Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Rhodes University

Garhe Osiebe is a postdoctoral research fellow at the African Studies Centre and the International Library of African Music, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He holds a PhD in African Studies on the topic of state-minded music cultures in postcolonial Nigeria from the University of Birmingham. He also holds a Business of Music certification from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. In 2016, he was named winner of the 'Fela No Go Die!' early career scholar competition organised by the African Literature Association and the Journal of African Cultural Studies. His research ‘In the Trenches with Fela’ appears in the Handbook of Nigerian Politics (2018, Oxford University Press).
He locates his broader work at the intersections of politics and media in Africa and has taught multimedia, communications and journalism in universities in Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda.
Some of his publications have appeared in the Journal of African Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Africa Spectrum and the Leeds African Studies Bulletin.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Rhodes University