OJUADE, Olasunkanmi Jeleel

Department:  Performing Arts

 

PUBLICATIONS:               

Home-Based Journal Article In-Print

  1. Ojuade, J.O. (2008): Recreation and Sports in Islam: Halal or haram? Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities,1, Nos.1(2) 26-33, Ilorin Al-Hikmah University.

 

Home-Based Chapter in a Book In-Print

  1. Ojuade, J.O. (2017): The Arts of Theatre as an Option in Security, Peace and Conflict Management in Nigeria. In Security, Peace, and Conflict Management in Africa: Options for a National Integration, Muhammed M. Akanbi, Ibrahim A. Yusuf, Kayode Ibrahim Adam & Azubike Onuora-Oguno (Eds.) Ilorin, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin.
  2. Joseph, K., Bello, F.; Yahaya, L.A. and Ojuade, O. (2015): The Alumni and their contributions to the University. In University of Ilorin at 40: The Soaring Eagle, N.Y.S. Ijaiya, A.B. Olayemi, Y.A. Quadri et al. (Eds.), 51-67, Published by University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/index.php/university-of-ilorin-at-40-the-soaring-eagle
  3. Ojuade, J.O. (2014): Rhythm of life: Interview with Hon. Justice MMA Akanbi CFR, PCA (Rtd.), in M.A. Akanbi: A Life of Service and Grace (Perspectives Shared), Layi Babatunde, SAN; Adelodun Adebayo, SAN and Rashid Aderinoye (Eds.), 327-359, Abuja, Lawbreed Limited.
  4. Ojuade, J.O. (2006): The development of dance and music. In Democracy and Development in Nigeria (Social Issues and External Relations) Hassan Saliu, Ebele Amali, Joseph Fayeye and Emmanuel Oriola (Eds) 275-283, Ilorin Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Ilorin.
  5. Ojuade, J.O. (2005): Music and Dance as Instruments of Political Communication. In Nigeria Under Democratic Rule (1999-2003), Hassan A. Saliu (Ed.) Volume Two, 51-60, Ibadan: University Press Plc.

           

Home Based Published Creative Writings Accepted for Publication

  1. Ojuade, J.O. (2017): “Adesewa: The King’s Daughter” – A Libretto. Ilorin: Performing Arts Creative Writing Series No. 28. The Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Letter of Acceptance dated 18th December, 2016.
  2. Ojuade, J.O. (2017): “Iroko Oluwere: The Mystical Tree” – A Libretto. Ilorin: Performing Arts Creative Writing Series No. 29. The Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Letter of Acceptance dated 21st February, 2017.

 

