Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

CAN THE DEAD STILL LIVE: A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE OF THE CONCEPT OF REINCARNATION AMONG THE YORÙBÁ OF SOUTH-WEST,NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe belief in reincarnation is, of course, a central theme of many Eastern religions. Belief in rebirth has been reported amongst people scattered the length and breadth of the African continent. Their beliefs ranges from ‘partial’ reincarnation of an ancestor in one or several individuals strictly within the same family, to that of an endless cycle of rebirths linked to a notion of cleansing and refinement of the inner nature. There have been divergent views in response to the qu...

The importance of Electronic billboards

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTIONAdvertisement involves an essentially persuasive communication. Thus, the goals set foradvertising are communication tasks: to reach a defined audience, to a given extent, andduring a given time period. The public move from unawareness of a policy to awareness andthen to knowledge, liking, preference, conviction and then action. It is imperative that theproducts or services of any business receive the proper exposure, and the way to achieveexposure is through adve...

Myths and socio-cultural significance of Oloolu masquerade festival in Ibadan

TABLE OF CONTENTSCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementsAbstractChapter oneIntroduction1.1 Background to the Study1.2 Statement of the Problem1.3. Research Questions1.4 Objectives of the Study1.5 Significance of the Study1.6 Scope of the Study1.7     Operationalization of TermsCHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK2.0 Literature Review2.1 Culture2.2 Masquerades In Yoruba Land2.3 Socio-Cultural Significance of Masquerades in Yoruba Land 2.4 Oloolu Masquera...

POWER AND DIPLOMACY IN WESTERN NIGERIA: THE SIXTEEN YEARS CRISIS.

This paper aims to discuss the nature of power and diplomacy in Western Nigeria and the crises that stormed the whole of the western region   . The struggle for power is a temporary phenomenon within a complex system that is when more than one group interest criss-cross. 

Measured Growth in Theatre and Media Arts Department of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (DTMA-AAU) took off as Theatre Arts Department in the 1996/1997 academic session as a unit under the Department of English. Since then no historical evaluation or critical study has been carried out on it with regard to quality assurance or service delivery in the areas of teaching, learning and research as a rib of humanistic study. Given such a scenario, certain facts may be lost to history and fundamental ...

Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan

Ceremonial activities abound in traditional African societies whose functions are still very much germane to contemporary milieus in Nigeria and elsewhere. These ceremonies are often accompanied with much music and dance and, of course, music and dance constitute an integral part of masquerade performance. Several studies have been done on Igbabonelimhin as a masquerade performance, especially in relation to its potentiality for geriatric and entertainment purposes. This present ef...

Aristotle's Conception of community

A Short Essay on Aristotle's Conception of Community. 

Review of the Novel Garland of Thorns

BOOK REVIEWTITLE:                         A GARLAND OF THORNSAUTHOR:                   CALISTUS AWOKESUBJECT AREA:        FICTION PUBLISHER:               GENNA PUBLICATIONS LIMITED

THE UTILIZATION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOOLS IN IBADAN

This research project was aimed at investigating the utilization of computersoftware in the teaching and learning of English language in selected secondary schools inIbadan. It is an empirical research that is complemented with series of literatureconsultation, data collection and analysis including recommendations on how computersoftware are utilized to enhance effective teaching and learning of English language. FiftyEnglish Language teachers ...

Precolonial Norms and Values as the Pillar for the Sustenance of Igbo Post-Colonial Society.

AbstractIgbo post-colonial Igbo society has witnessed various degrees of desecration of its values and norms through the indices of modernism. The work aims at studying those values and norms in pre-colonial Igbo society that endeared communalism, good neighbourliness and live let spirit. This will invariably be inculcated in the protege of pre-colonial Igbo society in order to ameliorate the incessant decadence predominate in the post-colonial era/society.Table of Contents Abstract.     ...

Influence of Mass Media on Students Academic Performance

Background of the StudyMan is a social being and hence; will find a way to satisfy his need for communication. Richmond and McCroskey (2009) state that "the importance of communication in human society has been recognized for thousands of years, far longer than we can demonstrate through recorded history. It is said that humans communicate to request help, to inform others, to share attitudes as a way of bonding and strengthen relationships.Modern Technology in communication no doubt has turn...

The power of grit in exploring the pathways to your destiny

The power of grit in exploring the pathways to your destiny{Interest, passion, practice, perseverance, purpose, and rest}Kareem Itunu Azeez                     “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed,                        a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released              &nbsp...

Advertisement strategies and improvement

ABSTRACTDevelopments in the history of human communication, often called, ‘the information society’, and have transformed the way many people work in the media and entertainment industries.This study examined how modern communication technology facilitates the practice of broadcasting. Attention was focused in particular on the application and adoption of ICT, it cost effectiveness as well as its impact on the social relationship between the broadcast advertising of different hiera...

Politics and End of Culture in African Society: Power Play in Mainframe’s Saworoide

Culture is  a home where the rules and regulations, modus operandi analysing the functional and operational units of a society resides. It is validated by the agreement of members to permeate their rights and obligations in the development of the social structure. The crux of this matter is that how political framings are introduced into the society is premised on the groundwork of communal understanding, organized thought processes, control of the affairs and resources of the entire soc...

Facebook Posting and Youth Socialization: A Study of Imo State University Students

Facebook has become a powerful means of communication both in Nigeria and Worldwide, for it has united both lost family members and friends. This research work is on "Facebook Postings and Youth Socialization: A study of Imo State University Students". Four Objectives were put forward for the study among which are: ascertain the respondents's frequency of exposure to postings on Facebook to find out respondent's attitude towards relationship among IMSU Students on Facebook. Four research ques...


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