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IMAM, Mohammed-Kabir Jibril & Lucy Ada ONAIVI

Cultural Rejuvenation through the Fourth Genre of Literature as Panacea to Ameliorating its Degradation: A Critical Reading of Agbene 1 & 2


Mohammed-Kabir Jibril IMAM

Department of Theatre Arts

Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education

P.M.B. 1033, Owerri, Imo State

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Lucy Ada ONAIVI

Department of Theatre Arts,

Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education

P.M.B. 1033, Owerri, Imo State

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GSM: +234-806-488-8883

Abstract

This paper focuses on the re-construction and re-engineering of the Nigerian culture. One of the major concerns of cultural stakeholders today is how to rejuvenate or ameliorate our dying culture. The Nigerian culture partially, if not in totality has been swept under the carpet. We the culture bearers are seeing our cultures the way foreigners see it. This challenge could be as a result of cultural diffusion, globalism and mono-culturalistic tendentiousness of the imperialists or colonialists. However, there is wake up call for cultural revival. Despite the efforts by National Orientation Agency (NOA), National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Ministries of Culture and Tourism in the states of the federation and many others to rejuvenate our cultures. We are at the verge of celebrating the death of it (culture). Perhaps their struggles have failed because of the medium adopted. It is against this backdrop that this paper sets to look at how the medium of home video films can be used. The work does this by adopting the qualitative research and used the instrument of content analysis to analyze Agbene (Saviour) an Igala film. The study however observes that the medium of video film is superb in creating awareness on cultural revitalization. The paper therefore concludes that if this medium of film is adopted, it will help in the reconstruction and rejuvenation of the Nigerian culture

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