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Dr. Edward Ugbada Adie


Theatre and Media Studies


Lecturer II


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About Dr. Edward Ugbada Adie

Dr. Edward Ugbada Adie joined the services of the University in 2012 as Assistant Lecturer and was later upgraded to the rank of Lecturer II in 2016. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Drama (2006), M.A. degree in Development Communication (2011) and Ph.D degree in Theatre for Development (2016), all from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria. Edward Adie has been teaching and researching in the areas of Theatre and Development Communication in the University of Calabar-Nigeria. He is a regular participant in many conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia where he has been presenting papers. Dr Adie has over twenty five scholarly publications in both local and foreign peer reviewed academic journals. He has served his Departments and the Univeristy in many positions including Chairman, Departmental Publications Committee, Secretary, Examinations Vetting Committee, Theatre Manager, Departmental Business Manager amongst others. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, which is domiciled in the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar. Dr Adie is also serving as the Assistant Editor of Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies, Co-ordinating Editor of the Journal of Integrative Humanism in Nigeria. Dr. Edward Adie is the current Secretary General of the Faculties of Arts/Humanities Scholars Association of Nigerian Universities and member, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists. He is married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateArmy Children Primary School, Ede, Osun State19841990
WASSCBekwarra Secondary School, Abuochiche, Bekwerra Local Government Area, Cross River State19911997
B.A. Theatre ArtsAhmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State20022006
M.A. Development CommunicationAhmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State20092011
Ph.D Theatre for Development Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State20122016

