Language Dynamics as an Interpersonal Phenomenon

The African Experience


  • Blessed Frederick Ngonso Edo State University, Edo University
  • Peter Eshioke Egielewa Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State



Language dynamics, Africa, Interpersonal communication and relationships


This study uses secondary data to explore language dynamics in interpersonal communication for interpersonal relationships in Africa. Specifically, it looks at how the African society thrives in the use of this form of communication for the preservation of its culture and values and concludes that for these reasons interpersonal communication will continue to remain an intrinsic part of the African life and society.

Author Biographies

Blessed Frederick Ngonso, Edo State University, Edo University

Blessed Frederick Ngonso, Ph.D holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State, a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication (Print option) and Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication (Broadcast option) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Dr Ngonso also has a Certificate in Values-Centered Leadership Level I and Level II from Vincent DePaul University, Chicago USA. He is a Senior Lecturer and the Acting Director of General Studies, Edo State University, Uzairue and Director of Broadcasting as well as Director of Studies in the Department of Mass Communication, Edo State University, Uzairue. He is the Founder and Editor of “International Journal of African Language and Media Studies”, hosted at the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He is also a member of the West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (WAACLALS) and the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE).

Peter Eshioke Egielewa, Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State

Peter Eshioke Egielewa holds a PhD in Religious Communication from the Johann Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and an MA in International Media Studies from the University of Applied Science, Bonn, Germany.
Dr Egielewa teaches Journalism and News Media Courses and is currently the head of the Department of Mass Communication, Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria. He is the author of The Print Media as a Tool for Evangelizations in Auchi Diocese, Nigeria: Contextualization and Challenges, Media Writings in the 21st Century: The Nigerian Perspective and Philosophy, Logical and Human Existence: A General Studies Textbook. He has also published several scholarly articles in local and International Journals. His major research interests lie in the areas of Print, Conflict Reporting, New Media, Digital Journalism and Religious Communication.




How to Cite

Ngonso, B. F., & Egielewa, P. E. (2023). Language Dynamics as an Interpersonal Phenomenon: The African Experience. Journal of Ethics in Higher Education, (2), 29–44.