Preliminary Program

The 4th Annual Lagos Studies Association Conference


June 25 – 29, 2019

                                                                              Pre-conference: June 25-26

                                                                                Conference: June 27-29

                                                              Theme:  Lagos in the World and the World in Lagos

Faculty of Management Sciences

University of Lagos

Nigeria

Chief Host

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

Vice-Chancellor/President

University of Lagos

Host

Professor Owolabi Kuye

Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences

University of Lagos

Conference, June 25 - 29, 2019

Day 1 (June 27)

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

MTN Library Foyer

Breakfast

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9:300 am - 12:30 pm

Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theatre

(Beside Unilag Guest House),

University of Lagos

Opening Ceremony

Keynote Lecture:

“Nollywood’s Lagos”

Lecturer: Jonathan Haynes (Professor of English, Long Island University, USA)

Session 1 Simultaneous Panels  12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1A

 

The Woman with the Divine Brush:

Engaging the Creative World of Nike Okundaye (Part I)

Chair: Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University)

Yoruba Women and Indigo Dyeing in Historical Perspectiveby Judith Byfield (Cornell University)

Mother is Gold, Father is Glass: Nike Okundaye, Art, and Yoruba Motherhoodby Francine Kola-Bankole (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

“‘Gele Gala’: The Outlandish and Sublime Headgears of Nike Okundaye”by Peju Layiwola  (University of Lagos)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1B

Room 11A

Gender and Space in Urban Africa:

Women, Markets, and Everyday life in the City

Co-chair and Organizers: Mofeyisara Omobowale and Mutiat Oladejo (University of Ibadan

Gender and Cybertechnology: The Impact of Online Marketing on Urban Market Womenby Adebowale Ayobade (University of Lagos)

From Iya Ijebu Shop to Igbo Market: Ethnicity and the Transformation of Mushin Leather Market in Lagos by Ayomide Oluwakemi Ogunbanwo (University of Ibadan)

Gendering Colonial Economy: Women, the Private Sector, and the Market Economy in Colonial Lagosby Bose Okuntola (Lagos State University)

Gender in a Post Conflict Environment: Agency and Women’s Empowerment in Josby Lohna Bonkat Polit (University of Jos)

 

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1C

Room 11B

Transportation and Urban Mobilities

Alhaji Saka Saula and the Politics of Road Transport in Lagos by Kabiru   Babatunde Amusa (University of Ibadan)

Paradigm Shift in Urban Transportation: Exploring Rapid Bus Transit in Lagos since 2008 by Olatunde Moses Ilo (Tai Solarin College of Education)

Towards an Ethics of Motorized Transportation in the City of Lagosby Peter Osimiri (University of Lagos)

New Transportation Service Culture in South-western Nigeriaby Ronke Dorcas Popoola (University of Ibadan)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1D

Room 12A

Filming Lagos:

 Representations and Society in Motion

The Igbo as a Dominant “Other” in Lagos: An Analysis of Selected Nigerian Video Films by  Bosede Funke Afolayan (University of Lagos)

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and New Nollywood: The Ubiquity of a Symbol and the Making of an Urban Iconography by Chijioke Azuawusiefe (University of Pennsylvania)

Mobility and Migration: Lagos as Eldorado, Empty Space, and Ghost City in Nollywood Films by Chikwurah Destiny Isiguzo (University of Ibadan)

Representing “Facts” and “Fiction”: Nigerian Films as Source of History by Folakemi  Ogungbe (University of Ibadan)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1E

Room 12B

Literature, Language, and Literary Culture

The Archetypal Search for the Lost Self in Foreign Places in Segun Afolabi’s “A Life Elsewhere”by Abayomi Olusola Awelewa (McPherson University)

Eco Cosmoplitanism and Refuse Surfing: Locating the Lagos through Poems by Abiodun Oluseye Babatunde (Covenant University)

Image of Lagos in Ken Saro Wiwa’s “Basi and Company” by Daniel Ibrahim (Ibadan Cultural  Studies Group) and Linda Jummai Mustapha (Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University)

Crime in the City: Representation of Disorder in Leye Adenle’s Duology Easy Motion Tourist”  andWhen Trouble Sleeps”by Temitayo Olofinlua (University of Ibadan)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1F

Room 13A

Politics, Democracy, and Personalities

Duplicating the Center of Excellence: The Influence of Lagos Politics in Southwestern Nigeria by Semiu Adefemi Adegbenle (Independent Scholar)

The Bola Ahmed Tinubu Factor in Nigerian Politics by Daupamowei Henry Asanebi  (Federal University, Otuoke)

Lagos Goes to Lunch: Stomaching the Politics of Class, Gender, and Urbanization in Nigeria’s Megacityby Camylle Fleming (Wellesley College)

“I’ll Fight to Finish”: New Perspectives on Lagos Chieftaincy Disputes, 1949-1965 by Peter Odunayo Ogunnaike (University of Ibadan)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 1G

Room 13B

Rethinking Lagos History

                                                                                                           

The Law of Domicile in Lagos, 1950-1976 by Samuel Fury Childs Daly (Duke University)

Against all Odds: Ajegunle in Historical Perspective, 1960 – 2015 by Patrick Chukwudike  Okpalaeke (University of Uyo)

Lagos Humanitarian Crises in Comparative Context: Examples of Apapa Explosion (1942) and  Ikeja Armory Accident(2002) by Ugo P. Onumonu (University of Ibadan)

“To Struggle for Freedom in a City”: Activism and Social Justice in Lagos by Emmanuel Uyiosa  Osayande (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Epetedo: Land Contestation among Local Returnees in Colonial Lagos by Habeeb Abiodun Sanni (Lagos State University)

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

MTN Library Foyer

Lunch @ MTN Library Foyer

Session 2 Simultaneous Panels  3:45pm – 5:15pm

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2A

Room 14

Gender, Slavery, and the City in African History:

Celebrating Kristin Mann

Writing Gender and Marriage in Abeokuta: The Influence of Kristin Mann’s “Marrying Well”  by Morenikeji Asaaju (Obafemi Awolowo University)

The Thrill of Marrying Well” by Judith Byfield (Connell University)

The Nineteenth-Century Growth of Aguda Communities in the Bight of Benin: An Overviewby Lisa Earl Castillo (Federal University of Bahia Salvador)

