His Holiness Bhakti Vasudeva Swami joined ISKCON, Nigeria, in 1984 as a disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami. He holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Education with a major in Critical and Creative Thinking (CACT) from AICCACOI/Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA. He is a scholar of international repute and presents papers at major international conferences across the globe. Some of his publications include Presidency and requital epistemology; Endogenous and exogenous factors affecting probity in governance; Vedantic views on cultural transformation: A stimulus for socio-political stability; Organizational and sociological factors affecting societal norms: Lessons from an oriental culture; Rape: Sonic therapy to the rescue; Panacea for matrimonial failures: A guide for transforming relationships between men and women; Traditional practice affecting the emancipation and empowerment of women in Nigeria. He accepted sanyasa initiation in year 2009 from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami.