Researcher Profile

Oga Steve Abah

Oga Steve Abah

Theatre for Development Centre (TFDC)
The Octopus, Faculty of Arts,
Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria, Nigeria

Tel: + 234 69 550205, 551287



Oga S. Abah is a Professor of Theatre for Development at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria where he has taught since 1979. He is one of the leading theorists in Theatre for Development, an area in which he has researched since 1980.

His current research has focused on the interaction of methodologies, especially between TFD, participatory learning and action (PLA) and traditional Social Science research. He has characterized this as ‘methodological conversation’.

An extension of this is the interest which Professor Abah has developed in the interplay between the classroom and the field, between theory and practice, between development rhetoric of participation and the practice of exclusion. It is in this interrogative approaches that he has made his mark as a scholar, trainer and field worker.


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