A number of thought provoking papers will be presented at this year’s BEN-Africa’s Conference, one of which is Dr Ogunyemi’s  “Autobiography and growth: Teaching Ethics with Narratives”. Dr Ogunyemi is both a medical doctor and a doctor of philosophy, and senior lecturer at the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. Join us virtually or in-person in Kigali, Rwanda, on the 3rd and 4th of November. Registration details can be found on www.benafrica.org.


Omowumi Ogunyemi is a senior lecturer of philosophy (Ethics and Anthropology) at the Institute of Humanities of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. She obtained her first degree in medicine and surgery. She has worked as a medical practitioner in various hospitals (including the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, where she co-managed patients with substance-induced disorders) before pursuing post graduate studies in the humanities. She holds a licentiate degree and a doctorate in philosophy (Anthropology and Ethics – with summa cum laude) from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. She attended the International School of interdisciplinary research in Rome (Scuola Internazionale Superiore per la Ricerca Interdisciplinare, SISRI) and won the 2014 DISF award (Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza & Fede) for best interdisciplinary research paper. She was a finalist for the Expanded Reason Awards for 2018.


She currently heads the ethics and philosophical anthropology unit which teaches general ethics, philosophical anthropology and life skills and personal effectiveness to all undergraduate students of the Pan-Atlantic University. The unit provides humanistic formation for the students of the School of Management and Social sciences, School of Media and Communication and School of Science and Technology. She also facilitates business ethics sessions at the Lagos Business School, also of the Pan-Atlantic university, when needed.