Ambassador Tunde Adetunji
CEO and President
“ Man’s life can be compared to a journey, just as a journey must have a destination, so also is necessary for one to have an aim in life. Without a purpose to work for, to live for, and if necessary to die for, man will never be better than a brute ”
Chief Tunde Adetunji, the African Cultural Ambassador, President / CEO of Africa World Museum Center and Africa Heritage Foundation has established himself as a leader, believing strongly in the renaissance, Re-awakening and reorientation of black mans dignity, civilization, emancipation and pride. For over four decades, he has constantly and consistently launched himself and his organization as the propagator of black man’s emancipation and pride, by institutionalizing a legacy of cooperation and understanding between the Africans and African American and promoting black mans identity for universal appeal, appreciation, admiration and total acceptability.
Born to a royal family in Nigeria, Prince Tunde Adetunji had both his elementary and higher education at Olivet Baptist High School OyO,and Christ High school Ibadan . He later graduated in history and journalism at Lagos State Polytechnic. Currently he is a research
fellow on cultural education physicology and business administration at the university of phoenix. Inspired by higher motivation to promote cultural, tourism, Chief Tunde joined Swiss Airlines in 1979, and later traveled to Switzerland under the auspice of Swiss Airlines. Adetunji rose to the ranks of an instructor for both Africa and the Middle East routes. This position gave him the opportunity to develop both the culture and Eco Tourism of Africa. As an instructor for 13 years he traveled extensively to over 110 cities and 57 countries with a prime philosophy of total education and promotion of the Black race, sterling qualities and heritage values. In January of 1990 Adetunji dreamed of enriching the International communities of black race invaluable culture, history and civilization became a reality when he established Aragon Museum. The museum did so well and was later accredited by the National Commission for Museum and Monument and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva as an international center for authentic African art, history and civilization.
Adetunji aim and objectives to rediscover black mans glory through cultural orientation, paid off when he exhibited and represented Africa for Cultural Exposition during the Centennial Olympic in Atlanta. Subsequent Exhibition at The World Expo, Detroit 97; France 98 World Cup; National Summit on Africa; Washington 2000; All Africa Games, Johannesburg 99; Atlanta Sesquicentennial Celebration and Festival of Colors; National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta 2000; has no doubt confirmed his, consistency and dedication to promote better understanding and cooperation among the entire black race.
To enrich a wider audience for a better appreciation of the arts, Adetunji instituted a television program on art and culture on Nigerian TV. In 1994 titled “Morning Ride Gallery”. This program gave birth to proper documentation on artistic visual receptacle of authentic African art both for education, research purposes, workshops and symposium. To date Chief Tunde Adetunji has in his repertoire over 50,000 unique art pieces designed for the Crowning and Celebration of Achievements Exhibition to showcase in 110 cities and 57 countries for the next 10 years. Chief Tunde Adetunji, versatility and expertise as an Art Historian, Curator, Anthropologist, and Museumologist has made him to create numerous, thought provoking exhibitions to be staged around the world.