About Me — Adebayo Ijidakinro

I’m a programmer who loves to travel, loves languages, and loves people

Adebayo Ijidakinro
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My name is Adebayo Ijidakinro or Ade for short. Most people who try to say my name butcher it. Some people would call me Abuday, Arde, and a host of other atrocious attempts. But that’s fine, I respond to all of them.

My Dad is from Nigeria. He came to America on a government scholarship. He’s a very intelligent man. My mom is from Arizona. They met in college, got married, and about 8 years later had me.

The story of my name

Interesting story about my name, it means “I have come home to meet or find joy.” My father was in Nigeria when I was born. So when he arrived home he felt that he had come home to find joy, me. That’s why he named me Adebayo.

The story of my last name is pretty interesting. The last name Ijidakinro is only had by one family in Nigeria. Anyone with the last name Ijidakinro is related to me. The name was given to my great-grandfather. During the war, he performed a very heroic act. To this day, unfortunately, none of us know what that heroic act was. But it had such an impact on the people, that they changed his surname to Ijidakinro. Which means…

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Adebayo Ijidakinro
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