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2016 Conference Panels


Panel Session A: 10:30-12:00PM


A1: (Re)creating Gender through Literary Expressions, SAC 3.116

Chair: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, University of Texas at Austin

Women Writing the African Diaspora

Delphine Fongang, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Slave to a Narrative:  The Imag(in)ed Life of Sarah Forbes Bonnetta Davies

Olubukola A. Gbadegesin, Saint Louis University


Gender, Imagination and Creative Space

Israel Onyekachi Ikpeama, Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education


Women Marginalization and Intercultural Self-Reflexive Study: Osofisan’s Altines Wrath and Ibsen’s Dolls House as Study

Omisore Olabola, Cyprus International University

An Artistic Creation/Portraiture of Female Masculinity Features in Osofisan’s Morountodun and Red is the Freedom Road

Felicia Titilayo Olanrewaju, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta

The Female Challenges Experienced by the African Woman as Portrayed in the Nollywood Movie B for Boy

Chinedu Anumudu, Texas State University

Owusu Ansah Boakye, Texas State University




A2: Migration, Movement, and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora, SAC 2.120

Chair: Celine Jacquemin, St. Mary’s University

The Hidden History of the Nigerian Communities in the United Kingdom, 1950-1980

Bamidele Aly, Nanterre University

Guangzhou’s African Community: A Potential Threat to China’s Social Stability and Relationship with Africa

Anas Elochukwu, Xiamen University

Entrepreneurship among the Ethiopian and Eritrean Transnational Migrant Communities in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Mussa Idris, Elon University

Friends, Foes or Both? Looking Beyond Xenophobia in Relations between African Migrants and South Africans

Efe Mary Isike, University of Zululand

A3: Creative Counter-Narratives, Subversions, and Strategies, SAC 3.112

Chair: Augustin Ayuk, Clayton State University

Cartoons and Counter Narratives in Postcolonial Africa

Ganiyu Jimoh, University of Lagos

Civilian and Military Variants of Dictatorship in Nigeria: An Analysis of Creative Interventions by Civil Society Organizations to Alter the Status Quo

Nuhu Yaqub, Sokoto State University

Togolese Puppetry of the Oppressed

Heather J. Denyer, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The January 2012 Subsidy Protest in Nigeria:  New Social Movement Creativity, Crisis and Contradictions

Adelaja  Odutola Odukoya, University of Lagos


The Framing Strategies of the #Bringbackourgirls Movement

Temitope Oriola

The Guerilla Intellectual: Walter Rodney’s The Groundings with my Brothers

Michael Sharp, University of Puerto Rico


Panel Session B: 12:15-1:45PM


B1: Gender, Development, and the Nation, SAC 1.106

Chair: Bridget Teboh, University of Massachusetts

Unpaid Women’s Contributions to Labour, Production and Development: A Socio-Economic Revaluation

Nurudeen Alliyu, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Adebiyi Julius Abosede, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Patriarchy and the Issue of Abuse and Violence against Children and Women in Africa: Panacea for Conflict Management

Kingsley Dunkwu, Ambrose Alli University

The Significance of Carol Gilligan’s Ethics of Care for Gender Mainstreaming in Nigeria

Mary Julius Egbai, University of Calabar

The Logical Significance of Godfrey Ozumba’s Integrative Humanism to the Project of Gender Mainstreaming in the Socio-political System of Africa 

Mary Julius Egbai, University of Calabar

Dominic E. Abakedi, University of Calabar

The Role of Women in Agriculture in the Development of Entrepreneurship in Benue State Nigeria

Ali Ocholi, University of Agriculture, Makurdi

Paradigm Shift in Women’s Education and Family

Abigail Olukemi Olugbamigbe, Adeyemi College of Education



B2: Navigating Cultural Identities in and through Religion, SAC 2.120

Chair: Kathleen M. Gallagher, St. Mary’s University

Yoruba Cultural Reflections in the Christ Apostolic Church

Stephen Sunday Olurotimi Afolabi, Christ Apostolic Church Theological Seminary

Religious Creativity and the Patronage of Sacred Places in African Christianity

David O. Alabi, Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Metaphysis in Creativity: A Critical Appraisal of Yoruba Culture and Identity in Christianity

Ijaola Samson Oluwatope, Samuel Adegboyega University

Zimbabwe Catholic Women Guilds in the Diaspora: Enacting and Contesting Identities

