Language, Music and Dance as Tools for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development among the Igala People of Kogi State, Nigeria (Published)
The paper examines the Igala language, music and dance as veritable tools to provide credible platforms for proffering solutions to the problems of humanity. The main objective is to appraise the contributions of language, music and dance to poverty reduction through employment generation, carrier development and job opportunity. Content analysis was adopted which made use of secondary data as the only source of data generation. Findings revealed that the Igala people have very rich culture and traditions which are expressed in language, music and dance. Also, the Igala culture has the ability to communicate instructions to the audience without spoken words and the ability of the hearer to also understand inwardly. The study recommends among others that the art of communicating verbally in language music and dance should be harnessed for carrier development, job creation, employment opportunity in order to reduce poverty scourge in the society.