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Theatre & Media Arts, Faculty of Arts

Prof. Dauda Enna


Traditional Theatre

Dramatic Theory





Dauda Musa Enna was born on the 17th of October, 1962. He attended ECWA Primary School, Kogum River, Kaduna State, Wesley Primary School, Oturkpo (Benue State), and Army Children’s School, Oturkpo (Benue State). He proceeded to Government Secondary School, Pankshin in 1976 and completed Secondary education in 1981. He was admitted into the University of Jos, the same year.

He graduated with a Second Class Upper Honours degree in Theatre Arts in 1985. He did his National Youth Service at the University of Benin, between 1985 and 1986, and was employed as a Graduate Assistant in the University of Jos, in 1987.

He earned a Doctorate Degree in 1995 and rose through the ranks to be promoted Professor in 2005.

Dauda Musa Enna has served the University system in the following capacities:

a)      Director, Centre for General Studies.

b)      Ag. Dean, Faculty of Social Studies.

c)      Director, National Open University of Nigeria, Lafia Study Centre.

d)     Director, Directorate of Academic Planning.

e)      Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies.

f)       Chairman, Community Service committee.

g)      Chairman, Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee.

h)      Chairman, Committee of Deans and Directors

i)        Member, University Governing Council.

j)         Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration (2005-2010)


He also carried out the following assignments outside the University System:

a)      Chairman, Visitation Panel College of Agriculture, Lafia.

b)      Principal Private Secretary to the Military Administrator, Nasarawa State.

c)      Member, National Technical Working Group-Vision20  2020

d)     Member, Technical Advisory Group, TETFUND Education Trust Book Development Intervention Programme in Tertiary Institutions.

e)      Consultant and Artistic Director, Nasarawa State Troupe to NAFEST 2011.


He is a Fellow of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) and Member of the Governing Council of the Federal College of Education, Yola-Adamawa State.

Prof. Enna is married with children.

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals

    1. Enna, D.M. (1990). “A Review of the Squeeze by Chris Nwamuo,” in The Nigerian Stage. Nasiru, A. (Ed.), Vol. 1, No. 1. pp.61-65.

    2. Enna, D.M. (1990). “Popular Theatre as a Tool for Emancipation,” in The Practice of Community Theatre in Nigeria. H.I. Hagher (Ed.), Makurdi: Lobi Cons. Publishers.pp.65-73.

    3. Enna, D.M. (1991). “A New Approach to Conscientisation: The Guerrilla Theatre Experiment”, in Nigerian Theatre Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 2-13.

    4. Enna, D.M. (1995). “Democratic Values in Eggon Judicial,” in University of Jos Law Journal. Vol. 5, pp. 118-127.

    5. Enna, D.M. (1995). “Dissent Culture and Democratic Values in Eggon Theatre.” in Bulletin of African Religion & Culture. Vol. 4, No. 2 pp.61-66.

    6. Enna, D.M. (1996). “A Survey of Eggon Performing Arts”, in The Eggon of Central Nigeria. Enna D.M. (Ed.), Jos: CREDCD. pp. 89-156.

    7. Enna, D.M. (1996). “Nigerian Theatre: The Disabled Comrade in Search for Democracy.” in Current Jos Law Journal. Vol. 2, No. 2. pp.150-157.

    8. Enna, D.M. (1997). “The Playwright and His Society: A Critique of Hagher’s Swem Karagbe.” in Theacom Journal. No. 1, Vol. 3.pp.27-41.

    9. Enna, D.M. (1998). “Mediums, Vision and Change: 1920-1931, The FaEson.” in Current Issues in Development. Vol.2, July-December, pp.80-85.

    10. Enna, D.M. (1998). “Theatre and Technology: A Symbiotic            Imperative for Development Education in Nigeria.” in JOSUGA. Vol. 1, No.1 pp. 171-  176.

    11. Enna, D.M. (1999). “Theatre and the Transition Process in Nigeria,” in Theacom Journal. Vol.4,No.1.pp. 66-76.

    12. Enna, D.M. (1999). The King’s Guard. Jos: Andex Press.

    13. Enna, D.M. (2000). “Design in the Nigerian Theatre,” in Theatre and Stagecraft in Nigeria. H. I. Hagher (Ed.), Abuja: Supreme Black Communication. pp. 55-72.

    14. Enna, D.M. (2000). “Praise Culture and Leadership in Nigeria: for the Nascent Democracy,” in Humanity: Jos Journal of General Studies. Vol. 2, No.1, pp 68-75.