Dominic Pasura, University of Glasgow

The Functional Relevance of Sculpture in Religious and Cultural Practices in Nigeria; A Case Study of the Ibibio Traditional Mask and Figurines

Omon Emekpe Okokon-Ita, Cross River State University of Technology

B3: Renarrating Space and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora, SAC 3.112

Chair: Jason Morgan, Collins College

Creativity, Leadership, and the Management of Identity Conflicts in Africa: Lessons for Nigeria

Chidi M. Amaechi, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The Rediscovery of Africa

Melike Yilmaz, Gediz University

Fatıma Momodu, Nigeria Turkish Nile University (NILE)

Culture and Creativity in Post-Colonial Africa, Whither the State

M. M. Fadakinte, University of Lagos

B4: The Visual Arts and Cultural Spaces: Creation and Conservation, SAC 3.116

Chair: Temisanren Ebijuwa, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

As in Sculpture so in Architecture: A Treatise for Local Aesthetic Philosophy in Public Space Design

Tunji  Adejumo, University Of Lagos

From Prison to Freedom Park – A Case of Creative Historical Preservation

Adedotun Moses Atilade, University of Ibadan

Creativity, Documentation and Preservation of Visual Creation: What are Cultural Institutions Doing?

Wahab Ademola Azeez, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka

Historical Sites as Symbols of Cultural and Ethnic Identity in the Benin Kingdom

Onaiwu W. Ogbomo, Western Michigan University

Method of Conserving Cultural Objects in the National Museums in Lagos and Oron, Nigeria

Michael Abiodun Oyinloye, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Towards A Group Model of Creativity as a Counter Narrative to the Universalist Model of the Individual as a Creative Innovator

Rita Doris Edumchieke Ubah, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Panel Session C: 2:00-3:30PM


C1: Literary and Oral Explorations of Identity, Past and Present, SAC 1.106

Chair: Berneth Lindfors, University of Texas at Austin (Emeritus)

The Contributions of Literature and Language in Africa – A Study of Nigeria

Juliet Adaku Egesi, Imo State Polytechnics

Les Gardien(ne)s du passé: Representatives of the Past in Rouge l’aubeLes Ancêtres redoublent de férocité and La Mémoire tatouée

Liza Goodstein, University of Texas at Austin

Creativity and Ontological Boundaries: Interrogating Indeterminacies in Chika Unigwe’s The Phoenix

Ijeoma C. Nwajiaku, Federal Polytechnic, Oko

The Theme of Identity Crisis in Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow

Philomena O. Ojo, Ambrose Alli University

The Words of our Elders: Integrating Yoruba Proverbs and Wise Sayings into an Afrocentric English Language Curriculum in Southwest Nigerian Schools

Bandele Adeboye Sogbesan, Tai Solarin University


Creativity, Identity and Culture Profile: A Discursive Study of Ewan Alufohai’s The Moto-Boy

M.O. Omo-Ojugo, Ambrose Alli University

G.I. Omo-Ojugo, Ambrose Alli University

C2: The Nation as a Creative Process: Discursive and Performative Practices in the Construction of the Nation in Independent Africa, SAC 2.120

Chair: Mickie Mwanzia Koster, University of Texas at Tyler

Cameroon: One State, Two Nations: An Analysis of the Contradictions of a Unified Cameroon

Augustine E. Ayuk, Clayton State University  

The Impossible Craft of Nation Building in Post-Colonial Cameroon

Ramon A Fonkoue, Michigan Technological University

Sony Labou Tansi on Nation Building in Postcolonial Africa

Gerard Keubeung, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Reinventing Nigeria’s Third Wave of Democracy

Soj Ojo, Ambrose Alli University

The “Operational Command” in Cameroon: No Nation without Justice

Herve Tchumkam, Southern Methodist University

C3: Children and Families in Creative and Popular Cultural Practices, SAC 3.112

Chair: Michael Sharp, University of Puerto Rico

Lamentations for the African Child: The Poetry of Ify Agu-Omalicha

Ameh Dennis Akoh, Osun State University

Nollywood Movies and Psychological Development of the Nigerian Child

Oluwafikayomi O. Banjo, Babcock  University

Onyinyechi Nwaolikpe, Babcock  University

Elizabeth Nkechi Okonkwo, Babcock  University

Family Politics: Negotiating the Family Unit as a Creative Force in Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen and Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

