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Dr. Onwuegbuna Ikenna Emmanuel.

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


Publications (Articles and Journals):

A. BOOKS

1. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2015). Trends in African Popular Music. Bloomington IN, USA: Xlibris Publishers.

2. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). The Instructional Value of African Popular Music. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishers.

B. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

1. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). Music as an Embodiment of Culture and Philosophy: A survey of Nigerian Folk Songs. In C. Krydz Ikwuemesi (Ed.), Astride memory and desire: Peoples cultures and development in Nigeria (pp. 291-309). Enugu: ABIC Books. (Astride Memory and Desire is one of the official instructional textbooks for GSP 208 – Humanities II of the University of Nigeria).

2. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). The Musical Confluence of Highlife and Reggae: Africa’s Enduring Gifts to the World. In A.B.C. Chiegboka, T.C. Utoh-Ezeajugh & M.S. Ogene (Eds.), The Humanities and Sustainable Development (pp. 192-200). Awka: Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

C. JOURNAL ARTICLES

1. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2015). Philosophical Embodiments in Igbo Music: An Analysis of Mike Ejeagha's ‘Popular’ Folk Songs Style. SAGE Open, January-March, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/215824401556966. sgo,sagepub.com.

2.Onwuegbuna, I. E. & Ngwuchukwu, M. N. (2015). Literacy Acquisition and Noise Pollution: Effects of Mobile Marketing on Learners in Aba and Onitsha, Southeastern Nigeria. Book of Proceedings, Acoustical Society of Nigeria, June, pp. 18-21.

3. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2014). Functional Deployment of Rhythm in Evi Edna Ogholi’s One Kilometre. Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists, No. 8, pp. 125-136. Published by the Association of Nigerian Musicologists.

4. Onwuegbuna, I. E. & Igbokwe, U. L. (2014). Pedagogic Possibilities of African Popular Music in Nigeria. Interdisciplinary Academic Essays, Vol. 6, pp. 154-182. Published by Interdisciplinary Academic Essays, Germany. Global Impact Factor: 0.585.

5. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2014). Popular Music Studies: Contesting the Extremes of ‘Otherness’.  Journal of Nigerian Music Education, Vol. 6, pp. 49-57. Published by the Conference of Music Educators in Nigeria (COMEN).

6. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). African Popular Music and Politics of Presentation.  Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists, No. 7, pp. 176-181. Published by the Association of Nigerian Musicologists.

7. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2013). Contending Issues in African Pop Musical Pedagogy, Aesthetics, and Values.  Nsukka Journal of Musical Arts Research, Vol. 2, pp. 60-71. Published by the Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

8. Onwuegbuna, I. E. & Igbokwe, U. L. (2012). Globalization and Commercialization—Threats to Cultural Self Expression and Diversification in Nigerian Popular Music. International Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 12, pp. 212-217. Published by the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

9. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). Folk Artistry: Development Possibilities in the Eroding Okwomma Musical Culture of Awka. Journal of Liberal Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 142-150. Published by the School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

10. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). Popular Music and Socio-Cultural Integrity: The Contributions of E. C. Arinze.  Nsukka Journal of Musical Arts Research, Vol. 1, pp. 154-162. Published by the Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

11. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). A Structural Analysis of Majek Fashek’s ‘Send Down the Rain’.  Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists, No. 6, pp. 224-236. Published by the Association of Nigerian Musicologists.

12. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2012). The Study of African Popular Music: A Scrutiny of Agawu’s Authorial Philosophy. West African Journal of Musical Arts Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 204-215. Published by the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education, West African Sub-Region.

13. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). Digitizing the Analogue: The Creative and Economic Impacts of the Nigerian Audio Engineer. Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists, No. 5, pp. 68-79. Published by the Association of Nigerian Musicologists.

14. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2011). Afro-Reggae: An Indigenous Application of Holistic Communication via African Popular Music. Ikenga International Journal of Institute of African Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 272-289. Published by the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

15. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2010). Urbanization and African Pop Music: The Nigerian Experience.  Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts, Vol. 7, pp.161-173. Published by the Department of Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

16. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2009). Pop Music Analysis in the 21st Century: An Adaptation of the Pressey-Skinner Programmed-Learning Theory. Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts, Vol. 6, pp. 90-104. Published by the Department of Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

17. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2006). Literacy and Musical Performance: Challenges of the Nigerian Pop Musician. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 174-182. Published by Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN).

