Professor Jide Owoeye was born on the 1st of March 1956, in Ibadan, Nigeria; he is married to Mrs. T.T. Owoeye and their marriage was blessed with four lovely children.
Professor Jide Owoeye graduated from University of Ibadan in 1997 with B.SC(Hons) in Sociology. He received his M.Sc., 1981 and PhD, 1988 in international relations respectively at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and post graduate diploma in distance Education 1998.
In 1982-83, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, professor Jide Owoeye served as Administrative Officer 1, Graduate Assistant 1983-84, Assistant lecturer 1983-1986, Lecturer 11 1986-88, Lecturer 1 1988-1990, Senior Lecturer 1991-96, Reader 1996-2002 and Professor 2002 to date.
He was a fellow of Korean Government visiting fellowship Award in South Korea in 1990, visiting fellow, Academy of Korean Studies, 1992. Senior visiting fellow, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Seoul, South Korea 1993. Senior fellow, Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, Lagos 1992-1993, visiting fellow, Africa Institute of South Africa 1994-97 and Associate Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan.
Professor Jide Owoweye id recipient of the following National Award, distinguished Alumni Award, 60th Anniversary of Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo 2006, Certificate of Meritorious Service to Obafemi Awolowo University, 2006 and World Quality commitment International Award in Gold, 2006 by Business initiative directions (BID) Pans, France.
He is a member to many professional bodies locally and internationally, a Fellow, International Center of Asian Studies, Hong Kong, Immediate past secretary general, Nigerian Society of international Affairs member American Studies Association of Nigeria, member Korea Nigerian Association and Fellow, Institute of Corporate Affairs Management.
He is proprietor of Lead City University and Chairman of the Council of the University.