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  • Area of Specialization: African Musicology and African Music and Dance
  • Department of Music

  • As a scholar, I have learnt to do what I ought to do, where I ought to do it, how I ought to do it and, of course, when I ought to do it. And in publications, scholars should think what they publish and not to publish what they think. As an Evangelist, I have learnt that any good without God is tantamount to zero. Common sense tells me that every evil is accommodated in devil because without evil devil is left with nothing but a 'd'. I have no enemies but I know my friends. It is not in my dream to be a hasty climber because hasty climbers have sudden falls. Scholarship /Fellowship Membership include: Association of Nigeria Musicologists (ANIM); Association for Promoting Nigeria Language and Culture (APNILAC); Research and Development Network (R.D.N.) under the Auspices of Int’l. Research & Development Institute; An Associate Fellow Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria (F.I.I.A.); Association for Awareness Against Anti-Social Behaviour (AFAAAB); Erstwhile member, National Anti-corruption and Volunteer Corps (N.A.V.C.); Erstwhile member, Chaplain Peace and Rescue Academy (C.P.R.A.). Scholarship/Fellowship Prizes Won are: Educational Leadership Award (2011) Awarded by Association for Professional and Public Administrators; An awardee of Certificate of Honour in Recognition of Excellent Contribution to the Growth of Music Scholarship in Nigeria. May 22, 2019. Awarded by Department of Music, Delta State University, Abraka During “Farewell Concert” in Honour of Prof. J.H.K. Nketia (The Icon of Africa Musicology).
    My Publications
  1. Okoro J.C. (2030) Organology and lndispensable Sound Paraphernalia in Abigbo Musical Satire., South-SouthJour Al of Humanities & lnt' l studies;lgnatus Ajuru University of Education.
    ... Vol.Vol.3,No.3, Pages: 213-230

  2. Okoro J.C. (2022) Salient Situationism in African Art Music Nationalism:An Appraisal of a Select Nigeria Pioneer Music Scholars' Posture., lnt'l Association for the Study of lntercultural Values & lndigeneous Ecoethics;Dept.of Religion & Philosophy ,Delta State University Abraka.
    ... Vol.Vol.1,No.1, Pages: 59-73.

  3. Okoro,J.C. (2021) Philosophical Issues in Abigbo Music Dissemination & Syllabification of Lyrics ., UNIUYO Journal of Hummanities;The Faculty of Arts,University of Uyo.
    ... Vol.Vol.25,No.1, Pages: 138-169.

  4. Okoro,J.C. & Okubor Festus. (2021) The Sub-Saharan African Musical Literati & Their Nationalist African Music Idium:A Literary Criticism., South-South Journal of Humanities & lnt'l Studies;Ognatus Ajuru University of Education.
    ... Vol.Vol.4,No.1, Pages: 1-16.

  5. Okoro,J.C. (2021) Creativity lnhereny in Abigbo Performance Composition:Use of lmagery & Musical Repetitions., UNIZIK Journal of Arts & Humanities;The Faculty of Arts Mnamdi Axikiwe University,Awka.
    ... Vol.Vol.22,No.1, Pages: 241-277.

  6. Okoro,J.C. (2021) Evidences & Applications of Proverbs,Parallelisms,Fables in Abigbo Musical Structure., lnt'l Journal of music & Performing Arts;American Research institute for Policy Development
    Online Vol.Vol.9,No.1. Pages: 13-25

  7. Okoro,J.C.& Okoro,N.D. (2021) Burning issues in Nigerian Music & Dance Performance Art Culture: The lmpacts on Conflict Resolution., lnt'l Journal of Arts & Social Science Education(PIJASDE); School of Arts & Social Sciences, Federal College of Education Panlshin.
    Vol.Vol.6, Pages: 7-16.

  8. Okoro,J.C.& Okubor,Festus (2020) Abigbo ldentity in Music Making & Repertory of Songs:The Mbaise People's Heritage., UNIZIK Journal of Arts ,& zHumanities;The Faculty of Arts ,Mnamdi Axikiwe University,Awka.
    ... Vol.Vol.21,No.2. Pages: 170-194.

