Meet OLARINMOYE ADEYINKA WULEMAT, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


My Major Area Of Specialization Is Antropology. With Interests In Culture, Ethnography And African Studies.


Lecturer I




At the Sociology department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Cultural Anthropology And African Studies

Description: My research interest basically covers culture and social institutions in diverse cultures, focusing on African society, with special interest in Yoruba culture. Relying on ethnographic method of study, I have worked on women in Yoruba spirituality and understanding gender relations by drawing inferences from Yoruba folklore and popular norms. I take interest in the family institution, language, philosophy, ethnolinguistics,  religions and belief system, economic and political orientations of the Yoruba. I will work more in the area of women in Yoruba spirituality as many aspects of the Yoruba religion is getting attention and drawing more scholarly interest, vis a vis the call for decolonization in the studies of culture.


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Cultural Anthropology) University of Ibadan, Ibadan 2021

Current Research

Influences of the New Religions on the Traditional Belief System of the Epe people of Lagos.

Research Details

Epe is one of the ancient divisions forming the IBILE tribal groupings in Lagos state, Nigeria. The people of Epe town still hold on to traditional beliefs in achieving community cohesion and development, despite the obvious influences of foreign beliefs. The Study  is interested in measuring the extent of the two major foreign religions; Christianity and Islam, on the Yoruba belief system and its impact on the everyday life of the people.

The main objective of the study is to measure the extent of the influence of the two prominent borrowed religions; Christianity and Islam on the traditional belief system of the Epe people.
To identify the impact of these religions on the traditional belief systems of the Epe people.
To compare the impact of these religions on the past and present societies, checking the influence of the new religions on the old belief system.

Research method
Ethnographic package; participant observation, focus group discussion, key informant interview, life history and checking with written documents.


OLARINMOYE ADEYINKA is a Lecturer I at the Department of Sociology

OLARINMOYE has a Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology from University of Ibadan, Ibadan

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