EBONG, Dr. Inih A.



Inih A

University Teacher, Ag Head of Department of Theatre Arts, Senior Lee turer Play Director, Univ. of Uyo; LGA: Ibiono !born; Born: Oct. 19, 195:; Pa: Chief Jerome A. Ebong (d) U. Eke; Divorced; Children: Ifiok (21), Eno (17), Ekaete (17), Kufre (15), Ikemesit (J 4), Imaobong (12); Education: Ngwa High School, Aba, 1965 - 71 ; W ASC; Etinan lnsitutute, Etinan, HSC, 1971 ; Univ. ofNigeria, Nsukka, 1972 -76, B. A. (Hons) English, Dranla Stress; Michigan State Univ, USA , 1979 - 80, M.A. Theatre; Univ. of Birmingham, U. K., 1981 - 84, Ph. D, West African (Theatre) Studies; Career and Work History: N.Y.S.C Teacher, Oyo State, 1976 -77; Graduate Asst., Univ. of . Calabar, 1977 - 80; Asst. Lecturer, Univ. of Calabar, 1981; LecturerII, Univ. of Calabar, 198187; Research Fellow I , Univ. of CRS, 1987 - 88; Controller of Programmes, AKBC TV, Uyo, 19 88 91; Senior Lecturer, Univ. ofJos, 1991 - 95; Senior Lecturer, Univ. of Uyo, 1995 -1 997; Ag Head, Dept of TIlCatre Arts, Univ of Uyo, 1997 Career Related Activities and Responsibilities: Arts and Culture, South Eastern State, CaJabar, 1974-78; Arts and Cu lture, Federal Government, (FESTAC 1977), Lagos, 1976 - 77; Arts and Culture, AKS, Uyo, 1987 - 90, Arts and Culture, World Decade for Culture, Uyo. 1990 - present; Broadcasting, AKBC TV, Uyo, 1988 present; Special Work Related Achievements: Coordinated and directed the ~. Award Winning entries of Akwa [bom State at NAFEST. 1988 in Lagos with the State winning overall seco nd position with Six gongs'(2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze), Award wi lUling national TV Dramas since 1992; Publications and Creative Works: Eight Joutnal articles, three magazine articles, three chapters in books, two edited works, twenty five published poems, authored, directed, s upervised a nd acted various major and minor roles in a long list of award winning theatre and TV drama productions in Nigeria and in the USA in the past thirty years; These include "'A Dance of (he Fores(s (1982): Wole Soyinka 's "Death and the King 's Horseman (1983); Efua Sutherland's "Edllfa," popular Soap Operas like "Supple Blues" (1991 - 93), Shadows (1994) amongst others; Civic Activities: Special Marshal, Federal Road Safety Co rps, Uyo, 19901992. Honours and Awards , Third Price Poetry Award, East Central State Arts Council, 197 1; SES Undergraduate Scholarship, 1972: Second Pri ze Poetry Award, ECS Arts Council, 1974; African Arts Poet ry Award, University of Ca li fo rnia, USA, 1974; Cert of Honour, Awolowo Hall; Univ of Nigeria, Nsukka. 1976; Staff Development Grant, Uni v. of Calabar, 1978 ; Senate Research Grant, Univ. of Calabar, 1982; Alma Ibom State Military Govemment's pri ze for Outstanding Contributions to Akwa [bom State, 1988;. Professional Memberships: Mem ., Asscn of N igeria Authors: Mem, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists; Mem, Society of Culture Asscn; Mem Intemational Co mmission for Leisure Infonnation Exchange, 198 1 - 91, Mem, World Leisure and Recreation Asscn, 1979 - 91; Mem, American Theatre Asscn, 1979 -89; Mem, The Smithsonian Institute, 1979 - 89; Mem, Calabar Uni v. Theatre. 1977 - 87; Hobbies: Music, Scrabble a nd other Indoor Games. Dr. Ebong is the first Akwa Ibom State indigene with a Ph.D in Theatre Arts; Office: Dept. of Theatre Arts, Univ. of Uyo, Akwa Ib om State, Home: P.O.Box 984, Uyo, Akwa Ibom Stat e.
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