Gender and Marriage in Dialogue: Discourses on Kin Relations and Taboo in Akoko by  Oluwasola Ibitayo Daniels (Adekunle Ajasin University)

People and Places: Naming in History; History in Names by Olasupo Shasore, SAN  (Lawyer/Historian and intelligentsia of Lagos)

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2B

Room 11A

Housing, Work, and Urban Livability

 

Unmasking Resilience: How Nigerians Survive Harsh Conditionsby Pleasure Nene Enwereji   (Abia State University)

Accessibility of Open Space Recreation Facilities and Urban Livability in Lagos State by Yetunde Ohiro and Idowu Orioye (University of Lagos)

Firm Culture: Examining the Role of Bias in Hiring Using Evidence from Nigeria by Belinda Archibong (Barnard College-Columbia University), Francis Annan (Columbia University), Oyebola Okunogbe (World Bank Research Group), Ifeatu Oliobi (Columbia  University), and Anja Tolonen (Barnard College-Columbia University)

Housing for the Poor: Lateef Kayode Jakande’s Housing Scheme in Lagos State, 1979-1983 by Stella   Ifeoma Willoughby (The Ultimate University of Science & Management Technology) and John Olawale Willoughby (Poma International Business University)

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2C

Room 11B

Global Economy and Financial Institutions in Historical Context

 

The Fate of Austro-Hungarian and German Businessmen and Firms in Lagos during WWI Bamidélé Aly (Independent Scholar)

Hooking in Global Financial Networks: The Birth of Lagos Financial Centerby Elizabeth Cobbett (University of East Anglia)

Development and Insurance Industry in Postcolonial Sub-Saharan Africa 1950-1980 by Eva Ariane Kocher (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Property Rights and Political Investment by Nicole Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Colonial Import Control and Igbo Business Dynamism in Lagos, 1900-1960 by Boniface Ifeanyi  Orji (University of Ilorin)

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2D

Room 12A

Social Media and Digital Culture

 Lagos to London: Africa’s Digital Urbanities in Sounds, Songs, and Sitesby Ajibola Adigun  (Independent Scholar)

Digital Humanities Scholarship in Africa: Prospects and Challenges by Augustine Farinola   (Dominican University)

Uncovering Text: Interpersonal Meanings in Gender-based Online Forumsby Oluwayomi  Rosemary Olaniyan (Obafemi Awolowo University)

 The Making of Accidental Celebrities and the Spiraling Agency of Social Media in Nigeriaby  Chikezirim Chima Nwoke (Darmstadt University) and Stanley Chimobi Oyiga (University of Nigeria)

 “How Dare you Say She is Innocent?” Cyberspace and Sexual Harassment Cases in Nigerian  Universities by Helen Ugah (Obafemi Awolowo University)

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2E

Room 12B

Art, Creativity, and Globalization

Decorative Motifs in Vernacular Buildings in Agege, Lagosby Tolulope Olademeji Sobowale (Olabisi Onabanjo University) and Babasehinde Augustine Ademuleya (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Lagos Art Galleries in the age of Globalization by Otonye Bille Ayodele (University of Lagos)

Otobong Nkanga: Cartographies of Ecological Critique? by Jacob Henry Leveton (Northwestern University)

Lagos and the World: A Study in Artistic Interactions and Globalization by Akinwale Onipede  (University of Benin)

Contemporary Welded Metal Workshop Training in Lagos: The Example of Fidelis Odogwu’s Studio by Tolulope O. Sobowale (Olabisi Onabanjo University)

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2F

Room 13A

Dress, Fashion, and Self-Representation

Rebranding African, Reclothing Africa: The Influence of Emerging Designers in the Production of Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism in Nigerian Fashion Industryby Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Communicating Social Identity through Clothing: The Aso-ebi Culture in Yorubaland by Morolake Dairo (Pan Atlantic University)

Orilola: The Trans-Atlantic Revival of Adireby Oladapo Agboola (Authentic African Art) and Queen Leia Lewis (Sankofa Vision/Sankofa Gardens)

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3:45 - 5:15

Session 2G

Room 13B

Reassessing the Future of African Studies in the 21stCentury:

Ayodeji Olukoju @ 60 (Part I)

  African Historical Ethnography in Transition: Change and Continuity in Methodological   Innovation and Adaptation by Aderemi Ajala (University of Ibadan)

Western Historical Epistemology, the Archives, and New Directions in African Precolonial  History by Olukoya Ogen (Osun State University)

Domesticating Knowledge for Public Good: New Local Histories and Biographies in Africa by Siyan Oyeweso (Osun State University)

The Localization of African Studies by Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University)

Session 3 Simultaneous Panels  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3A

 

Author Meets Readers:

 Engaging Ebenezer Obadare’s “Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria” (Zed Books, 2018)–Sponsored by the International African Institute (UK)

 Chair: Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies)

 Olufunke Adeboye (University of Lagos)

Omolade Adunbi (University of Michigan)

Xavier Moyet (University of Toronto)

Ebenezer Obadare (University of Kansas)–Book Author 

Moses Ochonu (Vanderbilt University)

Adeolu Oluwaseyi Oyekan (Lagos State University)

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3B

 

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Lola Akande’s “The City in the African Novel: A

Thematic Rendering of Urban Spaces” (Tunmike Pages, 2019)

 

Abimbola Adunni Adelakun (University of Texas at Austin)

Lola Akande (University of Lagos)—Book author

Oluwole Coker (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Anne Gulick (University of South Carolina)

Omolola Oladele (Lagos State University)

Kolawole Olaiya (Anderson University)

Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan)

Dipo Oyeleye (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3C

 

Roundtable:

Nigerian Cinema’s Avant-garde

 

Chair and Organizer: Jonathan Haynes (Long Island University)

 Ema Edosio Deelen’s Kasala (2018) has been shown at more than twenty international festivals.

            She studied at the New York Film Academy and worked in the music video industry and

            for the BBC before making her first feature. She is now developing a feature film in

            collaboration with the modern dancer Qudus Onikeku.

 Kenneth Gyang’s Confusion Na Wa (2013) heralded the new generation of filmmakers. He

            formed the Cinema Kpatakpata production company with fellow NFI graduate Yinka

            Edward and Tom Rowland-Rees. Other projects include the television serial Sons of the

            Caliphate; his current film is Oloture, produced by Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Films.

