Joseph Oladejo Faniran is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo in Osun State, Nigeria. He had his priestly formation at the Seminary of S. S. Peter and Paul, Bodija, Ibadan where he gained a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, and B. Divinity from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He later received B. A. (Hons) in Communication from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and M. A. International Affairs (with specialization in International Communication) from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and capped it with PhD. Communication from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of African Culture and Communication, Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt. Presently he is a Professor of Pastoral Communication and Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the same Institute. He has to his credit a book, five book chapters, and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. In May 2019, Pope Francis honoured him with the title of Monsignor.