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Title:The biography of Col. J.A. Olubobokun, a foremost Nigerian military musician
Author:Olatunji, Michael OlutayoISNI
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
military personnel
biographies (form)
Biography, Obituaries
Olubobokun, J. A.
Military music
About person:Josef Adeboyejo Olubobokun
Abstract:This paper portrays Colonel Josef Adeboyejo Olubobokun (rtd.), born in 1930, as a foremost Nigerian military musician. It also beams a searchlight into his family and educational background as well as his contributions and achievements in the area of military music in Nigeria. The field aspect of this research was conducted through interviews with Olubobokun himself and other serving and retired band officers in the Nigerian armed forces and the police. In addition, scores of some of his military band instrumental and vocal music were collected, categorized and analysed in order to determine to what extent these have conformed to the musician's assertions - especially in the area of indigenization of military music in Nigeria. It was revealed, among other things, that Col. J.A. Olubobokun (rtd.) was the first Nigerian to be commissioned in the Nigerian Army Band Corps. This also made him the first Nigerian band officer to ascend to the position of Director of Music of the Nigerian Army. Moreover, he contributed in no small measure towards the establishment of the Nigerian Army School of Music (NASM) as well as to the music training of many of the prominent Nigerian military band officers who later came on the scene. Bibliogr., ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]