 Jonathan Haynes is Professor of English at Long Island University. He was a Fulbright Senior

            Scholar at the University of Lagos in 2018/2019. Haynes is the editor of Nigerian Video

            Films (1997, 2000) and the author of Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film

            Genres (2016, 2017).

 Abba Makama directed Green White Green (2016), which has been shown at many international

            festivals and is distributed by Netflix. He is a member of Surreal16, the Lagos avant-

            garde filmmaking collective. His Osiris Productions makes advertisements for major

            corporate brands.

 Daniel Oriahi, an NFI graduate, directed Misfits (2013), the acclaimed Taxi Driver: Oko

            Ashewo (2015), and Sylvia (2016). With his wife Ijeoma Grace Agu, he runs House 5

            Production, which has made numerous films for iROKOtv.

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3D

 

Love in the City:

Marriage, Romance, and Divorce in African Urban Sites

            Chair and Organizer: Morenikeji Asaaju (Obafemi Awolowo University)

 Memory, Sexuality, and Disguised Incest in Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson

            Blossoms by Seun Adeleke (University of Ibadan)

Modernized City, Urbanized Marriage: Examining Dynamics of Marriage Institution in

            Contemporary Lagosby Olusegun Olakunle Olaniyi and Shina Ismael Alimi (Obafemi

            Awolowo University)

“I have Decided to Divorce Him and Find Suitable Husband Which Would Make My Living

            Pleasant”: Legal System and Marital Relations in Colonial Ifeby Nurudeen Olatoye

            Arogundade (Obafemi Awolowo University)

For Better or Best: Rewriting Urban Conjugal Culture in Nigerian Home Video Films by

            Oladimeji Raphael Ogunoye (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Im/Moral Mobility: Sexual Stigma of Urban Women in Nigeriaby Stacey Vanderhurst

            (University of Kansas)

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3E

 

Theorizing Urban Space

Co-Chair and Organizer: Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies and Ato Quayson (New York University)

 

Looking For and Learning From African Public Spaces: Insights from a One-day Conference in  Lagos by Clémentine Chazal (IFRA Nigeria, Ibadan), Emilie Guitard (IFRA Nigeria), and Pauline Guinard (ENS, Paris)

From Teŋa to Town: The Shift to Urban Centralization in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast by Domenico Cristofaro (University of Bologna)

Spatial Practices of Appropriation: Learning from Everyday Life in Accra by Victoria Okoye   (University of Sheffield)

Beyond the Vernacular: Mobilizing Markets and Differential Urban Privatization in Lagos by  Vivian Lu (Yale University)

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3F

 

Fela!

The Unending Manifestations of a Musical Genius

 

Fela Kuti, Cold War, and the CIAby Dotun Ayobade (Brown University)

“Where the Rhythms Come From”: Randy Weston, Fela Kuti, and the Legacy of Lagos by  Michael Busch (New York University)

Lagos, Fela, and Yabis Music: Protest, Contest and Visionby Daniel Ibrahim (Ibadan Cultural Studies)

Preforming Fela: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Afrobeat by Sheyi Kehnny   (University of Lagos)

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5:30 - 7:00

Session 3G

 

Afropolitan Lagos:

Globality and Creative Imaginations

 

Afropolitan Sensibilities of Urban Lagos in Igoni Barrett’s Blackassby Tolulope Akinwole  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Anxieties of Belonging: Engaging Afropolitan Lagos in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah  by Kayode Odumboni (Ohio State University)

Afropolitan Anti-Hero, the Dark Web, and Postcolonial Self-making in Tricia by Oladipupo  Oyeleye (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MTN Library Foyer

Dinner @ MTN Library Foyer

Day 2 (June 28)

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8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast @ MTN Library Foyer

Session 4 Simultaneous Panels  9:15 am – 10:45 am

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4A

The Woman with the Divine Brush:

Engaging the Creative World of Nike Okundaye (Part II)

 

Chair: Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University)

 

Nike Okundaye’s Romance with Yoruba Myth, Lore, and Fableby Odun Orimolade (Yaba  College of Technology)

Writing Nike Okundaye into African Art History by Titilope Salami (University of Lagos)

Nike Okundaye: Early Years, Struggles, and Successes by Victoria Scott (Independent scholar,  collector, and gallery owner)

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4B

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Olabode Ibironke’s “Remapping African Literature”

(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

 

Lola Akande (University of Lagos)

Gabriel Bamgbose (Rutgers University)

Eniola Boluwaduro (Redeemer’s University)

Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies)

Louisa Uchum Egbunike (City, University of London)

Olabode Ibironke (Rutgers University)—Book author

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4C

Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Business Families and Family Businesses in Africa (Part I)

 Co-Chair and Organizer: Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo (University of Lagos) and Mercy Adeyeye (Federal University of Technology, Minna)

 Post-founder Survival of Family Businesses in Southwestern Nigeriaby Oluyomi Awofeso  (University of Ibadan)

Strategic Succession Planning in Family-owned Indigenous Businesses in Nigeriaby O.A Ayodele, M.O Ayodele, D.O Oko, and K.P. Babarinde (University of Ibadan)

Colonialism and the Challenges of Small-Scale Entrepreneurs in British West Africa, 1914-1950  by A.A. Lawal (University of Lagos)

Family Business Succession among Bamileké Entrepreneurs in Cameroun by Alain Ndedi (Maaron Business School)and Kok Lawrence (Vaal University of Technology/University of Johannesburg)

Political Instability and Entrepreneurship in Burundiby Florence Nisabwe (Charisma  University)

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4D

Rethinking Colonial Lagos:

History, Politics, and Institutions of Power

 

The Eletu Odibo and Traditional Chieftaincy Institution in 19thcentury Lagosby Olalekan Henry Adebodun (Ahmadu Bello University)

Colonial Rule and Economic Change in the Ikorodu areas of Lagos Stateby Faruq Idowu Boge (University of Ilorin)

Colonial Lagos Island and the Birth of Nigerian Political Parties by Sa’eed Husaini (Oxford University)

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4E

Lasgidi in Text:

Literature, Language and Literary Culture

What is Las Gidi to You? A Discourse Analysis of Selected Poems on Lagos by Kikelomo  Adeniyi (Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education)

Lagos School of Feminism: Gender Disequilibrium and the Poetics of Writing Back in Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Roses and Bulletsby Freedom Iwara (Godfrey Okoye University)