Aaron Brown, Sterling College

Finding New Ways to Deal with an Old Problem: Revisiting Early Childhood and Forced Marriages in South Africa and Nigeria

Christopher Isike, University of Zululand

C4: Theatre and Dance: Kinetics of Sociocultural and Sociopolitical Processes, SAC 3.116

Chair: Onaiwu Ogbomo, Western Michigan University

Creativity in Modern Benin Cultural Dance Performance in Nigeria

Josephine Ebiuwa Abbe, University of Benin

Movement’s Influence on the Dynamics of Culture and Identity

Sade Jones

Creativity in Acting: Strategies for the Separation of the Performer’s Real Identity from the Construct in Nigeria

Osakue S. Omoera, Ambrose Alli University

Emmanuel Ozoemenam, University of Ibadan

Evaluating the Elastic Nature of Kokoma Dance Form

Ikike Ufford, University of Calabar

Environmental Dimensions of Creativity in Kinetic and Costume Construct of Nyok Dance Theatre of the Efik People

Ifure Ufford-Azorbo, University of Uyo


The Place of Traveling Theatre Troupes in the Evolution of Modern Nigerian Drama

Bosede Funke Afolayan, University of Lagos

Panel Session D: 3:45-5:15PM


D1: African Epistemologies and Healing Processes, SAC 1.106

Chair: Bosede Funke Afolayan, University of Lagos

Creativity and Ethics in Indigenous Yoruba-African Healthcare

Oladele A. Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Ademola K. Fayem, Lagos State University

The Role of Language in the Preservation Of Indigenous Health Knowledge And Practices

Chinyere Beatrice Egwuogu, Tai Solarin University of Education

Creativity in Traditional Healing and Music in Obudu: An Exploration of the History of Rituals in a Traditional Nigerian Polity 

Udida A. Undiyaundeye, University of Uyo

The Borderland of Medicine in Contemporary Yoruba History

Olusegun A. Alokan, Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Olukayode A. Faleye, Joseph Ayo Babalola University

African “Communal” Ritual as Tool for Conflict Transformation

Oluwagbemiga T. Dasylva, Brandeis University

Transcending Violence in the DRC

Thérèse De Raedt

D2: Music and Contemporaneity:  History, Culture and the Future, SAC 3.112

Chair: Abimbola O. Asojo, University of Minnesota

Realizing the Potential of African Music: Ethnomusicology and Dynamism

Tamakloe Paul Kwabla Agbenyega, Nanchang University

The Relevance of Ikwerre Music and Dance in Rivers State, Nigeria

C. Izeoma Chinda, Rivers State College of Arts and Science

Music and Visual Arts: Integral Part of the Society

Ndubuisi Chinyere, Yaba College of Technology

Nweke Florence Ewomazino, University of Lagos

Heroes are Usually Honored: Hip Hop and Narration in Dedan Kimathi’s Legacy

Mickie Mwanzia Koster, University of Texas at Tyler

Music, Culture and Identity in Africa: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis of the Nigerian Gospel Music

Kayode Olatayo Olorunleke, Kaduna Polytechnic

Creating Afro-Caribbean Dance: The Cultural Impact of Haitian Emigrants after the Revolution

Ann Albuyeh, University of Puerto Rico

D3: African Development: Impacts, Challenges, and Strategies, SAC 3.116

Chair: Celine A. Jacquemin, St. Mary’s University

Impact of Culture of Accounting Information on Investment Decision Making in Manufacturing Industries in South-West Nigeria

Janet Oluwakemi Akintayo, Christ Apostolic Church Secretariat

Adelere Olalere Adebayo, Osun State University

Impact of Employees Creativity and Innovation on Organizational Performance in South-West Nigeria

Akintayo I. Dayo, Osun State University

O. Victor Fakoya, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Rethinking Resource-Curse and Development: A Case Study of Community Perceptions of Shell and Nigerian Government in Ogoniland

Onyekachi Nwoke, York University

Assessing the Influence of Innovation Enterprise Institutions on the Development of Creative Skills among Nigerian Youths

Kennedy Ojo, University of Benin

Modernization, Development Ideas and Africa’s Trade with the Global South

Mesut Yilmaz, Gediz University

Chigozie Enwere, Nigeria Turkish Nile University (NILE)

