- Mmaduabuchi Gerald Eze, a graduate assistant at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, has revealed details about an African musical instrument
- The instrument, known as Oja, is described as a 'talking flute' and plays a crucial role in culture and tradition
- Eze explained that he is determined to keep the Igbo culture alive as it is fast disappearing
A graduate assistant at the music department of the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Mmaduabuchi Gerald Eze, has shared information about a traditional musical instrument known as the Oja.
The Oja, YEN.com.gh understands, is a ‘talking flute’ and Eze is determined to ensure that its traditional significance is not forgotten.
According to him, the sounds produced by the Oja, more often than not, indicate that something mysterious is about to happen.
He added that its sounds are not sounds, but rather speech tones within the context of the Igbo culture.
Per a report by BBC News Africa, Eze is concerned that the Igbo culture is fast disappearing and he is, therefore, determined to keep it alive.
He adds that the Igbo’s are in the age of cultural renaissance and his specific interest is in the aspects of Igbo music culture that are yet to be explored.
Eze adds that to understand the sound produced, there is the need to decipher the message behind it.
In other news, Ghana’s vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, joined other people to celebrate the birthday of the oldest medical practitioner in the country, Dr. Emmanuel Evans-Anfom.
Other popular personalities present were the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison and the chancellor of the University of Ghana, Mary Chinery-Hesse.
Others were the former vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the leadership of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council as well as old students of the Achimota School.
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