National Theatre Monograph Series - (NATMOS)

National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS) is a publication of National Theatre Nigeria which was conceived in 2020 to contribute to the corpus of academic and practical text available on the culture/ creative industry in Nigeria; the first edition was released in 2021 and the second edition followed suit in 2022. Contributors to NATMOS are expected to connect the National Theatre to national life and the economy; proffer workable suggestions on how the National Theatre can make impactful contributions to the Nigerian economy, culture and social bearing. The maiden edition had contributions from renowned playwrights and culture administrators, Professors Olu Obafemi and Ahmed Yerima, while the second edition had three contributors: Professors Duro Oni, Esokong Andrew-Essien and Mabel Itohanosa.

Editorial Board Members

Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo                          –              Chairman

Prof Osakue Stevenson Omoera               –              Guest Editor (Federal University Otuoke)

Doris Okafor

Esther Adeiza

Awele Dekpe

Olawale Ojokolo                                            –              Secretary

Editorial Consultants

Emeritus Prof Femi Osofisan, FNAL, NNOM; University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Prof Olu Obafemi, FNAL, NNOM; University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Prof Asabe Usman Kabir, MNAL; Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

Prof Sofia Pantouvaki; Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Michael Schwab; Editor-in-Chief of Jar-online Journal, UK

Prof JOJ N-Agbada, FNAL; Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria

Prof Chris Ugolo; University of Benin, Nigeria.

Notes to Contributors

National Theatre Monograph Series is for dedicated research in Theatre practice, Arts, Culture, Tourism, Theatre Technology, etc. Contributions in any of these areas should connect the National Theatre to our national life and the economy; proffer workable suggestions on how the National Theatre can make impactful contributions to the Nigerian economy, culture and social bearing. Locate a lucrative space for our youth, women and children in all of these. Above all, proffer how the National Theatre can help to

  1. a) build a thriving and sustainable economy; b) enhance social inclusion to reduce poverty; and c) function as a tool for cultural diplomacy. National Theatre should be deconstructed as just an edifice for hosting events and tourist attractions, but given wheels and mobility to connect with the nooks and crannies of Nigeria and the world.


Editorial requirements

  1. Well researched essay should not be less than 30 pages double spaced on A4 paper, and not more than 60.
  2. Apart from its theoretical foundation, an essay should have a practical ambience and rich examples from Nigerian realities.
  3. Contributors are to submit a topic and an abstract of not more than 500 words for assessment.
  4. Once a topic is approved, the author is expected to deliver the full paper within two months for peer review assessment and other editorial procedures.
  5. On completion of all editorial processes, the author shall be paid a contribution honorarium of N100000 (one hundred thousand naira).
  6. The author shall be entitled to five complimentary copies of the monograph but may wish to buy additional copies.
  7. MLA or APA are preferred referencing styles. Authors should be consistent with anyone adopted.

Volume - 1

Foundation Editor-in-Chief
Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo, fsonta, fta, fsna, fana, FNAL

A publication of the National Theatre, Nigeria
“The publication of National Theatre Monograph Series is laudable
because it expands the available body of knowledge on culture, tourism,
entertainment professionalism, theatre practice and administration, and
general creative trend” – Lai Muhammed (Minister of Information and Culture)


Volume - 2

It is very gratifying indeed that the maiden edition of National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS) was enthusiastically received by academics, government agencies, private organizations, foreign missions, and individuals across the country

The response to the first edition of NATMOS showed that there was a gap that needed filling and there was a thirst for knowledge that needed satisfying

While the capacity of Nigerian art forms to promote national unity has been
emphasised and acknowledged by scholars and critics, the part that…