Faculty Lecture Series

Recent Submissions

  • Poly-Eclecticism in juju music of Abiodun Awesola (Awesome tones’ band) 

    Omolaye, Bamidele Vincent (Nigerian Music Review (NMR) Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2016-09)
    One of the most successful dance music of the Yoruba people of the Southwest Nigeria is Jùjú music. This genre has continued to enjoy patronage among the lower and middle classes, as well as the elites. The trend in which ...
  • The emergence of female juju artistes in Southwestern Nigeria: 

    Omolaye, Bamidele Vincent (Journal of African Arts & Culture, 2021-07-31)
    It is observed that gender imbalance in Nigerian popular music studies, especially Juju music, over the years, was as a result of male chauvinism which is prevalent in popular music scene. This has contributed to the little ...
  • The role of Òkítóròkò music during Ovia-Osese festival among the Ogori of Kogi State 

    Omolaye, Bamidele Vincent (Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (JANIM), 2016-08)
    This paper investigates the origin of Ovia-Osese festival and examines the role of Òkítòròkò music during the festival with a view to justifying its importance during the rite of passage of the maidens and to showcase the ...
  • Àpàlà popular music in Nigeria: 

    Omolaye, Bamidele Vincent (Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria., 2014-09-01)
    African popular music may be fraught with contradictions but what has remained uncontested is the energy and diversity of the musical practices. Music generally, performs momentous roles in restructuring the society into ...