S/N Publication
Adie, E.U. (2019).Training Children Environmentalists in Africa: The Learning by Drama Method. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, 2(3), 18-24.
Salisu, H., & Adie, E.U. (2018). An Assessment of the Communication Approaches of Vulnerable Groups Social Health Insurance Programme in Select Local Government Areas in Katsina State. International Journal of Humanitatis Theoreticus, 1(2), 48-61.
Adie, E.U., & Afo, D.U. (2018). Integrating Africa Folklore into Drama-in-Education Pedagogy for Cultural Development in Nigeria Primary Schools Curriculum. International Journal of Humanitatis Theoreticus 1, (1), 63-73.
Adie, E. U., & Okpe, J.U. (2018). Nwamuo’s the prisoners, Hermeneutics and a Discourse of the Human Conditions in Nigeria. International Journal of Humanitatis Theoreticus, 1, (2), 29-33.
Adie, E. U., Shamagana Y. N., & Adie, M.F. (2018). Diaspora and the Fluidity of Identity: Perspectives from Tess Onwueme’s The Missing Face. International Journal of Integrative Humanism, 9(1), 77-86.
Adie, E.U. , & Shamagana, N.Y. (2018). Towards Improved Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Development Agenda in Nigeria. International Journal of Integrative Humanism, 10,(1), 1-15
Adie, E. U., & Shamagana,Y.N. (2018 ). Beyond Feminist Rhetoric in Africa Theatre Practice: A Study of Ngugi Wathiong’o’s and Ngugi Wamirii’s I Shall Marry When I Want.- Calabar Journal of Liberal Study(CAJOLIS), 20, (1), 137-147
Adie, E. U., & Shamagana, Y.N. (2018).Theatre, the New Bermuda Triangle and the Dilemma of Third World Countries in the 21st Century- Calabar Journal of Liberal Study(CAJOLIS) , 20, (2), 265-277
Adie, E. U. (2018). Unmasking the Masquerade: A Narrative Culled from an Interface with Erudite Professor Edde Iji. Reflections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions- A Festschrift in honour of Professor Edde Iji, .1-21.
Adie, E. U. (2018). Historical Drama and Society, the Factual and the Artistic Ingenious: Appraisal of Femi Osofisan’s Women of Owu--- in Reflections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions- A Festschrift in honour of Professor Edde Iji (pp.204-221),ISBN: 978-978-975-014-6 .
Adie, E. U. & Shamagana, Y.N. (2018). Communicating Change in an Atmosphere of Insurgency through Radio Drama: An Appraisal of ‘ Madubi Live’ by BBC Media Action Nigeria. FAHSANU Journal, 1. (1), 1-15
Adie, E. U.& Shamagana, Y.N. (2018). Rethinking Kano Market Literature for Effective Communication of Maternal and Neo-Natal Health Care in Northern Nigerian: A Meditation on Sister Iyami Jalo’s ‘Ranar Bakin Ciki’in. FAHSANU Journal, 1(2), 251-264.
Adie, E.U. (2017). Utilitarian Theatre Forms Relatedness: The Imperative for Conceptual Clarification. LWATI, 14 (4), 231-247
Adie, E. U., & Shamagana, Y.N. (2017).Towards a Cinemapatory Theatre for Development: The Gure and Rumaya Experiment. Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, 2, (2), 30-37.
Adie, E. U. (2017). Two Sides of a Coin: An Analysis of TFD as Process and Product. Edde I., Betiang, L. & Esekong A. (eds). Theatre and Media Studies in the Third Millennium, Kraft pub. 174 -181
Adie, E. U. (2016). Critical Issues and Criticism in the Praxis of Theatre for Development: an Experiential Discourse in Nigeria. Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, 1(2), 23-33.
Adie, E. U. (2016). History and Nigeria Drama: A Contextual Analysis of Ola Rotimi’s Ovonramwen Nogbaisi. NDUNODE, Calabar Journal of Humanities, 12, (1), 218-225.
Adie, E. U. (2015). Interfacing TFD and PLA for Participatory Voter Education: Abah’s Methodological Conversation as Paradigm. International Journal of Integrative Humanism, 5(1), 155- 163.
Adie, E. U. (2015). Moulding Children Environmentalists: The Learning by Drama Approach. The LEAJON: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6(2), 1-12.
Adie, E. U. (2015). Exploring Theatre for Development for Behaviour Change Communication: The Example of the Clean Hands for Good Health Campaign. Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, 1(1), 13-19.
Adie, E. U., & Orim, E. (2015) Beyond the Mass Media: Quality Assurance in TFD as Development Communication Tool. The LEAJON: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6 (2), 101 – 112.
Adie, E. U. (2015). Theatre for Development as Research Method in a Globalized World: An Investigation into Factors Responsible for Voter Apathy amongst University Calabar Students in the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria. NDUNODE, Calabar Journal of Humanities, 12, (1), 172-183.
Adie, E. U., & Afo, D. U. (2014). Understanding Empowerment for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Theatre and Participatory Communication Approach. International Journal of Integrative Humanism, 4 (1), 116-127.
Adie, E. U., Okoro, L., & Orim E. (2014). Exploring the Potentials of Community Theatre as a Tool for Social Change: The Participatory Communication Method. International Journal of Integrative Humanism, 4(1), 58- 70.
Adie, E. U., & Ekwok, L. (2014). Towards A Greater Relevance of Theatre: A Case for the Intensification of Popular Theatre Teaching in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. The LEAGON: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6 (1). 1 – 12.
Adie, E. U. (2014). Documenting History and Prophesying through Drama: Emmy Idegu’s Beloved Odolu Kingdom as Paradigm. The LEAJON: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6. (1), 13 – 21.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Gombe International Conference of Literature, Gombe State University 11th-14th April, 2010. Towards the Exposition of Children as Veritable Tools for Environmental Protection, Sustainability and Development: The Learning by Drama Approach.2010-04-112010-04-14
Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists Conference, Benue State University,12th-15th Oct. Markurdi, 2013. Poor Video and Film Production in Nigeria: The Need for the Re-examination of Standards towards Quality in the Nigerian Training Schools.2013-10-122013-10-15
Calabar International Conference of Theatre and Media Studies, University of Calabar, September 23rd-26th, 2015. (SECRETARY LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE) Two Sides of a Coin: An Analysis of Theatre for Development as a Process and a Product.2015-09-232015-09-26
First Faculty of Arts International Conference, University of Calabar, April 12th-15th, 2016. (SECRETARY LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE) Social and Behavioral Change Communication as a Veritable Tool for Creating Social Order in Africa’s Democratic System: The Nigerian Example.2016-04-122016-04-16
Theatre Arts Department---- Faculties of Arts/Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities International Conference, 9th- 13th, April, 2018 Calabar, (SECRETARY LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE) Towards a New Vista in Nigerian Theatre :Extending the Stage Performance to Cyber Space in Nigerian Universities2018-04-092018-04-13