OLATUNJI YEARWOOD: Music Monday Feature Artiste
We celebrate the success of Caribbean cultural ambassadors in the fields of business, music and the arts.
- According to his father and manager, Edward Yearwood, the name was given to him (Olatunji) because it had been over ten years since Edward’s first child. “It means honour restored and he has lived up to the belief that he would be a great man.” *
- He completed his studies in Performing Arts which included drama, music, dance and art design at West Thames College. *
- He formed a band with a few friends while in England. The group went by the name of “Level Crew” and the members toured London and its outskirts, entertaining the public with their fusion of soca, reggae and calypso.*
- He placed third in Scouting for Talent in 2003 with the songs “Little Mickey” and “Walk with God.” There, he was voted Most Promising Performer, Best Calypsonian and nominated for Best Entertainer.*
- He worked with Roy Cape All Stars for four (4) + years
- He won the 2015 Groovy Soca Monarch King title with his hit entitled, ‘Ola.’
- Born to parents Edward Yearwood, a well -known composer and mother Mairoon Ali, a local actress, radio personality and teacher**
Sound Off: What is your favorite song from Olatunji?
MISSION: To elevate the brand of Caribbean culture in the fields of MUSIC, BUSINESS and the ARTS by celebrating the work of cultural ambassadors while advocating for upcoming Caribbean talent1.