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Sunday Enessi Ododo

EMAIL: seododo@gmail.com
PHONE:
08033516379
ADDRESS:
Department of Theatre Arts, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
General Reading, Traveling, Community Service, Movies, etc.
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2013
POST HELD:

  • Non-Official Member of NAL Executive Committee: 2016 – 2018;
  • Assistant Secretary, Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL): 2018 to date;
  • Public Orator, Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) – 2018 to 2019;
  • Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL): 2019 to date.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE:

  • Member, Executive Committee, 2016 to date
  • Chairman, NAL Membership Development Committee, 2017 to date
  • Head, Communique Drafting Committee, 2015 to date


INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Maiduguri.
SPECIALTIES:
Performance Aesthetics, Theatre Technology, Culture and Film Studies
APPOINTMENTS:

1. Appointed into Editorial Board of World Scenography Project (Africa/Middle East editorial team), 2012.
2. Appointed national Chief Adjudicator of Abuja Carnival, 24th -27th November, 2014.
3. Foundation Editor of Scene Dock: Journal of Theatre Design and Technology, 2015 to date.
4. Returning Officer for INEC, FCT Senatorial District Election, 28th March, 2015
5. Returning Officer for INEC, FCT Area Council Elections 26th March, 2016
6. Appointed Coordinator Abuja Centre, JAMB Equal Opportunity Group (JEOG), 2016 to date.
7. Appointed by the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture into the Inter-ministerial Committee on Economic Diversification through Tourism and Culture.

PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS:
• Resource Person and Facilitator, UNESCO Workshop on Strengthening National Capacities for the Implementation of the 2005 Convention: Development of Quadrennial Periodic Reporting for Nigeria on 9-11 May 2017, at Green Legacy Resort, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
• Invitation as a Resource and Research Consultant to DAAD Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’. This is an interdisciplinary initiative and a collaborative training network for postgraduate students by the University of Hildesheim (Germany), the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and the University of Cape Coast (Ghana). The initiative is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific focus of the Graduate School is on issues of peace and conflict resolution. Workshops are held annually in Ghana, Nigeria and Germany with full-time postgraduate supervision (M.A and PhD). 2017 to 2020.
. On the Editorial Board of World Scenography Project (Africa/Middle East editorial team), 2012 to date.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

1. Chairman, Production Committee, a Sub-committee of Ceremonials Committee, 2001 to 2003.
2. Financial Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), 2001-2003.
3. Judge, Essay Competition for University of Ilorin Students, 2005.
4. Auditor, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), 2003 to 2006.
5. Representative of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) at the Arts and Entertainment Community Interaction Dinner with President Goodluck Jonathan, held March 21, 2011 at Eko Hotel & Suites (see The Guardian, Sunday March 27, 2011, pp.44-45 –“Facilitate Building our Writers Village in Abuja”; The Guardian Life March 27 – April 2, 2011, p. L11).
6. President, Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA), 2013 to 2017
7. Member of National Technical Committee on Nigerian Universities Arts and Culture Festival (NUACFEST) by the National Universities Commission (NUC), 2012 to date.
8. Member of NUC Accreditation Teams for Undergraduate programmes
9. Foundation Editor of Scene Dock: Journal of Theatre Design and Technology, 2015 to date.
10. Returning Officer for INEC, FCT Senatorial District Election, 28th March, 2015
11. Returning Officer for INEC, FCT Area Council Elections 26th March, 2016
12. Member, Post Summit Committee of the outcome of the National Summit on Culture and Tourism Held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja-FCT, From 27th-29th April, 2016. May to October 2016.
13. Public Orator, Nigerian Academy of Letters, 2018 to 2019.

Biography

Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo (PhD) is a Professor of Performance Aesthetics, Theatre Practice and Theatre Technology who heads the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He is the proponent of ‘Facekuerade Theory’, which derives from maskless transformational practices of traditional Ebira masquerade (eku). His scholarly publications have national and international outlets. He is on the team of World Scenography project. An erstwhile Sub-Dean of Arts, University of Ilorin, is also a poet and an ANA award winning playwright. He was Vice President of both the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA). He is the Immediate Past President of SONTA, the national umbrella body for all culture, media and theatre/performing arts scholars and practitioners in Nigeria. His is also a Fellow of both SONTA and the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL). He hails from Okene, Kogi State of Nigeria.

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