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A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D.

Abstract
Movement from a distance to another is one of the very important activities of humans. By moving from one
location to another, wherein humans cross-pollinate ideas, expand the boundaries of their wisdom to what obtains
elsewhere, make comparisons for growth and development, exchange goods and services and so on. Nevertheless,
when this movement degenerates to migration, it calls for a rethink. Given that a country ís true strength is its people,
it arrives at a loss and an outright deprivation when the highly talented and developed persons of a country migrate
to another country to sustain the green economy of their host country instead of joining hands to re -green the yellow
economy of their native terrain. This is what brain drain entails and unfortunately is the language that Africa speaks
today in her economy and somehow in her musical environment. This study adopted a qualitative and survey design.
The methods used were historical, descriptive, and critical. This research tries to establish that brain drain as a
phenomenon of survival is a strong arsenal that impoverishes African countries but in the area of music, our research
evidence is even predicative of more of a brain gain than just a brain drain especially given the current spate of
globalization. The work therefore recommends that measures should be applied by African leaders to recall, re -
establish, maintain, and sustain her experts in different fields of life who scale up the economic strengths of other
developed countries with their endowments to the detriment of their poor African countries of origin. But beyond
this, more symbiotic relationship between Africa and the Global North is encouraged to ensure more gain than drain
on both sides and to avoid the tendency of African Youths resorting to cyber-crime as another form of Ďpayback
drain.

Key words: Africa, brain drain,brain gain, migration,globalization, payback drain


 
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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D. A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08


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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D. A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08



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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D. A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR. (2021), [cited May 31, 2021]; 8(2): 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08



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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D (2021) A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR, 8 (2), 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08



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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D. 2021. A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08



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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D. "A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08



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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D. "A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 65-76. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08



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Benedict Agbo, Ph.D, George OhabuenyiAbah, Ph.D (2021) A Philosophical Meditation on the Phenomenon of Brain drain/gain and ĎAfro lossí: A Case Study of the Domain of African Music in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 65-76. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.08