Student with the Longest Name in the University Goes Viral During Graduation Ceremony
BY: Michelle Liew
Bolowatife Oluwasemilore Oluwadamilola Oyekunle Ayanfeoluwa Emmanuel Michael Oladele, or Bolu, became a TikTok sensation through his latest achievement where he recently received Computer Science degree from the University of Kent.
More than two million viewers have watched the video where Bolu, whose name is considered the longest in the university, was called to receive the scroll.
"I'm happy to graduate. It was a great graduation ceremony, and because of my name, it will certainly be a day to remember," said Bolu.
Professor Ben Cosh was the individual faced with the difficult task of reciting the 38-syllable name in Canterbury Cathedral packed with students and parents.
"It's an honour to call students up to the stage to receive their degrees. You're announcing to the world that these individuals have done something well despite the challenges.
"Because of that, it's important to say their names well. Bolu's name is a record and all of us in Kent wish him the best for the future," said Cosh.
Bolu, on the other hand, was very pleased and happy with the fact that his name was pronounced correctly in the most important day of his life.
"He did very well. He came and met me after the ceremony and told me he was very excited because it was the longest name he had ever said," said Bolu.