Omowonuola Okunnu

Omowonuola Okunnu

  • ookunnu at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • PGR
  • Humanities and Law
Back to top


Ms Wonu Wasila Okunnu is a postgraduate researcher and lecturer at the Department of Humanities and Law, Faculty of Media and Communication. She is the Chairperson of The W²O Foundation, a non-profit organisation which she established in 2022 to improve the lives of Nigerians, serving as a bridge between the governments and her citizen.

Wonu's career path and work experience from inception has been a mix of private and public sectors. Ms Okunnu has worked in several capacities as a political appointee with the benefit of holding a B.Sc in Industrial and labour relations, and an Advanced Diploma in Protocol and passages from the University of Lagos Nigeria. MA in international relations and Democratic Politics from the The University of Westminster London. Her research interest includes Religion & Politics, Women, and political literacy level in the African context. She is a Member of Political Studies Association, London.  She has presented and has been certified in Seminars, conferences, and U.N Conferences...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

more information

Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

more information

Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

more information

Partnership for the Goals

"Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development"

more information


  • Okunnu, O., 2022. The implication ofReligious Affliction and Political Literacy on Electoral Outcomes in Nigeria; Is there a significant difference between Southern and Northern Women Voters. In: 14th ANNUAL BU CONFERENCE 30 November 2022 Bournmouth University.
  • Okunnu, O., 2021. The Comparative study of the interconnectedness of Religion and Politics in Northern and Southern Nigeria. In: BU ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 December 2021 Online.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • History of Political Thought
  • Critical Debate in Contemporary Politics
  • Researching Politics

Invited Lectures

  • How different are the political behaviour in Ngr, Bournemouth University, 24 Oct 2022 more
  • Issues and Debates In Political Psychology, Bournemouth University, 12 Mar 2022 more
  • Religion, Gender, Political Mix as a Panacea, Pakistan, 29 Apr 2021 more

Conference Presentations

  • 14th Annual Conference, The implications of Religious Affiliations and Political Literacy on Electoral Outcomes in Nigeria: Is there a significant difference between Southern and Northern Women Voters?, 30 Nov 2022, Talbot Campus
  • 13th Annual BU conference, A Comparative Study of the Interconnectedness of Religion and Politics in Northern and Southern Nigeria: The Role of Literacy Level, 01 Dec 2021, online
  • International Model United Nations, Conference 57 International Women In Politics, 15 May 2021, Online