Temidayo Isaiah Oniosun

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Born (1994-08-06) August 6, 1994 (age 29)
Okaka, Nigeria
EducationB Tech (Meteorology)
Alma mater
  • Federal University of Technology
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Space scientist
  • Entrepreneur
Known forFounder of Space in Africa

Temidayo Isaiah Oniosun is a Nigerian space scientist[1][2] and entrepreneur.[3] He is the founder of Space in Africa[4][5][6][7] and the former Regional Coordinator for Space Generation Advisory Council for Africa.[8][9][10]

Early life and Education

Oniosun was born in Okaka and grew up in Oyo, Nigeria where he had his primary and secondary education.[9] He competed B Tech (Meteorology) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2016[11] and enrolled into a master’s program in Satellite Applications in University of Strathclyde Glasgow in September 2019.


In May 2015, as a student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, he led the University space club to launch a balloon to space in a contest.[12] In 2016, he was the recipient of the International Astronautical Federation Emerging Space Leadership Award for his contribution in the space industry.[13][14]

He was elected the Regional Coordinator for Africa for the Space Generation Advisory Council in February 2017 and re-elected for a second term in 2019.[8]

Temidayo is also a TEDX Speaker, he spoke at TEDxAjah which was an independently organized TEDx event held in Lagos, Nigeria in December 2017.[15]

Oniosun is a YouthMappers fellow where he led students to create and utilize open data and open source software for geographic information directly related to development objectives in unmapped places of the world where the US Agency for International Development (USAID) works to end poverty. In 2017, he led a team to solve the problem of urban waste in Akure, Nigeria.[16]

Oniosun founded Space in Africa in 2018 as a platform that covers business, technology, discoveries, events and political information on the African space and satellite industry.[13] In April 2018, he was featured on BellaNaija’s Under 25 series of young Nigerians under 25.[17]

Oniosun speaks at conferences across the world and regularly appears on various media calling for more government investment in space programs in Africa[3] and leading conversations around the African Space and satellite Industry. He also comments regularly on the African space program on various media.[1]

In February 2019, while speaking on Network Africa program on Channels Television, he calls for more investment in the Nigeria’s space sector, comparing the country’s investment for its space program to Aso Rock budget.[18] He was a recipient of the International Astronautical Federation Emerging Space Leaders Grant Award again in 2018 [19] and was listed in Newspace People 2018/2019 Global Ranking of the top 200 movers and shakers in Newspace.[20]

In June 2019, he led Space in Africa in raising seed investment from AC Ventures from Florida.[21][22]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Temidayo Oniosun". The China Africa Project. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  2. Africa Tech: Int’l Day Of Human Space Flight |Network Africa|, retrieved 2020-05-08
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mwendera, Karen (2019-08-11). "From Africa To Mars". Forbes Africa. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  4. Oni, David (2019-09-02). "Nigerian Lawyers Explore The Future Of Space Activities In The Country". Space in Africa. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  5. "Sudan launches first satellite, with China's help". RFI. 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  6. "Temidayo Isaiah Oniosun". Crunchbase. May 6, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "The Introducer is Launching A Youth Mentoring Project With Game Changers in the 14th Edition". Frontrunners Innovate. 2019-07-10. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ghosh, Avishek (2019-01-10). "Results of Regional Coordinator Election in the African Region". Space Generation Advisory Council. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mwendera, Karen (2018-12-15). "Africa Takes to the Stratosphere and Beyond". Forbes Africa. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  10. "BBC World Service - Newsday, Ethiopia goes into space". BBC. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  11. Africa, Space in (2019-01-10). "3 Africans make Newspace People top 200 Global leaders". Space in Africa. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  12. "FUTA students launch balloon in space contest". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Nigerian student, Isaiah wins Emerging Space Leaders grant". guardian.ng. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  14. "Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme | Iaf". www.iafastro.org. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  15. TEDxAjah (November 25, 2017). "Now speaking - Oniosun Temidayo: Space Generation Advisory Council Regional Coordinator for Africa #TEDxAjah #PNPpic.twitter.com/DWqeCitV9r". TEDxAjah. Retrieved April 24, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. USAID (2018-02-08). "After Mapping Effort, One City in Nigeria Cleans Up Urban Waste". Medium. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  17. Nwosu, I. K. (2018-04-10). "#The25Series: Meet Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah, the 23-year old who wants to make Africa the Next Frontier in the Space Industry". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  18. Scientist Calls For More Investment In Nigeria's Space Sector |Network Africa|, retrieved 2020-04-24
  19. "IAF Emerging Space Leaders 2018 | Iaf". www.iafastro.org. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  20. Africa, Space in (2019-01-10). "3 Africans make Newspace People top 200 Global leaders". Space in Africa. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  21. Africa, Space in. "Space in Africa Closes Investment Round; Expands Staff to Eleven People Across Five African Nations". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  22. "Space in Africa". iAfrikan. 2019-07-16. Retrieved 2020-04-24.

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