It is an honorary mention to celebrate a global cultural icon who resonates Black culture with the tool of talking drum. The multi-award winning acoustic music sensation is reputed for performing at high class events, both in Africa and Europe.
Ayan De First is the founder of Oduduwa Talking Drummers, a pool of traditional drummers at the frontline of promoting African culture in the diaspora. To the Nigerian who believes he is “addicted to arts” and it’s only God “who can rehabilitate” him with fortunes, he is an ambassador of African cultural heritage, especially in the United Kingdom, as he has pitched his craft to the crescendo of success. Notable of Ayan De First’s performances was the Royal outing for Queen Elizabeth II, among the host of others.