Tayo Aluko & Friends
Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko is an actor, singer and playwright, based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect.
His multi-award-winning play, CALL MR. ROBESON has been performed as far North as within the Arctic Circle and as far South as New Zealand, with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012.
A radio play about Robeson, PAUL ROBESON’S LOVE SONG, was premiered on Robeson’s birthday, April 9, 2021, and is now streaming online.
His second full-length play, JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER was premiered in August 2016 and has already been performed in five countries.
He is currently working on a screenplay called AN AFRICAN SAINT: LIVERPOOL, about Pastor Daniels Ekarte and the African Churches Mission in the city, and a third stage play, COLERIDGE-TAYLOR OF FREETOWN, inspired by the life and music of the Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and his Sierra Leonean ancestry.
His art is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring progressive activism by showing how Black History is everybody’s history.