Ademola Adeniyi, popularly known as Kukulaja is an ace broadcaster, radio, and T.V. producer, presenter, and announcer. He is also a copywriter, language translator, producer of feature programmes and documentaries. He is an occasional actor, a master compere and currently the General Manager of Parrot FM, Ogbomoso.
He was born on 15th November 1964 in Oyo town to Mr. Ayoade Adeniyi and Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adeniyi and had his elementary and secondary education at Ansar-u-deen primary school, Oyo, and Fiditi Grammar school, Fiditi respectively after which he joined Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) as a freelance presenter in 1981.
He became a full-time staff of Radio Nigeria in 1983 and in 1985, he got admitted to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to study Yoruba (Arts). He graduated in 1989 and served the nation under the National Youth Service Corps in Kwara State between 1989 and 1990.
Adeniyi worked briefly as a teacher in Lagos between 1990 and 1991 after which he was employed by the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (B.C.O.S), Ibadan in 1991. He worked with the corporation till the year 2007 when His Excellency, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, JP, PSc, the then Governor of Oyo State requested that he joined Oyo State government as an Assistant Director of Protocol. On October 1, 2014, he joined the services of Parrot Fm, Ogbomoso as the General Manager.
As a certified protocol officer to the Oyo state government, he has attended several local and international trainings and engagements, top of which are workshops on protocol matters organized by the federal ministry of foreign affairs; training the trainers workshop organized by UNICEF in Sierrea-Lonne, Ghana and Nigeria and packaged by Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC). These have qualified him as a Trainer of many Trainers on how to produce Radio Programmes on Child and Maternal Survival and Development in West Africa.
Ademola Adeniyi is credited with several awards by local and international bodies, chief among them is the 1996 Award of the Most Outstanding Media Practitioners in Oyo State. He has also received many accolades from several corporate and non-governmental organizations.
With over 36 years of experience in broadcasting with tutelage under mentors such as the Late Sola Lala, Late Ishoa Folorunsho, Late Tolu Fatoyinbo, Pa Bamiji Ojo, Prince Biodun Sanda, Pa Oyewole Erinle, Pa Alhaji Shodimu and Pastor Olayiwola Ola among many others, Ademola has distinguished himself as an excellent craftsman and a force to reckon with in the broadcasting industry. He has also mentored several upcoming broadcasters and has documented his lessons in his soon-to-be-published books.
Ademola Adeniyi finds a hobby in talking creatively and motivating his audience. He enjoys sports and loves to appreciate all the beautiful works of God in nature and wildlife. He is also a strong believer in Jesus Christ, as the word who covers everything in creation.