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  • Area of Specialization: Music Theory and Composition
  • Department of Music

  • Passionately seek wisdom and transfer same to people. Respect people but not in exchange of truth to the detriment of humanity. In the real sense of it, human beings are not supposed to fear one another because we all are meant to be our brothers'/sisters' keepers. Needless therefore to fear one who is a 'keeper' indeed. Fear is a killer of greatness and, those who follow the crowd soon get lost in the crowd. Do not follow people because they constitute the majority rather, follow them based on justifiable humanistic reasons and self sincerity. One may therefore sometimes find oneself standing alone in floating the truth. Do not mind. Be condemned for being alone standing on what is right and doing that which is right, but be happy to oneself and the entire humanity for standing firm. There is no trophy greater than this. We all fall or err at some point in our dealings with people. What is supreme is that, one does not fall and permanently lie down there, like a baby fell by a stump. Forgiveness should be our watchword but when someone continually misuses it, equally know how to relate with such a person. Selflessness is a virtue. But those who are consistently self-centred do not usually believe there are selfless and sincere people out there. Such people always regard one's selfless and sincere acts as agenda to benefit 'something'. Being fulfilled in life is relative, but I also know that, the best one can make out of life is to positively impact on lives and society. One must not do everything in the world before achieving this. Simply follow an agendum or a mission and you will impact well with it. My name is Sunday Ofuani, (B.A. 2005, M.A. 2009, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; PhD 2015, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka). All my degree studies are in "Music Theory and Composition" specialization area. I am a pianist, organist, violinist, music director, conductor, composer, performer, and a musical poet. My research interests are theoretical musicology, intercultural musicology, creative musicology, music perception, and the theoretical and sociological contents of African music. I lecture in Department of Music, Delta State University, Abraka; with some notable merit awards of musical excellence. I am published in some core international journals of music indexed both in SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters; with 15 Citations and 2 h-index on Google Scholar (since the last 5 years, 2017-May, 2022). The above write-ups are my social and moral philosophies.
    My Publications
  1. Ofuani, Sunday (2022) Can the Intended Messages of Mismatched Lexical Tone in Igbo Music Be Understood? A Test for Listeners’ Perception of the Matched Versus Mismatched Composition, Music Perception / University of California Press Vol.Vol 39 (4) Pages: 371-385

  2. Okoro, Justice Chukwudi & Ofuani, Sunday (2020) The Social Responsibility and Aesthetic Efficacy of Abigbo Music , International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music/The Croatian Musicology Assocociation
    Vol.51(2) Pages: 275-300

  3. Ofuani, Sunday (2019) Compositional Exoticism in Selected Nigerian Literary Vocal Music: Explicating the FigurativeSound Idioms., Lagos Notes and Records
    Vol.25 Pages: 110-125

  4. Ofuani, Sunday (2019) Theory: An Indispensable Scientific Tool for Intellectualisation of Indigenous Musical Arts., Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (JANIM)
    Vol.13 Pages: 295-307

  5. Ofuani, Sunday (2019) The Efficacy of Music in Church Worship: The Anglican Church of Nigerian as a Paradigm., Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS)
    Vol.22(1) Pages: 58-64

  6. Ofuani, Sunday (2019) Inquiry into the Didactic Value of Nigeria National Anthem., FUDMA Journal of Arts (FUDJARTS)
    Vol.3(1) Pages: 13-22

  7. Ofuani, Sunday (2019) An Assessment of the Utilisation of Indigenous Music Elements in the Nigerian Contemporary Art Music Compositions., University of Uyo Journal of Humanities
    Vol.23(2) Pages: 515-528

  8. Ofuani, Sunday (2018) The Nigerian Woman-Musician and Compositional Career., Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (JANIM)
    Vol.12 Pages: 410-423

  9. Ofuani, Sunday (2018) Nneka: Explication of Igbo Folksongs that Reflect its Worldview., University of Uyo Journal of Humanities
    Vol.22(2) Pages: 533-546

  10. Ofuani, Sunday (2018) Deliberation on the Theoretical Premises and Compositional Creativity of ‘Femi Adedeji, In F. Abiodun, R. Adeogun, C. Aluede, et al (eds). Music, Musicology and the Gospel in Nigeria. Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM).
    Vol. Pages: 194-207

  11. Ofuani, Sunday (2017) “Nonsensical Syllable”? An Inquiry into its Rational in Sub-Sahara African Music-Making., African Musicology Online
    Vol.7(1) Pages: 139-162

  12. Idolor, Emurobome G. and Ofuani, Sunday (2017) The Significance of National and Institutional Anthems: The Case of Nigeria and Delta State University. , In A.E. Anigala, C.O. Ojieh, U.N.O. Edewor, G.O. Enita (eds) Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Entrepreneurial Skills. Abraka: Delta State University Press.
    Vol. Pages: 1-12

  13. Ofuani, Sunday (2017) A Reflection on Dan Agu’s Ingenuity of Compositional Nationalism. , In F. Adedeji, C. Onyeji, N. Onuora-Oguno (eds) Musical Horizons in Africa. Association of Nigerian Musicologists.
    Vol. Pages: 364-378

