SPIRITUAL PUBLICATIONS (Click here)
It is Time to Seek the Lord (O to akoko lati wa Oluwa)
Christ Apostolic Church: Woo bi Awon Alagbara re ti n Subu
That the Power of Christ may Dwell in Me: Towards a Theology of Weakness
The Needed Revival for the End-Time
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS BY ‘FEMI ADEDEJI
Essay/Theses by Rev. ‘Femi Adedeji
1991. ‘Ifa Music in Ijo Orunmila’ (unpublished M.A. Thesis). University of Ibadan. 226pp.
1998. ‘A Contextual Exegesis of New Testament and Traditional Yoruba Hymns’ (unpublished M.
A. Thesis). Obafemi Awolowo University. Ile-Ife. 238 pp.
2004. ‘Nigerian Gospel Music: A Study of its Styles’ (unpublished PhD Thesis). Institute of African
Studies. University of Ibadan. Nigeria. 904pp.
2012. ‘The Theology of Music in the New Testament and Its Implication for the 20th Century
Nigerian Church’. (unpublished B.Th Project). Acadia University, Acadia. 77pp.
Books Edited by Rev. ‘Femi Adedeji
Selected Topics on Nigerian Music by Augustus O. Vidal. Ile-Ife: OAU Press.
2012b. Essays on Yoruba Musicology by Augustus O. Vidal. Ile-Ife: OAU Press.
2017a. Nigerian Indigenous Musical Terminologies (A Multilingual Lexicon). Ile Ife: Association of
2017b. Musical Horizons in Africa (Essays and Perspectives): A Festschrift in honour of Daniel
Chikpezie Christian Agu. Ile Ife: Association of Nigerian Musicologists (already cited under Book
2017c. Songs of Life: Selected Vocal Works of Daniel Chikpezie Christian Agu. Ile Ife: Association
of Nigerian Musicologists.
Book/Journal Articles by Rev. ‘Femi Adedeji
2004a. ‘African Music Notation and the Computer Technology’. In Locating the Local in the Global:
Voices on a Globalised Nigeria, in Sola Akinrinade, Modupe Kolawole, Ibiyemi Mojola & David
Ogungbile (eds). [159 – 166]. Ile-Ife: Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University.
2006a. ‘Aesthetics and Practices in Indigenous Choral Styles of the Yoruba of Africa’. In Minette
Mans (ed). Centering on African Practice in Musical Arts Education. [3 – 16]. Pretoria: African
2007a. ‘The Praise “n” Worship Musical Style of the Contemporary Nigerian Avant Garde
(Charismatic) Christian Church’. In Akin Odebunmi & Adeyemi Babajide (eds). Styles in Religious
Communication in Nigeria. [202 – 217]. Muenchen: LINCOM GmbH, pp. 202 – 217.
2008a. ‘Musical Revolution in Contemporary Nigerian Christianity: a Charismatic Development or
Sacredized Profanity?’ In Tunde Babawale & Olukoya Ogen (eds). Culture and Society in
Nigeria. (Vol. 2). [366 – 393]. Lagos: Concept Publications Ltd./CBAAC.
2009a. ‘Retrieving Indigenous African Music Legacies for Cross-Cultural Educational Purposes:
Sources, Methods and Packaging’. In Tunde Babawale, Akin Alao, Felix Omidire & Tony
Onwumah (eds). Teaching and Propagating African and Diaspora History and Culture. [695 –
712]. Lagos: Concept Publications Ltd./CBAAC.
2017d. ‘Yoruba Popular Culture’. In Culture and Customs of the Yoruba. (ed.) Toyin Falola and
Akintunde Akinyemi. [913-928]. Austin, Texas. Pan African University Press.
2017e. The Vociferation of the Oppressed: Empathic Underpinnings of Contemporary Indigenous
Christian Prayer Songs in Nigeria. In ‘Femi Adedeji, Christian Onyeji & Nnamdi Onuora-Oguno
(eds). Musical Horizons in Africa (Essays and Perspectives): A Festschrift in honour of Daniel
Chikpezie Christian Agu. [107-127]. Ile Ife: Association of Nigerian Musicologists.