Now That the Mute Are Speaking: Engaging Queer Women Stories in “She Called Me Woman” by Olarotimi Daniel Ogungbemi (Adekunle Ajasin University)

Victorian Impressions in Literary Representations of Lasgidiby T.A. Ojedele (University of  Lagos)

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4F

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Laurent Fourchard’s “Classify, Exclude, Police: Urban Lives in Nigeria and South Africa” (Les Presses de Sciences Po, 2018)

 Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University)

Bukola Adesina (University of Ibadan)

Rufus Akinyele (University of Lagos)

Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po)—Book author

Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos)

Job Zwane (University of the Witwatersrand)

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9:15 am -10:45 am

Session 4G

Roundtable:

 Lagos through the Lens: Beyond Representation

Imole “Tobbie” Balogun is a Lagos-based photographer. After studying graphic design and film in school, he ventured into full time professional photography. Tobbie is the lead photographer at TCD Concepts. His area of interests range from documentaries and lifestyle to aerial and landscape photography. His mission is to merge technical proficiency with aesthetic intuition to produce rich, beautiful, effective, and high quality photographs suitable for print, web, and other platforms.

Andrew Esiebo is an award-winning visual storyteller who started out in photography by chronicling the rapid development of urban Nigeria as well as the country’s rich culture and heritage. His work has been exhibited at the Sao Paulo biennial in Brazil, Biennale Cuvee in Linz-Austria, Photo Quai biennials in Paris-France, Dakart Biennale-Senegal, Guangzhou Triennial in Beijing-China, the Chobi Mela V Photo Festival in Bangladesh, Havanna Biennial in Havanna-Cuba, Noorderlitch Photo Festival in Netherlands, National Football Museum in Manchester-England, African Photography Encounters in Bamako-Mali, and the Lagos Photo Festival among others. He is winner of the 2011 Musee du Quai Branly artistic creation prize.

Obuh Christopher Nelson is a photographer born in Delta state and based in Lagos. His work focuses on social and political issues and urban regeneration, especially in Lagos. How do urban Africans organize their daily lives? What discussions are taking place about the history and future of cities? And how are artists thinking about and representing urban life in Africa? He uses his photography to attend to these questions, among others.

Logo “Logor” Oluwamuyiwa’s photography conceptually captures stories from untold perspectives. He is an advocate for positive and rich storytelling via the digital media—a tool for reorientation and a pathway to new dialogue and knowledge acquisition. A member of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Logor lives and works in Lagos.

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11:45 am - 11:00 am

Break

Session 5 Simultaneous Panels  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5A

Roundtable:

Inside Nigeria’s Largest Private Art Collection:
A Conversation with Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon

 

Tolu Aliki is a contemporary figurative artist whose work found expression in themes of passion, love, music, family, and everyday social interactions.

Raji Mohammed Babatunde studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He works with different media such as oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, pen and graphite.

Adeola Musliu Balogun, a sculptor of note, teaches at the Yaba College of Technology. His  practice straddles both traditional and non-traditional visual art media.

Omooba Yemisi Shyllon, Nigeria’s largest private art collector holds multiple degrees in law, in engineering, and in Business administration.

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5B

War in the City:

Violent Conflict in Urban Africa since the Pre-Colonial Era

 

Co-Chair and Organizers Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto) and Alex Amaechi Ugwuja (Edo University)

 Gbongan in the Ife-Modakeke Conflict, 1981-2004 by Mayowa Christopher Adeyeye (University of Lagos)

The Strategic Significance of Lagos and Benin during the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970 by James Okolie-Osemene (Wellspring University)

Religion in Britain’s Colonial Military in West Africa (c.1860-1960) by Timothy Stapleton   (University of Calgary)

“Children of Biafra”: Violence and the Resocialization of Young Persons in Post-War Igboland, 1970 – 1985 by Alex Amaechi Ugwuja (Edo University)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5C

Women in Politics:

Negotiating Power across Gendered Landscape

 Women on the Move: Gender and Political Representation in Lagos Stateby Adedeji Victor Adebayo (University of Ibadan)

Sex and Politics: A Hermeneutical Analysis of Women’s Participation in Politics in Nigeria by Philip Edema (Augustine University)

Religious Patriarchy: Public Spirituality, Self-Representation, and Women’s Political Visibility in Southwestern Nigeriaby Rosemary Popoola (Covenant University)

 

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5D

Roundtable

Let Us Dye Together:

Imagining Indigo beyond Color in the Art of Peju Layiwola

 

Chair: Tobenna Okwuosa (Niger Delta University)

 

Èèyàn bo’ni lára j’aso lo: Cloth(ing), Memory, and Performance of the (Un)known by Lekan  Balogun (University of Lagos)

Rírò Aró Tayo Ojú Ode: Tracing the Other Sides of Indigo by Sola Ogunfuwa (University of  Lagos)

The Architecture of Textile Production as a Creative Influence in Peju Layiwola’s Indigo Reimagined by Odun Orimolade (Yaba College of Technology)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5E

Surviving Mayhem

Crime, Violence, and Security

 

We Are Not Afraid of the Police: Armed Gangs and Violence in a Post-Military Lagos by Waziri  Adisa and Adebowale Ayobade (University of Lagos)

Cultural Violence and Mainstream Discourse of Terrorism in the Thing around Your Neck” by Olusegun Ebietomiye (University of Ibadan)

Re-engaging the Violence of Treachery in Colonial Africaby Feyisitan Ijimakinwa (University of Ibadan)

Child Labor in Lagos: Risk and Trajectory to Sustainable Development by Israel Saibu (Anchor  University)

Manholes, Public Safety, and Security in Lagosby Oluwaseun Otosede Williams (University of Lagos)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5F

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Olisa Muojama’s “The Nigerian Cocoa Industry and the International Economy in the 1930s” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018)

 Adewumi Damilola Adebayo (University of Cambridge)

Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University)

Bamidélé Aly (Independent Scholar)

Bashir Animasaun (Lagos State University)

Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge)

Olisa Muojama (University of Ibadan)—Book author

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 5G

Politics, Democracy, and Personalities

 Intergovernmental Relations in Local Government Relations in Lagos State, 1999-2017 by Oyinade Oluwadolapo Adekunle (University of Lagos)