  14. Ofuani, Sunday (2017) The Nigerian Musical Instrument Production Industry., UJAH: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities Vol.17(3) Pages: 48-65

  15. Ofuani, Sunday (2016) Oka abu – Nigerian solo songs (Vol. 1), Stirling-Horden Publishers
    Vol.Vol. 1 Pages: 1-64

  16. Ofuani, Sunday (2016) The Great Church Musician: Christian Mordi. , Asaba: Mc Daniel Press.
    Vol. Pages:

  17. Ofuani, Sunday (2015) Iwa ji ofu folk-cantata and four instrumental solos: a compositional research on nationalism, interculturalism and individualism., A doctorial thesis submitted to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
    Vol. Pages:

  18. Ofuani, Sunday (2015) Contemporary Music Scholarship and Practice: The Contributions of Prof. Emurobome Idolor in Focus., In K.E. Eni, S. Ikibe (eds) Music Scholarship in 21st Century Africa: A Critical Source Book in Honour of Prof. G.E. Idolor. Lagos: Bahiti & Dalila Publishers.
    Vol. Pages: 122-137

  19. Ofuani, Sunday (2015) Theory on the Idolor’s Technique of Pentatonic Vertical Harmony., In K.E. Eni, S. Ikibe (eds) Music Scholarship in 21st Century Africa: A Critical Source Book in Honour of Prof. G.E. Idolor. Lagos: Bahiti & Dalila Publishers.
    Vol. Pages: 122-137

  20. Ofuani, Sunday (2015) The Contemporary Nigerian Art Music Composers: Challenges and Prospects., Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts (AJRMA)
    Vol.11 Pages: 52-79

  21. Ofuani, Sunday (2015) A Study of Anglican Church Musicians in Igbo West of the River Niger: 1905–2015, In A. A. Ogisi (ed) Studies in Nigerian Church Music. Lagos: Amfitop Book Company
    Vol. Pages: 1-11

  22. Ofuani, Sunday (2015) Christian Mordi and Church Music in Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion, In A. A. Ogisi (ed) Studies in Nigerian Church Music. Lagos: Amfitop Book Company
    Vol. Pages: 20-29

  23. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) Demystifying the Compositional and Performance Elements that Stimulate Appreciation of Nigerian Vocal Art Music. , Lagos Notes and Records
    Vol.20(2) Pages: 37-52

  24. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) The Contemporary Nigerian Art Music Composers: Problems and Prospects., Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol.6(1) Pages: 141-156

  25. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) Traditional Rhythmic Patterns: The Source of Creativity and Identity of Original Nigerian Art Music Compositions., International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
    Vol.4(9) Pages: 162-169

  26. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) Theory: A Basic Intellectual Tool for Study and Continuum of Traditional Musical Arts in Nigeria., The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, (TheIJHSS)
    Vol.2(6) Pages: 128-133

  27. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) Application of the Commentary Role of Festival Songs to Contemporary Social Issues: The Ine of Aniocha People as a Model., Icheke: Journal of the Faculty of Humanities
    Vol.12(1) Pages: 262-274

  28. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) Inquiry into Onyeji's Technique of Nigerian Choral Art Music Arrangement, Icheke: Journal of the Faculty of Humanities
    Vol.12(2) Pages: 268-283

  29. Ofuani, Sunday (2014) Music of African Traditional Religion Worship: Egwu-Oshene as a Paradigm. , In C. Aluede, K. Samuel & F. Adedeji (eds) African Musicology: Past, Present and Future. Ile-Ife: Timade Ventures.
    Vol. Pages: 85-102

  30. Ofuani, Sunday (2013) Theory on Idolor’s Technique of Pentatonic Vertical Harmony, Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts (AJRMA)
    Vol.9 Pages: 45-54

  31. Ofuani, Sunday (2013) Akpele: The Musical Medium of Security Telegraph of Traditional Aniocha Communities of Delta State, Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol.5(1) Pages: 122-132

  32. Ofuani, Sunday (2012) The Philosophy of Folksong in Art Music Form: the Arrangements of Okechukwu Ndubuisi in Focus. , , , West Africa Journal of Musical Arts (WAJMA)
    Vol.2(1) Pages: 70-89

  33. Ofuani, Sunday (2011) Application of the Commentary Role of Ine Festival Songs of Aniocha People to Contemporary Social Issues., Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts (AJRMA)
    Vol.8 Pages: 42-53

  34. Ofuani, Sunday (2011) Inquiry into Vocal Compositional Creativity of Christian Onyeji, Journal of Communication & Culture (JCC)
    Vol. Pages: 64-74

  35. Ofuani, Sunday (2011) The Nigerian Musical Instrument Technology as a Prospective Economic Industry: A Call for its Development, OBODOM Journal of Music and Aesthetics (JOMA)
    Vol.1(2) Pages: 181-189