Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah is a poet, scholar, critical thinker and recipient of numerous awards.  He is the author and co-author of numerous books, most recently African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance (Routledge, 2010) and Africanity, Islamicity, and Performativity: Identity in the House of Ilorin (Bayreuth African Studies, 2009).

Prior to joining KWASU, he was Chair of African American Studies Department at Western Illinois University in the US.
Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah was born in Ilorin.  He received his BA (Hons) in Education and English and his MA in Literature-in-English from the University of Ilorin. In 1999 he received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Both as a student and in his professional life, Prof. Na’Allah actively engaged in civic activities. While a graduate student, for instance, he helped mobilize the boycott of Shell Oil in Nigeria and urged the Canadian government to do more about human rights issues in Nigeria.

He is Vice-Chancellor at Kwara State University