National Chapter in a Book In-Print

  1. Ojuade, J.O. (2013): The Theatre Option in the Management of Radicalisation and Radicalised Groups in Nigeria. In Managing Security in a Globalised World, Isaac Olawale Albert & Willie Aziegbe Eselebor (Eds.), 328-336, Abuja: Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP).
  2. Aderinoye, A.R.A. & Ojuade, J.O. (2013): Community Media and Talking Drum as an Indigenous System of Communication in 21st Century Africa. In Community Media for Development and Participation: (Experiences, Thoughts, and Forethoughts) in Honour of Alfred Esimatemi Opubor, Ayobami Ojebode (Ed.), 294-312. Ibadan, John Archers Publishers Limited.
  3. Ojuade, J.O. (2012): The Multicultural Nature of Yoruba Bata Culture and Its Development, (Nigeria) and the Diaspora. In Multiculturalism and the Prospects for Africa and African Diaspora Development, Tunde Babawale, Akin Alao, Tony Onwumah & Adelaja Odukoya (Eds.), Vol.1, 439-454. Lagos, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) http://www.cbaac.com
  4. Ojuade, J.O. (2011): Performing Folklore in Nigerian Society: Challenges and Prospects. Journal of Black and African Arts and Civilization, Vol.5, No.1, 81-89, Lagos, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) http://www.cbaac.com
  5. Ojuade, J.O. (2011): Democratic Governance in Nigeria: A Calculated Theatrical Performance or a Fantasy? In Challenges of Democratic Governance in Nigeria, Tajudeen A. Akanji; Nathaniel L. Danjibo and Willie A. Eselebor (Eds.), 102-110, Ibadan, John Archers Publishers Ltd.
  6. Ojuade, J.O. (2010): Negotiating the ‘Nexus’ in the Teaching of Nigerian Yoruba Bata History and Culture to the Diaspora and Africa. In New Frontiers in the Teaching of African and Diaspora History and Culture, Tunde Babawale, Akin Alao, and Tony Onwumah (Eds.), 470-486. Lagos, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) http://www.cbaac.com
  7. Ojuade, J.O. (2010): The Place of Music and Dance in the Attainment of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. In Nigerian Theatre Journal, Vol.10, No.2, 77-84, Jos: Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes.
  8. Ojuade, J.O. (2010): Change and Continuity in Bata Performance. In Journal of the Institute of African Studies, Vol.29 (1&2) 15-25 Ibadan: Institute of African Studies.
  9. Ojuade, J.O. (2010): The Roles of Arts and Culture in the Management of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in Nigeria. In Trends and Tensions in Managing Conflicts, Isaac Olawale Albert & Olaniyi Nurudeen Olarinde (Eds.), 175-180, Ibadan, John Archers Publishers Ltd.
  10. Ojuade, J.O. (2006): Dance in the Service of Humanity. In Science and Religion in the Service of Humanity, Dopamu Ade P. et al (Eds.), 53-60, Ilorin, Local Society Initiative and the Nigerian Association for the Study and Teaching of Religion and Natural Sciences (NASTRENS).
  11. Ojuade, J.O. (2005): Sustaining the Dance Development and its Performances in the Western Part of Nigeria. In Nigerian Theatre Journal, 8, No.2, 365-375, Lagos: Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes.
  12. Ojuade, J.O. (2005): Dance Criticism in Nigeria. In Critical Perspectives on Dances in Nigeria, Ahmed Yerima, Bakare Ojo-Rasaki & Arnold Udoka (Eds.), 55-63, Ibadan, Kraft Books Limited.
  13. Ojuade, J.O. (2005): The Performative Nature of African Religion, Islam and Christianity. In Science and Religion in the Service of Humanity, Oyewole S.O. et al (Eds.), Ilorin, Local Society Initiative and the Nigerian Association for the Study and Teaching of Religion and Natural Sciences (NASTRENS)
  14. Ojuade, J.O. (2004): The Nigerian Dance and the National Question. In Nigerian Theatre Journal, 236-247, Abuja, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes.
  15. Ojuade, J.O. (2003): Dance and Music as a Catalyst for Democratic Freedom in Nigeria. In Arts and Social Sciences Forum Journal, Vol.3, No.1, 13-18. Jos, National Association for the Promotion of Studies in Arts and Social Sciences.
  16. Ojuade, J.O. (2002): The Secularization of Bata Dance in Nigeria. In Nigerian Theatre Journal, Vol.7, 53-66, Lagos: Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes.

 

National Chapter in a Book Accepted for Publication

  1. Felix A. Akinsipe, Kehinde A. Olalusi and Ojuade, J.O. (2017): “The Contribution of the University of Ilorin Department of Performing Arts to Dance Training and Practices in Nigeria”. In Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1. Calabar, the Department of Theatre and Media Studies, University of Calabar, Calabar. Letter of Acceptance dated 2nd June, 2017.
  2. Bolaji Ezekiel Tunde, Adedina Nkemdirin Oluwabunmi and OJUADE, J.O. (2017): “Film, Language and Society in a Digital Age”. In Inside Nollywood: Issues and Perspectives on Nigerian Cinema, Department of Theatre Arts & Music, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th June, 2017.
  3. OJUADE, J.O., and Kene Igweonu (Eds.). (2017): “Performing Arts Practice and Scholarship in West Africa: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives in Dance, Drama, Music and Film. In African & Carribean Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR). Ibadan: Rasmed Publications Limited.