2017f. The Transformative Essence as an Underpinning factor in Dan Agu’s Music Career. In
‘Femi Adedeji, Christian Onyeji & Nnamdi Onuora-Oguno (eds). Musical Horizons in Africa
(Essays and Perspectives): A Festschrift in honour of Daniel Chikpezie Christian Agu. [341-349].
Ile Ife: Association of Nigerian Musicologists.
2011a. ‘School Music Education in Africa: The Meki Nzewi Method’. In Y.S. Onyiuke, I.O.
Idamoyibo and D.C.C. Agu (eds.) Mekism and Knowledge Sharing of the Musical Arts of Africa: A
Book of General Reading in Honour of Professor Meki Nzewi.[46 – 53]. Awka: Department of
Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
2012c. ‘Tunji Vidal as a Composer’, in ‘Femi Shaka and M.A. Omibiyi-Obidike (eds.) Music and
Theatre Arts in Africa: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Augustus Olatunji Vidal. [29 – 49].
Lagos: Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations,Lagos State University.
2013a. ‘Theories in Christian Sacred Musicology: An African perspective’. In Charles Aluede,
Kayode Samuel and ‘Femi Adedeji (eds.) African Musicology: Past Present and Future, a
Festschrift for Mosunmola Ayinke Omibiyi-Obidike. [103 – 120]. Ile Ife: Association of Nigerian
2013b. ‘African Musicology: Developments and Challenges in the Contemporary Times’. In
Charles Aluede, Kayode Samuel and ‘Femi Adedeji (eds.) African Musicology: Past Present and
Future, a Festschrift for Mosunmola Ayinke Omibiyi-Obidike. [85-102]. Ile Ife: Association of
2015a. ‘What is Voice Studies’. Voice Studies: Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and
Experience. [203-216]. Abington: Routledge.
2017g. ‘D.O. Babajide: the Father of Christ Apostolic Church Music’. In The Life and Ministry of
Evangelist David Olulana Babajide. [71-86]. Ilesa: CAC Babajide School of Prophets and
1997. ‘The Role of Music in Ifa Divination’. Journal of Nigerian Languages and Literatures.
Germany. No.5. 36 – 42.
1998. ‘Change in Societal Values: “Virginity” and its Music among African Societies as a
Case Study’. Journal of Nigerian Languages and Literatures. Burbank, U.S.A. No. 6. 7 – 11.
2000a. ‘Elements of Africanism in Nigerian Indigenous Church Music: Christ Apostolic Church
as a Case Study’. Journal of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association.
Ile-Ife. 1(1). 74 – 84.
2000b. ‘The Musical Legacies in Yoruba Ifa Literary Corpus’. Journal of Arts and Ideas. Ile-Ife.
No. 2. 1 – 19.
2000c. ‘Towards a New Approach to the Study of Religious Music in the Contemporary Africa’.
Journal of Nigerian Music Education. Abeokuta. No. 1. 40 – 49.
2001a. ‘Definitive and Conceptual Issues in Nigerian Gospel Music’. Nigerian Music Review. Ile-
Ife. Vol. 2. 46 – 55.
2001b. ‘Revolutionary Trends in Nigerian Contemporary Gospel Music’. Humanities Review
Journal. Ile-Ife. 1(2). 46 – 53.
2002a. ‘Effect of Acculturation on Traditional African Music: Ifa Music of the Yoruba as a Case
Study’. Asia Journal of Theology. India. 16(1). 29 – 35.
2002b. ‘Composing Music for Nigerian Contemporary Christian Liturgies’. Nigerian Music
Review. Ile-Ife. No. 3. 89 – 93.
2002c. ‘The Pedagogy of Guitar’. HURIA: Journal of the Open University of Tanzania. 4 (1). 88 –
2002d. ‘Theological Themes in the New Testament and Traditional Yoruba Hymnic Texts: The
Socio-Political Import for the Contemporary Africa and the World’. Journal of Nigerian Music
Education. Ilorin. No. 3. 23 – 44.
2003a. ‘Contextual Exegesis, an Interpretative Method for Bible Hymnic Texts: A Nigerian
Perspective’. Asia Journal of Theology. India. 17(1). 17 – 25.