Politics and Democracy in Lagos State by Festus Funmi Daramola (Lagos State University)

2018 Lagos Governorship Primary Election: A Reflection by Olayemi Jacob Ogunniyi (University of Ibadan)

From Obafemi Awolowo to Bola Tinubu: On the Centrality of Lagos in Nigerian Politics by Abayomi Sharomi (University of Lagos)

Session 6 Simultaneous Panels  12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6A

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Adeleke Adeeko’s “Arts of Being Yoruba: Divination,

Allegory, Tragedy, Proverb, Panegyric” (Indiana University Press, 2017)

 

Adeleke Adeeko (Ohio State University)—Book author

Shola Adenekan (University of Bremen)

Olabode Ibironke (Rutgers University)

Kolawole Olaiya (Anderson University)

Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale (University of Ibadan)

Dele Orimoogunje (University of Lagos)

Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University)

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6B

Musical Culture and Performance

Women and Music in Everyday Lifeby Ada Agbasimalo (Forest Dame Peace Initiative)

 “Taking Africa to the World”: Nigerian Commercial Music as a Vehicle for Individual  Aspirations and Collective Pride by Jaana Serres (University of Oxford)

Representations of Lagos Landscapes and the Built Environment in Popular Music by Olusegun  Stephen Titus (Obafemi Awolowo University)

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6C

Filming Lagos:

 Representations and Society in Motion

 

“Owambe” Movies and the Nollywood Box Officeby Folakemi Ogungbe (University of Ibadan)

Rich Women have Big Problems: Nigerian Home Video Films and Gender Stereotypes in the Market Place by Oladimeji Raphael Ogunoye (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Reshaping the Society through the Film: An Appraisal of Wives on Strikeand Alter Ego   by Omolara Mojisola Ogungbola (University of Ibadan)

The Representation of Lagos in Nigerian Films by Maureen Okwulogu (University of Lagos)

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6D

Leisure, Tourism, and Pastime

Art and Tourism: Exploring the Tourism Potentials of Tsoede Bronze Figuresby Musa Ajibola Alawode (Ahmadu Bello University)

Labor and Leisure in Neoliberal Times: Perspectives from Lagosby Chrystel Oloukoï (Harvard University)

A Case for a Technology-driven Lagos Tourism Sectorby Yemi Michael (University of Lagos)  and Afolabi Ojo Oyeyemi (Rhodes University)

Preserving Indigenous Knowledge through Media Technology: Goge Africa, Tourism, and Cultural TV Programs in LagosbyStella C. Nduka (University of Lagos) and Adetou A. Oyelude (University of Lagos)

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6E

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Oluwatoyin Oduntan’s “Power, Culture, and Modernity

in Nigeria: Beyond the Colony” (Routledge, 2018)

 Chair: Abimbola Adesoji (Obafemi Awolowo University)

 Morenikeji Asaaju (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge)

Sam Fury Childs Daly (Duke University)

Mufutau Oriyomi Jimoh (Federal University, Birnin Kebbi)

Moses Ochonu (Vanderbilt University)

Oluwatoyin Oduntan (Towson University)–Book author

Katharina Oke (King’s College London)

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6F

New Directions in Lagos History:

Space, Place Making, and Politics

Brazilian Returnees and Politics in Nineteenth Century Lagos by Olubukola S. Adesina (University of Ibadan)

Lagos’ Resistance to the Italo-Ethiopian War: A Discourse in Pan-Africanism by Omobolanle Joseph Akinniyi (University of Lagos)

Iso-olo (Granite Depot) to Isolo: The Growth of a Cosmopolitan Settlement in Lagos by Bashir Animashaun (Lagos State University)

Colonialism and Girls Education in Lagos by Adeola Lawrence-Badeji (University of Lagos)

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12:45 pm - 2:15pm

Session 6G

Lagos’s 19thCentury Transformation:

New Perspectives on Space, Migration, Family, and Religion in the Birth of a Global City

 

Street Transcripts: Reading the Histories of 1860s Lagos by Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi  (University of California, Riverside)

What’s in a Name? Some Early Residents of Bamgbose Street by Lisa Earl Castillo (Federal  University of Bahia Salvador)

Madame Tinubu in the Atlantic World by Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina at Chapel  Hill)

Owu, Brazilian, Lagosian? The Transformation of Identity among Freed Africans who Returned  to Lagos from the Americasby Kristin Mann (Emory University)

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

MTN Library Foyer

Lunch @ MTN Library Foyer

Session 7 Simultaneous Panels  3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7A

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Lisa A. Lindsay’s “Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-

Century Odyssey from America to Africa” (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (University of California – Riverside)

Jody Benjamin (University of California – Riverside)
Abosede George (Barnard College-Columbia University)
Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)—Book author
Olisa Muojama (University of Ibadan)
Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos)
Habeeb Sanni (Lagos State University)
Remi Vaughan-Richards (Filmmaker)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7B

Lagos, Ogu, and Subalternity

Coconut Oil Production in Badagry by Adebimpe Oluwabukade Ogundeji (University of Ibadan)

Lagos, Ogu, and Migration by Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku (University of Ibadan)

Seafood Business in Riverine Communities of Lagos: Environment and Knowledge of Food Preservation among Egu Women in Makoko by Abiola Abosede Sokoya (Yaba College of Technology)

Linguistic Similitude between the Ogu and Yoruba: A Preliminary Exploration by Oluwaseun Otosede Williams (University of Lagos)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7C

Lagos Crime Fiction:

A Conversation with Toni Kan

 Chair and Organizer: Louisa Egbunike (City, University of London)

Louisa Egbunike teaches African literature at City, University of London. She is presently working on a monograph on Igbo-Nigerian novels and an edited collection on the works of Buchi Emecheta.

 Toni Kan (Anthony Kan Onwordi), a writer of note is the author of The Carnivorous Cityamong other important works.

