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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(11), 1065-1068
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-11-10
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Music and Tourism: Their Roles in Generating Employment in Nigeria

SUNDAY N. NNAMANI1,

1Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Pmb 1010 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 17, 2014

Cite this paper:
SUNDAY N. NNAMANI. Music and Tourism: Their Roles in Generating Employment in Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(11):1065-1068. doi: 10.12691/education-2-11-10

Abstract

Apart from education, culture is another factor on the wheel of development of any nation. A society is distinguished from another as a result of culture. Culture constitutes the totality of customs, rituals, music, food, patterns of building houses, norms and values that regulate the people’s way of life. Music, festivals and tourist centres are part of culture. This paper examines the role of music in festivals in Nigeria. It noted that specifically that during festivals people travel from far and near, play vital roles in the celebrations as it serves as an important source of information. Festivals are integral parts of tourism. It further examined the extent of development of tourism in Nigeria, types of tourism, investment opportunities available and mentioned some of the tourist sites. Their roles in generating employment were enumerated emphasizing that as labour-intensive industries, they have the potential to create more jobs per unit of investment. There is a conclusion and recommendation urging governments to make investments on music, culture and tourism top priorities in their development agendas.

Keywords:
music culture investment tourism

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