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Dr. Onwuegbuna Ikenna Emmanuel.

Department: Music
Faculty: Arts
Designation : Administrative Assistant
Email: ikenna.onwuegbuna@unn.edu.ng
Phone: 08035639139


Research archive:

A. International Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

1. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2014). 9th Regional Conference on Higher Education and Graduate Employability of the Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET), Higher Education and Graduate Employability, October 27 – 30. National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo, Nigeria. Paper Read: “The Nigerian Music Graduate: Unemployed or Unemployable?”.

2. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2014). 2nd International Conference of the Acoustical Society of Nigeria, Sound and Technology: Impact on Health and Environment, October 13 – 16. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Paper Read: “The Musical Sound and Positive Affect Inducement”.

3. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). International Conference of the School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dying, Death and the Politics of After-Death in the African World, April 22 – 25. Paper Read: “Creativity in Calamity: Igbo Funeral as Interface of Performance and Visuality”.

4. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). 2nd West African Sub-Regional Conference of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE), Philosophy of African Musical Arts: A Tribute to Founding Fathers of Music Education in Africa, December 11 – 15. University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Paper Read: “The Study of African Popular Music: A Review of Authorial Philosophy in Kofi Agawu’s Representing African Music”.

5. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). Faculty of Education International Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Curriculum Transformation for Teacher Preparation in a Globalized World, June 4 – 7. Paper Read: “Pedagogic Possibilities in African Popular Music: The Teacher Factor”.

6. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). Faculty of Arts International Conference and Chinua Achebe Annual Lecture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Emergent Issues in Humanities in Africa in the Third Millennium, April 23 – 27. Paper Read: “Globalization and Commercialization—Threats to Cultural Self Expression and Diversification in Nigerian Popular Music”.

7. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). 7th African Regional Conference of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE) and International Society for Music Education (ISME), Musical Arts Education in Contemporary Africa, July 26 – 31. University of Botswana, Gaborone. Paper Read: “Pedagogic Issues in African Pop Musical Aesthetics and Values”. 

 8. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). International Conference of the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Indigenous Knowledge and Global Changes in Africa: The Challenges in the 21st Century, June 8 – 10. Paper Read: “Afro-reggae: An Indigenous Application of Holistic Communication via African Popular Music”.

9. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2009). 5th Biennial Seminar of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI), Functionality of Curriculum in Nigeria, October 19 – 21. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

10. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2009). Afrika Heritage 2009. 7th International Conference of the Pan-African Circle of Artists (PACA), Harnessing the Yield of Cultural Production as Alternative for Socio-economic Development in Africa, September 17 – 30.  Ofu Obi Africa Centre, Enugu, Nigeria. Lecture Delivered: “Music as an Embodiment of Philosophy: A Study of Mike Ejeagha’s Folk Songs”.

11. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2006). 10th Biennial Conference of the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), LITERACY: Headwaters for Educational, Professional and Economic Achievement, April 18 – 22. University of Port Harcourt. Paper Read:  “Literacy and Musical Performance: Challenges of the Nigerian Pop Musician”.

B. National Conferences/Workshops/Seminars  

1. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2014). 12th National Conference of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Music Performance in Africa, August 17 – 21. Department of Music, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Paper Read: “Rhythm—the Afrocentric Backbone of Popular Music”.

2. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). 3rd Mid-Term National Conference of the Reading Association of Nigeria, Literacy Learning Spaces, Strategies and Opportunities in the Information Age, October 15 – 18. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Paper Read: “Mediating Meanings in Popular Music Studies”.

3. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). Maiden National Conference of the Acoustical Society of Nigeria, Humanity, Sound and Environment, June 11 – 14. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Paper Read: “The Musical Sound and Noise: Rethinking the Borders of Segregation and Exclusion”.

4. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). 2nd Biennial National Conference of Music and the Performing Arts (NACOMPA), Pass Over Pedantry: Contesting the State of Musical Arts in Nigeria, May 6 – 9. Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Paper Read: “Popular Music Studies: Contesting the Extremes of Otherness”.

5. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). National Conference of the Conference of Music Educators in Nigeria (COMEN), Repositioning Music Educators in Nigeria’s Educational System: Bi-Musicality of Multiculturalism, April 8 – 12. Paper Read: “The Concept and Practice of Music Research in Contemporary Nigeria: A Case for Ethnomusicology”.

6. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). 11th National Conference of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Music Performance in Africa, August 13 – 18. Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Paper Read: “African Popular Music and Politics of Presentation”.

7. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). 2011 Annual Faculty of Arts Conference, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, The Humanities and Sustainable Development, May 5 – 7. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Paper Read: “The Musical Confluence of Highlife and Reggae: Africa’s Enduring Gifts to the World”.

8. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). 1st National Conference of Music and the Performing Arts (NACOMPA), Music and Nigerian Socio-Cultural Integrity, February 9 – 12. Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Paper Read: “Popular Music and Socio-Cultural Integrity: The Contributions of E. C. Arinze”.

9. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2010). 9th National Conference of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Music, Technology and National Development, June 1 – 5. Department of Music, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Paper Read: “Digitizing the Analogue: The Creative and Economic Impacts of the Nigerian Audio Engineer”.


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