 

International Book Accepted for Publication

  1. Ojuade, J.O. (2017): Theatre Arts, Society and Performances as Educational Tools for Sustainable Development in Africa: The Unilorin Experience. In Culture, Healing and Development. The Ooni of Ife, Ojaja II, Kola Abimbola, Jeleel Ojuade and Daryl Taiwo Harris (Eds.), Vol.1, Orisaworld Publications: Washington DC) ISBN: 978-1-64136-949-7. http://www.ifa.university/page/show/34708. Letter of Acceptance dated May 12, 2017.
  2. Ojuade, J. (2017): Yoruba Culture: The Cradle of Civilization and Ethical Living. In Orisa Culture: An Anthology, Wande Abimbola, Kola Abimbola and Daryl Taiwo Harris (Eds.). Orisaworld Publications: Washington DC), ISBN: 978-1-64136-947-3, http://www.orisaworld.org/publications.html. Letter of Acceptance dated April 30, 2017.

 

International Chapter in a Book In-Print

  1. Ojuade, J.O. (2014): The Interrelationship between Voice, Instruments and Movements in Dadakuada Music among the Ilorin People of Nigeria. In West African Theatre and Performing Arts Journal (WATPAJO), 2, No.1 (June), 18-31, http://www.worldculturesconnect.com/?id=118486
  2. Ojuade, J.O. (2013): Traditional Psychotherapy: Ifa Divination Orientation. In Ife PsychologIA: (An International Journal of Psychology in Africa), Vol.21, No.3, 57-67, Ile-Ife: Osun State & Cape Coast, Ghana Ife Centre for Psychological Studies ifepsychologia.org
  3. Ojuade, J.O. (2011): African Dance in Diaspora: Examples of Nigerian Yoruba Bata and Dundun. In Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance, Kene Igweonu (Ed.), 385-406, Amsterdam-New York, NY, Rodopi. http://www.brill.com/products/book/trends-twenty-first-century-african-theatre-and-performance
  4. Mahfouz, A. Adedimeji & Ojuade, J.O. (2011): A Lexical-Semantic Study of Nigerianisms in Olarotimi’s Kurunmi and our Husband has gone Mad Again. In Cross-Currents in Language, Literature and Translation. Festschrift for Prof. J.P.A. Ukoyen, D.D. Kuupole, Isaiah Bariki, Robert Yennah (Eds.), 96-113. Porto-Novo, République du Bénin, Université bilingue. https://books.google.com.ng/books/about/Cross_currents_in_Language_Literature_Tr.html?id=rbwymwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
  5. Ojuade, J.O. (2011): Nketia, J.H.K.: Illuminating Culture through Music and Dance. In A Festschrift in Honour of Emeritus Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia. Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon http://coh.ug.edu.gh/news/j-h-kwabena-nketia-festschrift-officially-launched
  6. Ojuade, J.O. (2009): Interpreting the Language of the Drums: A Case Study of Yoruba Traditional Bata and Dundun. In Language Pedagogy and Language Use in Africa, Lioba Moshi & Akinloye Ojo (Eds.), 235-243, http://adonisandabbey.com/book_detail.php?bookid=132&currency=
  7. Ojuade, J.O. (2006): Dance, Culture and Development in Nigeria: A Study of Gese Dance of the Yorubas. In Publication of the 20th World Congress on Dance Research “Promotion of Diversity” (CID-UNESCO), in Athens, Greece (25-29 October). Published by International Dance Council, CID-UNESCO. Available at http://www.cid-unesco.org
  8. Ojuade, J.O. (2004): African Dance in Diaspora: The Yoruba Example from Nigeria. In Publication of the 18th World Congress of Dance - CID-UNESCO, in Argos, Greece (3-7 November). Published by International Dance Council, CID-UNESCO. Available at http://www.cid-unesco.org

