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Prof. Idegu Emmy Unuja

professor
Theatre and Media Studies
emmyidegu@unical.edu.ng

Professor Emmy Ikanaba Unuja IDEGU lectures with the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, South-South Nigeria. A holder of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts (1984), University of Jos, Master of Arts (Drama) 1989 and PhD Drama (2004) both from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, he is a Professor of Playwriting and African Theatre. He has so far published at least twenty plays and has a number of articles in peer reviewed journals. One of his plays, The Legendary Inikpi has received accolade and wide acceptability by both Nigerian and foreign audiences where the play has received great ovations. Professor Idegu is also an ordained Reverend minister of the Gospel. He is the Presiding Labourer of the Odolu Soul Hunt Ministry, in Odolu, Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area, Kogi State, Middle Belt Region of Nigeria. He is a rising voice in theatre scholarship in Nigeria and a tested playwright director. He is a nominee of the prestigious LNG Award for Literature (Playwriting, 2010) with his entry, Ata Igala the Great. Recently he propounded the Experiential Testimonial Creativity (ETC) Theory recommended for the critiquing of creative works. Reverend Professor Idegu is happily married to a female wife.

Ekpo, B.E, Idegu, E.U (2018) Applying UNESCO’s Product Classification (CPC) Tool in Identifying Cocoa as a Cultural Commodity of Ikom Local Government Area, Central Cross River, Nigeria, Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS)- A Publication of the Faculty opf Arts University of Calabar. Printed and Published by University of Calabar Press,pp. 404-427.


Idegu, E.U (2018), Great Odolu Kingdom (a play) Printed and Published by University of Calabar Press.


Idegu, E.U (2018), Interrogating Social Networking as the Modern Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in John Illah Festschrift Published by Selidan Books, Jos- A Publication of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Jos, 77-86.


Idegu, E.U (2017) The God of Forgiveness Published by TW Press


Idegu, E.U (2017) The Field Marshals’ Exeunt, (a play) Printed and Published by University of Calabar Press.


Idegu, E.U (2017) The God of Peace Published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U (2016) Between Experiential Testimonial Creativity and Environmental Antagonism: Whither the Creative Conscience of the Playwright? in Theatre and Media in the Third Millennium, A Publication of the Department of Theatre and Media Studies, University of Calabar,pp.56-70.


Idegu, E.U (2015) (ed) Synergising Theatre Practice and other Disciplines, a Publication of the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria


Ismail, F.O and Idegu E U. (2015) A Discursive Engagement of the Media as Agent of Socialization in Nigeria in Zaria Journal of Mass Communication (3), 2, Zaria- A Publication of the Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 59-90.


Idegu, E.U (2015) A Language and a People with the obvious Threat of Extinction: Igala Language Education as Paradigm in Synergising Theatre Practice and other Disciplines, a Publication of the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, pp.170-197.


Idegu, E.U. (2014) Truth on Trial (a play), Published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U. (2014) Which Change, What Change: Glamourising Social Misfits in Nigerian Home Movies, Published by International Journal of English and Literature, IJEL/30.05.14/0621. On line www.academicjournals.org.


Idegu, E.U. (2015) Another Odolu Kingdom (a play), Published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U. (2014) The Conspiracy (a play), Published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U (2014) The Humans are not to Blame (a play) Published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U (2013) Beloved Odolu Kingdom (play), Published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U (2010) Six and Half a Dozen (a play), Published by Prince Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U. (2012) Between Globalisation and Identity Promotion: An Appraisal of Select Nigerian Theatre Practices. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.


Idegu, E.U (2009), Historical Overview, Global outlook, Topical Relevance and Applicability of Feminism in Feminist Aesthetics and dramaturgy of Irene Salami-Agunloye, a publication of the Department of Theatre and Film Arts, University of Jos, pp. 73-87.


Idegu, E.U (2009) (ed) Feminist Aesthetics and Dramaturgy of Irene Salami-Agunloye, a publication of the Department of Theatre and Film Arts, University of Jos.


Idegu, E.U (2008) Ata Igala The Great (a play) published by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna,2008 (Nominee for the 2010 Nigerian LNG Award for Literature-Playwriting).


