About Me

A young, energetic, visionary academic and astute researcher in media and communication field who hails from Sagamu in Ogun State, South Western Nigeria, Semiu is a dodged character that grew up from a muddy background and has, over the years, with consistency, sharp focus and ever-green determination traversed the world to become an icon in the field of media and communication.

Semiu is a self-motivated and enthusiastic media and communication teacher, trainer, researcher and scholar whose research interest covers print journalism studies, health and development communication, media literacy, mass media and society, communication theories, mass media research, new/digital media and public relations. This young man, Semiu, has graciously enjoyed a successive and non-stop academic sojourn of reading, writing and researching in mass communication leading to the award of five higher academic degrees between 1997 and 2015 in Nigeria and abroad, namely: PhD, M,Sc, MMRM, B.A (Hons) and HND.

With determination and strong vitality, Semiu significantly proved his research ability and academic ingenuity during his PhD scholarship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand where he made the record of the first candidate to complete a PhD thesis in two years in the Department of Media and Communication and the entire College of Arts. Semiu was privileged to have been tutelaged in his PhD scholarship by Professor Linda Jean Kenix, who herself, is a direct PhD supervisee and mentee of Professor Maxwell McCombs, the co-creator of Agenda Setting Theory. More importantly, in about 12 years of his academic career, Semiu has successfully published about forty-five (45) academic papers in reputable national and international journals. This young scholar, Semiu, is widely cited nationally and internationally. Given the recognition he has enjoyed in the field, Semiu currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of two reputable international journals in Malaysia and India respectively and a reviewer for many journals in Nigeria and abroad; including a Sage journal: Global Health Promotion.

My Key SkillsKey Skills

Pedagogical Teaching

Excellent pedagogical experience in teaching and research in media and communication

Curriculum Planning & Development

Excellent experience in curriculum planning and development in media and communication

Thesis Supervision & Assessment

Considerable experience in supervision of thesis at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Article Review

Considerable experience in reviewing articles for reputable journals

Networking

Strong ability in networking, collaboration and team building

Mentoring & Coaching

Strong motivational skills and sound ability in mentoring students and other younger colleagues

Organizational & Human Management

Strong ability in human and organisational management to achieve organisation goal and objectives in the face of scarce resources

Interpersonal Interaction

Excellent communication skills and interpersonal interaction among colleagues and people in general

Media Strategy & Political Communication

Excellent skills in media management & political communications for political candidates, politicians and relevant institutions & organizations.

Social Research

Excellent skills in social research and community development services

Corporate Strategy

Excellent skills in corporate communication, corporate identity of organisations, businesses and individuals

Professional & Creative Writing

Excellent skills in writing and packaging of biography, letters, position papers, business proposal

Proofreading

Excellent skills in proofreading of manuscripts and book editing

Relationship Building

Considerable experience in managing marital crisis and relationship building.

Public Speaking

Excellent skills in public speaking, coaching and book review

Acheivements

4

Awards

45

Publications

12

Years Of Experience

23

Conferences

My Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Media and Communication: University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand

2013-2015

Master of Science (M.Sc), Mass Communication: University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

2008-2012

Master in Media Resources Management (MMRM): University of Ibadan, Oyo State

2007-2010

Bachelor of Arts (B.A (Hons)), Mass Communication: Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria

2004-2007

Higher National Diploma (HND), Mass Communication: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ngeria

2000-2002

National Diploma (ND), Mass Communication: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Nigeria

1997-1999

West African Secondary School Certificate: Ofin High School Sagamu, Nigeria

1989-1994

Primary School Leaving Certificate: Local Government Primary School 1 Ijagba Sagamu, Nigeria

1983-1988

My Experience

Lecturer and Researcher (Grade level 1): Kwara State University Malete, via Ilorin, Nigeria

2018 till date

Lecturer and Reseacher (Grade level 11): Olabisi Onabanjo University, Department of Mass Communication, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria

2012-2018

• Senior Lecturer: International College of Health Sciences and Liberal Arts (ICHSLA) School of Liberal Arts Studies, Nigeria (Adjunct Lecturer)

2015- 2016

Assistant Lecturer: University of Canterbury, Department of Media and Communication

2015

Lecturer and Researcher (Grade level 1): Department of Mass Communication, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Nigeria

2008-2012

Lecturer (Grade level 1): Tai Solarin University of Education, Department of Sociological Studies, Mass Communication Unit: (Adjunct Lecturer)

2011-2012

Lecturer and Researcher: International Institute of Journalism, Abeokuta Centre, (Affiliated to University of Maiduguri) (Postgraduate Class)

2009-2010

Lecturer and Researcher (Part Time): Department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta Nigeria

2008-2011

Teacher: Sagamu High School, Sagamu, Nigeria
English Language, Literature in English and Oral English

2005-2008

Lecturer: S-TEE Associates in Conjunction with OSU Consults
Department of Mass Communication (Sagamu and Ijebu Ode Study Centres)

2004-2005

Community Secondary School Obeleagu Umana, Enugu State, Nigeria Ezeagu Local Government, Enugu State English Language Teacher (NYSC Place of Primary Assignment)

2003–2004

Omolade Nur. and Primary School, Sagamu, Nigeria (Teacher)

1996-1997

Testimonials

  • I have known Dr. Bello for almost 20 years, first as my student and now as a colleague and co-researcher in media and communication scholarship. Dr. Bello has acquired considerable experiences and possesses requisite skills, insights, culture and competences in teaching, research, mentoring, and administrative tasks in the field of mass communication in Nigeria and abroad. He has consistently published in credible local and international journals across the field of mass communication.
    These competencies and his proven scholarship have definitely prepared Dr. Bello for the challenges involved in academic leadership.

