Lekan Babalola


Lekan Babalola is a custodian of Yoruba tradition and twice Grammy award winning Nigerian percussionist. His family taught him first hand Yoruba art and culture, which has influenced all his work. He studied filmmaking at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design London, and at Northern School of Film & Television, Leeds. Babalola is the founder and Artistic Director of the Ifa-Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, a UK-based registered charity trust committed to fostering the development of Yoruba arts and culture. He has undertaken education work as part of his artistic programme, with ongoing collaborations in the UK, USA, Europe, Caribbean and Africa as a percussionist, Cultural Curator and Producer.