Idegu, E.U (2008), Globalisation and Challenges of Sustainable Reading Culture: The Relevance of effective Playwriting, in ABUDoF, Journal of Humanities, Department of French, A.B.U, Zaria, Vol. 1, No 7,pp. 214-226.


Idegu, E.U (2007),Beyond the Yoruba Cosmology: A Contestation of the Africanness of Wole Soyinka’s submission in Myth, Literature and the African World, in African Performance Review Journal, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London,Vol.1. Nos 2 and 3, pp. 99-113.


Idegu, E.U (2007), Combating Globalisation with Indigenous Theatre Practices; An Elastic Antagonism for Relevance, in ZAJOLA, journal of the Faculty of Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Vol 1, Number 1, pp. 165-176.


Idegu, E.U (2007), Beyond Historical Documentation: A Study of Identity Promotion in Attahiru, in Adeoti, G.R (ed) Muse and Mime sis: Critical Perspectives on Ahmed Yerima’s Drama, Department of English, O.A.U. Ife, pp. 159-172.


Idegu, E.U (2005), Issues in National Identity Discourse: The Voodoo Tradition, the Christian Response and Social Commentaries in the Nigerian Home Video Theatre Industry, in KAKAKI,2005; A Journal of English and French Studies, Department of English and French, Bayero University, Kano,Vol 7, pp.131-148.


Idegu, E.U (2007), Appraising Select Dramatic Elements in Indigenous Festival Performances: The Ogani Festival Celebration in Igalaland as Paradigm, in ZAJOLA, journal of the Faculty of Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Vol 1, Number 2, pp. 363-372.


Idegu, E.U (2007),Tough Man (a play), published by TW Press Publishers,Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U (2005),The Legendary Inikpi (a play) first published by CALTOP publications Limited Ibadan 1994. Reprinted in 2005 by TW Press and Publishers, Kaduna.


Idegu, E.U (2005), Identity Problematics in National, Ethnic and Regional Constructs, in FAIS Journal of Humanities, May, Bayero University, Kano, Vol. 3 No. 2., pp. 48 – 58.


Idegu, E.U (2004), Indigenous Theatre Troupe Performances: Problems, Challenges and Prospects: A Peep at the National Troupe of Nigeria, in SAFARA, published by the Department of English, Gaston Berger University, St Louis, Senegal,pp. 107-116.


Idegu, E.U (2004), “Between the Art, Act and Craft of Writing and Life-Long Learning Process: A Writer’s View, in Literacy and Reading in Nigeria Journal, published by Readers’ Association of Nigeria, Institute of Education, A.B.U, Zaria, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp.157-164.


Idegu, E.U (2004), African Indigenous Performances and Identity Promotion: An appraisal of the Igala Ekwe Masquerade Institution in Kogi State, in Journal of Arts and Humanities, International Research and Development Institute, University of Uyo, Vol.1No.2, pp. 18 – 23.


Idegu, E.U (2003), Survival Ethics, Globalisation and Identity Promotion; Which way the Nigerian Video Movie Theatre Industry, in Anyigba Journal of Arts and Humanities, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Vol. 2 No 2, pp. 26 – 31.


Idegu, E.U (2004), Between and Betwixt Cultural Promotion and National Identity: Whither the National Troupe of Nigeria?, in Nigerian Theatre Journal, published by the Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes (SONTA), pp. 315-331.


Idegu, E.U (2002), Breakthroughs, Challenges and the Future of the Home Video Industry in Nigeria, in HUMANITY, Jos Journal of General Studies, published by the Division of General Studies, UniJos, Vol 4 No 2,pp. 125-135.


Idegu, E.U (2002), Global Information Technology, Identity Consciousness and the Nigerian Home Video Theatre Practice, in Nigerian Theatre Journal, published by the Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes (SONTA), Vol 7, No 1, pp.15-25.


Idegu, E.U (2002), Between Theatre and Society: The Question of Understanding, in Egwugwu, I (ed) Theatre, Politics and Social Consciousness in Nigeria, published by the Department of Theatre and communication Arts, University of Jos, pp. 14 – 24.