  9. Okoro, J.C. (2020) Performance Practice and Use of Elision in Abigbo Music Making., A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Dept.of History & Diplomatic Studies;lgnatus Ajuru University of Education.
    ... Vol.Vol.7,No.3, Pages: 129-148

  10. Okoro,J.C.& Margaret A.E. (2020) Abigbo Mbaise's Concept of Creative Skills Application to Music & Dance Performance Practice & Composition., lCHEKR Journal of the Faculty of Humanities;lgnatus Ajuru University of Education.
    ... Vol.Vol.18,No.3, Pages: 53-72

  11. Okoro,J.C. & Ofuani, Sunday (2020) The Social Responsibilities and Aesthetic and Aesthetic Efficacy of Abigbo Music., International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music/ Department for Music and Musicology, Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Zagre, Croatian
    ... Vol.Vol 51. No. 2 Pages: 275-300

  12. Okoro,J.C. (2020) Reflection & Diffusion of Mbaise Culture through African Traditional Music:Abigbo Musicians' Social Responsibility Model, Journal of Arts & Design Studies!Int'l institute for Science,Technology & Education.(IISTE); Vol.Vol.85 Pages: 1-9

  13. Okoro, Justice C. (2018) Abigbo Traditional Music and Dance Characteristics as Human Development Media in Mbaise., Abraka Humanities Review Journal of the Faculty of Arts
    Vol.8(1) Pages: 169-175

  14. Okoro, Justice C. (2011) Traditional Music Globalization and Communication Prospects in Mbaise Burial Rites: ‘Ukom’ and ‘Ese’ as Paradigms., Abraka Studies in African Arts II: The Humanities and Human Capital Development. G. G. Darah & M. Mowarin (Eds.)
    Vol. Pages: 172-187

  15. Okoro, Justice C. (2011) Globalization Move towards Igbo Music Instruments Construction and Performance for Communication Utility., Readings in Education, Development and Globalization. Charles M. Ogbodo, John O. Umoh & Anthony E. Ibeh (Eds.)
    Vol. Pages: 30-44

  16. Okoro J.C. (2011) The Features of Ese Dance & Their Application to Music Rendition., Journal of Arts & Humanities!lnt'l Research & Development institute.
    ... Vol.Vol.8,No.1. Pages: 1-6

  17. Okoro J.C. (2011) The Place of Ese Dance Music in Mbaise Socio-Cultural Affairs., OBODOM Journal of Music & Aesthetics(JOMA);A Journal of the Dept.of Music,University of Iyo.
    ... Vol.Vol.1,No.2. Pages: 169-175.

  18. Okoro, Justice C. (2011) A Review on Dance and Musical Culture in Nigerian Milieu: Matters Arising., International Journal of Humanities.
    Vol.3(3) Pages: 121-127

  19. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) The Peculiar Significance of ESE Music and Dance in Mbaise Community of Imo State, Nigeria., Journal of Communication and Culture
    Vol.1(3) Pages: 37-47

  20. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) The Mbaise Clan’s Concept of Aesthetics in Theater Arts., Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Vol.7(1) Pages: 19-24

  21. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) Ese: A Communicable Art for Life Expression, International Journal of Language and Communication Studies
      Vol.3(1&2) Pages: 37-47

  22. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) Nzewi’s Scholarly Input and Idiosyncratic Expressionism in Music of Africa., Journal of Arts and Culture
    Vol.5(1) Pages: 22-28

  23. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) A Comparative Study on Ese and Ukom Dance Music of Ngwa and Mbaise Peoples of Igbo South: An Evaluative Approach., International Journal of Linguistics and Language.
      Vol.2(1) Pages: 58-61

  24. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) Folk Music to Nigerian Advantage in the Age of Technological Advancement., International Journal of Humanities.
    Vol.2(1) Pages: 24-28

  25. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) The Place of Folksongs in a Dynamic Musical Sphere-Africa Situation Report., International Journal of Humanities.
    Vol.2(3) Pages: 92-98

  26. Okoro, Justice C. (2010) Globalization Impacts on Highlife Music in Nigeria., Ekpoma Journal of Theatre and Media Arts (EJOTMAS)
    Vol.3(1&2) Pages: 65-76

  27. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) Nigerian Art Music Practitioners’ Philosophy of African Music: The Contemporary Challenge., International Journal of Humanities.
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 8-13

  28. Okoro J.C. (2009) Concept of African Music among the Ethnomusicologists, lnternational Journal of Language & Communication Studies;The Development Universal Consortia.
    ... Vol.Vol.2,No's.1 & 2. Pages: 46-59.

