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Name

Mr. Kingsley Oyong Akam

Department

Theatre and Media Studies

Designation

Assistant Lecturer

Email

[email protected]


About Mr. Kingsley Oyong Akam

Kingsley Oyong Akam is a prolific and gifted stage/screen writer, actor, director, producer and cinematographer who is interested in using theatre and film for positive transformation of the society. He teaches in the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies in the University of Calabar. Mr. Akam joined the services of the University as an Assistant Lecturer in 2016. He holds the following degrees and Certificate: BA (Hons.) Theatre Arts (Theatre Design & Technology) from University of Calabar in 2010; MA. Theatre and Film Studies (Acting and Directing) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2014 and Certificate in Cinematography from National Film Institute, Jos-Nigeria in 2015. He is an ambitious scholar who has published scholarly articles in reputable journals and he has attended conferences for intellectual discourses. His research areas are not limited to Film and Health (Health-filmology), Film and Society, Sociology of film and Film directing. His recent work is a stage play "The Crippled Giant" which he wrote and directed in 2019. The play will soon be out from the press as "The Honey Badgers".


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
SSCE-WAEC Etung Comp. Sec. School Bendeghe Ekiem, LGA, Cross River State- Nigeria 19971998
SSCE-NECO Oginigba Comp. Sec. Sch. Oginigba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State-Nigeria.19992000
BA (Hons.) Theatre Arts (Theatre Technology) University of Calabar Calabar, Cross River State-Nigeria 20062010
MA-Theatre and Film Studies (Acting and Directing) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. 20122014
Certificate (Cinematography) National Film Institute Jos, Plateau State-Nigeria 20152015

S/N Publication
Akam, K. O. (2019). The Honey Badgers (A Play) Calabar: University of Calabar Printing Press.
Akam, K. O. (2018). ‘Edde Iji in Gown and Town: Challenges and Prospects of an Academic as a Political Appointee’’.InCharles Ukim Adora and Edward Ugbada Adie (eds.) Reflections on Theatre, Media and The Human Conditions: A Festschrift in Honour of Edde Iji. Calabar: University of Calabar Press, 182-207
Akam, K. O. (2017). Redefining the Director’s Role in Filmmaking Towards Quality Production: Examining Prevailing Issues in the Nigerian Film Industry. In Effect Iji, Liwhu Betiang, and Esekong Andrew-Essien (eds.) Theatre and Media in the Third Millennium. Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited, 239-252.
Bassey, G. & Akam, K. O. (2015). Textile Culture and Theatrical Costume as Communication Media for Conflict Prevention and Global Reconciliation in the 21st Century”. In J.P.C. Nzomiwu & Chuma-Udeh-Ngozi (eds.). Journal of Arts and Humanities (ANSU), 2 (2), 1-9.
Akam, K. O. & Bassey, G. (2015). The Role of Drama and Visual Arts for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace”. In J.P.C. Nzomiwu & Chuma-Udeh-Ngozi (eds.). Journal of Arts and Humanities (ANSU), 2(2), 185-191.
Akam, K. O. (2014). Corruption Syndrome in Nigeria, a Thematic Analysis of Ojo Bakare’s Once Upon A Tower: Challenges for the Director and Designers. In AbdulRasheed A. Adeoye et al (eds.) Uncommon Artistry: Understanding Bakare, Ojo Rasaki's Dance, Drama and Theatre. London: SPM Publication, 375-392.
Akam, K. O., Bassey, G. F. I., Nnamele, C. N., & Bessong, C. D. (2013). The Misconception of Adult Education, Theatre and Visual Arts as Non- Lucrative Courses of Study: Redefining their Relevance Towards Societal Development. In Florence Banku Obi (ed). Education for Today, 9, 82-93.

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International Conference of-SONTA. 26th -29th August, 2014 Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State Bassey, Grace and Akam, Kingsley Oyong.“The Relevance of Visual Art Designs in Theatrical and Film Productions .“The Relevance of Visual Art Designs in Theatrical and Film Productions for Sustainable Development in a Democratic Society: The Nigerian Experience”.2014-08-262014-08-29
International Conference of-SONTA. Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State Bassey, G. & Akam, K. O. The Relevance of Visual Art Designs in Theatrical and Film Productions for Sustainable Development in a Democratic Society: The Nigerian Experience.2014-08-262014-08-29
International Conference of Faculty of Arts, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State.Bassey, G. & Akam, K. O. Textile Culture and Theatrical Costume as Communication Media for Global Reconciliation in the 21st Century.2014-09-252014-09-27
International Conference of Faculty of Arts, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State.Akam, K. O. & Bassey, G. Art as Instrument for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation: The Role of Drama and Visual Arts for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace.2014-09-252014-09-27
National Conference of Dance Scholars. Society of Nigerian (DASSON) Bassey, G. & Akam, K. O. Ebola Prevention: the Need for Costume and Textile MaterialsHygiene Management in Dance-Drama.2014-10-082014-10-11
National Conference of Dance Scholars, Society of Nigerian (DASSON) Akam, K. O. & Bassey, G. The Role of Visual Arts and Theatrical Elements in Nigerian Carnival Dances: Veritable Means toward Tourism Development and National Integration.2014-10-082014-08-11
Acoustical Society of Nigeria-ASONAkam, K. O., The Indispensability of Sound in Film Production and the Psychological Effect of Sound to Audience: Challenges to the Film Director.2014-10-132014-10-16
Conference of Society for Research and Academic Excellence Akam, K. O., & Bassey, G. Bioterrorism in West African and the Question of Ebola Virus Disease: Economic Implication on Theatre, Visual Arts and Community Development.2015-02-162015-02-18
Conference of Society for Research and Academic Excellence Akam, K. O., Bassey, G., Nnamele, C. N., Bessong, C. D. Influence of Media and Education on Elections: the Role of Adult Education, Film, Theatre, and visual Arts Towards Successful Political Campaign and Elections in Nigeria.2015-02-162015-02-18
Conference of Cambridge Publications and Research InternationalAkam, K. O. Traces of Art Marginalization in National Policy on Education: The Importance of Art Pedagogy as a Solution to Teenage Restiveness in Nigeria2015-03-122015-03-13
Calabar International Conference of Theatre and Media StudiesAkam, K. O. Redefining the Director’s Role in Filmmaking Towards Quality Production: Examining Prevailing Issues in the Nigerian Film Industry.2015-09-232015-09-27
Institute of African Studies Conference University of Nigeria, Nsukka Akam, K. O. African Culture and Influence of Obscene Sexuality in Film: Interrogating the Patriarchal and Societal Misconceptions towards Increasing Actresses’ Spinsterhood in Nigeria.2015-11-202015-11-22
2nd Calabar International Conference of Theatre and Media Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies University of Calabar Akam, K. O. Intertribal Marriage and Peaceful Co-Existence in Nigeria through Nollywood Films: A Critical Discourse of Kemi Adetiba’s The Wedding Party.2019-08-272019-08-31