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  • Area of Specialization: African Studies (Visual Arts)
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts

  • I obtained a first degree in Fine and Applied Arts (Metal design) from the University of Benin in 1991, Master's and Ph.D degrees in 1996 and 2002 from the prestigious University of Ibadan. In 2002, I joined the services of The Delta State University were I teach Art History at undergraduate and postgraduate levels till date. As an Associate Professor, my publications are in the fields of African, European and Visual Art Culture. I have also participated in series of exhibitions and have two (2) Solos , a Joint and many group exhibitions to my collection. I have often been described as an Art Historian, Artist, Cartoonist, Singer and Sports enthusiast and my areas of interest are in Nigerian Traditional Arts and Egyptian Morphology.
    My Publications
  1. Ese Odokuma- Aboderin (2021) Interpreting Ndidi Emefiele's paintings, Ndidi Emefiele Vol. Pages: 129-132

  2. Odokuma, E. (2018) A comparative analysis of the sculptural styles of the Old and New Egyptian Kingdoms, Faculty of Environmental Studies
    Vol.2(3&4) Pages: 88-98.

  3. Odokuma, E. (2018) An analysis of Selected Works in Amarna Period of Ancient Egyptian Art, Faculty of Arts, University of Maiduguri
    Vol.19: Pages: 39-57

  4. Odokuma, E. (2017) Urhobo Wood Sculpture: A bridge between the Pre-colonial Period and the Twenty-first Century., Bridges Across Cultures Florence, Italy, Select Conference proceedings in collaboration with Voces Del Caribe Vol.2169-6179 Pages: 152-172

  5. Odokuma, E. (2017) An African Interpretation of Ten Fifteen to Seventeenth Centuries’ Paintings in the Uffizi Gallery., Faculty of Environmental Science. Vol.1(6) Pages: 7-15.

  6. Odokuma, E. (2017) Indigenous Tendencies: An Interpretation and Classification of Some of the Works of Bruce Onobrakpeya., Los Angeles, California Institute, USA. Vol.10(3) Pages: 109-131

  7. Elebute, A and Odokuma, E. (2016) Arts and crafts as veritable sources of economic empowerment for marginalized people in Nigeria., European Centre for Research Training and Development, United Kingdom
    Vol.4(3) Pages: 11-24

  8. Odokuma, E. (2016) A Formal and Interpretational Analysis of some Ifejioku Terracotta Figures., JSRD, California USA
    Vol.1(5) Pages: 1-11

  9. Odokuma, E. (2016) Mud sculptures: A comparative analysis between Urhobo and Western Igbo prototypes., Faculty of Environmental Science. Vol.1(5), Pages: 23-33.

  10. Odokuma, E. (2016) Florence in the eyes of a Nigerian scholar: An analytic-description of ten sculptures from the Uffizzi., Bahiti & Dalila
    Vol. Pages: Pp. 840-859

  11. Odokuma, E and Esimuke, R.U. (2015) Historical evolution of the fine and applied arts programme at the Delta State University, Abraka,1976-2016, Society of Non-fiction Authors of Nigeria
    Vol.1(1), Pages: 7-17.

  12. Odokuma, E and Bazunu, H.U.M. (2015) Environment and style: An analysis of Abamwa’s work since 1991-2011., Cabell Publishing incorporation, U.S.A.
    Ulrich's web. Vol.5(8(1) Pages: 60-70

  13. Odokuma, E. (2014) A comparative analysis between a traditional Nigerian Art form and an ancient Nubians Icon, ISDS LLC, Japan
    Google scholar, DOAJ. Vol.3(4) Pages: 697-700

  14. Odokuma, E. (2014) Psychoanalytical Interpretation in the Works of Three Nigerian Artists., Diirectory of Open access journals, India
    Vol.6(2) Pages: 65-71

  15. Odokuma, E. (2013) Urhobo Wood Sculpture: Effective Machinery for Security and National Development, Irjass,2013.045 Vol.2(8) Pages: 206-212

  16. Odokuma, E. (2013) Urhobo Wood Sculpture of the Niger Delta, its Structure and its Therapeutic Tendencies., Cabell Publishing, Incorporation, U.S.A. Vol.3(9) Pages: 238-243

  17. Odokuma, E. and Aganbi, P.J. (2013) Illegal Trafficking of Artifacts and traditional art work in Nigeria: A Security Threat., American Research Institute for Policy Development. Vol.  Pages: 57-68

  18. Odokuma, E. (2013) An Overview of the Uniqueness of Masaccio’s Holy Trinity., Desire Media,Recacd.
    Vol.8: Pages: 62-70.

  19. Odokuma, E. (2013) The Themes of King David in Renaissance Art in Europe., Desire Media Recacd.
    Vol.10: Pages: 62-70

  20. Odokuma, E. (2011) “Human Capital Development in the Niger Delta; The Task of the Visual Arts. Abraka Studies In Africa Arts II: African Arts and Human Capital Development, Faculty of Arts Delta State University Abraka Publication
    Vol. Pages: Pp. 275-282

  21. Odokuma, E. (2011) “More psychological Observations on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa: An African Overview., Desire Media,Recacd.
    Vol.1596-5325. Pages: Pp 63-71.