2003b. ‘Niyi Adedokun’s Use of Satire in Nigerian Gospel Music: A Case study of Church Wa n
Memu’. Nigerian Music Review. Ile-Ife. No. 4. 93 – 112.
2003c. ‘Analysis of Selected New Testament Hymns’. Asia Journal of Theology. India. 17(2). 301
2004b. ‘Computerizing and Networking Music Education in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions’. Awka
Journal of Research in Music and the Arts. Vol. 2. 1 – 9.
2005a. ‘Pitch and Tonality in Contemporary African Music: Nigerian Gospel Music as a Case
Study’. Research Review. Ghana. 21(2). 1 – 10.
2005b. ‘Hymns – Sacred and Secular: Use of Poetry in Religious Literature and in the Religious
Education System of Judaeo-Christians and the Traditional Yoruba of Africa’. Religion and
Society. India. 50(2). 62 – 78.
2007b. ‘Instrumentation as a Stylistic Determinant in Nigerian Gospel Music’. Research Review.
Ghana. 23(2). 43 – 59.
2007c. ‘Christian Music in Contemporary Africa: A Re-examination of its Essentials’. KOERS.
South Africa. 72(1). 85 – 100.
2007d. ‘Form in Nigerian Gospel Music’. Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts. Vol. 4.
61 – 71.
2008b. ‘New Trends in Global Music Research: The Implication for Nigerian Art Music’. African
Musicology Online. Kenya. 2(1). http://www.africanmusicology.org 8 – 17.
2008c. ‘Voice Pedagogy in Nigerian University Music Education’. Journal of the Association of
Nigerian Musicologists. (Special Edition). 99 – 117.
2008d. ‘The Theology and Practice of Music Therapy in Nigerian Indigenous Churches: Christ
Apostolic Church as a Case Study’. Asia Journal of Theology. India. 22(1). 142 – 154.
2008e. ‘Reassessing the Significance of the Performing Arts in Africa: the Nigerian Experience’.
LASU Journal of Humanities. Vol. 5. 20 – 34.
2008f. ‘Compositional Techniques in African Art Music: The Meta-Musical Dimension’. African
Musicology Online. Kenya. 2(2). http://www.africanmusicology.org 60 – 80.
2009b. ‘Classification of Nigerian Gospel Music Styles’. AFRICA: Revista do Centro de Estudos
Africanos. Sao Paulo, Brazil. 24/25/26 (March). 225 – 246.
2009c. ‘Vocal Aesthetics in Contemporary African Music: A Case Study of Nigerian Gospel
Music’. Awka Journal of Research in Music and the Arts. Vol. 6 (June). 1 – 12.
2009d. ‘Nigerian Gospel Music in a Globalized Context’. JANIM: Journal of the Association of
Nigerian Musicologists. No. 3. 60 – 71.
2010a. ’Compositional Techniques and Styles in Nigerian Gospel Music’. Journal of Performing
Arts, Ghana. 4(1). 2 – 13.
2010b. ‘The Relevance of the Nigerian Gospel Music Today: A Theo-Musicological Analysis’.
Asia Journal of Theology. 24(2). 254 – 284.
2010c.’Transformative Musicology: Recontextualizing Art Music Composition for Societal
Transformation in Nigeria’. Revista Electronica de Musicologia. Vol. XIV.
2010d. ‘Language in Nigerian Music Scholarship: The Dearth of Intellectualism’. JANIM: Journal
of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists. No. 4. 19 – 34.
2010e. ‘History of Nigerian Gospel Music Styles’. African Notes: Journal of the Institute of African
Studies. 29 (1 & 2). 145 – 152.
2010f. ‘Language Dynamics in Contemporary African Religious Music: Nigerian Gospel Music as
a Case Study’. JANIM: Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists. No. 4. 95 – 116.
2010g. ‘Musical Terminology in the Psalms’. African Journal of Biblical Studies. XXVIII(2). 58 –
77. Also published earlier in 2007 in Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa [BOTSA
Electronic Forum], Norway. No. 21. http://www.mhs.no/article_631.shtml
2010h. ‘The Traditional Hymnic Texts of the Yoruba of Africa as an Agent of Socio – Political
Mobilization’. Journal of Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education. Pretoria. Vol. 4. 75 – 97.
