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David Olusoga Wiki: BBC History Contributor's Wife, Married, Family Details

By Staff Writer | On: 30 Aug, 2018
David Olusoga Wiki: BBC History Contributor's Wife, Married, Family Details

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Date of BirthJanuary 1970
NationalityBritish
ProfessionHistorian
Relationship StatusSingle
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
GirlfriendNot Yet
GayNo
Net WorthNot Disclosed
AwardsOfficer of the Order of the British Empire(2019)
Ethnicity/RaceBritish-Nigerian
SiblingsTwo
CollegeUniversity of Liverpool
Height/ How Tall?N/A
Weight N/A
Children/KidsNot Yet

British Nigerian historian David Olusoga has created various historical documentaries on the BBC. The award-winning documentary maker is also an author whose works include The Cult of Progress, The World's War and is also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History. His books and documentary discuss subjects that focus on military history, race, and slavery. 

The following wiki facts of David imparts his bio, BBC career, and marital status.

1. David Olusoga's Wiki-like Bio; Parents, Family, Height

The multitalented historian was born as David Adetayo Olusoga in 1970 in Lagos, Nigeria. He parents are multi-raced as his father is Nigerian and his mother is of British nationality.

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In his early age, David migrated to the United Kingdom with his mother where grew up in Newcastle as a few non-white people living on a council estate.

And at the age of 14, his house was attacked by a far-right, fascist political party, National Front, requiring police protection for his family. David along with the family was ultimately forced to leave as a result of the racism.

David, who stands an average height, earned his graduation from the University of Liverpool with the Honours degree in the history of slavery and on the 29th of January 2019, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor in Laws by the University of Leicester. He was also awarded an OBE in the recent New Year's Honors List.

Furthermore, on the 7th of January 9, 2019, David joined the University of Manchester as a Professor of Public History. Being a famed historian on British and Black history, David looks to impart his knowledge and want everyone to understand the different forces that shaped up his life.

2. David Joined BBC At Age 30: A House Through Time, Black & British A Forgotten History

David joined the BBC at the age of 30 in 2000 and started working in documentaries on racism.

Initially, he contributed to various documentary programs such as the Namibia Genocide and the Second ReichThe Lost Pictures of Eugene Smith and Abraham Lincoln: Saint or Sinner?.

On BBC Two, he produced numbers of documentary series that include The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers Of Empire, A House Through Time, Black & British A Forgotten History.

He also appeared in several episodes of a magazine and chat show programme, The One Show on BBC One.

In 2015, he created a documentary, Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, which won the BAFTA TV Award in 2016. He now presents the BBC's art history television documentary series, Civilisations which aired on March 2018.

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Historian On BBC Show: David Olusoga appears on the trailer of BBC documentary, Civilizations (Published on 7 February 2018) 

Apart from documentaries, he is a published author of a book, The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism.

He recently released Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress in 2018.

3. Is David Olusoga Married With Wife?

David's career as a historian is clear-as-crystal. However, his personal life is still a mystery to his fans and followers. He has not divulged his possible wife or girlfriend to the media eyes or in the interviews.

In August 2017, David was subject of a racial tweet where the user is seen making racist remarks towards him. The tweet, however, also hinted about the possibility of David's wife. Olusoga ended the racist conversation with the simple statement that read "Glad you remember a conversation with my wife, I must remember to go back in time and get married?"  

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With that, David hinted that he is an unmarried man. It seems he has not yet found the love of his life to think about settling down and starting a family.