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7D

 Social Media, Digital Culture, and Identities in Flux

 

Social Media and Identity Formation among Nigerian Teenagers by Ese Eunice Anenene  (University of Ibadan)

Lagos and the New Media: A Reading of John Koethe’s “This is Lagos” and Rashidah Ismaili’s “Lagos” Online Poemsby Kufre Egharevba (University of Uyo)

Identity Formation in the Age of the Selfieby Juliet Ifedimma (Independent Scholar)

Social Media, Fake News Syndrome, and the Library by Olawale Oyewole (University of  Ibadan)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7E

Musical Culture, Theatre, and Performance

 

Stage Management in the Nigerian Theatreby Bukola Adeola Adeyemi (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Spatial Patterns of the Nigerian National Theatre and the Bulgarian Varna Palace of Culture and Sports: A Comparative Analysis by Aminat Titilayo Adebayo (University of Lagos)

The Development of a Research to Performance Method for a Theatre that Lets the People Speak  by Karen Allen Baxter (Brown University)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7F

Housing, Work, and Urban Livability

Women Artisans and Socio-economic Empowerment in Ikorodu, Lagos State by Adetoun Adekanye (University of Lagos)

Lagos Markets and the Onibaranda Menace by Patience Gertrude Enakele (University of Ibadan)

From Oliver Twist’s London to Contemporary Lagos: A Narrative of Sustainability Issues in Pro-poor Housingby Basirat Oyalowo (University of Lagos)

Hedonic Housing Price for Lagos Residential Marketby Olalekan Dimeji Bamiteko, Funso Sunday Ayadi, and David Mautin Oke (University of Lagos)

The Effect of Mall-Shopping on Shoppers’ Wellbeing in Lagosby Samson Oluseun Ojekalu  (Lead City University) and Sunday Samuel Omoniyi (Olabisi Onabanjo University)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 7G

Gender and Space in Urban Africa:

Women, Markets, and Everyday life in the City (Part II)

Co-chair and Organizers: Mofeyisara Omobowale and Mutiat Oladejo (University of Ibadan

 

Women and Inclusive Regeneration of Amukoko in Lagos Metropolisby Olubukola Aina Olunloyo (Yaba College of Technology)

Of Tradition and Sustainable Development: Modernizing Lagos Market in the 21stCentury  by Folarinmoluwa Adefemi and Adeyemi Oginni (University of Lagos)

Maintaining Ambivalent Peace: Market Women, Urban Regeneration, and Food Security in  Ibadanby James Okolie-Osemene (Wellspring University)

Fighting Back: Market Women’s Response to Sexual Harassment by Oluwafunminiyi Raheem  (Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding)

Alms Begging in Ibadan’s Bodija Market by Ibrahim Salako (University of Ibadan)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Banquet / Dance / Awards Ceremony @ Tolu Odugbemi Hall 

Day 3 (June 29)

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8:00am - 9:00am

MTN Library Foyer

Breakfast @ MTN Library Foyer

Session 8 Simultaneous Panels  9:15 am – 10:45 am

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9:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 8A

Roundtable:

Lagos-Nairobi-Johannesburg

Sponsored by the “Transforming Humanities through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Project” at the University of the Witwatersrand (Part I)

 Oladele Ayorinde (Music/University of the Witwatersrand)

Gorata Chengeta (African Literature/University of the Witwatersrand)

Tasneem Essop (Political Studies/University of the Witwatersrand)

Gabril Letswalo (Sociology/University of the Witwatersrand)

Mpho Matheolane (Anthropology/University of the Witwatersrand)

Hlengiwe Ndlovu (Sociology/University of the Witwatersrand)

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9:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 8B

Campus Forms (Part I)

Chair and Organizer: Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies)

 

The Nigerian Novel, Christianity, and the Campusby Kayode G. Kofoworola (University of  Lagos)

Literary Constructions of Nigerian Universitiesby Louisa Uchum Egbunike (City, University London)

“Shotputting” and Other Dirty Secrets: Students Struggles over Toilet Access at a Nigerian Institution of Higher Learningby Omotayo K. Charles (University of Ilorin)

Students’ Union Campus Politics and Conflict Transformation: Comparative Study of Elections  in Public and Private Universities in Nigeriaby James Okolie-Osemene (Wellspring  University)

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9:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 8C

Rethinking Lagos History:

Political Economy, Knowledge Production, and Circulation of Ideas

 

Everyday Verbal Insult as Sources of Lagos History by Olawale Lawal (Lagos State University)

Prison Labor in Colonial Lagos: Space, Exploitation, and Reprimand in Nigeria by Sylvester Kohol (University of Ibadan)

What’s (the) News? Negotiating Local and Global Sources of News under Colonial Rule by  Katharina Oke (King’s College London)

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9:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 8D

War in the City:

Violent Conflict in Urban Africa since the Pre-Colonial Era

 

Co-Chair and Organizers: Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto) and Alex Amaechi Ugwuja (Edo University)

 “Before the Road to Biafra”: Rioting, Violence and the Igbo Massacres in Northern Nigerian Cities by Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto)

Curbing Violence and Crime in Nigerian Cities: The Criminal Justice Institution since 1970 by  Amara Egbo (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University)

In Defense of National Interest or Parochialism: The Destruction of Igbo Lives and Property in  the Nigeria-Biafra War by Chinedu Mbalisi (Paul University)

Political Dialectics of Security Breaches in South West Nigeriaby Olatunde Isaac Olaniyi   (Independent Scholar)

“A Man of the City”: Uzo Ndubuisi’s Chronicles of Wartime Life in Port Harcourt during the Nigerian Civil War by Rebecca Wolff (University of California, Los Angeles)

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9:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 8E

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Boukary Sawadogo’s “West African Screen Cinema:Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization”(Michigan State University Press, 2019)

 Añulika Agina (Pan-Atlantic University)
Alessandro Jedlowski (University of Liege)
Babatunde Onikoyi (Adeleke University)
Boukary Sawadogo (City College of New York)—Book Author
Segun Soetan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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9:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 8F

Religious Landscape and the Unstable Identities

Lagos and the Synagogue Church of all Nations: Where Africa Converges to Connect by Oluwaseun O. Afolabi and Adesoji Adedipe (University of Ibadan)

Ethno-Religious Crises in South Western Nigeria by Akanbi Mukaila Akolade (Lagos State University)

Islamic Ethics and Perspective on Environmental Abuse in Lagos by Mustapha Adebayo Bello (Lagos State University)

Session 9 Simultaneous Panels  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9A

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Moradewun Adejunmobi’s and Carli Coetzee’s “Routledge Handbook of African Literature” (Routledge 2019)

 Adeleke Adeeko (Ohio State University)

Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies)—co-editor

Louisa Egbunike (City, University of London)

Rotimi Fasan (Osun State University)

Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9B

 