2011b. ‘Traditional Music and Dance: An Appreciation’. Lagos Notes and Records: Journal of the
Faculty of Arts. University of Lagos. Vol. 17. 207 – 218. Also published in 2012 in Babalola, E.T.
and Azeez, Tunji (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Language, Literature and Communication
Studies: Festschrift in Honour of Siyan Oyeweso. [173 – 180]. Ile Ife: Obafemi Awolowo
2011c. ‘Redefining Nigerian Gospel Music within the Contexts of Musical Aesthetics, Theological
Relativism and Socio-Cultural Dynamism’. OJOT: Ogbomoso Journal of Theology. XVI (2). 181 –
2011d. ‘Singing as an Outcry of Socio-Economic Emancipation and Transformation in Africa: A
Textual Analysis of Selected Nigerian Gospel Songs’’ Obodom: Journal of Music and Aesthetics.
1 (2). 47 – 57. Also published in 2012 as ‘Singing and Suffering in Africa: A Study of Selected
Relevant Texts of Nigerian Gospel Music’. Matatu – Journal for African Culture and Society,
Focus on Nigeria Literature and Culture. Edited by Gordon Collier. Vol. VII. 411-425.
2011e. ‘National Development through Music Technology: The Transformation of the Musicians’
Minds as an Imperative’. JANIM: Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists, Vol.5. 37 –
2012d. ‘”I say No”: The Rebuff of Anti-democratic Forces in Orlando Owoh’s Music’. Nsukka
Journal of Musical Arts Research. Vol.1. 67 – 80.
2012e. ‘Nigerian Contemporary Church Music Forms: A Preliminary Survey’. JANIM: Journal of
the Association of Nigerian Musicologists. Vol.6. 206 – 223.
2012f. ‘Yoruba Traditional Musical Elements in Church Worship: Cultural, Musicological and
Biblical Considerations’. OJOT: Ogbomoso Journal of Theology. XVII(2). 173-196.
2012g. ‘Performance Styles and Practices in Nigerian Gospel Musicianship’. Journal of the
Performing Arts, Ghana. 4(3). 55 – 64.
2012h. ‘Gospel Music and Inter-religious Crisis in Contemporary Nigeria: “E se ‘ra yin jeje of
A.B.C Ayeni” as a Case Study’, West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI)
Papers. No. 7. 167 – 177.
2012i. ‘”Ile ya” by Timi Osukoya: an Anti-Nationalistic Gospel?’ Nigerian Music Review. Nos.
2013c. ‘Music Education and the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in the 21st
Century Nigeria: the Necessity for the Transformative Theory’. Journal of Nigerian Music
Education (JONIMED). Nos. 4 & 5. 1-15.
2013d. African Music Theory in the Music Education Curricula of Nigerian Universities. Awka
Journal of Research in Music and the Arts. Vol. 9. 34-44.
2013e. ‘Music as a form of Medicine for the Church: A Theo-Musicological Study and Application
of I Samuel 16: 14-23’. OJOT: Ogbomoso Journal of Theology. 18(1). 27-49.
2014a. Preparing, Writing and Publishing Quality Academic Papers in Music. Journal of Nigerian
Music Education (JONIMED). No. 6. 168-174.
2015b. ‘A Theo-Musicological Analysis of Rev. Fr. T.M. Ilesanmi’s “Ninu Aadorin”. In L.O. Adewole
and A. Adesoji (eds.) Faculty of Arts Seminar Series 2014-2015. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile
2016a. Repositioning Indigenous African Musical Instruments for fhe Much-Needed Cultural
Transformation of Music Education in Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Music Education. No. 8. 1-20.
2017h. ‘The Indigenous Music of Christ Apostolic Church in Nigeria and the Diasporas: Issues in
Christian Transformative Musicality’. African Musicology Online. 7(1). 40-66.
2017i. ‘The Amphibology of Musical Arts in Nigerian Contemporary Music Scholarship’. Nigerian
Music Review. No.14. 87-98.