Adedayo Clement Adeyeye


Adedayo Clement Adeyeye

Ekiti South

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Adeyeye Clement Adedayo was born on 4 April 1957 at Ikere-Ekiti, to the royal family of Oba David Opeyemi Adeyeye, Agunsoye II, the Arinjale of Ise Ekiti (who reigned between 1932 and 1976), and Olori Mary Ojulege Adeyeye, a princess of Are, Ikere-Ekiti. His grandfather was Oba Aweloye I, Arinjale of Ise Ekiti (1887-1919).

Between 1964 and 1968, Clement Adebayo attended St. John’s Primary School, Are, Ikere-Ekiti for his primary education. He later proceeded to Annunciation school, Ikere-Ekiti (1969-1973), before attending the famous Christ’s School Ado Ekiti (1973-1975). Adeyeye holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Ibadan (1978) and a master’s degree in political science (international relations) from the University of Lagos (1981). He also obtained a law degree from the University of Lagos in 1986 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.

Clement Adebayo work experience has spanned three major professional fields – teaching, journalism and legal practice.

Prince Adeyeye was a teacher at Isuikwuato High School, Isuikwuato, Imo State during his National Youth Service (1978-1979) and proceeded to teach at Mary Immaculate Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti (1980). Adeyeye made the switch to journalism in 1981 and was Editor II at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ikoyi, between 1981 and 1982. He had a brief stint at Rank Xerox Limited in 1983 where he was a Senior Sales Executive. Between 1983 and 1987, he held various editorial positions at The Punch newspapers. During his active years in legal practice, Prince Adeyeye was the Principal Partner at the law firm of Dayo Adeyeye & Co. between 1990 and 2000.