ARTISTE OF THE WEEK – Ayodele Omole
In 1988 he was the youngest member of the Boy’s brigade mass band at the 80th National Camp in Jos. Fast forward to 1998, he became a band leader at the 90th edition in Umuahia and one of the band directors at the centenary celebration in 2008.
Ayo, Band Director, Anglican Communion Boy’s Brigade
The artiste of this week, Ayodele Omole is a multi instrumentalist, and a musician of great repute.
Born into the Musical Family of a foremost Music Educator in Lagos, Mr. Ebenezer Omole, young Ayo was not interested in Music initially. However, his father as a Music Teacher wanted him to have a basic knowledge of Music. Surprisingly, it grew into passion and Ayo decided to follow it through.
He then Joined the church choir and boys Brigade and would later proceed to study music under his father’s tutelage at the Classique School of Music, owned by him. Whilst in Igbobi College Yaba, Music was also a core part of the school’s curriculum and so he also enjoyed learning music in secondary school.
The older Ayo grew, the hungrier he became for more knowledge in Music. He enrolled at the Muson Basic School where he studied Theory and Practicals and also passed graded exams in flying colours. He then moved on to higher Institutions of learning at the Lagos State University and the University of Ado Ekiti where he bagged certificates in Music.
Ayo playing in a summer class abroad
At the Classique school of Music and also at the Boy’s Brigade, Ayo learnt how to play horns. Today, he has mastered the Brass instrument having acquired a distinctive tone and technique.
With Mr. Ebenezer Omole controlling the affairs Musically at home, and for Ayo and two of his siblings, Music was more like a way of life, they would practically infuse Music into their daily dealings. It was part of everyone in the family.
His younger brother plays all Brass Instruments, Woodwinds and Piano. The last of them all, his younger sister, plays the Piano and Violin.
Ayo on the Tenor Saxophone and Organ
Ayo recounts that they had Music education on a platter of Gold, as his father was ready to travel the whole world in search of music materials and instruments for their training.
He holds several certificates in Music from Muson, Trinity college of Music and ABRSM London, up to grade 8 level. His hunger for knowledge grows the more by the day, as he constantly attends conferences and short term courses yearly, to upgrade himself.
He also holds a Diploma in Music from the Lagos State University, LASU and a Bachelor of Arts (Education) degree from the University of Ado Ekiti.
Ayo in a various conferences in Europe, test-playing horns.
Ayo Omole is the Director of Music at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Idi-Oro, Lagos,
Captain, Boy’s Brigade of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Idi-Oro, Lagos,
Band Director, Anglican Communion Boy’s Brigade,
Head of Music, Lagos State Boy’s Brigade, and
Music Director, St. Saviours School, Ikoyi, Lagos.
One of his numerous female students playing the Trumpet
Ayo plays the Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Horns, Piano and Organ.
Please put your hands together for this Conductor, Music Teacher, Music Director and Multi Instrumentalist; Ayodele Omole.
I CELEBRATE YOU TODAY!
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