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, Professors Andrew Esekong and Professor Mabel Itohanosa Erioyunvwen Evwierhoma (nee Tobrise).

Editorial Board Members

Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo                          –            Chairman

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

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…


Volume - 3

The paper explores the goals of the National Theatre of Nigeria (NTN) in the overarching interest of national integration. It focuses on the relationship between the national theatre as the epitome of performing unity and
projecting national interests and the various public theatres at the regional and community levels.

Adopting historical-analytic, key informant interview (KII) and direct observation methods, the paper explores the history of the national theatre to its present exploits by looking at the operations of the theatre from inception to the current dispensation.

It uses mainstream theories of integration … as lenses to explore existing relations …referred to as an oak….


NATMOS - Feedbacks on the Maiden & other Editions

Federal Ministry of Information & Culture - Office of the Permanent Secretary

I wish to express my sincere appreciation… and commend your effort at expanding the body of
knowledge in the areas of culture, tourism, entertainment and creativity in Nigeria, to serve as reference point for students as well as policy makers. While looking forward to receiving further editions of the
publication, please, accept as always, the assurances of my best regards.

Council of Legal Education

The Council of Legal Education, Nigerian Law School presents its compliments to you. I have been directed to acknowledge with thanks your letter of March 11,2022 forwarding 3 copies of the maiden edition of National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS) to the Nigerian Law School.
The Nigerian Law School is grateful for your kind donation and wish you continuous success in all your endeavours

The Presidency - The Governing Board (Nigerian National Merit Award Secretariat)

The publications will be of great use to Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) and
will also serve as a tool for further educating our Agency on the activities of the National

The Presidency - National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)

Your donation of TWO (2) complimentary copies of books (National Theatre Monograph Series) to the
Commission will go a long way to improve our Library for research and the Commission look forward to see more of your publication in the Commission’s Library.

The Presidency - Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Permanent Secretary Political & Economic Affairs Office))

I am directed to acknowledge… and to also commend your Organisation for the outstanding efforts
puts together in building the Nation through Arts, Culture, Tourism and Theatre Technology and hope that  the publication achieves its objectives.

National Commission for Museums & Monuments

I am also to congratulate the National Theatre on her mission in sensitizing Nigeria and beyond on the role National Theatre plays in sustaining the striving economy of our great Nation; enhancing social inclusion and reduced poverty as well as present, promote and preserve Nigerian’s culture. This is a remarkable initiative directed towards rejuvenating great minds.

Nigerian Press Council

While appreciating the kind gesture, the publication would be very valuable in providing resource materials on the affairs of the National Theatre and its contribution to national building and a thriving sustainable economy.

National Open University of Nigeria - NOUN (Office of the University Librarian)

I write to convey Management’s acknowledgement and appreciation for the kind gesture of donating to the University Library, Five (5) complimentary copies of your maiden edition of the National Theatre Monograph Series (NATMOS). On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi A. Peters, please accept our
best assurances and regards.

National Institute for Cultural Institute (NICO)

I am directed to acknowledge with thanks, receipt of your letter on the
above subject matter with Ref. No. NT/C.21/NATMOS/VOL.l,

Citizenship and Leadership Training (A Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sport Development)

The Centre appreciates your decision to include our organization among the recipients of this maiden edition (of the NATMOS). Please, accept the assurances of DG’s esteemed regards and best wishes.

National Film & Video Censors Board

It is my great pleasure to sincerely appreciate you for forwarding (2) copies of The Second Edition of National Theatre Monograph Series, your Institute’s latest publication for our library. This is noteworthy especially coming at this period. I promise it will be judiciously used

The Presidency - Office of the Head of The Civil Service Of The Federation

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation appreciates your efforts at rebranding and repositioning the National Theatre so that it would not only discharge its traditional functions of providing venue for hosting events but will also serve a as tourist attraction. Your efforts at promoting and preserving the country’s cultural heritage would go a long way in contributing to building a thriving and sustainable economy

Office of the Honourable Minister - Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

The Honourable Minister finds the publication quite educative and a great source of information about Nigerian culture. Please accept as always, the assurances of the Honourable Minister’s esteemed regards
and best wishes.

High Commission Of The Republic Of Namibia

The High Commission of the Republic of Namibia hereby acknowledge with thanks receipts of the above-mentioned publication. The publications are indeed great materials for research in theatre practice, arts,
culture, tourism and theatre technology which the Mission finds very valuable to contributes to knowledge.