Olorundayomi Akinsuroju

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Olorundayomi Akinsuroju was a Nigerian journalist who was editor for a few newspapers in Nigeria during the 1940s. In the next decade, he capitalised on the availability of used printing machines in the market to publish a few books targeting the nation's high schools and administrative staff. This emerging publishing culture was led in Onitsha.

Life and career

Olorundayomi was born on January 25, 1925. He went to St Peter's School, Ile-Oluji and Ondo Boys High School. He then proceeded to London to study at the British Tutorial Institute and under an army scholarship scheme, he took courses in India and later worked in Burma. In 1947, he became the managing editor of the Weekly Pictorial and later took on editorial duties at a few journals, including the Labour Champion, Daily Success, Nigerian Voice and Mercantile Guardian. He also served in an editorial capacity at the Daily Service.


Works

  • Nigeria Political Theatre, 1923-53
  • True Confession of a Girl.
  • Knowing West Africa.[305 Questions and Answers on West Africa from 300 AD]