    Prof. Lai Oso
    Prof. Lai Oso

    Former Dean, School of Communication, Lagos State University, Nigeria.

  • Semiu was my research student at the University of Canterbury. He was a good scholar who always met every deadline I set – often beforehand! The result of his work at Canterbury was a cogent, analytical piece of research, which is now a strong addition to the literature in this field. While working toward his PhD degree, Semiu has also published several articles and book chapters. This was an impressive level of output for someone at this stage of development. He has always been a dedicated academic scholar.

    Prof. Linda Jean Kenix
    Prof. Linda Jean Kenix

    Head, School of Language, Social & Political Science, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

  • Dr. Bello has demonstrated an impressive academic career over the years. The manifestations could be read convincingly in his efforts moving through all stages of communication training alongside management. This energetic academic and prolific writer in respect of research articles have dedicated and committed himself to enhancing development of humanity through novel contributions to advance the disciplines of communication and journalism in Nigeria. He is noted for building capacity in students with diligence and high level discipline, preparing them for future challenges.

    Professor A. A. Adedeji
    Professor A. A. Adedeji

    Department of Pharmacology, Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria

  • As a colleague, I can attest to the research prowess of Dr Bello as his research articles numbering over 45 have been published in local and international journals. He is grounded in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. He is well noted for his painstaking efforts in turning up quality research article at given deadline. I am one of the beneficiaries of his mentorship efforts which he conducted with passion. Everywhere he goes, he mentors budding and senior researchers in and outside Nigeria.
    Dr Bello has this “monitoring spirit”, pursuing you with vigour and adopting alluring techniques for you to aim for the stars just as he has done to himself.
    He has this magical touch on the lives of people who are around him.

    Jamiu Folarin

    Crescent University, Nigeria & Dubawa Research Fellow on Fact-Checking by Premium Times, Nigeria.

  • I have known Dr. Semiu Bello for 10 years. He is an erudite scholar and very diligent at what he does. My interactions with him cuts across both scholarship and professional development. He has been a mentor to many younger scholars, some of who are shining brightly in their chosen field. As a co-author, I have also benefited from his contributions, largely in the areas of conceptualisation. As a Post Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Bello mentored many of the post graduate students particularly in the areas of conducting meaningful research that would impact the society. Dr. Bello is amiable and always willing to help.

    Oludare Ogunyombo, PhD.

    Associate Director, Brooks and Blake Nigeria limited, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Dr. Semiu Musa Bello is a highly intelligent and versatile schorlar with good problem-solving skills, coupled with his sound Emotional Intelligence and Intellectual Quotient. He has been known to me for about 23 years now; firstly as a course mate and later as a Mentor and Advisor.
    He is an academic of note, researcher of high intellectual fecundity and scholar of international repute, embroidered with unblemished character.

    Nureni Bakenne

    Public Relations Expert, Journalist and Seasoned Broadcaster.
    Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria

  • Dr. Semiu, has overtime, proven to so many people he is passionate and enthusiastic about his job( lecturing, mentoring and researching). I was privileged to be supervised by him in my M.Sc dissertation at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria and it has been the best part of my academic journey in life. He is an excellent researcher, despite being approachable, he doesn't give room for mediocrity. It is either perfectly done or not approved."

    Abiodun Eleshinloye

    Lagos, Nigeria.

My Clients

Pride of Faith Academy Pride of Faith Academy, Sagamu, Nigeria
University of Third Age (U3A), New Zealand

University of Third Age (U3A), New Zealand

Vanguard Academy

Vanguards Academy Odosengolu, Ijebu, Nigeria

Heritage Home School

Heritage Home School, Lagos, Nigeria

Initiative for Community Advancement Rural Empowerment I-Care

Initiative for Community Advancement Rural Empowerment (I-CARE), Nigeria

NAPPS

National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Ijebu Mushin, Nigeria

AWARDS, GRANTS AND DISTINCTIONMy Awards

TETFund Scholarship

Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship accessed through Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye: Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for PhD Studies at the University of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand.

Research Grant

University of Canterbury Contestable Research Grant to attend the Annual Conference of International Association of Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR) held in Hyderabad India.

Research Grant

University of Canterbury Contestable Research Grant to attend the Annual Conference of Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) held in Queenstown New Zealand.

Research Grant

University of Canterbury Contestable Research Grant to attend the Annual Conference of Journalism Education Association of New Zealand (JEANZ) held at Massey University, Wellington New Zealand.