Daniel, First Black SUG President in Bournemouth University

Daniel Oluyomi Asaya graduated from Crawford University in Ogun state with a first class degree.


Nigerian students abroad have a very impressive reputation for their academic brilliance and leadership skills.
They break academic records and often time graduate as the best graduating students abroad.

Daniel Oluyomi Asaya, a 26-year-old Nigerian studying at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom is one of those students making repping Nigeria abroad and making good names for themselves.


In June 2016, Daniel, who studied Information and Communication Technology at Crawford University in Ogun State, where bagged a first class degree was elected as the Student Union President at Bournemouth University.

He became the first International Student to an SUG president in the school.

According to the British Canadian International Education BCIE; Daniel studies at Bournemouth University as a postgraduate student; of Information and Communication Technology.

On becoming the school’s SUG president the 26-year-old Nigerian said “through BCIE I obtained a place at Bournemouth University to study a Masters in Information Technology. My course is now finished but I am remaining in Bournemouth for another year as I have been elected as the University’s Student Union President. I am honoured to be the first international student to be elected to this post.”

Why is everyone talking about Daniel now?

Being the first Nigerian and black SUG President in BU is; worth talking about, but this is not the only reason Daniel people are talking about him.

Daniel recently came out as gay on Instagram.

He wrote: ”Hello everyone, just want to let you know that I’ve just come out as gay on my Instagram which means this information is public.

You probably may have suspected all along but my sexuality is something I have been struggling with from childhood. (way before I came to this country)…certainly has been the reason I have been isolating myself from family/church. Finally decided to accept who I am and would appreciate some level of sensitivity as well as supportive comments that are non-judgemental. No calls for now pls. Thanks. Love. Dan”.

He has however deleted the post from his Instagram account; and later did a video to appreciate those who called and congratulated him for supporting him.

However, Daniel is not the first Nigerian to become an SUG president in a foreign University.

In April 2017, Chimezie Ebiriekwe, reportedly emerged the winner in the Associated Students presidential election of San Diego State University, United States.

According to Beat FM, Ebiriekwe, a native of Imo State, polled 3,454 votes in the election, which is; similar to the SUG elections in Nigerian universities; to defeat his closest opponent Ben Delbick, who got 1,189; Chloe Sension (1,014) and Kaitlyn Hart (94)