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 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.
British Nigerian Artist Jumps Red Light in View of Policeman, and Lives to Tell Tales of Africa Rising. Sept 5, 2023