| Mr. Ayo Salami was born into the union of Chief and Mrs. Anthony
Alarape Salami of Jagun Ojoagabi House, in Oyo, Oyo state, Nigeria. He
obtained his first degree in Agricultural Engineering from the university of
Ife, Ile Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University. Mr. Salami had never sat for
Yoruba as a written paper or under any examination; but is good in oral and
written aspects of the language. He is popularly known and called
Ogunmatthew by friends during his student days while still in the University
because of his radical proverbs and identification with Yoruba as a
language of wisdom. His second book, Dialects and Language Origin,
would be found to be equally breathtaking. Married to beautiful Edore, Mr.
Salami lives in Warri with his family.