ONI, Prof. Duro

BFA, MFA, Ph.D; artist, lecturer, administrator, DOB: December 15,1952; Place: Minna; Lga: Oriade; State: Osun; Married: franca Duro Onj, 1984;.nc: two sons, two daughters; Education: St. Peter's College, Minna, Niger State, I959-65; St. Peter'sCollege, Kaduna, 1966-70; University of lbadan, 1971-73;California Institute ofThe Arts,1981-83; University of Ibadan, l998-02;,«nTheatre. Technician, Centre for Nigerian Cultural Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1973-76; Head, Auditoria Management/Theatre technical Manager, Centre forCultural Studies, University of Lagos, 1976-85; Senior Arts Fellow/ Head Auditoria Management Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Lagos, 1985-92; Special Asst/AdvisertoHon. Minister ofCulture and Social Welfare, 1990;91; Special Asst/Adviser to Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, 1991 - 92;dir., Centre for Cultural Studies, 1992-97; Senior Lecturer/Associate Prof., ofCreative Arts, University of Lagos, 1997^05; Prof/Head, Dept. ofCreative Arts, since2005; dir., Confucius Inst, University ofLagos, since 2008; Prof., DeptofCreative Arts, University ofUgos, since 2000; dir/ce, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, Federal MinistryrofCuIture andTourism 2000-06; mem, University of Lagos Governing Council?;since 2007; ch., Postgraduate Committee, Dept ofCreative Arts, University of Ugos, 2002-03; ch., Postgraduate Programmes Drawing Committee for the Postgraduate Degree Programmes inCreative Arts, 2002-04; Initiator of Bachelor's Degree Programme in Creative Art, 1993; mem, Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Lagos, Management Board, 1992-97;mem, University of Lagos Senate, 1988-90; since 2005; mm:Association ofBritish Theatre Technicians (ABTT); United States Institute for Theatre Technology; f: Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes (SONTA), since 2004; Senior Overseas Fellow, Freguson Centre for Asian and African Studies, Open Uniyersity 1UK, 2006707; Participated in National Festival ofthe Arts Lagos, 1974; 2™1 World Bank Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), Lagos, 1977;TechnicaI Manager/ dir, Abuja Canival 2005,2007; Annual Abuja Cultural Carnival; Coordinator, Planning Committee for the Launching of the National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism, since 2000; International Festival of Youth Orchestras and the Performing Arts,(IFYp) London and Aberdeen, 1976; Afirica musica Festival, Florence, Italy, 1980; mem, Nigerian Delegation of Executive Council Meeting of the World Tourism Organization Meeting, Salvadorde Batica, Brazil, 2004; chairman, -International Organizing Committee on the Conference; Harnessing Research in the Interest ofAfrica and the African Diaspora, University of West Indies, St.Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 2006; Externally Examiner/assess on Postgraduate, University of Abuja, University of Jos, Senior Lectureship, University of Ghana, Legem; Professorial, Lagos State University, University of Jos; Honour: Abuja. 2003 Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to CHOGM Technical Committee as Technical dm, 2003; Award for Exeellence by^ 2003; Nigerian Television Authority Award for Lighting Design for Things Fall, Apart TV Series* 1986; Raduga International Award,, Mexico, for Outstanding Lighting Design for Bala Miller Show TV Series, 1985; Award Honour : Itaiian Government Grant Award, l978;British Council Fellowship Award, 1975/76; publ: co-author, Technical Theatre Practice in Nigeria, Ibadan. CBAAC /Kraft Books,2006;Co-author, Trends in the Theory and Practice of Theatre inNigeria, Lagos, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes 2008; Context and Nature of Contemporary Nigerian (Nollywood) Film Industry, inOgunleye, F(Ed). Africa Through theEye ofthe Video Camera, Manzini, Swaziland, AcademicPublishers 2008;"TheatreandAaesthetics: The ExampleofHubert Ogunde" Humanity, Jos Journal of General Studies 2002; etc; Connecting Culture and Media Between Continental and Diasporan Africans", paper presented at the First Annual West Coast Pan African Roundtable Forum, Us Angeles, USA, 2006; Osun Osogbo: A Cultural Tourism Paradise Set for Investment paper presented at the Osun State Tourism Forum, Osogbo, 2008;"Performance Venues in the Nigerian Theatrical Space: An Examination of the Design and Facilities", paper presented at The International Federation for Theatre Research Conference (IFTR) in Seoul, South, Korea,2008; sc: Ikoyi Club 1938; University of Lagos Senior Staff Club; Octagon 90, . University of Lagos; off: Dept. of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos; tel: 01 -4708266, 08033282100, 01-4710868;' e-m: [email protected], [email protected].
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