Relevance of music in social stability and security challenges in Nigeria

  • Ebele V. Ojukwu
Keywords: Music, Social stability, Security challenges Ethnocentrism and social control

Abstract

In the wake of the current security challenges and social instability in Nigeria today, there is a great need to employ a broad range of measures in dealing with the situation. Since the social instability and insecurity in Nigeria seem to have resisted the police and military guns, a far-reaching solution must be sort to redress the current menace that is threatening the stability of Nigeria as a nation. Music is one of society’s weapons of offence and defence because it can be used to regulate human conduct. This paper explored the avenues of using music as a unifying force to institute lasting security and social stability that is devoid of ethnocentrism in a multi-ethnic country like Nigeria. This is hoped to be achieved through survey method and bibliography. A suggestion is made for music practitioners from various ethnic groups in Nigeria to produce music that possess universal appeal geared towards fostering peace and security in the country.

Keywords: Music, Social stability, Security challenges Ethnocentrism and social control

Published
2017-09-15
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2227-5452
print ISSN: 2225-8590