Dele Meiji is a writer, researcher and communications consultant, with an interest in history, literature, technology, queer identity particularly with reference to Africa and its place in the world. He is currently Head of Communications at the Royal African Society, and the publisher of What’s On Africa, the society’s Africa-focused event listings blog on business, culture and development. His non-fiction writing has appeared in a variety of publications include The Guardian, New Black Magazine, Modern African Generation, New African Woman, and the New African. His stories and poetry have been published in a variety of publications including the anthology Velocity: The Best of Apples & Snakes, and in magazines such as Saraba, and Open Road Review. He was a founding member of Mythical Syllables, and an early active member of Malika’s Kitchen, both poetry collectives based in London, performing at various venues, including the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre, for Apples & Snakes. He was a founding member of the Save The Africa Centre Campaign, to revitalise the Africa Centre, one of London’s oldest Africa focused charities, spearheading the campaign’s communications and digital strategy, and publication of the campaign’s report, ‘Bring What You Love’. He also recently founded the Yoruba Conversation Club initiative, and have an ongoing interest in the development and health of African languages, and Yoruba culture.
In 2005 He was appointed founding editor of Modern African Generation, a print magazine aimed at young Africans in the Diaspora. Until 2012 I was a communications executive for the world’s largest education company, Pearson – responsible for promoting the organisation’s diversity & inclusion work, including an award-winning graduate internship programme.
He graduated from the School of Oriental African Studies, with a degree in African Studies and Politics (BA) – I also hold a Masters degree in Sociology from City University, London.
He is a member and trustee of the Britain Nigeria Educational Trust, and was a member of the advisory panel for the British Library’s exhibition on West African literary culture, Word, Symbol, Song.
He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, with a degree in African Studies and Politics,where he re-established the School’s student newspaper, The SOAS Spirit in 2003/4.
He holds a Masters degree in Sociology from City University, London.