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Duro Oni

EMAIL: durooni@yahoo.co.uk
PHONE:
08033282100
ADDRESS:
Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Travelling, Walking
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2016
POST HELD:
Vice-President (2018 to Present)
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE:
Executive Committee, Ibadan Working Group, Screening Committee (2018-Present)



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
University of Lagos
SPECIALTIES:
Theatre Arts
APPOINTMENTS:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (2013-2017), Dean of Arts (2009-2013) Head, Dept of Creative Arts (2006-2009) Univ of Lagos. Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (2000-2006)

PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS:

1. Black and African Cultures and the Challenges of Globalization, International Symposium, August of 2001. (Lagos). N5,500,000.

2. Globalization, Identity Politics and Social Conflicts in collaboration with the Globalization, Identity Politics and Social Conflicts Projects (GIPSC) of the Open University, United Kingdom. 2003. (Nigeria/United Kingdom). £67,000

3. Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora: Building Bridges for Development, 3-Day International Symposium, August, 2005. (USA). Funded by Univ. of Kent.

4. Advancing and Integrating Research & Studies in the Interest of Africa and the African Diaspora, 7 – 11 November, 2006, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago (International Conference/Dialogue). N30,000,000 + $100,000.

5. The Nigerian Video/DVD Industry and the UK African Diaspora, One-year collaborative research project undertaken by the Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies, Open University, and the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos. (Duro Oni, Suman Gupta, Tope Omoniyi and Francoise Ugochukwu – 2007). £20,000.

6. UNESCO-China-Africa Tripartite Initiative on University Cooperation, October, 2013, Paris (International Dialogue). Funded by China 20+20 Project.

7. African Research Universities Consortium, ARUA, Johannesburg, Cape Town, South Africa. (2014). Funded by Individual Universities.

8. International Conference on Language – Enhancing Language Ability and Language Education, (5 – 6 June 2014), Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China. Funded by Chinese Govt.

9. Soyinka International Conference: The Soyinka Impulse: Art, Humanity, Transitions and Permanence: Calibrating Soyinka @ 80’, University of Lagos, 2014. N4,945,500.

10. Internationalisation, Education and Social Development – International Symposium, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, August 2017. Funding by Usask, BIT and Unilag.

11. Confucius Institutes, institutional collaboration and the internationalization of institutional partners: A Case Study of BIT, UNILAG and USask. Co-Investigator with Harley Dickinson (Principal Investigator), Qingqing Xing (Co-Investigator). Funding by Usask, BIT and Unilag.

12. Understanding and Supporting Creative Industries in Africa: Education, Networks and Policy – On-going with Roberta Comunian et al, Department of Culture Media and Creative Industries, Kings College, University of London – Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant £48,459. 2017.

13. Peace Building and National Integration in Nigeria through Nollywood Films (TETFund Research Proposal presently being considered for funding). N36,057,085.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

1. Collation/Returning Officer for the 2015 Gubernatorial/Presidential General Elections in Ogun State.

2. Chairman, Development and Leadership Institute, Port Harcourt (DLI-PH), 2002-2014.

3. Chairman, DLI-PH Fund-raising Ceremony with N95 million raised in 2009.

4. Board Member, Iwoye Ijesa Micro Finance Bank, 1995-Present.

5. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, African Performance Review, Goldsmiths College, University of London 2011 to Present.

6. Chairman, International Organising Committee on the Conference: Harnessing Research in the Interest of Africa and the African Diaspora, University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad, November, 2006.

7. Technical Manager/Director, Abuja Carnival 2005 and 2007. Annual Abuja Cultural Carnival.

8. Member, Nigerian Delegation to the Executive Council Meeting of the World Tourism Organisation Meeting, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, December, 2004.

9. Chairman, Organising Committee, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes Convention and Conference, University of Lagos, July, 2004.

10. Member, Technical Committee on the Opening Ceremony for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2003), Abuja – 2003.

11. Chairman, Organising Committee, International Workshop on Globalisation, Identity Politics and Social Conflict jointly organized by the Centre for Black and African Arts and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) and the Globalisation, Identity Politics and Social Conflict Project (GIPSC) of the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 2003.

12. Member, International Planning Committee for the Proposed 3rd FESTAC 2003-4, Durban / Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001.

13. Coordinator, Planning Committee for the Launching of the National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2000 – Present).

14. Member, National Institute for Cultural Orientation Governing Board, 2000 – 2006. (A Federal Government Parastatal).

15. Member, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization Governing Board, 2000 – 2006.

16. Chairman, Organising Committee for the International Symposium on Black and African Cultures and the Challenges of Globalisation, Lagos, 2001.

17. Member, Nigerian Delegation to the OPEC Cultural Summit, Caracas, Venezuela, 2000.

18. Member and Alternate Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Committee for the National Sports Complex, Abuja, March 1991 to January 1992.

23. Chairman, Task Force on Projects Implementation for the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, May 1991 to January 1992.

24. Chairman, Task Force on Federal Ministry of Culture and Social Welfare Projects, October 1990 to February 1991.

25. Member, Nigerian Delegation to the UNESCO Summit in Paris, France, November 1991.

26. Member, Nigerian Delegation to Egyptian Sporting Facilities, October 1991.

27. Representative of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports at the Sheffield University Games, Italy, July 1991.

28. Member, Nigerian Delegation to the High Altitude Training Camps in Kenya, June 1991.

29. Leader, Nigerian Delegation to the International Federation of University Sports (FISU) Executive Meeting, Taomina, Italy, May 1991.

30. Member, Nigerian Delegation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the National Sports Complex, Abuja, March 1991.

31. Member, Nigerian Delegation to the United Kingdom Home Office on Social Welfare Matters, London, December 1990.

32. Member, Nigerian delegation to the Meeting of Commonwealth Ministers responsible for Women Affairs – Ottawa, Canada, October 1990.

33. Technical Director, FESTAC ’77, Lagos, Nigeria, 1976/1977.

Biography

Professor Duro Oni has been on the staff of the University of Lagos (Unilag) since 1976 and has held various positions including that of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (2013-2017), Dean, Faculty of Arts (2009-2013), Head, Department of Creative Arts (2006-2009). He was also the Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies from 1992-1997. In a career spanning over forty years at Unilag, Duro Oni initiated and developed two degree programmes; Creative Arts (Theatre Arts, Music & Visual Arts) and Chinese Studies.

He was also the Director General/CEO of the Federal Government Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) from 2000–2006. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan. Duro Oni has ten books and over sixty articles in reputable journals and chapters in books in the areas of Theatre Arts Design and Aesthetics, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Cultural Studies and the Nollywood/Nigerian Films, including portfolio

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