The Cultural Ambassador Ayanleke Waheed Abiodun Isola popularly known Oniiu Ayo with his talking drum , today 3rd of November marks his birthday.
Ayanleke Waheed Abiodun Isola Onilu Ayo was born in 1980s into the Ayanleke Family at Sigidi Compound in Ede, area of Osun State
He started his primary school Education at Baptist Practicing Primary School, Talafia Imam Ede and attended CAC Grammar School, Ede for Secondary Education.
Ayanleke Waheed also attended Osun State Polytechnic Iree, (Ospoly) for Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Programme were he studied Busniss Administration and Management.
Because of his love for African culture Ayanleke Waheed opted in choosing drumming as his occupation which was inherited from his ancestor who were best drummers at their time.
His Late father, Chief Kareem Akanji Ayanleke was the immediate past head drummer and President of Osun State Association of Drummers.
Ayanleke Waheed Onilu Ayo since his childhood enthusiasm for music particularly African lyrics is beyond measure.
He has grown to be become a teacher, poet , a concert artiste who has exhibited his God-given talent in many occasions and event around the world.
He has participated in many traditional festival and drum workshop in Nigeria and offshore of the country.
Ayanleke Waheed Onilu Ayo is one of Timi Ede palace drummers who play drum for Kabiesi Oba (Dr) Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, and a member of Osun State Council for Art and Culture.
Ayanleke Waheed Onilu Ayo is not just a local champion, he has entertained some eminent personalities with his drumming in this country like Presidents, Governors, Royal Father’s and many other dignitaries around the globe.
Ayanleke Waheed Onilu Ayo is a founder and Director General of AYANLEKE Onilu Ayo Cultural Group and AYANLEKE Cultural and Talking Drum Training Institute.
His drumming act had given him recognition here and there.
In 2014 Ayanleke received Mr Agbale from FELSU Iree, Chapter. In 2015 he received Award of Excellence and Chief Agbasa Niyi from TAMPAN Ede, Chapter.
In February 2017 Ayanleke participate in workshop “Gangan Royal Palace Drummer” in Ondo State, were he was Awarded Best Drummer of the Year 2017, in same year 2017 Best Yoruba Talking Drummer from Yoruba Youth in Abeokuta and Cultural Ambassador Award from Osun Youth Reformer Initiative at Osogbo.
In 2018 Ayanleke received King of Drummer from Olanike Cultural Dancer and Famous Award from World OK Entertainment.
To cap it up in this year 2019 Ayanleke received Best Performance of the Year from Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Student Union Government, Award of Excellence from FELSU Iree, chapter and lastly in this year 2019 he was decorated with the Distinctive Award of the Year.
Today NOVEMBER 3RD I present Ayanleke Waheed Abiodun Isola Onilu Ayo Cultural Ambassador to you for celebration his BIRTHDAY.
Let join together to celebrate him.
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