Inter-group Relations and Identity Formation

 For the Benefit of Us All: Ebì Cultural Festivals of Epẹ Division of Lagos State by Paulina  Oyebọwale Adekọya-Oduntan (Lagos State University)

Which Lagos? Expounding the Multi-Status Complexity of a Geographical Phenomenon by Yemi Akindeju (University of Lagos)

Inter-group Relations and Food Culture in Lagos by Stella Ifeoma Willoughby (University of  Ibadan) Wilson Onyema Nze (Lagos State University) Francis Iwuchukwu Asika (Lagos State University)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9C

Rethinking African Urban Archaeology:

From Antiquity to the Present

Chair and Organizer: Abidemi Babatunde Babalola (University of Cambridge)

 Cosmopolitanism and the Ontogenesis of Nàijá by Odirin V. Abonyi (University of Ibadan)

Archaeology, Urbanization, and Conservation of Cultural Landscape in Ibadan by Kolawole Adekola (University of Ibadan)

A Tale of Three Cities: Precolonial Urbanism in Southern Nigeria by Abidemi Babatunde  Babalola (University of Cambridge)

Ontology, Community Agency and Yoruba Archaeology: New Approaches to Past Urbanism  in AfricaTomos Llywelyn Evans (College of William and Mary)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9D

Urban Spaces, Transformations, and Management

 Lagos From the Sky: Interrogating the Intersections of Geometry, Beauty, and Perception Construct of Lagos City-scape Kayode Oluwole Fagite (Obafemi Awolowo University)

From Prison Yard to Freedom Park: Urban Space Renewal by Duro Oni (University of Lagos)

Urbanization, Land Rights, and Development: A Case Study of Waterfront Communities in Lagosby Jeffrey W. Paller (University of San Francisco)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9E

Roundtable:

Lagos-Nairobi-Johannesburg

Sponsored by the “Transforming Humanities through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Project” at the University of the Witwatersrand (Part II)

 Palesa Nqambaza (Political Studies/University of the Witwatersrand)

Eddie Ombagi (African Literature/University of the Witwatersrand)

Lerato Podile (Epidemiology and Biostatistics/University of the Witwatersrand)

Dylan Valley (Media Studies/University of the Witwatersrand)

Eric Worby (Anthropology/University of the Witwatersrand)

Job Zwane (Anthropology/University of the Witwatersrand)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9F

Expunging Colonialism:

Africa, Africanists, and the Decolonization Debates

 Decolonizing Africa: Knowledge Creation that Works by Lani Akande (York University)

Colonialism Reappraised by Samasi Anderson (Independent Scholar)

The Decolonization Discourses: Preliminary Analyses by Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto)

The Collecting of Arabic Manuscripts and the Decolonization of Knowledge by Zheyuan Deng  (University of Florida)

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 9G

Business on the Go:

Hawking and Street Trading through Time

 

Street Hawking in Lagos State, 1970-2017: Interrogating the Socio-economic and Internal Security of a Mega City by Mayowa Christopher Adeyeye (University of Lagos)

Contesting Public Space: Street Hawking in Kano, 1980-2017 by Junaidu Danladi (Bayero  University)

Innovative Strategies for Managing Street Traders in Lagos by Olasunmbo Ayanfeoluwa  Olusanya (University of Lagos)

Session 10 Simultaneous Panels  12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 10A

City Life in Africa

Encountering the ‘Glocal’ in African Megacities: Evidence of Cosmopolitan Subjectivism and  Urban Transformations in Ibadan and Lagos (1999-2018) Oluwatobiloba Adewunmi (Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy)

Cultural Heritage and Modernity in Urbanityby Olayimika Rennia Ayo-Salako (University of  Ibadan)

Mega Cities of the Future: Constructing Lagos as the Shanghai of Africa by Banwo Adetoro Olaniyi (university of Lagos)

Desirable Slums: Experiences of Art, Resistance, and Social Cohesion in Cairo and Port  Harcourtby Mark LeVine (University of California, Irvine) and Lucia Sorbera (The University of Sydney)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 10B

Language and Identity Construction

Science in Yoruba: Towards Improving Instructions in Urban High School Classrooms by  Taofeeq Adebayo (Tulane University) Oyetayo Babatola, Samuel Jegede, Eriifeoluwa Mofoluwawo, Samuel Awelewa (University of Ibadan)

Language, Ideology, and the Articulatory Rhetoric of Contemporary Lagosby Rafiu Farinde (Adeyemi College of Education) and Temitope Ogungbemi (University of Pennsylvania)

Language Interaction among Bus Conductors and Passengers in Lagos Metropolis by Tosin  Samson Olagunju (Federal University Lokoja)

Urban Lagos and Migrants’ Attitudes to the Yoruba Language by Titilayo Onadipe-Shalom (Lagos State University)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 10C

Library and Information Science              

 Sustaining National Development through Information Literacy among Farmers in Lagos State by Joshua Onaade Ojo, Racheal Opeyemi Odunlade, and Titilayo Oludayo Adedokun (University of Lagos)

E-learning and Ethical Behavior of Library and Information Science Undergraduates by Airen Adetimirin (University of Ibadan)

Library Sensitization Programs: Strategic Tools for Curbing Corruption in Nigeria by Olalekan Abiola Awujoola (University of Ibadan)

Media and Information Literacy: A Catalyst for Sustainable Development by Alice Bamigbola  (University of Ibadan)

The Information Use Patterns of Peri-urban Dwellers in Lagos Stateby Adetoun A. Oyelude  (University of Ibadan)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 10D

Roundtable:

African Cities and Materiality of Suspicion

 Mark LeVine (University of California, Irvine)

Maria Malmstrom (Lund University/Columbia University )

Lucia Sorbera (The University of Sydney)

Michael Uwemedimo (King’s College London)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 10E

Filming Lagos:

 Representations and Society in Motion

 “She is Ready”: African Women’s Agency and Sexual Autonomy in “Ovy’s Voice” by Candice  King (University of Massachusetts)

Signs and Signification of Costume and Make-up in Kunle Afolayan’s the Figurine by Fadekemi  Olawoye (University of Ibadan)

Nollywood’s Capacious Movie City: Film Festivals, Takeover and Dominions in Lagos by Babatunde Onikoyi (Adeleke University)

