Professor Hakeem Olumide Danmole was born over 72 years ago in Idigba/Agarawo, Lagos Island. He had his primary and secondary education in Lagos and Ijebu-Ode respectively
He proceeded to the first and the best, University of Ibadan for his BA Honours Degree. He had his Masters and PhD Degrees at the University of Birmingham, England in 1976 and 1980 respectively.
He joined the services of the Department of History, University of Ilorin as one of the foundation staff where he rose from an Assistant Lecturer to the rank of Professor in 1992.
Prof H.O. Danmole has held many administrative positions in his career, Head of Department, Member of Senate, Dean to mention but a few. He was a British Academy Fellow 1996 – 1999, visiting scholar, German African Studies, Berlin and several others.
He has taught several courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level as well as supervising many PhD students who are renowned professors today. He widely published both in national and international journals. He has also edited and co-edited some books and has authorship of others.
Prof H.O. Danmole transferred his service to Lagos State University in 2009 and after his retirement in 2014, he continued to pursue his academic interests and his now with Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin where he had served as Dean of Humanities and the Social Services.
He is married to Prof Mrs. B.T. Danmole and they are blessed with three children.
Professor Danmole was the Guest Historian at the 10th Edition of the Yoruba Historical Conversations which was held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan. The Yoruba Historical Conversations, with the broad theme: Our History, Our Future, is part of the initiative of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission designed to assist the present generation of Nigerians, especially of Yoruba origin, to have a clear understanding of their history, and what it means to develop and sustain a high sense of the correct values and ideals, within the global space.
DAWN Commission celebrates Professor Hakeem Olumide Danmole.
He is an Akinkanju!