Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
AfOx - TORCH Visiting Fellow
Olusegun Stephen Titus is a Lecturer in the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He obtained M.A. and PhD degrees in Musicology from University of Nigeria Nsukka and University of Ibadan, Nigeria respectively. His work focuses on environmental and medical Musicology because musical narratives on water, air and land issues give better socio-cultural explanation on the environmental degradation and its effects on human heath, and offers the best way of speeding up awareness in the developing world. Before coming to Obafemi Awolowo University, Olusegun taught at Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria, and while there, he started the environmental sustainability campaign through the TAO community radio. Some of the past and ongoing research includes the musical analysis and narratives on flood in Southwestern Nigeria, oil spillage and gas flaring and the effects on Atlantic Ocean, land and air in Niger Delta area. Also he is examining the drought in Northern part of Nigeria and especially the effects of climate change on the Lake Chad. Apart from these he is also examining the musical narratives on plastic waste. He is a Fellow, IFRA-Nigeria; Fellow, A. G. Leventis Program and visiting scholar, SOAS, University of London, UK.