Garhe Osiebe


Doctoral researcher

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

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PhD title: The evolution of popular political music culture in postcolonial Nigeria
Supervisor: Professor Karin Barber
PhD African Studies



Based on mathematician Norbert Wiener’s theory of information organization, my research fundamentally argues for order in popular music branding. The thesis, which centres on audiences’ applications, propounds the ‘political music’ genre through which a context’s history may be effectively recorded, and scrupulously read. This distinctive genre is made comprehensible therein by highlighting the subgenres of ‘protest music’, ‘unity music’, and ‘terrestrial praise music’.

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