Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

RE-WRITING THE PAST AND THE DILEMMA OF SOCIAL RELEVANCE IN TOYIN ABIODUN’S THE TRIALS OF AFONJA AND THE MARRIAGE OF ARIKE

This is a research on Toyin Abiodun's drama texts "The Marriage of Arike" and "The Trials of Afonja" describing it as books on history and African culture using the theory "New Historicism".ABSTRACTMany writers resort borrowing and incorporating elements of culture in their works other to preserve from extinction. The writers in this time are aware of the historicity of the people as well as the culture and aesthetics which he intends to capture. The intention here is to educate,entertain, as...

The Nature, Origin and Evolution of Modern African Poetry

Various phases have emerged in the development of Modern African poetry, each with its poets and ideology. These phases are the pioneer phase, the modernist phase and the contemporary phase. This paper swiftly traces the origin, development and features of what today is called modern African poetry. It treats Modern African Poetry as an offspring of the African oral traditions and the African colonial experience, and as a reactionary tool against the whips of neo-colonialism in African s...

ADICHIE'S AMERICANAH : AN INTENTIONAL DISTORTION OF THE AFRICAN IDEALS TO STIR THE AFRICANNESS IN AFRICANS

This essay attempts a moral criticism of Americanah and provides a rationale for its offensiveness. With the provocative ending given to the novel, this essay maintains the stance that Adichie engages in an intentional distortion of what is considered rational and moral in Africa not to leave the African reader offended, but to stir an anger in him and give him a deeper conviction of the morality he truly stands for. 

Signs and Signification in Chika Unigwe's Night Dancer and Kunle Afolayan's October 1

ABSTRACTNigerian novelists and filmmakers deploy cultural codes to communicate certain messages and create a genuinely Nigerian narrative art recognisable to the reader and viewer. Even when the process of conveying a message seems overt, certain messages are still artistically encoded for the reader and viewer to crack. Consequently, this study critically elucidates how cultural signs convey meanings in Chika Unigwe’s Night Dancer (a novel) and Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 (a film),...

ONLINE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT_ A STUDY OF FIRST BANK

ABSTRACTThis study examined the relationship between online public relations and customer engagement with First Bank of Nigeria as the focus of the study. This study was prompted by perceived inability of organizations to engage their online publics. The research design employed for this study was survey. The instrument of data collection was questionnaire. To achieve this, 250 customers of First Bank responded to questionnaire and the Head of Media and External communication of First Bank wa...

The Concept of Self in Soren Kierkegaard Existentialism

Our experience and knowledge of the human nature are always incomplete and fragmentary. This inability to achieve a comprehensive grasp of what we are is often revealed as we attempt to clarify the concepts that emerge from our lopsided understanding of human nature. The concept of self is a case point. In this essay, we focused on the idea of self in philosophic literature; we affirm that self is seemingly lost in the multiplicity of its aspects. Kierkegaard Existentialism shows that existen...

EFFECT OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE ON ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

TABLE OF CONTENTS CoverTitle Certification Dedication Acknowledgement Table of ContentsList of TablesList of Figures (or other illustrations) Abstract   CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study1.2 Statement of the problem1.3 Objectives of the study1.4 Research questions 1.5 Significance of the study1.6 Scope of the study1.8 Operational Definitions of the termsCHAPTER TWO2.0 Sources of Literature 2.1 Review of the...

REWRITE OF EXRTOVERT POTENTIAL SHADY DAVID

This articles is focused and directed to most Nigerian youths it tagged "Extrovert potential its an Article you will love to read and learn from.

The Effect of Broadcast Media in Effective Enlightenment on HIV/AIDS in Osogbo Community: A Case Study of (Osun State Broadcasting Cooperation OSBC)

ABSTRACTIn this study, the researcher’s objective was to establish the effect of broadcast media in effective enlightenment on HIV/AIDS in Osogbo community: A case study of (Osun State Broadcasting Cooperation OSBC)”. The researcher sought to establish if HIV/AIDS programmes aired by OSBC FM are geared towards effective enlightenment on HIV/AIDS in Osogbo community. The background of the study highlights the history of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. It details cases where media has been successful ...

Culture and Language in African Literature: A Study of Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God

Abstract There  is  a  symbiotic  relationship  between  language,  culture  and  literature  as  each reinforces, projects and distills the other. The need for the projection of African culture had  informed the development of  modern African literature which serves to enlighten, educate and showcase African worldview, practices and problems. Against the Conradian misinformed notion of Africans as a people without culture,...

A Study on the Influence of Dramatic Appeals in Advertisements on Consumer Behaviour

This critical need to know how dramatic appeals and elements influence the audience isthe focus of this research work. This study therefore aims to examine the influence ofdramatic elements in product advertisements on the consumers’ when it comes topurchase or buying decision. It will also establish if dramatic appeal in selectedadvertisements aid retention and recall at the point of purchase.

The Functionality of Nigerian Pidgin in Communication: Why It Should Be Accorded Official Status

AbstractThis paper discusses Nigerian Pidgin as a language that has risen through ranks and become a main unifying language for Nigerians at home and in diaspora. More than half the population speak and communicate with Nigerian Pidgin every day and many are learning daily, however, the government and education turn a blind eye to its increasing influence and cling to English language. In a country of such language multiplicity and diversity, English language ought to be the unifying l...

History of Advertising in Nigeria

This is a comprehensive history of Advertising in Nigeria. The paper examined the evolution of Advertising and Advertisements in Nigeria. It also also showcases important individual factor in the history of Advertising. Advertising is as old as mankind. The desire of humans to make others aware of the product and services they are selling in order to get some personal gain for themselves is innate. Therefore, it can be established that advertising has been in existence since the beginnin...

UTILIZATION OF PRIVATE SCHOOL LIBRARIES BY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN SABON GARI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE

Abstract This study examined the “utilization of private school libraries by teachers and students in sabon gari local government area of Kaduna State” Nigeria. It identifies the concepts of private school library, the extent of availability of private school libraries; it also identified the types of Resources and Services Provided by Private School libraries, the utilization of private school libraries and the hindrances to utilization of private school libraries. The study ad...

ASSESSMENT OF THE UTILIZATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES BY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RIMI COLLEGE KADUNA STATE

This study examined the “assessment of the utilization of school library resources by secondary school students in Rimi College” and the objectives of the study were to examine the use of libraries by secondary school students in Rimi College Kaduna. Specifically, the study intends to identify the types of information resources available in Rimi College Library, Kaduna. To find out the extent to which students in Rimi College make use of resources in the school library. To identify...


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