King of OrisaBeat, a genre of African/Afrobeat music, Oba Ogunlano, is a versatile music composer, who also plays different types of instruments, including drums and other hard instruments.
He’s based in Florida, U.S.A., but presently in the African continent where he is having musical shows across the African subregion. On Wednesday, August 2nd, he was at the legend’s house, Fela Anukulapo Kuti, to perform and thrill his teaming fans.
His fans, family members, and associates came out in their numbers to enjoy good music from this young man who has exported his brand of music across the globe.
Interestingly, the people were not disappointed, as he gave a good account of himself and his band. Many of his fans present at the show put him in the class of Davido, WizKid, Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti, and other internationally acclaimed artists.
The promising musician maintained that his music will rule the world soon.
Born into a lineage of traditional arts and entertainment, Oba Ogunlano’s fast-paced career advancement as a multi-talented African artiste cannot be over-emphasized.
His journey into music began when he made his first musical performance at the age of 3 after his Jazz singer mother Omialadora Adjamu and percussionist father Olomide Ogunlano brought him on stage for a performance meant to open stage for Afrobeat king, Fela Kuti at a music concert.
Just like the Kuti family, music runs in the blood of the Ogunlanos, and Oba is one big talent currently making the family proud both in Nigeria and the international music scene where core African Music is hugely appreciated.
As the Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director of OrisaBeat music company, Oba Ogunlano is an all-round entertainer with huge expertise in drums, eye-catching dancing skills and fantastic vocal delivery.
Over the years, Oba Ogunlano has taken giant steps towards exposing another model of African music different from Fela’s Afrobeats to the outside world and he named it “Orisa Beat”. He has toured many European and American countries with African Entertainment doing fully stacked live musical performances to the delight of international audiences.
He is not a mere entertainer, his musical contents are always characterized by substantial messages mostly delivered with story-telling and African Culture education. Little wonder Oba Ogunlano excelled with television and movie appearances. He has been featured on movies and TV series like; “The Originals”, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and HBO: Bessie Smith to mention but a few.
Meanwhile, after the success of the “Orisa beat” genre of music in America and far away Europe, Oba Ogunlano is seeking to establish the genre in Nigeria and other parts of Africa as he will be releasing a new music project soon while also embarking on a serious media tour in UK, Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries to preach the gospel of “Orisa Beat”. It’s best to anticipate another dimension of Afrobeat from the King Of Orisa Beat himself, Oba Ogunlano.