Welcome to the Association of Nigeria Musicologists (ANIM) Website
center Being the President of the Association in a Covid-19 year, haven been elected with the current executive members on August 19, 2021, placed a huge burden on me and the executive members. The economic downturn, the challenges of insecurity in the country and many social vices threw on us the greater challenge of being extra resourceful to move the Association forward. It is now very critical for us to leverage on different sources to make the Association more visible, thereby motivating greater participation by members and music enthusiasts. One of those resources is our website. Given the digital trend in global research, teaching, communication and general activities, it has become quite perforce for us to explore and leverage technology in various aspects of our engagements in our Association. In our thinking, the Association is the strongest mouthpiece of musicologists in the country and deserves visibility across the globe. We are therefore updating the website to serve as our professional outlet to showcase activities in the various Departments of Music, achievements of individuals and research opportunities that abound in the country in music. It is expected that with deliberate resourcing of our website, high traffic would be attracted to it from within and from without to the benefit of members and researchers globally. It is our intention to continuously and deliberately provide needed resources on our website and we invite you to take out time to go through it to access relevant data that you may need. As a professional body, we have no choice but to compete with the rest of the world in resource and data updating which would enable us to take our place in global music scholarship. The website of a professional body does not just exist for its sakes. It is relevant to the extent it provides needed and rare data to scholars globally. This is the greatest burden of our Association which must be given concerted attention by all members of the Association. Every member must rise and support the need to provide needed resources to update our website. We welcome all soft copies of materials that exist on music in Nigeria.
Despite the daunting Covid-19 pandemic, with the attendant economic and social challenges, we are confident that the Association would play its critical role as a platform for music resource and data on musicology, musicologists, institutions and musical activities in Nigeria. We are working to ensure that our website become a one-stop site for research on Nigerian and African music. Members are requested to login from time to time to keep the website active. International scholars of African music and musicologists in general are also encouraged to access data on music (particularly Nigerian music) through the website.
It is my pleasure therefore to welcome all musicologists, researchers, musicians, students and enthusiasts to the Association of Nigerian Musicologists Website where we are confident you will find the resource you need for your engagement in music.
Thank you and remain blessed.
Professor Christian Onyeji FANIM,