  22. Odokuma, E. (2011) “Continuity from Traditions: A formal Analysis Of the works of Three Selected Contemporary Nigerian Artist., Desire Media,Recacd.
    Vol.6: Pages: 24-31.

  23. Odokuma, E. (2011) “Some Niger Delta Mud Sculptures. Origin and Stylistic variations., Bismoseg Computer
    Vol.1118-7328 Pages: pp. 65-75.

  24. Odokuma, E. (2011) Freud’s Psychoanalytical Theories on the Lives and Works of Four Western Artists: The African Perspective., Society of Nigeria Artists
    Vol.1958-6842 Pages: Pp 1-6

  25. Odokuma, E. (2011) Primitivism in some Twentieth Century Western Art Styles and Movements., SNA Rivers-Bayelsa Chapter
    Vol.1958-6842 Pages: pp 75-80.

  26. Bazunu, H.U.M. and Odokuma, E. (2011) The Niger Delta Environment and the Expressions of a ceramist Clement Ekong , The Faculty of Arts
    Vol.4(1)1639. Pages: Pp. 22-33.

  27. Odokuma E. (2009) “The visual language of some Urhobo art forms of the Niger Delta; process and interpretational analysis'', Bismoseg Computer
    Vol.14: Pages: 17-29

  28. Odokuma, E. (2009) “Probable origins of some Niger Delta Bronzes in Southern Nigeria., Bismoseg Computer
    Vol.14(118-7328) Pages: Pp 67- 76

  29. Odokuma E. (2008) Ela Journal of African Studies. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso., Critical Sphere
    Vol.23-24 Pages: Pp 58-68

  30. Bazunu, H. U. M. & Odokuma E. (2008) “The Design of a Throwing Wheel Trough using thixotropic polyester”, Ashakwu, Zaria
    Vol.4(2) Pages: 24-30

  31. Odokuma E. (2006) “The likely source of the terracotta head found in Edjekota Urhobo land in the Niger Delta”, Critical Sphere
    Vol.19& 20 Pages: Pp 99-110

  32. Odokuma, E. & Bazunu, H. U. M. (2005) “Urhobo Masking Styles: Influences and Origins” 7th Harmattan Workshop (Book Catalogue), Ovuomaroro Gallery, Agbarha-Otor.
    Vol.Pp. 49-58 Pages: Pp. 19-25.

  33. Odokuma, E. (2004) “Stylistic and International Analysis of Urhobo Wood Sculpture”, Kraft Books Limited
    Vol. Pages: Pp. 314-325

  34. Odokuma, E. (2003) “Wood Statuary among Non-Yoruba Neighbours of Benin: Influences and Inter-Ethnic Styles” Interaction, Inspiration and Expression, Ovuomaroro Gallery, Agbarha-Otor
    Vol. Pages: Pp. 19-25.

  35. Odunlade, T. Olagunju L. & Odokuma, E. et al (2001) Together We Rebuild a Nation: Art Exhibition by Nigeria Artist for a Nation Anew (NAFANA) (Book Catalogue)., African Book Builders.
    Vol. Pages: Pp. 1-40

  36. Odokuma, E (2000) “The Styles of Ughevwughe Pottery”, Agufon , Oracle books Ltd
    Vol.1(6) Pages: 10-14

  37. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2018)) Varieties, forms, media, context and more. An art exhibition to mark the twelfth convocation ceremony of the Delta State University, Abraka. (Group) , Delta State University, Abraka Abraka, Nigeria.
    Vol.13th -16th June, Pages: p.5.

  38. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2017) ) “ARTLAS the Masters an art exhibition to mark the Eleventh Convocation Ceremony of the Delta State University, Abraka. (Group) , Delta State University, Abraka Abraka, Nigeria.
    Vol.20th – 24th July, Pages: p. 5.

  39. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2016)) “Dynamic Horizon”. Organized for the 10th convocation ceremony of the University (Group), Delta State University, Abraka Abraka, Nigeria.
    Vol.21st -25th April, Pages: p. 6.

  40. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2016) ) “Delta State University Abraka @ 25 sights and strides of DELSU an exhibition of monumental projects, investment opportunities and academic products. (Group) , Delta State University, Abraka Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.
    Vol.25th-27th August, Pages: p. 33

  41. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2014) ) “Vibes and Thrills of an Artistic voyage” (Group) , Delta State University Abraka Artist Abraka, Nigeria.
    Vol.29th May-2nd June, Pages: p. 8.

  42. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2013) ) Milestone Celebrating Society of Nigeria Artist (SNA)(Group) , Society of Nigeria Artist (SNA) Asaba Delta State.
    Vol.18th-20th Dec. Pages: P. 12.

  43. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2012) ) ‘Milk of Nigeria Womanhood’ First International Art Exhibition in United Arab Emirates Dubai (Group) , Female Artist Association of Nigeria. United Arab Emirates Dubai
    Vol.24h-26th April, Pages: p. 19.

