Osakue Omoera, Ph.D.

Theatre & Film Studies · Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria — Professor

Research Areas

  • Crisis Communication
  • Media and Communication History
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications

Omoera, O.S. & Ojieson, S.A. (2022) “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Implications of Netflix’s Venture into Nollywood seen from a Local Audience Perspective.” Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal 2 (1-2).


Osakue Stevenson Omoera is an expert in applied media, film and theatre studies. The foci of his research are on Nollywood studies, with emphasis on indigenous language films; Media sociology, with emphasis on the social impacts of the media; and Cultural dynamics, with emphasis on theatre and African performance studies. Omoera is credited to have pioneered scholarly inquiry into the Benin film in Nollywood studies. As well, he developed the "Active Volcano Paradigm" for the study of English as a language of mass communication, with reference to broadcast media news in Nigeria. He has served as Jury President/Chairman, Edo Movie and Music Academy Awards, Benin City, 2013; Member of Jury, Bayelsa International Film Festival (BIFF), Yenagoa, 20-23 October 2021. He is widely travelled and extensively published in leading journals and specialist books. He is a recipient of the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), Finland grant (2018); Shenzhen Forum Grant, Shenzhen University (SZU), China/ National Communication Association (NCA), University of Colorado, Denver (2019); Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA), USA grant (2020), among other awards. Omoera’s works can be found on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZLNa60AAAAAJ&hl=en; Scopus ID: 56052398700; ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1086-7874; Web of Science ResearcherID: R-7440-2019; AD Scientific Index ID 96625. Email: omoera@yahoo.com.