Mr. Unaegbu Jephthah Elochukwu.

Department: Institute Of African Studies
Faculty: Institute Of African Studies
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Phone: +2348035272576

Biography :

Unaegbu, Jeff is a Senior Cinematographer in the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with research specialties in social change and cinematography. He is the founder of Fellows of Inspiration, Research and Memory (FIRM, Nigeria). A prolific writer, seasoned editor and trained Mass Communicator, Unaegbu has authored four books, co-authored six books, co-edited four books, published numerous articles and produced twenty video documentaries. His 512-paged Freedom in Our Bones, first-ever 44-year history of the Students’ Union Government of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was second runner-up in the NUC-organized NURESDEF Arts/ Humanities (Research category) in year 2008. His Ode on Lagos, adjudged the longest published poem by a Nigerian in a Newswatchmagazine book review of April 2007, was published in his third-year as an undergraduate in 2005. The book was second runner-up in the ANA/ Cadbury $2000 Prize (year 2011) and first runner-up in the NUC-organized NURESDEF Arts/ Humanities (Research category) in year 2012. His Origins of the NYSC is the first ever full history of the national Scheme, partly written during his service year in 2007. His 529-paged Braving the Stars, The biography of Prof. P.N. Okeke (co-authored with Dr. Sam Chukwu) was his fourth biography of living Professors in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Its presentation in 2014 attracted the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Hon. Ike Ekweremadu etc.  Unaegbu is the authorized and commissioned biographer of Prof. Alex Animalu (book published), Prof. James Adichie (book published), Prof. AgodiOnwumechili (book published), Prince A.A. Nwafor-Orizu (book in progress) and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (book in progress with Dr. Sam Chukwuetc) . His Iroko from Sapling, The History of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1961-2014 (co-edited with three professors etc in 2014) was the first ever published book-size history of any faculty in the University of Nigeria.   In appreciation of his achievements, his bio-data was entered into the Wikipedia Online Encyclopaedia in year 2010.

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