Report: Self-Proclaimed Nigerian Professor Loses Academic Visitor Status At Oxford Varsity Over ‘Fraudulent Book Launch’

Onyeka Nwelue, the Nigerian filmmaker and author, has reportedly lost his academic visitor status at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Nwelue had been an academic visitor at the varsity’s African Studies Centre since 2021.

Cherwell, Oxford University’s oldest independent student newspaper, report that Nwelue lost his visitor status last month following the unauthorised use of the varsity’s logos and premises for commercial purposes.

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The report also said Nwelue, addressed by the outlet as a “fake professor”, is facing “complaints of misogyny towards students and the spread of racist, classist, and sexist content online”.

The author was said to have landed in trouble on January 31 when he hosted a book launch for David Hundeyin, the Nigerian journalist.

The event was to publicise Hundeyin’s latest work published by Abibiman Publishers, which is owned by Nwelue.

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It was held at Oxford’s faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) in Wellington Square.

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