Nigerian author Onyeka Nwelue has had his Academic Visitor status at the University of Oxford terminated, a Cherwell investigation revealed.
The filmmaker and author held an Academic Visitor status at Oxford’s African Studies Centre from 2021 until his dismissal.
At least 22 books have been published in Mr Nwelue’s name. Twenty of his books were either self-published or published by his companies. Nine of these have been published since 2021, and of the 17 listed on Amazon, 13 have no consumer reviews, according to reports.
The investigation revealed he was dismissed for misusing university logos and premises for commercial purposes. Mr Nwelue is also facing complaints of misogyny towards students and the spread of racist, classist, and sexist content online, the independent student newspaper revealed.
Some of the Issues surrendering his ordeal are linked to posted content on his Twitter which were considered racist, classist, and misogynistic.
These include tweets where he stated: “being raised in a poor family chains you mentally to be stupid.”; “no poor person has any value”; “African women look like masquerades when they wear wigs and make up”; “Arabs are known to relish slavery and servitude”; China “is poor, filthy (smells a lot!) and overpopulated”; “Eastern Europeans…only produce pick-pockets and scammers”.Follow us on social media