Seun Olota is a composer, performing artist, leads the ExTasI Gang and an advocate for persons living with special physical and mental conditions. He has built his music stint within the context of dance, club, hymnal, choral, and therapeutic music exposures with original compositions and orchestrations for the family of strings, percussion, woodwind and brass 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, geosophic 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, Disc-Jockeys (D-Jays) and electronic music experimentalists. This quest of sound fusion is an exploration of artistic possibilities of the African experience and interpretation of its existential phenomenon of human relations.
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 The Free Spot Show, a weekly live music show at The Freedom Park Lagos-Island in Nigeria that features guest acts, discovers talents, and has formed a hub for the expression of alternative music and sustenance of the live music tradition.
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 and they have recorded milestone throw impacts in the mobilization and enlightenment of the general public for a better understanding of these conditions.
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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