Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

The Saga of a Nigerian Female Ethnomusicologist

by Godwin Sadoh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/6/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781469785868
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781469785875

About the Book

Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko is a professionally trained operatic soprano, music educator, music critic, African ethnomusicologist, broadcaster, skits writer, choral conductor, and songwriter. Joy Nwosu was trained in operatic soprano in Italy and received her Ph.D. in music from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; making her the second Nigerian female to earn a doctorate in music. This book addresses thought provoking issues such as feminist gender, it’s a man’s world, and the Nigerian factor. Other pertinent issues narrated in the book include the efficacy of prayer and spectacular triumphs by the power of God. The saga of Joy Nwosu encapsulates the ordeal women are constantly subjected to in a male chauvinistic society. This book is also laced with numerous fascinating photos of Joy Nwosu from 1960 to 2005. Nigerian journalists wrote rave reviews of Joy Nwosu’s stunning performances and crowned her, “first lady of sound,” “diva,” “maestro,” and “high priestess of Nigerian music;” titles that she rightfully earned and deserved for three veritable reasons: (1) Joy Nwosu was the first professionally trained female musician in Nigeria to combine operatic singing with popular dance music; (2) she was the first trained female musician to set up a dance band in Nigeria; and (3) Joy Nwosu was the first trained female musician to release a Long Playing record in Nigeria.

About the Author

Godwin Sadoh is an African ethnomusicologist, intercultural musicologist, composer, church musician, pianist, organist, choral conductor, and a prolific publishing scholar with over 90 publications including 8 books. His compositions have been performed and recorded worldwide. Sadoh is the first African to receive a doctoral degree in organ performance from any institution in the world. Sadoh has taught at numerous institutions including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Pittsburgh. He was appointed Professor of Music in 2007. Sadoh’s biography is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World.