Professor Bolanle AWE, a retired professor of Oral History at the University of Ibadan. She had her education at Perse School for Girls Cambridge, St. Andrews University, Scotland and Somerville College, University of Oxford, England.
She graduated M.A (Hons) History from St. Andrews University Scotland in 1958 and D.Phil History from University of Oxford, England in 1964. She joined the staff of University of Ibadan in 1960 as a Lecturer and rose to the position of a Professor in 1976. Professor Awe has held various Administrative positions at the University of Ibadan and other Universities across the world and also in the Public service as Commissioner for Education and Commissioner for Trade, Industries and Cooperatives in the old Oyo State Government of Nigeria.
Professor Awe has been Consultant to various Organisations across Africa. Her contributions have attracted recognitions in form of honours and election to high offices. In 1983, she was honoured as Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In 1983, Life member, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. In 1992, Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria, in 1999, Honorary Fellow of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in 2005, Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. She has published many books, several chapters in books and several articles in learned journals.