  44. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2012) ) Creative Exploits in the Homeland (Group) , Delta State University, Abraka. Abraka, Nigeria
    Vol.5th-8th Sept. Pages: p. 11

  45. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2011)) “Resurgence an Art Exhibition to Celebrate Delta State at 20”. (Group) , Delta State Government in Collaboration with SNA.
    Vol. 25th August, Pages: p. 33

  46. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2011) ) “Visual Symphony Delsu Abraka Group of Artist”. (Group) , Society of Nigerian Artist, (SNA) Abraka. Quintessence Gallery Falomo Shopping Centre Ikoyi S.W. Lagos State.
    Vol.24th Sept. Pages: p. 20 14

  47. Odokuma, E. ((2011)) “…Resonance… Artistic rhythms of the Niger Delta”. (Solo) , Abraka Turf and Country Club 3rd -12th March,
    Vol.3rd -12th Mar Pages: Pp. 1-12.

  48. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2010) ) Naija @ 50 Artist Perspective poems in the mangrove A classical platform of excellence. , (Group) 3rd EyePort Harcourt, River State, Nigeria.
      Vol.23rd - 21st Oct Pages: Pp. 11, 17

  49. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2010) ) Treasures of Benin II unfolding (Group) , UBTA University of Benin Trained Artist in Lagos Lagos, Nigeria
    Vol.30th Oct. – 9th Nov., Pages: p. 11

  50. Odokuma, E. ((2008)) “Let There be peace” Exhibition of Works by Students of Niger Delta Universities , Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General, Lagos Lagos, Nigeria
    Vol.2nd – 9th February, Pages: p. 1 2

  51. Odokuma, E. ((2008) ) “Let There be peace” Exhibition of Works by Students of Niger Delta Universities held in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State. , Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General, Lagos Agbarha-otor, Delta State, Nigeria
    Vol.28th February– 1st March Pages:

  52. Odokuma, E. ((2005) ) Cover Logo of the International Conference of 25 Years of Family Medicine in Nigeria , University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan. Conference Centre University of Ibadan, Logo on cover page
    Vol. Pages: (Cover Page)

  53. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2004)) Arts as a Strategy for Development. The African Experience (Group) , Faculty of Arts
      Vol.10th -14th Nov Pages: p. 19.

  54. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2003) ) Interaction, Inspiration and Expression (Group) , Bruce Enobrakpeya Foundation,Agbarha-Otor Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.
      Vol.23rd Feb -22nd Mar Pages: p. 89

  55. Odokuma, E. et, al. ((2001) ) Together we build a nation (Group) , NAFANA, Nigeria.
      Vol.17th -18th May Pages: Pp. 1-46.

  56. Odokuma, E. ((2000)) Cover Design for the Nigerian Field “70 Years of the Nigerian Field Society” , University of Ibadan Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
    Vol.65, Pages: 3-4 (Cover Page)

  57. Odokuma, E. ((1999)) . Cover Design for the Nigerian field “In Memoriam of R.W.J. Keay 1920-1998 , University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
    Vol. Vol. 64, Pages: 3-4 (Cover Page)

  58. Odokuma, E. ((1998)) Logo Design training Programme For Front The Doctor For The 21st Century-Ota, Ogun State. , Faculty of General Medical Practical/Family Medicine, National Postgraduate Medical College, Nigeria. Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.
    Vol. Pages: (Cover Page)

  59. Odokuma, E. ((1998)) . Poster design on International Conference on Curriculum Review (CCR. Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria., Faculty of General Medicine UCH Ibadan, Nigeria. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria..
    Vol. Pages: (Cover Page)

  60. Odokuma, E. ( (2019) ) Media exploration (Group) , Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria
      Vol.12th – 14th May Pages:

  61. Odokuma, E. et, al. ( (2015) ) “visuality and content” organized for the 9th convocation ceremony (Group) , Delta State University, Abraka. Abraka, Nigeria.
    Vol. 30th April, Pages: p. 11

  62. Odokuma, E. et, al. ( (2012) ) “Issues of the Moment”. (Group) , Female Artist Association of Nigeria. Abraka, Nigeria
    Vol. 28th-31st October, Pages: p. 14

  63. Odokuma, E. & Ogundele, A. ( (2011).) “Between Naturalism and Abstration”; An Exhibition of two Nigerian Artists (Joint) , Alliance Francaise Ibadan, Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria
      Vol.27th -30th April Pages: Pp. 1-16.

  64. Odokuma, E. ( (2011) ) “Visual Reflections from the Niger Delta” Romanticism and Reality; An Alliance Francaise Ibadan, Nigeria. Ibadan, Nigeria. , Alliance Francaise Ibadan, Nigeria. Ibadan, Nigeria
      Vol.17th - 20th April Pages: Pp. 1-12.

  65. Odokuma, E. et, al. ( (2011) ) Poems in the Mangrove (Group) , 3rd Eye Impressions and Development River State, Nigeria
    Vol.26th Nov.-4th Dec. Pages: Pp. 18, 25.