About the Founder
Chief Tunde Adetunji – African Cultural Ambassador
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.
EXHIBITION THEMES FOR WORLD TOURS
- THE CROWNING AND CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT OF AFRICAN HERITAGE VALUES
- JOURNEY THROUGH THE AGES
- WIND OF CHANGE
- TREASURE OF OUR TIME
- BEAUTY IN THE EYES OF BEHOLDER
- VISION OF HIS GLORY
- CONQUEST OF ADVERSITY- GOD BLESS AMERICA
- FAMILY VALUES
- HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF AFRICAN BYGONE
EMPIRES AND KINGDOMS BEFORE 1885
- AFRICAN CHILD ON THE THRONE OF AGONY, NOT OF THEIR MAKING BEYOND
- SERIES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Over the years Chief Tunde Adetunji has been recognized by various institutions and also, the museum has deemed it fit to reward deserving art personalities. Chief Tunde Adetunji conducts workshops, exhibitions and seminars and has lectured extensively on such topics as the historical values of Africa, slavery and the slave trade and the Archaeological significance of Africa’s bygone empires and kingdoms.
Chief Tunde’s numerous achievements and awards include; African Travelogue Magazines Prime Movers of Tourism Award, The Bible Society of Nigeria’s Certificate of Honor, The National Merit award for Nigeria and The Award of Distinguished recognition and Best Image Maker for Africa by the Organization of African Unity, Ecowas International Gold Award as well as acknowledgments from several colleges and universities including Clark Atlanta, Emory, and the University of Oklahoma. In recognition of his achievement for collaboration and understanding between Africans and African Americans has received honorary membership in 100 Black men of America, Inc.
- Chief Adetunji- G-12 Hottest New Entrepreneur by MR. MAGAZINE-Nov. /Dec. 1993
- Chief Adetunji- African Travelogue Awards. African Travelogue Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1 1994
- National Award in interior art and decoration-1994
- Honorary Award by the Association of Arts and Design Students, Lagos State Polytechnic-1994
- Prime Movers of Tourism Award.-1993
- Award for Excellence, by Obafemi Awolowo University. Ile-lfe-15th July 1995
- Nigerian Industrialist Development Award by Credit News Magazine-1996
- National Merit Award for Arts and Culture during NAFEST ‘96 Award Night
- Life Patron by FASA (Fine Arts Students Association) of Obafemi Awolowo University- lle-lfe-1997
- Goethe-Institute Lagos, German Cultural Centre Certificate, 1986
- Certificate of Participation, Lagos International Trade Fair-1993
- Certificate of Participation, Construction Digest Forum-1993
- Certificate of Honor, the Bible Society of Nigeria (Osun Area)-1994
- Certificate of Participation, FOBACEC-1994
- Certificate of Participation, NICO Course on Perspective in Nigerian Cultural Diplomacy-1994
- Certificate of Participation, Nigerian Children’s Festival-1995
- Certificate of Service, Federal College of Education (TECH) Akoka Association of Fine and Applied Arts Students-1995
- National Merit Award for Arts and Culture (NAMAC)-1996
- Ecowas International Gold Award-1997
- Certificate of Appreciation, Atlanta Sesquicentennial Celebration And Festival of Cultures-1997
- Certificate of Participation NA FEST-1997
- Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce Business Participation Award-1997
- Certificate of Participation National Training Workshop on “Cultural Administration in Nigeria”-1997
- Certificate of Participation at Kwanzaa Expo “98-New York
- African Cultural Ambassador Award and Certificate of Participation At the 7th All Africa Games 10th-19th September 1999
- Award of Outstanding Contribution for Devotion and Service during The observance of African American history Month-February, 2000
- Award Recognition of Accomplishment from Organization of Africa Unity- New York- July 2000
- Award of Outstanding Contribution by Kennesaw State University International Center on South Africa Day- October 2000
- Award of Excellence and Certificate of Participation and Sponsorship By the Coalition of Concerned Africans, Inc.- March 2000
- Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition by Nigeria Soccer Association USA, Inc.- October 2000
- Recognition and Appreciation from United States House of Representatives- May, 1997
- Recognition from Clayton County Chamber of Commerce- April 1997
- Recognition and Appreciation from Emory University – June 1997
- Recognition and Appreciation from Clark Atlanta University- April 1997
- Recognition and Appreciation from the University of Oklahoma- April 1997
- Award of Honorary membership and Letter of Recognition from the Executive Committee and Board of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.-January 2001
- Appreciation and recognition from the Chamber of Ronald E. Smith- May, 1997
- Recognition and Award from the U.S.A. Department of Homeland Security-February, 2004
- Recognition and Award by the Mayor of the City of Atlanta, GA-March, 2004
- Recognition and Award by the Association of African American Museums. – June 2004
- Recognition by the U.S.A. Department of Commerce for the Minority Business Development. – August, 2004
- Recognition by the African Union – 2004
- Recognition by the American Society of Appraisal -2004
- Recognition by the Auburn Research Library – 2004
- Recognition by the Who’s who in Black Atlanta Magazine – November 2004
- Certificate of Appreciation of Service Award/ by Save The Family Institute, Inc , Emory University September 11, 2005
- Certificate of Outstanding Georgia Citizen, October 2006
- Resolution by Georgia State Senate, 10th April 2007
- Proclamation by the Atlanta City Council, 30th April 2007
- Resolution on USAFRICA&Africa village project by Atlanta city council 01-02jun 2009
Chief Tunde Adetunji is a motivational and speech pathologist and is available for lectures, speaking engagements, leadership training, cultural education, Business seminar and workshop.
Please call 770-435-8749 or 678-508-5240
Or speak with the Management of Africa World Museum &Center and Africa Heritage Foundation Inc to discuss these arrangements.
Membership is open for the foundation as well as sponsorship availability.
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