In deepening the utilization of mom tongue amongst younger Nigerians, stakeholders within the Inventive Artwork Division of the College of Lagos (Unilag) have urged Nigerians to leverage the artwork via the a number of genres of music as a improvement instrument.
This was the fallout of the Intercollegiate Choral Competition organised by the Inventive Arts Division of Unilag as a part of its annual ‘Africa Sings’ celebration, which was additionally used to honour the choral prowess of Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, the final overseer of the Mountain of Fireplace and Miracles (MFM), for his contribution in direction of selling indigenous music via his distinctive abilities as a music composer.
The occasion’s environment was distinctive, because the choirs rendered Olukoya’s compositions to deal with attendees to a night of charming choral performances, exemplifying Africa’s wealthy musical range when delivered of their mom tongue.
The pageant featured choirs from eight universities throughout Nigeria, together with the College of Lagos; Mountain High College; Nnamdi Azikiwe College, Awka (they might not make to the choral pageant for reside efficiency, however despatched their entry for the pageant); College of Port-Harcourt; College of Ibadan; Lagos State College (LASU); College of Jos, and Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU).
Albert Oikelome, the director of programmes for the pageant and a professor within the Division of Inventive Arts, stated the choral pageant was geared toward showcasing African tradition, artwork and heritage via the transformative energy of music.
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Based on him, with over 200 compositions to his identify, Olukoya has demonstrated his love for the event of choral music specifically, and the artwork normally. He additional stated that Olukoya’s contribution to the event of music in Africa has been very distinctive.
“Why can we proceed to carry on to this man of God? Why shouldn’t we, for a person who has demonstrated an unusual affection for the nation’s music; a person who is devoted to the event of our calls as an artist, when others select to look the opposite means,” Oikelome stated.
Talking additional, Oikelome described Olukoya as an internationally famend musicologist, an incredible tutorial, a scientist, a inventive author, a person of God with distinction, and an incredible philanthropist.
Based on him, Olukoya is somebody who has proven in his want to make sure that great music is skilled, and can also be enthusiastic concerning the function of music amongst younger folks. He disclosed additional that the division has been utilizing a few of Olukoya’s compositions as lecture supplies of their courses.