EKWUEME, Prof Lazarus Edward Nnanyelu

Born January 28, 1936

Oko, Anambra State

First Nigerian Professor of Music. He is an Actor, Choir conductor, Music composer, a Teacher and Younger brother of former Vice- President, Alex Ekwueme.
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King, Oko Kingdom, Anambra State

Previous Appointments:

– Lecturer, Department of Music, Music composition, Theory, History, Singing and Conducting, University of Nigeria, Nsukka;

– Lecturer, Department of Music, University of Lagos;

– Coordinator, Nigerian National Choir at the Black Arts Festival, Festac 77;

Government College, Umuahia; Royal College of Music, London; University of Durham, Durham, North East England; Guildhall School of Music, London, England; Yale University, New Haven, Conneticut

– Winner, Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria by Africa Movie Academy Awards;
– Winner, Best Actor in Nigeria by Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Ibo Choral Music: Its Theory and Practice,1972.

– Piano Concerts in Re, 1962;
– A Night in Bethlehem, 1963;
– Rhapsody Nigeriana;
– Missa Africana;
– Hombe (Kenyan Folk Song), 1968;
– Beware (Negro Spiritual);
– Zidata Mo Nso nke Gi;
– Nwa n’akwa akwa, 1972;
– Elimeli, 1979;
– Obi Dimkpa,1980;
– Ote nkwu.

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

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