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS OR COMMISSIONED PROJECTS

Completed

  1. Forms and Styles in Bata Performance of the Yoruba People of Southwestern Nigeria, Ph.D. Thesis in Performance Studies.
  2. Copyright Laws and Theatre Arts Practitioners (Performers) in Nigeria: Challenges and Solutions, LL.M. Thesis.
  3. The Issues in Re-Capitalization of Banking Sector in Nigeria, M.B.A. (Business Administration) Project.
  4. Legal Control of Drugs in Nigeria: A Study of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), LL.B. (Hons) Common Law Project.
  5. The Secularization of Bata Dance in Southwestern Nigeria: Study of Some Bata Dance and Theatre Groups, M.A. Thesis
  6. Man as Subject to the Whims and Caprice of gods: The Gods Are Not to Blame in Performance, B.A. (Hons) Project.
  7. Secularizing the Occultic: Social and Religious Trajectories of Bata Performance in South-western Nigeria, 2014.
  8. Facilitated a workshop / Training and performance by Ayanagalu International performers from Erin-Osun, Osun State, Nigeria, 2014.
  9. Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF) Program, 2014.
  10. The Nigerian Dance in the 21st Century: Problems and Prospects, 2013.
  11. Dance as an Instructive Device in the Academic Environment, 2013
  12. Dance as a Vehicle of Cultural Development: A Case Study of Nigerian Dances, 2013.
  13. Traditional “Were” and its Transformation into the Contemporary ‘Fuji’ Music and Dance in Nigeria, 2012.
  14. Modern Choreographers and the Stage: Problems and Prospects, 2012.
  15. Initiated and facilitated a mini-documentary on the University of Ilorin in a South African Based Project tagged “Campus Sneak Africa”. Google unilorin campus sneak Africa, 2013.
  16. Collaborated with Prof. Debra Klein in National Endowment for Humanities grant on Fuji Music and Dance in Nigeria, 2012.
  17. Facilitated the visit of Mr. Ituah Ighodalo to the University of Ilorin where he delivered a paper at the International Students Association week, 2015.
  18. Facilitated the visit of David Whitton from Lancaster University, UK where he delivered a paper at the Faculty of Arts lecture series, 2009.
  19. Initiated and facilitated the visit of HE President John Dramani Mahama (Former President of the Republic of Ghana) to the University where he delivered the 40th Anniversary Convocation Address on the 23rd October, 2015.
  20. Initiated and facilitated the visit of the management of the University of Ilorin to the European Union Commission Office (Europe House) in Abuja where a Partnership agreement was attained covering various research grant opportunities in European Countries, 2015.
  21. Initiated and facilitated the management visit to the United State of American Embassy in Abuja for partnership between the University and the US Government, which has opened window of opportunities to all our graduates with first class degree in varying field to pursue their postgraduate studies in US Universities, 2015.
  22. Initiated and facilitated an MoU between the University of Ilorin (Performing Arts) and the National Theatre, Ghana. Also, between the National Troupe of Nigeria and the National Theatre Ghana, 2015.
  23. Attracted investors to partner with the University of Ilorin particularly on the construction of male/female students’ hostel, 2014 to date.
  24. Facilitated the visit of Prof. Jacob Olupona of Harvard University where he delivered a public lecture in March 2013. Also he delivered the 40th Anniversary Convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin in October 2015.
  25. Facilitated the visit of Prof. Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka as a guest scholar where she presented a public lecture titled “The Gendered Space of Knowledge, Interrogating Nigerian Women in the Academe”, 10th July 2014.
  26. Facilitated a relationship with Intel Corporation, Semi-Conductor West Africa Ltd. where a donation of 15 micro controller galileo boards was made to the University of Ilorin at Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, 30th September, 2014.
  27. Facilitated a collaboration/partnership between Globacom Nigeria Limited and University of Ilorin, 2014.
  28. Facilitated a collaboration/partnership between Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization and the University of Ilorin (Unilorin-CBAAC MoU), Lagos, 25th March, 2014.
  29. Initiated and facilitated a partnership/collaboration between the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea, UK, 2011.
  30. Donation of a 40-foot container of free Medical Equipments and supplies from Benevolent Healthcare foundation’s PROJECT CURE that worth $464,020:00, November, 2012.
  31. Management Visit to Harvard to Explore Potential areas of Collaboration between Harvard University and University of Ilorin, 2012.
  32. Facilitated a Public Lecture by the Vice-Chancellor at the Monthly Seminar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Centre for International Studies, whose goal is to explore the current state of Nigeria’s engagement with the world community. The title of the paper is “Higher Education and its Challenges in Developing Countries: The Nigerian Experience” – 3rd April, 2012.
  33. Facilitated visit of the management to Cybersoft Technologies Incorporation (A Leading Provider of Information Technology and Cyber Security Solutions), MD, USA for assistance in the area of IT, 5th April 2013.
  34. Initiated a curriculum on the establishment of Anthropology and Cultural Studies Department, which was drafted by Prof. Anthonia Kalu (Ohio State University, Ohio, USA), a visiting Carnegie Scholar, 2014.
  35. Initiated a curriculum on Gender Studies and Performance Department which was drafted by Prof. Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, a visiting scholar from Kansas University, Kansas, USA.
  36. Facilitated a partnership between the University and Air Liquide Nigeria Plc, of 108 Trans Amadi International Estate, Port Harcourt, River State whose interest is to assist our graduate with first class or second upper division in the field of engineering especially mechanical and electrical who has just finished their youth service to participate in the internship programme of the company, 2013.
  37. Air Liquide offered 40 graduates of the University of Ilorin internship programme opportunity, 2014.
  38. Facilitated a donation of $2 million by the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas to construct and equip engineering laboratory and was completed and handed over to the University management in December, 2016 (either electrical or mechanical), 2014-2016.
  39. Facilitated a donation of 12 different jingles about the University of Ilorin for transmission on Unilorin 89.3 FM by the famous Chief Alabi Ogundepo (Ewi poet), 2015.
  40. Facilitated donation of books (2 different times) to the University of Ilorin library by Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2014 and 2015.

