Nigerian Music In High Demand Globally, Says ANIM

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THE National President, Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Prof. Ovaborhene Idamoyibo, has stated that music albums produced by Nigerian artists are in high demand in African countries and other parts of the world.

Idamoyibo stated this at the opening ceremony of the 2021 national conference of ANIM which has the theme, ‘Ethos and Pathos in Nigerian Music.’

He noted with satisfaction how he found Nigerian music playing in different locations in different African countries he visited in the past, adding that it showed that different countries in the world like Nigerian music.

Head of Music Dept. Unizik, Prof. Alvan-Ikoku Nwamara
Head of Music Dept. Unizik, Prof. Alvan-Ikoku Nwamara

He observed that the theme of the conference was apt as it described the issues of values and impact of music in human emotions.

According to Idamoyibo music gives a nation and institution identity, and has greatly promoted the image of Nigeria.

He called on all Nigerian universities to have a department of music, to sustain teaching and learning of music in the country.

The conference which is hosted by the Department of Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe NAU, is an annual event and 18th in the series.

The Chairperson, Local Organising Committee for ANIM 2021 conference, Dr Mrs. Chinyere Esimone noted that the essence of the conference was to assemble music academics and researchers to exchange ideas, and innovations on various aspects of music as a discipline, field of practice and as industry or business so as to continuously form a formidable knowledge base for musical endeavour in the society.

National President Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Prof. Ovaborhene Idamoyibo
Chairperson, ANIM LOC 2021, Dr. Mrs Chinyere Esimone

She called on the government to pay attention to the music industry in Nigeria by adequately funding it.

The Head of Music Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Alvan-Ikoku Nwamara, stated that music could play a great role in national integration, and reflect the prevailing socio-political milieu of a given society.

The conference which began on 16th August, will end on 20th August, 2021. ANIM is an organisation made up of music educators working in educational institutions.

Prime Business Africa which streamed the event live, reports that various individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of practice and made significant contributions to societal development were awarded during the conference.

Some of the awardees include the Chairman of Grand Towers Limited, Dr. Nze Chidi Duru; Vice Chancellor of Unizik, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone; immediate past VC of the University, Prof. Eberendu Ahaneku; Bishop Owen Nwokolo of the Diocese on the Niger; Deaconess (Mrs) Ngozi Okoh, wife of the General Superintendent, Christ Holy Church International, Most Rev Dr. Daniel Okoh; Former VC, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka; Group Capt. Ernest Richard Bassey of the Nigerian Air Force; and member representing Anambra East, state  Constituency, RT. Hon. (PHARM.) Chris Obinna Emeneka.


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