African Journal of Gender and Women Studies

African Journal of Gender and Women Studies ISSN: 2736-1578, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 001-007, March, 2023. © International Scholars Journals


Cultural diplomacy in Nigeria through dance

Don Saa-Aondo Iorngurum and Richard Tsevende

1Department of Theatre Arts, Benue State University, Makurdi

2Benue State Council for Arts and Culture, Makurdi.

Accepted 18 January, 2023

Dances are generally taken as cultural material for entertainment with no other values. In this paper, the writers have carefully examined a number of other ways Nigerian dances have been employed in the contemporary times. The paper has argued that Nigerian dances can be used for much more than entertainment and concluded that already, Nigerian dances have been used successfully for cultural diplomacy in a number of nations and as such this should be upheld.

Keywords: Dance, culture, Nigeria