About Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration

Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of African migration and immigration to other parts of the world.

Ìrìnkèrindò is Yorùbá for incessant Wanderings or Travels. To our minds, the word, Ìrìnkèrindò captures the essence of past, contemporary, and future migrations and immigration of Africans around the continent, and from the continent to other lands.

Our Mission

Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration provides a forum for scholarly articles of the highest quality. The journal will document the relevance of African immigration to the world’s social, political and economic systems as well as its historical effects on culture; it will respond to the debates on immigration and problematize its assumed effects. It will also generate debate among scholars and intellectuals of African immigration, and migration demographers, and African immigrants and themselves.

In publishing original essays, reprints of hard to find essays, critical commentaries, book reviews, and interviews of African immigrants, Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration will create a forum for scholars and analysts of African immigration and migration as well as activists throughout the world to participate in debates, exchanges of ideas, and the creation and documentation of knowledge.

Our Organization

Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration will make online research material on African immigration and migration available. It will facilitate connections between the users of technology and research scholars, analysts and writers in the area of African immigration and migration that enable them to debate, dialogue, present the results of their research and for immigrants and migrants, a record of their life experiences.

The use of online technology will enable the ease of communication across vast geographical expanses. It also facilitates linkages between scholars and professionals and institutions or individuals that need their expertise. For those whose need is strictly informational, this journal will provide a much-needed addition to the pool of knowledge on the subject matter of African immigration and migration.

Meet the Artist & Image Courtesy


Paul Gbolade Omidiran had his art training at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile- Ife, Osun State, Nigeria where he received the B.A. and M.F.A degrees in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He has to his credit eight solos and several group exhibitions. He has exhibited in Lagos, Kenya, Germany, London and the U.S.A. In 2000, he set up a private studio where he now works as a full time studio artist. Gbolade has also executed a lot of commissioned artistic projects.

Over the years, he has engaged cutting edge methods that explored the use of mixed media, and has now established a magical balance between painting, sculpture, and graphics. Gbolade is a member of Society of Nigerian Artists. He is married to a lawyer and blessed with children. He can be contacted at Omidiran Gallery, no 25, Ede road, a stone’s throw from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Email: gboladeomidiran@yahoo.com
Phone: +234-8034031136
Website: www.gboladeomidiran.com