 

In Progress

  1. Bata Music and Dance in Nigeria: A Sociological Approach.
  2. Secularizing the Occultic: The Social Trajectory of Traditional Bata Dance in Nigeria.
  3. Significance of Dance in Children Theatre.
  4. Dance as an Instructive Device in the Academic Environment.
  5. The Nigerian Dance in the 21st Century: Problems and Prospects
  6. Dance as a Vehicle of Cultural Development: A Case Study of Nigerian Dances.
  7. Forms and Types of Dance in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
  8. Modern Choreographers and the Stage: Problems and Prospects
  9. Partnership discussion with Kabiyesi Ishaq Olajide Ajede, the Ogirimadagbo of Ijebu-Mushin (EGJA-MECENG Nigeria Limited on:
  1. Smargdfa
  2. Oil Palm Plantation and
  3. Solar Project
  1. On-going discussion with Exxon Mobil Nigeria Ltd on partnership/assistant.
  2. On-going discussion with Julius Berger on construction of Unilorin 40km road and others.
  3. On-going discussion with Acti Tech Engineering, Abuja for CCTV and Security Equipment.
  4. On-going discussion with Total Elf Nigeria Limited.
  5. On-going discussion with His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife in the area of collaborations.
  6. On-going discussion with Dr. Mike Omotosho (Mike Omotosho Foundation) in area of collaborations particularly in the area of Agriculture.
  7. On-going discussion with Olori Zaynab Wuraola Ogunwusi (Yeyeluwa of Ife Kingdom) in the area of male/female students hostel.