Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Executive Governor, Ekiti State
2019 Speaker


With a PhD in War Studies from the University of London, specializing in civil-military relations, as well as first and second degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from both the University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has traversed several professional callings, excelling in them all. As a co-founder and manager of ‘Radio Freedom’, ‘Radio Democracy International’ & ‘Radio Kudirat’, during the era of the late General Sani Abacha, Fayemi played a critical role in the pro-democracy movement that eventually led to military disengagement in 1999.

Governor Fayemi is a Fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the African Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., USA. He was also a Visiting Professor in the African Studies Programme at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA in 2004. Dr Fayemi serves on numerous Boards in Nigeria and across the world.

Dr. Kayode Fayemi spoke at the 2019 RCGG TEAP Teens Career Conference on Principles to Nurture your Talent and develop your Character

  • Your character is your greatest asset, it is linked to your reputation and developed through your daily activities
  • Start from now to consciously build and sustain a good character and reputation.
  • As you discover your talents and acquire proper education, note that your success is life will be defined by the moral codes you choose to live by
  • Define the values that work for you – write them down, pin them up visibly in your room so you see them always, remember to apply them and you will marvel at how you progress