Friends, colleagues and students of Jeleel Olasunkanmi Ojuade, a professor of Dance Studies at the Performing Arts Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria are upbeat as he is set to deliver the University’s 208th inaugural lecture.
The lecture is titled; ‘Dance is Life, Life is Dance: A Cyclical Nature of Man on Earth.’ As a child dancer, Ojuade was part of the troupe that danced at the Festival of Arts and Culture held in Nigeria in 1977. The promise he showed back then has come to be fulfilled as the child prodigy has today become a prominent face of dance practice, both as an intellectual proponent and active practitioner.
Therefore, in celebration of his countless achievements which saw him elevated to a professorial chair on October 1, 2017, Professor Jeleel Ojuade will be privileged to deliver the 208th Inaugural Lecture tomorrow, November 11, at the auditorium of the university. But the joy for Ojuade will not be limited to this recognition of his arrival at the pinnacle of intellectual attainments.