The Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, has appointed a Broadcast Professional. Mr. Adeniyi Taiwo Kunnu, as the Spokesman of his 2023 Campaign Organization.
Kunnu who holds both Bachelors and Master of Arts Degrees in Literature-in-English from Lagos Sate University, Ojo, and the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, is currently a PhD student of Literature-in-English at the University of Abuja.
He brings to the job a rich experience as a versatile communicator following long years of practice in the broadcast industry and lecturing in the academia.
He has undergone several corporate professional development courses including Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Training (February 2016), BBC SCEEP Media Action Training (June 2014), Certificate in Project Management (July 2013), Certificate in Basic Presentation (September 2010) and Certificate in Employability Skills (July 2008), among others.
He has held professional positions in both public and private sector including Lecturer, Department of English and Literature, Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo (2022), Researcher, Analyst, Training and Development Officer at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, Ikoyi, Lagos (2021 till date), Head of Operations at IKD 106.1 FM, Ikorodu, Lagos (2020 – 2021), Head, News and Programmes, Roots TV, Abuja (July –September 2019) and Senior News and Current Affairs; Programmes Producer & Presenter, Nigeria Info, 99.3, Victoria Island, Lagos (August 2018 – June 2019).
Other positions held by Kunnu are News and Programmes Presenter cum Producer and Senior Management Executive at Inspiration 92.3FM, Lagos (April 2017 – July 2018), Lecturer, Lagos State University, Epe Campus, Epe, Pre-Degree Studies, (October 2016 – 2019) and Head of Programmes (Consultancy), Planet Radio, 100.5, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (January 2016 – February 2016),
He has also worked as News and Programmes Presenter/Producer, Radio Nigeria (Metro 97.7 and Radio One, 103.5 F.M), Ikoyi, Lagos (May 2006 – Sept 2017) and Lecturer, General Studies Department, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State (November 2012 – December 2013).
Kunnu is a member of many professional bodies including the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Radio, Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union and Association of Voice Over Artists of Nigeria (AVOA).
Adeniyi Taiwo Kunnu has attended successive International Conferences at the University of Texas at Austin, United States of America in 2021 and 2022.
His papers at the African Annual Conference include
“Un-intelligence of Globalization” (2021) and
“Africa’s Subtle and Emblazoned Spiritual Subversion” (2022)
Kunnu”s paper for the Toyin Falola Inernational Conference on Africa (Tofac 2022) entitled “Unbundling Nigeria’s Religio-Politico Nexus” was also acknowledged.
Adeniyi Taiwo Kunnu was a lead speaker at the Annual Youth Leadership Conference organized by Superior Performance Global Network
He is a recipient of the following awards: Certificate of Commendation (Radio Nigeria) – 2012, Commendation Award (Radio Nigeria) – 2015 and Analyst of the Year in Nigeria – 2021.