  29. Okoro,J.C. (2009) Conflicts of Principles & ldeologies on Musicological Terminology:Issues & Requisites., Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists;Association of Nigerian Musicologists(JANIM),Nigeria.
    ... Vol.No.4, Pages: 58-65.

  30. Okoro,J.C. (2009) Nzewi's Scholarly lnput & ldiosyncratic Expressionism in Music of Africa., Journal of Arts & Culture!Duncan Science Publication.
    ... Vol.Vol.5,No.1, Pages: 22-28

  31. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The Influence of Ese and Ukom Musical Ideas on Igbo (Nigeria) Burial Culture., Interlink: A Journal of Research in Music Abimac Publishers
    Vol.4 Pages: 94-105

  32. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) Culture and Communication Arts in “Ese” Music and Dance., Journal of Communication and Culture
    Vol.1(1/2) Pages: 11-11

  33. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The Rudiments of Highlife Music: Structural Analysis of Chrisogonus Ezewuiro Obinna (Dr. Sir Warrior) ‘Ima Onye wu Onye’., Journal of Communication and Culture
    Vol.1(1/2) Pages: 144-161

  34. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The History of Highlife Music in Nigerian Society., International Journal of Social and Policy Issues
    Vol.6(1/2) Pages: 151-160

  35. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The Attributes of Sir Warrior and His Highlife: A Biographic cum Ethnographic Survey., Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Vol.6(1) Pages: 117-121

  36. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) Co-ordination Techniques and Styles in ESE Musical Performance Communication., International Journal of Creativity and Technical Development
    Vol.1(1-3) Pages: 19-31

  37. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) Folksong for Sustainable Development in Nigeria Educational System: Industrial Training Experience., Journal of Social and Policy Issues
    Vol.6(1) Pages: 82-88

  38. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) African Folksongs as Musicological Tools for Promoting Human Welfare., Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Vol.6(2) Pages: 29-32

  39. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The Warrior’s Highlife Rendition., Journal of Arts and Culture
    Vol.4(1) Pages: 49-56

  40. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) Music Media in Information Transmission for Democratic Dividend in Africa., Journal of Arts and Culture.
    Vol.4(2) Pages: 12-19

  41. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The Socio-Developmental Challenges in Nigerian Musical Language and Culture., Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture
    Vol.11(1) Pages: 115-126

  42. Okoro, Justice C. (2009) The Organs of Nigerian Multi-cultural Music Languages Galore Across the Globe., International Journal of Communication and Performing Arts
    Vol.1(1) Pages: 43-48

  43. Okoro, Justice C. (2008) Performing Arts Culture and Human Development in Nigeria: The Way Forward, African Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies,
    Vol.1(1) Pages: 34-39

  44. Okoro, Justice C. (2008) Music as an Agent of Enculturation in Mbaise Traditional Society., Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture (JONLAC)
    Vol.10(1) Pages: 119-132

  45. Okoro, Justice C. (2008) African Culture in Art Music Performance Ethics: The True Position in Nigeria, Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Vol.5(3) Pages: 95-101

  46. Okoro, Justice C. (2008) African Music and Dance in Global Communication, Globalization and Development Communication in Africa, Eserimune McCarty Mojaye, Olusola Oyeyinka Oyewo, Richard M’Bayo & Idowu Akanbi Soboole (Eds.) Ibadan University Press, Oyo State.
    Vol. Pages: 101-115

  47. Okoro, Justice C. (2005) No Eclipse for the Star: The Music and Message of Sir Warrior., Benin: Timeless Publishers
    Vol. Pages: 1-51