March 18, 2010
African Scholar Tokunboh Adeyemo Dies
Adeyemo oversaw the African Bible Commentary.
Tokunboh Adeyemo, retired general secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa, died today.
Adeyemo oversaw the African Bible Commentary, a commentary with contributions from 70 African scholars. He was also the executive director of the Centre for Biblical Transformation in Kenya.
Moses Owojaiye has written a tribute on his blog on African Christianity.
Adeyemo was an African Christian statesman of high repute. He was a detribalized Christian and a true son of Africa. Adeyemo was a very brilliant, level-headed and one of the true African-Christian leaders with exemplary virtues.
... According to him, “Africa’s problem can be summarized in one word: ‘leadership’ – inept leadership, corrupt leadership, selfish leadership. We need leaders who do not focus on greed, but see themselves as servants of the people.