Sexualizing Lagos: Illicit Sexuality, Violence, and the Automobile in Nollywood Films Olusegun Soetan (University of Wisconsin- Madison)

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12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 10F

Reassessing the Future of African Studies in the 21stCentury:

Ayodeji Olukoju @ 60 (Part II)

 The History of Port Congestion in Nigeria since the Colonial Eraby Edmund Chilaka (Lagos State University)

“Life Not Worth Living”: Britain and War-Time Regulation in Nigeria during the Second World War by Chima Korieh (Marquette University)

Livelihood in the City of Lagos: Past and Present by Monsuru Muritala (University of Ibadan)

Empire and Labor: West African Seamen, the Transnational Shipping Corporation, and the Development of the Maritime Industry in Nigeriaby Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (National Open University of Nigeria)

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

MTN  Library Foyer

Lunch @ MTN Library Foyer

Session 11 Simultaneous Panels  3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 11A

Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Business Families and Family Businesses in Africa (Part II)

 

African Entrepreneurship and Family Connections in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1940-1963 by Tawanda Valentine Chambwe (University of the Free State)

Female-Owned Microbusinesses in the Informal Market of Lagosby Bamidele A. Wale-Oshinowo (University of Lagos) and Nwakaego Eleje (University of Ghana)

Challenges Facing Family Business Succession Planningby Alain Ndedi(Maaron Business School)

The Challenges of Family Business in Contemporary Lagos by Sodeinde Gbemi Moses and Olaniyi Olusegun Olakunle (Kwara State University)

Nigerian Entrepreneurs in Ghana: The Story of Chief David Adebayo Amao Alata by Sikiru Abiona Yusuff(Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 11B

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Paul Osifodunrin’s “The First Church in Lagos: History of Holy Trinity Church, Ebute-Ero, 1852-2016” (University Press PLC, 2018)

Oluwaseun Afolabi (University of Ibadan)

Hon. Adekunle Alli (Local historian of Lagos and intelligentsia)

Festus Daramola (Lagos State University)

Henry Ogunjewo (University of Lagos)

Paul Osifodurin (University of Lagos)—Book author

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 11C

Negotiating Space and City Life

 “Someone Will Eventually Pay for this Cold Stone Ice Cream for Me”: Neoliberal Urbanism, Consumption and Youth Social Mobility in Ibadan by Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin (Carleton University)

Lagos in the 21st Century: A Kaleidoscopic View of Challenges in a Megacity by Ayodeji Philip Oje (Independent Scholar)

Revitalization Strategies for Resilience Building and Urban Livability in Enugu by Onyinyechi G. Ossai (University of Nigeria)

From Lagos to Jo’burg: Pitting Utopian Expectations against Dystopian Reality by Abimbola Thomas (University of Lagos)

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 11D

Health, Disease, and Wellness

Stopping an Impeding Danger: Lagos State Management of the Ebola Crisesby Ayodeji Adegbite (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Pineapples are Dangerous in Towns”: The Intersections of Plantation Agriculture and Malaria Control in Colonial Nigeriaby Adedamola Seun Adetiba (Adekunle Ajasin University)

Fighting Malaria: Research and Colonial Biomedicine in Lagosby Mosunmola Regina Ogunmolaji (University of Lagos)

Historicizing Midwifery and Maternal Health in Colonial Ibadan, 1893-1920 by Folaranmi Flourish Olorunnibe (Rhodes University)

“Weapons of the Weak”: African Agency in Healthcare Service in Southwestern Nigeria, 1888-1935 by Afolabi Ojo Oyeyemi (Adekunle Ajasin University)

Session 12 Simultaneous Panels  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 12A

Health, Wellness, and the Environment

Agbo-Jedi: Pleasure and Health Seeking Behavior in Lagos Stateby Adekunle Ahmed Adekanbi (University of Ibadan)

Abiku or Infant Mortality? Conflicting Yoruba Belief and Medical Care by Damilola Dorcas Fagite (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Legal Frameworks in the Management of E-waste in Lagos by J. O. Olayinka-Olagunju (Adekunle Ajasin University)

Public Spaces and Global Health in African Cities by Anthony Ayotunde Olayoku (University of Ibadan)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 12B

Campus Forms (Part II)

 Chair and Organizer: Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies)

 Who Have I Become? The Story of a Catholic Teenager by Akinmayowa Akin-Otiko (University of Lagos)

Structurally Maladjusted: The Twenty-First-Century University “Bildungsroman” by Anne Gulick (University of South Carolina)

Nicknaming Practices and Campus Celebrity Identities in South West Nigeria by Jendele Hungbo (Bowen University)

Elitist and Popular Ideological Forms in Three Nigerian Campus Novelsby Kayode G. Kofoworola (University of Lagos)

The Making of Campus Girls: Towards the Poetics of Campus Female Characters in Nigerian Home Video Filmsby Oladimeji Raphael Ogunnoye (Obafemi Awolowo University)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 12C

Religious Boundaries and Shifting Identities

 “If You Want to Progress in Life, You Do Away With These Things”: Pentecostal Christianity and Heritage-Making in Contemporary Lagosby Theo Borgvin-Weiss (University of  Cambridge)

Yoruba Cultural Practices in the Nigerian Baptist Convention by Olugbodi Oladipupo (University of Ibadan)

Pentecostalized Urbanities and Urbanized Pentecostalisms in Lagosby Xavier Moyet (University of Lagos) and Obvious Katsaura (Wits University)

Religious Economy and Christmas Culture in Southwestern Nigeriaby Olufikayo Kunle Oyelade (University of Ibadan)

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 12D

Housing, Work, and Urban Livability

 Liberal Feminism: Women, Work, and Family in Lagos State by Amara Esther Ani (University of Lagos)

Urban Wellbeing Challenges: Reshaping Lagos for Living, Work, and Play by Mokolade Johnson (University of Lagos)

Mapping Urban Transitions and Heritage Building Vulnerabilities in Lagos Island Historic District by Damilola Oluwo and Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos)

Impact of Work Life Balance on Workers in Lagos Metropolitan Borders by John Olawale Willoughby, Ola Olusegun Oyedele, Ayobami Simeon Olaniyi, Mutiu Adebowale Oyero (Lagos State University)

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MTN Library Foyer

Dinner @ MTN Library Foyer

June 30: Departure and Tour of Lagos

Thank you for participating in the 4th Annual LSA Conference