Seun Olota is a composer, performing artist, and leads the ExTasI Gang. He has built his music stint within the context of dance, club, hymnal, choral, and therapeutic music with original compositions and orchestrations for the family of strings, percussion, brass, and wood wind instruments.
An art devotee and critique with the zeal for realism whilst not disregarding views from absurdism, expressionism, experimentalism, surrealism, and impressionism in the world of ISMs. These views amalgamate his fusion flick of trado-urban music styles and sound shapes.
With exposures to musical and theatrical workshops, his band is a chunk of uncommon thinkers who are also recording artistes, scholars, and directors in their own rights yet, jointly set on a phrenic and theosophic quest that stretch music beyond aural sensibility into the threshold of touch, sight, taste, and smell. Albums to his credits include: Home Made (2006), Home Brew (2013), and Free Spot Show-Live (2015) and a new 12 tracks album set for release in the last quarter of 2017.
He has appeared in festivals around Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and has featured in movies and stage dramas. His futuristic approach to music journey has led to various studio and performance experiments with griots, minstrels, electronic music makers and Disc-Jockey (D-Jays) in a fusion of sound elements to define a common futuristic direction for art music in interpreting the African experience to the existential phenomenon of human relations and existence.
He is involved in advocacy and sensitization initiatives amongst which are surrogate schemes, campaign projects, and awareness programs for and with agencies on breast-feeding, immunization, down-syndrome, polity, and gender related issues. He hosts a weekly live music show (The Free Spot Show) at The Freedom Park Lagos-Island in Nigeria that features guest acts, discovers talents, and has formed a hub for the expression of conscious and alternative music.
Other advocacy projects dear to his heart that have been executed include: walk, concerts, and fund raising projects for Down syndrome and the physically challenged. These initiatives, have recorded milestone throw impacts in the mobilization and enlightenment of the general public for a better understanding of the Down syndrome condition.
Seun Olota professes his credo simply thus, “… I revere acculturation and cultural barter initiatives because they form the spring-board required to fortify our unity and intellectual vigor.”
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