African States and the Challenges of Creative Participation in Global Knowledge Economy

Emmanuel S. Udoh, Indiana University




Panel Session E: 10:30-12:00PM


E1: Decolonizing Knowledge and Crafting an Anti-Imperialistic US Pedagogy in African Studies, SAC 3.112

Chair: Edmund T. Gordon, University of Texas at Austin

Tshepo Masango Chery, University of Texas at Austin


Omi Oshun Jones, University of Texas at Austin


Xavier Livermon, University of Texas at Austin

E2: Challenges, Histories, and Prospects of Technological Innovation, SAC 2.120

Chair: Onaiwu Ogbomo, Western Michigan University

Creativity in Mainstreaming Library and Material Production Service for the Visually Impaired in Nigerian Universities:  Innovative Approaches for Operation and Provision of Library Services

Niran Adetoro, Tai Solarin University of Education

The Impact of Technology, Information and Innovation on Cultural Development in Lagos State: The Case Study of Lagos State, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria

Balogun Kareem Ishola, University of Ojo

Sunmola Semiu Olatunji, University of Ojo

“Thank You for Your Gifts”: A Brief History of Creativity and Inventions from the African Diaspora

Rosalie Kiah, Norfolk State University

Creativity and Technology within the Bounds of Reason and Ethics

Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University

E3: Interrogating Gender and Sexuality across Popular Culture and the Academy, SAC 3.116

Chair: Kenneth Kalu, University of Texas at Austin

Sexual Innuendoes in Nollywood Language Culture

Feyi Ademola-Adeoye, University of Lagos

Yewande Ntekim-Rex, University of Lagos

Invading Ethnography: A Queer of Color Critique

Anima Adjepong, University of Texas at Austin

Influence of Sex Role on the Creativity Level of Undergraduate Students from Tai Solarin University Of Education, Nigeria

Tolu Ogunleye, Tai Solarin University of Education

Oke Tunde Dayo, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta

Ebun Yonlonfoun, Tai Solarin University of Education

Implications of Media’s Sexualisation of Young Women in the Contemporary African Society

Adaora Osondu-Oti, Afe Babalola University

Scandalized: African Women and Sexual Trauma in Contemporary Black Theatre

Lisa B. Thompson, University of Texas at Austin

E4: Politics, Culture, and Creativity in Africa, SAC 3.114

Chair: Michael Sharp, University of Puerto Rico

Outstanding Lessons from the 2015 General Elections and Towards Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria

Kofo Aderogba, Tai Solarin University of Education

Representations of the Parliamentarian in Ola Rotimi’s If and Emeka Nwabueze’s A Parliament of Vultures

Bosede Funke Afolayan, University of Lagos

Sustainability of Existing Cultures, Entertainment and Identity for Nation Unity

Philip E. Agbebaku, Ambrose Alli University

Fadal Mary Edokpa, Ambrose Alli University

Omosun Marvins Kennedy, Nassarawa State University, Keffi

When Settlers Become Game Changers: ‘Jasawa’ in Plateau State Politics

David Ajiji Nyam, Federal University, Lafia

Victor Samson Dugga, Federal University, Lafia

The Culture of Impunity and Legitimacy Crisis in Nigeria: Analysis of the Nigerian Presidential Elections

Aondowase Nyam, University Of Pretoria

Lagbaja: Masks, Mystique and Metaphor

Tope Popoola


E5: The Politics of Creativity, Resistance, and Democratic Movements, SAC 1.106

Chair: Abimbola O. Asojo, University of Minnesota

Kabyle Resistance & Berber Autonomy

Celine A. Jacquemin, St. Mary’s University

Resistance and Revolt in Latin American and African Literatures in the Twentieth Century: Creating Identity and Space

Juan Manuel Ávila Conejo, University of Texas at Austin 

Liberation and/as Creativity: Revisiting a Dying Colonialism

Douglas Ficek, University of New Haven

Creativity, Resistance and the Intellectual Life:  The Role of the University Campus in the Political Life of Africa and Asia

Kathleen M. Gallagher, St. Mary's University

Ali Mazrui’s Analytical Penchant for the Dialectics: Intellectual Creativity and the Explanatory Potency of Mazruiana

