The 3rd Idowu Sobowale International Conference, 2015 holds Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
The conference, with the theme “Globalization, Media Entertainment and National Development,” will hold at the African Leadership Development Centre, ALDC, of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.
The keynote presentation for the conference, which is being hosted by the Department of Mass Communication of Covenant University, will be by Professor Cecil Blake,formerly of the University of Pittsburgh, United States, but now of Covenant University, after which there would be special presentations on Professor Sobowale by the University, College and Department.
Professor Idowu Akanbi Sobowale (OON), a celebrated veteran journalist, academic par excellence and outstanding civil rights activist, will make his remarks at the high profile event before awards are given out to deserving individuals.
Professor Onuora Nwuneli will chair and co-ordinate the Round-Table Session on the theme “Development Functionality: The Role of Media Entertainment in Africa” which will feature presentations by Mr. Niji Akanni, an award winning Director/Screen Writer and Mr. Wale Adenuga, the Managing Director of WAP TV.
There will also be presentations by Mr. Husseini Shuaibu, a film critic, and a representative of the Nigerian Copyright Commission on “Perspectives on Confronting the Monster of Piracy in African Media Entertainment.”
The second day of the conference will witness a Master Research Class on Qualitative Designs by Professor Blake; a syndicated session and questions and answers.
Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, Vice- Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles K. Ayo and other distinguished personalities are expected to grace the conference.