D. CREATIVE WORKS

1. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2010). Agony and Harmattan Blues. Two Poems published in C. Krydz Ikwuemesi & Okey Nwafor (Eds.), All things will die (selected poems on death and loss in memory of Peter Areh). Enugu: PACA.

2. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2009). Leading vocals/Directing of The Lion Band, Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, on the occasion of the 22nd Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA), hosted by University of Nigeria, Nsukka.  

3. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2007), Cruise Control: A Pop Music CD Album by N.B. Eton, Produced for Black Coffee Ltd. Recorded at Gary Studios, Lagos.

4. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2006). A collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka—as Music Director and Instrumentalist—in When the Arrow Rebounds (adapted from Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God), Written by Prof. Emeka Nwabueze and Directed by Dr. Ngozi Udengwu for Senate Ceremonials Committee of UNN. Occasion: Special Convocation Concert at New Arts Theatre, on the 17th of Feb.

 5. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2006). “Musical arrangement of poetic tunes”. In Ikeogu Oke, Doggy Tells the Truth, and Other Poems (pp. 3-4; 9-10; 15-16; 21-22; 27-28). Aba: Manila Publishers.

6. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2006), Jungle Call: A Pop Music CD Album by Zuka, Produced for Black Coffee Ltd. Recorded at Gary Studios, Lagos.

7. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2006), Dignity of Man II: A Pop CD album of The UNN Songs by Sam Ojukwu, Edna Edet, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and Joe Onyekwelu, Recorded at Gary Studios, Lagos. (Producer).

8. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2005). Anyi Bu Ihe: A CD Album of contemporary Sacred Choral songs of Ikoli Harcourt-Whyte produced for Rev. Dr. Sir A. Kanu Achinivu and his Choir. Recorded at Gary Studios, Lagos.

9. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2005). Better Health: A Rhythm and Blues track composed, arranged, and produced for Change & Smile, a United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) sponsored Drama Programme on N.T.A. Enugu. 

10. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2004), Change & Smile (Hip-Hop and Reggae versions): Theme Music, composed, arranged, and produced for United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) sponsored Drama Programme on N.T.A. Enugu.

11. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2004), In partnership We Prosper: A contemporary folk music, composed, arranged, and produced for Change & Smile, a DFID sponsored Drama Programme on N.T.A. Enugu.

12. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2004), So M Golie: A Highlife music, composed, arranged, and produced for Change & Smile, a DFID sponsored Drama Programme on N.T.A. Enugu.

13. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2003). Ogige Community Bank: A company Anthem composed for Ogige Community Bank Nig. Ltd., Nsukka.

14. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2003), Automatic Banking: A commercial jingle, composed, arranged, and produced for Ogige Community Bank Nig. Ltd., Nsukka. Recorded at MUSAN Studio, UNN.

15. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2003). Piano & Drums – A Clash of Cultures: A folk operetta scripted, produced, and directed for African Folk Opera Group, Dept of Music, UNN.

16. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2003), Galaxy Travels: A commercial jingle for Galaxy Travel Agency, Enugu, Produced for Joe Onyekwelu, Recorded at MUSAN Studio, UNN.

17. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2003), Onye Nwe Uwa: A Gospel Music Album, Produced for Pastor Monday Chukwu, Recorded at MUSAN Studio, UNN.

18. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2002). A Throne of Sorrows: A folk operetta scripted, produced, and directed for African Folk Opera Group, Dept. of Music, UNN.

19. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (2002), Melody of Love: A Pop music CD by Zikar Singers Recorded at Eko Real Mix Studio, Lagos. (Co-Producer/Songwriter).

20. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (1999), In Our Hands: A Pop music track composed, arranged, and produced for a Group of Music Undergraduates of UNN – as assigned in a Composition Class by Lecturer: Chris Onyeji. Recorded at Unit 2 Studio, Enugu.

21. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (1996), The Golden Heart: A Pop Music Album by Nneka Nwabue, Recorded at Digital Sound Lab., Lagos. (Co-Producer/Performer).

22. Onwuegbuna, I. E. (1996), Blessings of God: A Pop Music Album by Nneka Nwabue, Recorded at Digital Sound Lab., Lagos. (Co-Producer/Performer).


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