Wanjala Shadrack Nasong’o, Rhodes College

The Politics of Creativity, Resistance and Student’s Movements in Nkoa-Ekele, UNIYAO, Cameroon

Bridget A. Teboh, University of Massachusetts

Panel Session F: 12:15-1:45PM


F1: Health as Social and Cultural Practice, SAC 1.106

Chair: Wanjala Shadrack Nasong’o, Rhodes College

Global Health Concerns and Its Challenges to the Sustainability of African Culture and Identity

Ebunoluwa Olufemi Oduwole, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Exploring the Role and Significance of Social Movements in Africa: The Case of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

Taku Philippian Yengeh, University of South Africa

Sports in Africa Society: Beyond Skill Expression

Modupeola Banjo, Tai Solarin University of Education

Dissecting the Discrepancies and Addressing the Deficit: Cesareans in Nigeria

Debra Eluobaju, Depaul University

F2: Creative Media, Digital Cultures, and Modernist Practice, SAC 3.114

Chair: Daniel Karanja, St. Mary's University

The Place of Language in Arts and Its Modernist Practice in Nigeria, Works of Chike Aniakor

Enamhe Bojor, Cross River University of Technology


‘Rebranding Nigeria’: Internet Memes to the Rescue?

Paul Ayodele Onanuga, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

Creativity & New Technologies: Piracy, Politics and the Business of Cultural Production in Nigeria

Charles E. Nwadigwe, Nnamdi Azikwe University

The Politics of Digital Image Manipulation (Memes) in the New Media

Ogunkunle Victoria Oluwamayowa, Federal University Oye-Ekiti

Preserving and Propagating Nigerian Dance through Technology: The Pros and Cons

Oluwatoyin Olokodana- James .Y. Olokodana- James Y. Oluwatoyin, University of Lagos

Policing and Crime in Nigerian Home Videos

Samuel Olugbenga Dare, Adeyemi College of Education

F3: Exploring Race, Postcolonialism and Identity Matrices in Art, Theatre, and Performance, SAC 2.120

Chair: Neville Hoad, University of Texas at Austin

Silêncio: The Black Body and Black Political Subjectivity in Teatro Negro

Gustavo Melo Cerqueira, University of Texas at Austin

Se Eu Fosse (Neo) Pós- Colonial: An Exploration of Post-Colonial Identity Trajectories by Angolan Artists Ondjaki and Nástio Mosquito

Omawu Diane Enobabor, Florida International University

Race and the Creative Process: Making Black British Art since the 1980s

Monique Kerman, Western Washington University

From Freaks to Show-Business: Thoughts on Black feminism(s) Canons, pop culture and Pedagogy

Jean-Olivier Tchouaffe, Southwestern University

Black Creativity in Jamaica and Its Global Influences, 1930 -1987

Bernard Steiner Ifekwe, University of Uyo

F4: Transnational Networks and Cultural Contestations, SAC 3.112

Chair: Bridget Teboh, University of Massachusetts

From Peasants to Politicians: Transnationalist Kinship and Political Revolution in Kateb Yacine’s Popular Algerian Theater

Amir Aziz, University of Texas at Austin

Collective Social Action: A Challenge to Enlightenment Ethic and the Rise of Modern Individualism

Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin, Obafemi Awolowo University

The Role and Place of Identity in China’s Africa Relations

Adaora Osondu-Oti, Afe Babalola University

Turning Dragons into Pandas: Chinese Nation Branding as Nation Building in Africa

Tara Mock, Michigan State University

The Africa Approach to Understanding of Natural Laws for Development and Challenges for Globalization

Irhue Young Kenneth, Osun State University

Beyond Trade: Exploring Identity, Culture and Belonging for African Integration and Development

Samuel O. Oloruntoba, University of South Africa

F5: Defining Africa: African Creativity Shaping African Image, Space, and Society, SAC 3.116

Chair: Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University

How Culture Influences Creativity in Ghana

Bright Bekoe Antwi

The Influence of Culture on the Creativity of Ghanaian People

Williams Kingston Kofi, Zhejiang Normal University

Ethics and Aesthetic Creativity: A Critical Reflection on the Moral Purpose of African Art

Modestus Nnamdi Onyeaghalaji, University of Lagos

Culture, Identity and Human Values in Africa

Temisanren Ebijuwa, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Historicizing the Nigeria Culture: The Theatre Imperative

