Staff Profile

Dr. Ugochukwu Ephraim

Lecturer I
  • Faculty :
    Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Department :
    Fine and Applied Arts
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    Ugochukwu Ephraim Kelechi
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    Ephraim Ugochukwu
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Ephraim Kelechi Ugochukwu is a sculptor and lecturer. He had his Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Visual Arts, specialization in Sculpture, University of Lagos Akoka, Nigeria in 2004. Master of Arts in Sculpture (M.A) University of Lagos Akoka, Nigeria in 2007. Doctor of Philosophy in Sculpture (Ph.D) Ahmad Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria in 2017. Ugochukwu has 18 years of relevant experience. He worked with Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos Akoka from 2005-2014. He currently Lectures at Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike. He has served his Faculty and as head of Department (HOD) for 3 years at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts AE-FUNAI 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021. His research area and activity covers a wide area in sculpture especially using locally sourced materials as alternative to problem solving. He has exhibited both locally and internationally. He has also published article in various university journals and attended various conferences. Ephraim is a member to various organizations such as; Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA), Arts Council Association (ACASA), Igbo Studies Association (ISA), African Arts Association (AfrAA), Sculptors Association of Nigeria (SCAN) among others. Ugochukwu is an executive member of the society.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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1 Ifeanyi, Ogbonnia Egwu, Ephraim Kelechi Ugochukwu & Chika Nnodi (2019) ‘town And Gown’ Collaboration For The Sustenance Of Akwete Weaving Tradition In South Eastern Nigeria. Icheke Journal Of The Faculty Of Humanities, Volt. 17. No 4, Vol.2, Pp. 325-350. Http://
2 Ephraim Ugochukwu, Ph.D & Adele, John, O, Ph.D (2020) “Consumeristic Materials: Inspiration for Artistic Creation, Environmental Safeguarding and the Nigeria Experience”. ICHEKE Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, volt. 18. No 1. Pp. 363 - 379. ISSN: 1118-1974.
3 Ephraim Ugochukwu and Austine Emifoniye (2023) Contemporary Metal Sculpture in Nigeria: A Discuss of Methods and Styles of Three Sculptors. International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research. Volume10. Issue 2.
4 Ephraim Ugochukwu (2023) Public Art Projects in Communities: Creating Sculptural Forms Inspired by COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research. Volume10. Issue 2.
5 Ephraim Ugochukwu and Olusola Samuel Akintunde (2023) The Igba Dance of Ijele Masquerade and The Role of Onye Oja (The Flutist): A Musical Note and Sculptural Representation. Sarcouncil Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies ISSN: 2945-3658 (SJHCS): Volume-:2 Issue-2. pp.1-7.
6 Ephraim Kelechi Ugochukwu (2017) “Creating Sculptural Forms Inspired by the Ijele masquerade” Published Ph.D Thesis, from URAL%20FORMS%20INSPIRED%20BY%20THE%20IJELE%20MASQUERADE.pdf
7 Ephraim UGOCHUKWU, Chinenye EMELOGU & Cosmas MBAWUIKE (2018) “Migration and Experience in the Twenty First Century: A Comparative Analysis of Some Selected Works of Chinenye Emelogu, Ato Arinze and Cosmas Mbawuike” Volume 1 Number 1. Available ISSN: 1596-5428.
8 Ephraim Ugochukwu and Dennis O,Ogbonna (2020)“A Metaphorical Symbolic Feature of Form, Using the Eagle As Conceptual Ideology” South South Journal of Humanities & International Studies ,Volume 3 No 2, June, 2020. pp 239 -256.
9 Ephraim Ugochukwu And Bolaji Ogunwo. (2023). Studio Art Practice, Principles And Mentorship: A Synthesis Of Ideas, Aghara-ottorharmattan Workshop, Nigeria. Int. J. Adv. Multidiscip. Res. Volume 10. Issue 5; 52-62. Doi: