EKWUEME, Prof Lazarus Edward Nnanyelu

Born 28 January 1936

Oko Town, Anambra




Edward Nnanyelu

10 diplomas in music & drama.

First Nigerian Professor of Music. He is an actor, choir conductor, music composer, a teacher
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Widowed
Name of Spouse Lucy Ekwueme
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Profession Traditional Ruler , University Lecturer ,
Working Experience University of Nigeria, Nsukka.. In 1974, he returned to Nigeria, this time, he was given a position by Jacob Ade Ajayi at the newly created department of music, at the University of Lagos, and also as a research fellow at the Center for Cultural Studies.

Igwe of Oko Kingdom

Previous Appointments:

coordinator of the Nigerian National Choir at the Black Arts Festival, Festac 77.

Government College, Umuahia; Royal College of Music, London; University of Durham;

Eze Ijikala II – Ozioko’ Igwe Oko

Teasers: Poems, proverbs, and puns, 1993
Choir training and choral conducting for Africans. 1993
Essays on the Theory of African Music, 2004

Choral compositions[edit]
Missa Africana
A Night in Bethlehem (1963)
Piano Concerts in Re (1962)
Rhapsody Nigeriana
Hombe (Kenyan Folk Song) (1968)
Beware (Negro Spiritual)
Zidata Mo Nso nke Gi
Nwa n’ akwa akwa (1972)
Elimoli (1979)
Nne n’ekunwa
Obi Dimkpa (1980)
Ote nkwa

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