Instrument: Trumpet

Interesting fact: Ope took up playing the trumpet after watching Hugh Masekela perform -he was in secondary school at the time and once he was able to find a teacher who could coach him, he quickly became proficient enough to start playing in church. This soon led to bookings to perform with a host of respected musicians including Orlando Julius, Elder Steve Rhodes and Yinka

Other instruments: Flugelhorn

Performances: In addition to being a member of Bantu, Ope also regularly performs with Omawunmi, Yinka Davies and Orlando Julius

Favourite genre: Jazz and African Music

Favourite musicians: Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis, Angeliue Kidjo, Manu Dibango, Orlando Julius, Fela, and Arturo Sandoval

Future plans: Ope hopes one day to form a band. He writes his own music and will record and release them in the very near future.

Other information: Gives private lessons in trumpet playing. For bookings contact Tel: 0803- 8157531 or Email: Opetrumpet@gmail.com or ope_dizzy@yahoo.com