Sam Omatseye: ASSA Personality Lecture

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The poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and social activist, Sam Omatseye delivered the ASSA Personality Lecture on June 1, 2017 at Lady Bank-Anthony Hall.

Mr Omatseye spoke on the topic ‘Cultural Globalization and Indigenization of Reality TV Shows in Nigeria’. It was indeed a stimulating engagement as Omatseye dissected the reality TV format to its bare bones, tracing the trajectory of its development from forms of popular performance down to enactments in the village square.

Both staff and students of the Institute interacted vigorously with Mr Omatseye, who is Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Nation newspaper.

After the lecture, Mr Omatseye had a tour of IAS facilities. ASSA has decided to name its personality lecture series The Sam Omatseye Personality Lecture.

Sam Omatseye and IAS Director, Dr Pogoson
Sam Omatseye and IAS Director, Dr Pogoson
Prof Layiwola, Sam Omatseye and Dr Pogoson

Prof Layiwola, Sam Omatseye and Dr Pogoson

 
Sam Omatseye
Sam Omatseye
Group photograph: Omatseye, IAS staff and studentGroup photograph: Omatseye, IAS staff and student
 
Omatseye and ASSA staff adviser, Dr Sola Olorunyomi
Omatseye and ASSA staff adviser, Dr Sola Olorunyomi
Omatseye and ASSA Executive Committee
Omatseye and ASSA Executive Committee
 
Omatseye with students at the Tony Marinho photography exhibition
Omatseye with students at the Tony Marinho photography exhibition
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Omatseye at the exhibition ‘Five Artists in Honour of Prof Bolanle Awe’
 
Omatseye at the exhibition ‘Five Artists in Honour of Prof Bolanle Awe’
Omatseye at the exhibition ‘Five Artists in Honour of Prof Bolanle Awe’
2017 06 01 ASSA lecture 10Omatseye with ASSA Executive Committee at the Museum of the Institute
 
Omatseye with students at the Coffee Room
Omatseye with students at the Coffee Room