. Idegu, E.U (2002), “Wither Popular Theatre? Revolutionary Weapon, Domesticating Tool, or Mere Academic Exercise?, in HUMANITY, Jos Journal of General Studies, published by the Division of General Studies, UniJos,Vol.4 No 1 pp. 145-153.


Idegu, E.U (2001), Alternating Globalisation with Identity Formation: The place of Historical Playwriting, in HUMANITY, Jos Journal of General Studies, published by the Division of General Studies, University of Jos. Vol. 3, No 2, pp. 60-69.


. Idegu, E.U (2000), Historical Playwriting and the Identity Question: An examination of Effion Etim Johnson’s Not without Bones, in Nigeria Educational Forum; a Journal of the Institute of Education, ABU Zaria, Vol 16, No. 2,pp. 82-91.


Idegu, E.U (2001) Peter Brook and his Search for a Universal Language: An Appraisal of John Heilpern’s Conference of the Birds, in SAIWA, A Journal of Communication, published by the Department of English and Drama, ABU, Zaria, No 9,pp.189-201.


Idegu, E.U (2000) The People’s Choice, An Account of the Life and Death of Dr Stephen Makoji Achema, Published by TAMAZA Press, Zaria.


Idegu, E.U (2000), Bridging the Past and the Present through Festival Performances: The example of the Ogani Festival Celebration at Idah, in Work In Progress, published by the Department of English and Drama, A.B.U., Zaria No.11,pp.103-117.


Idegu, E.U (1999), Educational Drama: A Tool for Child Development in Primary Schools, in Work in Progress, published by the Department of English and Drama, A.B.U., Zaria, No. 10, pp. 203 – 214.


Idegu, E.U (1998) ,Omodoko (a play) published by Tamaza Publishing Company Ltd. Zaria.


. Idegu, E.U (1998), Traditional Performance as the Heart of a People: The case of OGANI Festival in Ankpa, in MUKABALLA, Journal of Performing Arts, Department of English and Drama, ABU, Zaria. Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 80-88.


Idegu, E.U (1997), Nike (a playlet) in INSTANCES: Ten plays from the INSTANCES Project (ed. Jenkeri Okwori) published by the A.B.U. press, Zaria.pp. 105-124.


Idegu, E.U (1997), Amina (a playlet) in INSTANCES: Ten plays from the INSTANCES Project (ed. Jenkeri Okwori) published by the A.B.U. press, Zaria. Pp. 1-21.


Idegu, E.U (1997), Larai (a playlet) in INSTANCES: Ten plays from the INSTANCES Project (ed. Jenkeri Okwori) published by the A.B.U. press, Zaria.pp. 69-86.


Idegu, E.U (1997), Chinyere (a playlet) in INSTANCES: Ten plays from the INSTANCES Project (ed.Jenkeri Okwori) published by the A.B.U. press, Zaria.pp. 22-49.

