Born of Igbo parentage in Nigeria, he has travelled all over the world in the quest and acquisition of the 'golden fleece'. He holds a PhD in economics and a Masters in Physics as well as an MBA.
He has been a professor extraordinaire, teaching economics to PhD students at the University of Pretoria and is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics at Fort Hare where he supervises Masters Students.
Bankole Ajibabi Omotosho (born 21 April 1943), also known as Kole Omotoso, is a Nigerian writer and intellectual known for his dedication and commitment to fusing a socio-political reappraisal of Africa and respect for human dignity into most of his works.
Kole Omotosho was born into a Yoruba family in Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents after the death of his father.Though the lack of a father figure could crush a young Nigerian boy, the events of his early childhood contributed a great deal to his development as a man and also as a writer.Omotosho was educated at King's College, Lagos, and the University of Ibadan and then undertook a doctoral thesis on the modern Arabic writer Ahmad Ba Kathir at the University of Edinburgh.