Obafemi awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Ile-Ife and Obafemi Awolowo University

Ile-Ife (also known as Ife) is one of the major cities in Nigeria and it is located in Osun State in the South Western part of Nigeria. The city was a settlement of substantial size between the 9th and 12th centuries. Ilé-Ifè is known worldwide for its ancient and naturalistic bronze, stone and terracotta sculptures, which reached their peak of artistic expression between 1200 and 1400 A.D. Most of the great arts works of Ife can be found in major museums in Europe and America, including the natural history museum of London.

Today a mid-sized city, Ile-Ife is home to the Obafemi Awolowo University and Natural History Museum of Nigeria. Most of the ancient artistic works of Ife are preserved in Ife museum of arts and Ife Pottery museum. Obafemi Awolowo University has received various awards as the most beautiful campus in Africa and its conference Centre, the venue of the conference is purpose built for international conferences with conference and seminar rooms, modern hotel with ensuite facilities.