Teryila Shadrach Ukuma, Benue State University

Modernism and Cultural Expression in University Campus Design in a Developing Country: A Case Study of Nigeria

Abimbola O. Asojo, University of Minnesota

Babatunde E. Jaiyeoba, Obafemi Awolowo University

Creativity and Fledgling Third World Democracies: Socio-Political Activism in Odia Ofeimun's Resistant Poetry

Effiok B. Uwatt, University of Abuja

Panel Session G: 3:45-5:15PM


G1: Language and Cultural Identity, SAC 1.106

Chair: Barbara Harlow, University of Texas at Austin

Cultural Dynamism and Linguistic Identity Crisis among the Igbo of Eastern Nigeria

Chinyere Beatrice Egwuogu, Tai Solarin University of Education

Speaking with Two Mouths’: Creativity in Idiom Usage in Nigerian English

Yewande Ntekim-Rex, University of Lagos

Feyisayo Ademola-Adeoye-Rex, University of Lagos

Nsibidi Communication System among the Qua People of Cross River State, Nigeria

Bassey Orok Okon, Federal University, Lafia

Inferencing Social Behaviour through Non-Verbal Signs: A Semiotic Analysis of Selected Nigerian Video Films

Williams Catherine Olutoyin, Tai Solarin University of Education

Yoruba-English Bilingualism and Cultural Identity in Nollywood Movies: A Sociolinguistic Exploration

Mojisola Shodipe, University of Lagos

The English Language and Its Implication for Learning in the Second Language: Learning Situations in Nigeria

Stella Olaniyan, The Polytechnic, Ibadan

G2: Indigenous Festivals, Creativity and Cultural Development, SAC 3.112

Chair: Femi Mimiko, Obafemi Awolowo University

Traditional African Festival and Caribbean Carnival: A Comparative Analysis

Ismaila Rasheed Adedoyin, University of Lagos

Food Culture among Indigenes of Ondo Town during Festivals in Ondo Town, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Ebunoluwa Bridget Adeyanju, Adeyemi College of Education

From Oil Extraction to Cultural Tourism: Harnessing Culture for Economic Development in Nigeria

Adetola Omitola, Redeemer’s University

Oke-Ibadan Festival and the Ethnography of Aboke people of Ibadan, Nigeria

Oludele Mayowa Solaja, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Creative Tourism and National Development in Contemporary Nigeria

Victor Etim Ndum, University of Calabar

Vera Henshaw, University of Calabar

G3: Filmakers and Audiences: Nollywood in Nigeria and Beyond, SAC 3.116

Chair: Lisa Thompson, University of Texas at Austin

Auteuring Nollywood: Rethinking the Movie Director and the Idea of Creativity in the Nigerian Film Industry

Adeshina Afolayan, University of Ibadan

Identifications, Discourses and Sense of Belonging in the Making and the Viewing of Nollywood

Anouk Batard, University of Toulouse

Global Nollywood in Brazil

Kamahra Ewing, Michigan State University

Nollywood Texas: Informal Networks and Diasporic Feelings

Carmela Garritano, Texas A & M University

“Naija” in South Africa: Towards a Methodology to Examine African Diasporic Cultural Productions and Representations

Olaocha Nwabara, Michigan State University

G4: Musical Creativity and the Imperatives of Change, SAC 3.114

Chair: Ann Albuyeh, University of Puerto Rico

The Creative Process of African Master Musicians: Iconic Contributions of King Sunny Ade

Abel Adeleke, The Polytechnic, Ibadan

Creativity in Dundun Music Performance of Yoruba, Ibarapa People

Babatunji Oluseyi Dada, University of Ibadan

Omolabake Adejoke Dada, The Polytechnic, Ibadan

Ma Gbagbe Ile: Repositioning African Identity in Contemporary Nigerian Art Music

Myke Olatunji, Obafemi Awolowo University

Music and Social Change: An Examination of Jùjú Music in the 21st Century

Oduntan Sikiru Omotola, Lagos State University

Pedagogical Approach to the Acquisition of Musical Creativity in Children

Florence Nweke, University of Lagos

G5: The Performative of Religion, Religion as Performative, SAC 2.120

Chair: Jason Morgan, Collins College

Socio-Contextual Variables of Metaphors in Selected Mount Zion Evangelical Films

Folasade Justinah Adegbembo, The Polytechnic, Ibadan

Fake Prophets and Evangile for Sale in Amma Darko’s Not without Flowers

Koumagnon A. Djossou Agboadannon, Université du Maine, Université d’Abomey-Calavi

