[vc_row content_placement=”middle” parallax=”content-moving-fade” parallax_image=”4046″ css_animation=”fadeIn” css=”.vc_custom_1586436894263{background-color: rgba(252,252,252,0.61) !important;*background-color: rgb(252,252,252) !important;}”][vc_column parallax=”content-moving-fade” width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1515536526243{border-radius: 10px !important;}”][vc_title title=”Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, PhD” title_align=”text-left” el_class=”home-title” title_color=”#ffffff”][vc_column_text css_animation=”slideInRight” css=”.vc_custom_1604683533469{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: rgba(10,10,10,0.52) !important;*background-color: rgb(10,10,10) !important;}”]Afrikan=Black anti-amerikkkan “Okunini” Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, Nana Kwame Pɛbi Datɛ I, is a world-renowned master linguist, scholar and the architect of Abibitumi the oldest and largest Black social education network on the planet. He completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Ghana in 2012, winning the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s award for the Best PhD Thesis in the Humanities. He also won the 2016 Provost’s Publications Award for best article in the College of Humanities. In 2019 he was the recipient of the [Nana] Marcus Mosiah Garvey Foundation award for excellence in Afrikan Studies and Education. Okunini Ọbádélé Kambon was awarded the 2020/2021 University of Lagos (UNILAG) Lagos Area Cluster Centre (LACC) Fellowship where he contributed significantly to the work of “reconfiguring” Afrikan Studies. He is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Language, Literature and Drama Section of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana and is Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Journal of Linguistics. He served as Secretary of the African Studies Association of Africa from 2015-2020. He also played an instrumental role in 34 Afrikans of the Diaspora receiving Ghanaian citizenship in 2016 and 126 receiving citizenship in 2019. He now assists others interested in repatriation via RepatriateToGhana.com. His research interests include Serial Verb Construction Nominalization, Historical Linguistics, Kemetology, & Afrikan=Black Liberation.  [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=”slideInLeft”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”550px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4405″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][vc_column_text]

Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, Ph.D. is the loving husband of Kala Kambon and caring father of Ama, Kwaku and Akosua and Afia Kambon.

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Dr. Kambon is a multi-award winning scholar, Afrikan language teacher, Editor-in-Chief and Senior Research Fellow at IAS-UG.

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He is also known by his stool name, Nana Kwame Pɛbi Date I, Ban mu Kyidɔmhene of Akuapem-Mampɔn, ruler of the rearguard.

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Known as “Africano” in Capoeira circles, Dr. Kambon began his training in 1998 and has taught Asako (Afrikan=Black Combat Capoeira) in Accra since 2009.

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This Award is presented to Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon (Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana) as the winner of the 2016 Provost Publications Award (Early Career). The award is based on your Paper titled: “Theory of Endogenous and Exogenous Motivation in L2 Migration” which was published in Per Linguam, 31(2) 2015. Your article has been noted to be a great input in the area of language teaching and learning and this work will be used by many researchers and foreign language teachers.

Also, your work is deemed as provocative, perceptive and a well researched paper that has unmistakable relevance for the teaching and learning of foreign languages and target languages.

Your write-up is an original contribution which challenges current theories that account for second language acquisition.
Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon, for your outstanding contribution to knowledge and scholarship and for breaking new grounds, the College of Humanities is proud to award you the 2016 Provost Publications Award (Early Career).

Professor Samuel Agyei-Mensah
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The candidate’s review of the pertinent literature is fresh, detailed, and chronologically well done. The candidate took great pains in identifying participants for the research and in gathering the relevant data. This is impressive in syntax-semantic research given the fact that syntacticians often avoid field linguistics!

The dissertation is very well written and I am willing to pass it without any reservation whatsoever. The content is excellent as is its rendition. Even though some of the examples may no longer be in use in synchronic Akan, the fact that the Candidate acknowledges the source(s) and frames such examples within his methodological and theoretical frameworks make the work a blend of diachrony with synchrony. I am happy with this kind of approach!

Very little has been done on Akan nominalization in general and little to nothing on SVC nominalization in particular, so this study is a trailblazer or a path-finder! Syntacticians and semanticists will cite this work and continue with the discussion and issues it raises for the next couple of decades. I am impressed with the details and both the candidate and his advisors must be commended for the high degree of systematicity employed in the synthesis and analyses done in the study.

Samuel Gyasi Obeng, DPhil

Professor and Director[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_image=”227″ award_title=”Foreign Language and Area Studies Award” award_date=”2002-2005″]Funding for Advanced Study of the Akan (Twi), Yorùbá, Wolof and Kikôngo languages.[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_image=”227″ award_title=”Full Academic Scholarship Morehouse College” award_date=”1997-2002″]Full Academic Scholarship Morehouse College. Academic Scholarship for matriculation towards a degree in African American Studies[/vc_award_single][vc_award_single award_image=”227″ award_title=”National Merit Scholarship Award” award_date=”1997″]National Merit Scholarship for outstanding college-bound high school graduate in the amount of $2,500.[/vc_award_single][/vc_award][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Call for Support!

Earlier this year, the Kambon family had a major family emergency. Okunini Ọbádélé Kambon’s wife Kala and children were involved in a serious car accident and admitted to the hospital. All are doing well and recovering.

The family’s only mode of transportation was totaled in the accident.

We are asking for the support of Abibitumi family to assist the Kambon family during this trying time.    

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