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Meet Ad'Obe Obe

Ad’Obe Obe has been resident in London since the Easter of 1974. He studied chemical engineering in Germany and philosophy in London. He has taught mathematics in Kenya. He has lived in The Gambia, Ghana and Tanzania. He has worked as Executive Officer in the British civil service. For decades, he operated as London-based journalist, writer and broadcaster, making scores of contributions to media organs worldwide, such as VOA, BBC, Deutschewelle, The Guardian and The Observer newspapers. He was the editor of West Africa during the occasion of the weekly newsmagazine’s 70th anniversary in 1987. He was Consultant Editor at the Daily Graphic in Accra, Ghana. He was Editor-in-Chief of Africa Forum, a publication of UNESCO-sponsored Africa Leadership Forum. He has interviewed numerous African leaders. In 1997, he conceived, designed and co-ordinated Africa @40? - International Conference On Independent Africa, to celebrate the fortieth year of Ghana as the first black African country to attain freedom from colonialism. More than half a dozen African heads of state participated at the conference. He was a member of the campaign team for the election of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, subsequently serving as presidential adviser in which capacity he conceived, designed and launched SERVICOM [Service Compact With All Nigerians], Nigeria’s popular service delivery programme. His time is now divided between his Abuja fish farm and his Brixton Shrine - his London home for over three-and-half decades.