AKINKUNMI OLAGUNJU

Artists

AKINKUNMI OLAGUNJU

Interesting fact: Akin is the only musician in his family and his parents actively supported him because they could see from a young age that music was his passion. Though raised in a Muslim home, by the time he was 18yrs old, he was playing samba drums at his local Cherubim & Seraphim church. He attended the Peter King School of Music for formal training in music.

Instrument: Talking Drum

Other instruments: Samba, Jembe and most percussion instruments

Musical influences: Akin’s musical mentors are Kofo Wonder and Afiz Alabi (both now resident in the US) who schooled him in the art of playing the talking drum.

Favourite genre: Apala

Other information: Gives private lessons in drumming and performs with his own band called ‘Percussion Concept’. Also manages a band called Musik.com, and provides event management services such as venue decoration and DJs. For bookings, contact Tel: 0802-372-9424 or Email: Olagunjukunmi@yahoo.com