No Results for Research Works done

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“Which Change, What Change?: Glamourising Social Misfits in the Nigerian Home Movies
Idegu, E.U (2009) Presented on 2nd August, 2009 at an International Conference with the theme New Directions in African Theatre and Performance organized by the School of the Arts, University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, Northampton, United Kingdom.
Start: Sunday 2nd August, 2009
End: Sunday 2nd August, 2009
From Ritual, History and Festival Performances to the Nigerian Theatre: The Role of Play Writing.
Idegu, E. U (2008) Being a Paper Presented at the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Tel Aviv, Israel on 23rd December.
Start: Tuesday 23rd December, 2008
End: Tuesday 23rd December, 2008
Conference on Agabaidu Lore, Legend and Mythology.
Organised by The Agabaidu community Heritage Foundation, Idah, 18th-20th March,2010.
Start: Thursday 18th March, 2010
End: Saturday 20th March, 2010
theme, Repositioning Nollywood for Cultural Transformation.
Lead discussant and group Chair at the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists 3rd-7th August, 2015 International Convention at Abuja.
Start: Monday 3rd August, 2015
End: Friday 7th August, 2015
“Interrogating the Nigerian Public Service Towards Strategic Competitive Sustainable Development”.
Igala Professors’ Forum Lecture Series, Abuja, Saturday 18th November, 2017.
Start: Saturday 18th November, 2017
End: Saturday 18th November, 2017
“Beyond The Yoruba Cosmology: A Contestation of The Africanness of Wole Soyinka’s sumbission In Myth, Literature And The African World”
Idegu, E.U (2006) Being a Paper Presented at the SONTA 2006 20thNational Convention and Annual General Meeting At the New Arts Theatre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, July 11th-15th.
Start: Tuesday 11th July, 2006
End: Saturday 15th July, 2006
“Play writing for a Sustainable Reading Culture”
Idegu, E.U (2006), Being a paper presented at the National Seminar on Readership Promotion organised by the National Library of Nigeria, at the National Board for Technical Education Auditorium, Kaduna, on 13-14th December.
Start: Wednesday 13th December, 2006
End: Thursday 14th December, 2006
ACCO Theatre Festival, Akko, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Acco Municipal Council
ACCO Theatre Festival, Akko, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Acco Municipal Council, (Guest) Israel. 23rd-27th Dec, 2008
Start: Tuesday 23rd December, 2008
End: Saturday 27th December, 2008
“Radio and Television Production Techniques”
Idegu, E.U (2007)Being paper presented at the Training Workshop on Advanced Agricultural Radio and Television Production, organised by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services, (NAERLS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 5th August.
Start: Sunday 5th August, 2007
End: Sunday 5th August, 2007
”Greek Gods, Yoruba names: The ‘Nigerianisation’ of Sophocles’Oedipus Rex in Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not To Blame”.
Idegu, E.U (2006)Being a Paper Presented at the SONTA 2006 20th National Convention and Annual General Meeting at the New Arts Theatre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, July 11th-15th
Start: Tuesday 11th July, 2006
End: Saturday 15th July, 2006
“Between the Art, Act and Craft of Writing and Life-Long Learning Process:A Writer’s View”.
Idegu, E.U (2002) Presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Oct, 8-12
Start: Tuesday 8th October, 2002
End: Saturday 12th October, 2002
“Educational Drama; A Tool for Child Development in Primary Schools”.
Idegu, E.U (1999)Presented at the Institute of Education, A.B.U. Zaria organized workshop on “Teaching the Subject Areas in Primary Schools” held at the British Council, Kaduna, 6th- September.
Start: Monday 6th September, 1999
End: Monday 6th September, 1999
Youth Empowerment and the Vision 20:2020; The Place of the Female Gender.
National Workshop organised by the Kogi State Local Government Service Commission, Lokoja, (Co-ordinator of Resource Persons), 8th-9th September, 2009
Start: Tuesday 8th September, 2009
End: Wednesday 9th September, 2009
“Between Experiential Testimonial Creativity and Environmental Antagonism: Whither the Creative Conscience of the Playwright”?
Idegu, E.U (2015) Being a Lead Paper Presentation at the Calabar International Conference of Theatre and Media Studies, University of Calabar-September, 25th.
Start: Friday 25th September, 2015
End: Friday 25th September, 2015
“A Language and a People with the obvious Threat of Extinction: Igala Language Education as Paradigm,
Idegu, E.U (2012) Being a Lead Paper Presentation at the 12th Igala Education Summit held on 28th December, 2012 at the Francis S. Idachaba Lecture Theatre, Kogi State University, Anyigba.
Start: Friday 28th December, 2012
End: Friday 28th December, 2012
“Impediments and Remedies to Effective Community Development Programme”
Idegu, E.U (1995)Presented at the NYSC Conference for community Development Schedule Officers, Zaria, 15th August.
Start: Tuesday 15th August, 1995
End: Tuesday 15th August, 1995
Quality Information Dissemination for Good Governance, National Workshop .
organised by the Kogi State Local Government Service Commission, Lokoja, (Co-ordinator of Resource Persons) June 14th-15th, 2010.
Start: Monday 14th June, 2010
End: Tuesday 15th June, 2010
No Results for Grants/Awards Received