Preaching in Public Buses: Interrogating Pentecostal Appropriation of Evangelizing Space in Lagos, Nigeria

Elizabeth Adenike Ajayi, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Foluso Anna Onaolapo, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Symbolism in African Religion, the Untapped Resources for a Creative Socio-Cultural Yoruba Society of Southwest Nigeria

Sunday Funmilola Babalola, Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Creativity, Religion and the Performance of Rituals in Africa: A Study of Nigeria

Jonathan Chidemerem Egesi, Imo State Polytechnic

Conflict Transformation and Four Spiritual Practitioner Practices

Daniel Njoroge Karanja, St. Mary's University




Panel Session H: 9:00-10:30PM


H1: Corporealities: Aesthetics, Expressions, and Gastronomic Practices, GAR 1.126

Chair: Ernest Aniche, Federal University, Otuoke

Indecent Dressing: A Menace to Nigerian Cultural Identity (1914-2000)

Abiodun Banjo, Tai Solarin University of Education

Idown Koju Sotito Olatunji, Tai Solarin University of Education

Traditional Cosmetics, Contemporary Fashion and the Revival of Africa’s Cultural Identity

Awosika Bridget Itunu, Adeyemi College of Education

The Dynamics and Uniqueness of Nigerian Dress

Adepeko Evelyn Omotunde, Adeyemi College of Education

Reviving Handcrafted Textiles: A Study of Contemporary Tapestry and Tufted Fabrics in Calabar

Umana Nnochiri, Cross River University of Technology

Nutritional Values of Indigenous Dishes from African Sweet Potato

Cecilia Abiodun Olarewaju, Adeyemi College of Education

The Expansion of the Bead Making Industry in West Africa: A Study of the Traditional Coral Bead Nigeria

Omokanye Ayodele Saheed, Lagos State Polytechnic

H2: Culture, Language, and Identity in Nigerian Theater and Cinema, GAR 1.122

Chair: Oladele A. Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Error Analysis of Yoruba-English Subtitles in Nollywood Movies: the Case of Three Grammar Components

Temitope Abiodun Balogun, Osun State University

Akinyemi Temitope Akinmurele, University of Ibadan

Adaptation of Folktale and Application of Aesthetic Principles to Modern Drama in Nigeria

Philomena O. Ojo, Ambrose Alli University

Articulating and Addressing Cultural Dogmas and Complexities through the Nigerian Film Industry, Nollywood

Oluwatoyin Olokodana- James .Y. Olokodana- James Y. Oluwatoyin, University of Lagos

Itsewah Steve James, Federal University, Lafia

Eewo! Impossible! Who Dares Beat Arugba’s Leather Tear?

Ismaila Rasheed Adedoyin, University of Lagos


Hollywood Proverbs as Sociolinguistic Expressions

Mojisola Shodipe, University of Lagos

H3: Incorporating Ancestral Knowledge Systems into Contemporary Education, GAR 1.134

Chair: Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University

Adult Education, Democracy and Indigenous Governance: Building a Viable Democratic Culture in Modern Society

Haolat Folake Adepoju, Osun State College of Education

The Tortoisean Archetype in Yorufable-Orature: Exploring the Yoruba’s Teaching Creativity

James Olabisi Ayodele, Obafemi Awolowo University

Christiana Ayo Ayodele, Ekiti State University

French Literature Teaching in Nigerian Higher Institutions: A Demonstration of the Non-Individualistic Character of the Creative Thought Process

Akintunde Giwa, Tai Solarin University of Education

Olufunso Tosin Fasanmi, Tai Solarin University of Education

A Re-Examination of Educational Values and Practices in the Universities in Promoting Creative Education in Ogun State

Ebun Yonlonfoun, Tai Solarin University of Education

Dele Olanisimi, Tai Solarin University of Education

Technological Roles in Modern Educational Setting: Impact on Student and Society

Abayomi Ayodeji Adedokun

H4: Creativity, Culture, and Change in the Context of African Development, Garrison Hall 1st Floor Conference Room

Chair: Nuhu Yaqub, Sokoto State University

From Knowledge-Based to Creative Economy: Implications for Nigeria’s Economic Growth

