Bolanle Austen-Peters, the movie director, has praised her father, Emmanuel Afe Babalola, for contributing £10 million to construct a learning center at King’s College, London.
On Monday evening, the 54-year-old film director said her father “makes generosity beautiful.”
She also thanked Babalola for his generosity, stating she is “glad to be the daughter” of Nigeria’s senior advocate (SAN).
“My Dad @are_afe makes philanthropy beautiful with another gift of 10 million pounds to @KingsCollegeLon for African children’s education after building No. 1 @Abuad_Uni. So proud to be your daughter,” she wrote.
My Dad @are_afe makes philanthropy beautiful with another gift of 10 million pounds to @KingsCollegeLon for African children's education after building No. 1 @Abuad_Uni . So proud to be your daughter pic.twitter.com/vnZwDvibzs
— BOLANLE AUSTEN-PETERS (@bolanleap) March 28, 2023
Afe Babalola contributed the funds for the founding of the African Centre for Transnational Education at the UK-based college on Sunday.
Babalola stated that the project was in keeping with his desire to provide high-quality education.
He also referred to education as a “solution to societal difficulties.”
He explained that the initiative was inspired by his ability to obtain a degree from the University of London online.
“Education is the unquestionable panacea to ignorance, poverty, extremism, religious bigotry, and tribalism among other vices,” he said.
“My contribution to this programme is a way of reciprocating what I benefited from the laudable and unique external degree programme of the University of London in the 1960s.”
Born in 1969 in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, Bolanle is the daughter of Afe Babalola and Bisi Babalola.