    15. Enna, D.M. & Akoh, D.A. (2001). “Local Governments and Rural Development In Nigeria: Proffering the Festival Theatre Methodology,” in The Performer: Ilorin Journal of The Performing Arts. Vol.3.pp. 117-129.

    16. Enna, D.M. & Doki, J.G. (2001). “Theatre for Development: Iyorwuese Hagher’s The Tiv Kwagh-Hir Considered,” in Humanity: Jos Journal of General Studies. Vol.3, No.1, May. pp. 58-63.

    17. Enna, D.M. (2001). “Asherjege Performance and the Changing Image of The Eggon Woman,” in University of Uyo Journal of National Association of Academics (UJOWACS). Vol.2, No.1,pp. 8-16.

    18. Enna, D.M. (2001). “Conflict Resolution: The Myth-History Paradigm In Osofisan’s Morountodun.” in Alore. Vol. 16. pp. 11-25.

    19. Enna, D.M. (2001). “Rhythms of Riddles,” in Humanity: Jos Journal of General Studies. Vol.3, No.2, November.

    20. Enna, D.M. & Anyagu, V.A. (2002). “The Nigerian Radical Theatre Movement and the New Democratic Environment,” in Theatre and Democracy in Nigeria. Yerima, A. & Akinwale, A. (Eds.) Ibadan: Kraft Books. pp.81-93.

    21. Enna, D.M. (2002). “Culture, History and the Nigeria Playwright: Amali and Hagher Considered,” in Theatre, Politics and Consciousness in Nigeria. Egwugwu Illah (Ed.) Jos: Leadership Production Press. pp. 61-67.

    22. Enna, D.M. (2002/2003). “Towards a more Relevant Museum Institution in The 21st Century: The Case for a Live Museum,” In The Museuologist: Journal of    the Institute of Archaeology and Museum Studies. Vol.4, pp. 91-98.

    23. Enna, D.M. (2003). “Theatre and Religion: Kyen Eku as Performance and Ritual among the Eggon,” in Afrika and Ubersee, Band 86. Hamburg, pp. 235-248.

    24. Enna, D.M. (2004). “The English Language in Nigeria,” in The Use of English, Ojoade, J.O., et al  (Eds). Lagos: Dat and Partners Ltd. pp. 2-10.   

    25. Enna, D.M. (2004).Theatre and Politics in Pre-Colonial Nigeria: The Case of the Eggon Society. Ibadan:   Oputoru Books. 208 pp.

    26. Enna, D.M.& Akoh, D.A. (2006)  “Scenography, the Stage and African Plays: and Challenges of the University of Jos Open Air Theatre Model.” in Oni, D. & Ododo, S.E. (Eds). Technical Theatre Practice in Nigeria. Lagos: Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC). pp. 125-136.

    27. Enna, D.M. (2008). “Women and Social Engineering in Eggon-Ewa Song Performance”. In African: Drama and Performance I. Salami-Agunloye (Ed.). Boston: Evergreen Books. pp. 319-328.

    28. Enna, D.M. (2011). “Women and Social Engineering: A Study of the Eggon Gbu-Ewa Song Performance.” in Nigeria Theatre Journal (3) pp. 1-13. (A slightly different version of the above article had been published as a chapter of a book).

    29. Enna, D.M. (2012). Banquet of Treachery. Ibadan: Kraft Books.

    30. Enna, D.M. (2013). “The Anatomy of an Area Boy: Political Analysis of Soyinka’s The Beatification of an Area Boy” in Arts, Culture and Communication in a Postcolony: A Festschrift for Lawrence Olanrele Bamidele. A.A. Akoh and S.E. Inegbe (Eds.). Kent (UK): Alpha Crownes Publishers. pp.464-478.

    31. Enna, D.M. (2014). “Witchcraft Divination and Socio-economic Development of Eggon Society” in Harmful Traditional Practices in Nigeria. (Ed.) E.S. Dandaura. Paris: International Theatre Institute. pp. 188-219.

    32. Enna, D.M. (2015). “Resurgence of Ethnic Minority Identity Through Performance: The Case of the Eggon.” in International Journal of African Society, Cultures and Traditions. Kent (UK): Vol. 2. No 3. July. pp. 13-33.

    33. Ugwu, A.C., Enna, D.M. (2015). “Conflict Transformation in Nasarawa State: The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Option.” in Global Journal of Political Science and Administration. Kent (UK): Vol. 3. No 3. June. pp. 58-73.

    34. Enna, D. M., Idakwo, E.P., & Olaku, D. A. (2016).  “The Impact of the “Magic” In Nollywood: An Analysis.” in American International Journal of Contemporary Research. New York (USA): Vol. 5, No. 5; October 2015.pp. 177-187.


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