b. 1917, d. 4 May 1992.
Born in Wasa (near Djougou, Republic of Benin) to a Yoruba scholar from Ọmọda, Balogun Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin, who had married a daughter of the ruler of the town. He studied in Ilorin, in Ibadan under Sh. Ṣāliḥ Esinniobiwa, a student of Yūsuf Agbaji (q.v.), and Sh. ʿUmar Agbaji (q.v.), and in Lagos, where h…