Publication Seminar, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, October, 2007.

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