Omolara Ayotunde Campbell, Lead City University

Developmental Strategies and Cultural Dynamics in Rural Communities of Delta and Kwara States, Nigeria

Harriet Omokiniovo Efanodor, Delta State University

Globalization and the Creative Space in Africa: Implications for Governance and Development

N. Oluwafemi Mimiko, Obafemi Awolowo University

Funmilola Olorunfemi, Adekunle Ajasin University

Communicating South Africa’s Soft Power: Agents, Instruments and Recipients

Olusola Ogunnubi, University of Zululand

Dorcas Ettang, Amadumbi Creative Productions

Africans against Africans: Identity Crisis and the Imperative of Thought Liberation for Africa’s Development

Samuel O. Oloruntoba, University of South Africa

Vusi Gumede, University of South Africa

From Commodity to Creativity: Exploring the Creative Sectors is Potential Growth Engine for Nigeria's Economy

Kenneth E. Kalu, University of Texas at Austin

Panel Session I: 10:45-12:15PM


I1: Violence, Crime, and Security in African States and Communities, GAR 1.126

Chair: Femi Mimiko, Obafemi Awolowo University

Boko Haram Insurgency and the Counter-Insurgency Policy of the Nigerian State: A Critical Assessment

Bonaventure Chizea, Ambrose Alli University

Community Policing in the Traditional Igbo Society: A Model for Preventing Crime in the Contemporary Nigerian Society

Ernest Toochi Aniche, Federal University, Otuoke

Globalization, Commodity Export dependence, and Violent Conflict in Africa: A Case Study of Nigeria

Victor O. Fakoya, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Akintayo I. Dayo, Osun State University

Bolaji Omitola, Osun State University

True Federalism: A Panacea to National Insecurity in Nigeria

Kolawole Ogunboyede

Popular Security Architecture for Nigeria: Experiences from Aspects of Indigenous Culture and Traditions

Bolaji Omitola, Osun State University

I2: Natural Science and the Environment in a Changing Nigeria, GAR 1.122

Chair: Wanjala Shadrack Nasong’o, Rhodes College

Changing Face of the Earth: Desertification of the Lower Savannah in Southwest Nigeria

Kofo A. Aderogba, Tai Solarin University of Education

Culture of Botany in Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal

Ogunmuko Feyisara Alaba, University of Lagos

Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Carbon Emissions and Surface Temperature in Nigeria

Folasade Oderinde, Tai Solarin University of Education


Ecological Threats and Environmental Justice: Eco-Activism in Tanure Ojaide's The Activist and Adamu Kyuka Usman's The Death of Eternity

Effiok B. Uwatt, University of Abuja

I3: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Boundlessness of Creativity, GAR 1.134

Chair: Samuel Oloruntoba, Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute

Youth, Democracy and the Challenge before the “New Nigeria” Theatre

Abraham Ajene Idoko, Benue State University

Teryila Shadrach Ukuma, Benue State University

Cultural Identity in the Speech Interactions of Yoruba Immigrants in the United States

Oluwateniola Oluwabukola Kupolati, Redeemer’s University

The Nigerian Diaspora in France

Bamidele Aly, Nanterre University

African Reconstruction (or Reinvention) in Confederate and Neo-colonial Landscapes of the 21st Century

Monica Esparza

New Orleans: America’s Creative Crescent

Lucy Bartholomee, University of North Texas, Denton

I4: Custom, Culture, and Identity amongst the Yoruba, Garrison Hall 1st Floor Conference Room

Chair: Temitope Abiodun Balogun, Osun State University

Euphemism in Cultural Adjudication among the Yoruba of South-West Nigeria

Clinton Oluseye Adebiyi, Adeyemi College of Education

Yoruba Chieftaincy Institution and Its Role as Custodian of Cultural Heritage

O.E. Babalola, College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti

Ritualization of Gift and Social Solidarity among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria

Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin, Obafemi Awolowo University

Metaphorical Correlations, Significations and Creativity in the Traditional Naming Ceremony among Ondos of South-West Nigeria

Yemi Olugbamigbe, Adeyemi College of Education

“Aale”: A Perspective Examination of One Yoruba Regime of Identity

Dolapo Z. Olupayimo, Adeyemi College of Education

Felix Oluwadare Alao, Adeyemi College of Education


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